Windows 10: Changing default user name

Discus and support Changing default user name in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hello, I was wondering if there's a way to change the default user name to another so all the software/programs, including Dropbox, can be addressed... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Soong TomasKim, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Changing default user name


    I was wondering if there's a way to change the default user name to another so all the software/programs, including Dropbox, can be addressed to the new user folder. For example, the Windows is currently under the username "AaBb" so it defaults to C:\Users\AaBb\Dropbox\ when I save files to the Dropbox folders. I'd like to change the user name to "CcDd" so that it defaults to C:\Users\CcDd\Dropbox\. This way all other people at my office who's computers are defaulted to C:\Users\CcDd\Dropbox\ share the same links to some files.

    I hope this makes sense, and I'd appreciate your feeback.

    Soong TomasKim, Sep 18, 2020

  2. How to change User name on Windows 10

    Hi Davit,

    I will certainly help you in changing the User name on Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to change the User name:

    • Press Windows logo + R keys to open the run command, type
      and click on Ok.
    • On the Users tab, click on Properties to change the user name and then click on
    Kindly get back to us for any further assistance on Windows 10. We will be glad to help.

    Thank you.
    Sudeep Aprameyan, Sep 18, 2020
  3. user name change


    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per the description, I understand that you are facing some issues using Windows 10.

    I would suggest you to follow the steps given below and check if that helps.

    • Press Windows + X key.

    • Click on control panel.

    • Click on user accounts.

    • Click on change your account name.
    Change the name as per your according and restart the computer.

    Hope this information helps. Please let us know if you need any other assistance with Windows in future. We will be happy to assist you.
    Mayank Gupta10, Sep 18, 2020
  4. Changing default user name

    Changing the users name

    Hello George,

    We appreciate your time and effort to reach out to us again.

    Please be informed that Microsoft Account does not allow the User account information with only the first name.

    • Follow the below steps in order to be able to change the
      User Accounts name.
    Note: You need Admin rights to do the following.

    1. Press Windows Key + R combination and then type
    netplwiz in the Run dialog box. Click
    . If prompted for UAC, click Yes.

    2. Now in the User Accounts window, check Users must enter a user name and password to enter this computer, if it is unchecked. In the
    User Name section, select the user name to which you want to change the name and click

    3. In the Properties window, in the User name field, provide the desired user name. Then click
    Apply followed by OK.

    • Follow the below steps to change the "This PC"
      Folder name
    1. Open File Explorer.

    2. In the navigation panel, right click on This PC.

    3. Type in a new name and press Enter.

    4. If you have an explorer window open, then close and reopen it to fully apply.

    You will now see this new name in explorer instead of the default name This PC.

    Hope the above information is helpful. If you need further information, feel free to write to us and we would be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
    Sayan_Ghosh, Sep 18, 2020

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