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  1. beebo._. Win User

    Having 2 accounts in Users folder after attempting to rename user.


    Basically, I have 2 accounts in my users folder, my main one called 'beebo' and another one called my real name. The real name one only has 1 folder which is Minecraft and the other one called beebo has all my files. I tried to rename my user account but I didn't do it right and I don't know what to do, can anyone help me? I will provide screenshots. Also, when I try open Desktop, Documents or Pictures it says 'C:\Users\myrealname\OneDrive\Pictures is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disc is inserted, then try again.' Also now, I res

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    beebo._., Nov 25, 2022
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  2. Renaming the users folders

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    You are trying to rename the User folder, which can’t be done through the File explorer. Whatever user name you use of your User account, user account folder will have same name. You can rename the Subfolder of the User account folder but not User
    account folder.

    If you want rename the User account folder, change user account name using the suggestion

    Lets’ refer to these steps to rename the User account and check if that helps.

    • Press Windows and X keys together.
    • Click on Control Panel, click on User Accounts.
    • Click on User account, then click on “Change your account name
    • If it’s prompting for password please enter and click on Yes. If you do not have password click on
      Yes.
    • Enter the new user name.
    • Click on change name.


    Reference link for more information.

    Windows 8 User Folder Rename.

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    Please do let us know if you need further help.
     
    Mohammed Yaseer, Nov 25, 2022
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  3. Arul_D Win User
    I can't rename my user account

    Hello Owen,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.


    • Are you using a Microsoft account or local account?
    If you are using local account, I suggest you to follow the below steps to change the user name.

    Please follow the steps to rename the user account in Windows 10.

    a. In the search box, type user accounts and click on User Accounts.

    b. Click on “Change your account name”

    c. If it’s prompting for password please enter and click on Yes. If you do not have password click on Yes.

    d. Enter the new user name.

    e. Click on change name.

    If you face any more issues while working with Windows do post on Microsoft Community Forum.
     
    Arul_D, Nov 25, 2022
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  4. AnnahPyra Win User

    Having 2 accounts in Users folder after attempting to rename user.

    Renaming User Folder Windows 10

    For some reason, my computer has my user folder named as "carol" when my name is in fact, not Carol. I am logged into my Windows account so it should be my name. I tried to follow the steps of creating a new admin user account and then renaming from there,
    however when I did that and attempted to log back on to my account it wasn't able to read any of my files. Giving me the error that it's not logging me into my account and starting in a safe mode, saying it can't read my user profile. To fix this issue I just
    had to go back and rename the folder "carol" and now it works again.

    How can I rename this user folder successfully?

    Thanks!

    Annah
     
    AnnahPyra, Nov 25, 2022
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