Windows 10: How can change the hidden original user folder name in C ?

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  1. AbdoMAD Win User

    How can change the hidden original user folder name in C ?


    Hello


    When i reset my Dell laptop it requires a Microsoft account after the reset and then the user folder name in C is named after the 5 characters of the email address


    Can i rename it or give it another name from the beginning??

    :)
     
    AbdoMAD, Feb 13, 2020
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  2. Nicrite Win User

    Vista Ultimate - 'User' Folder Location

    No tried that.

    Can copy the entire folder to D; but Windows still points to C as the location. Can change personal folders location to a folder on D;, but this still leaves hidden files etc on C;. Thus meaning there are 2 Users folders. Have managed to change the Public folder location to D;, with some registry tweaks, but this doesnt seem to work for the entire folder.

    any more suggestions
     
    Nicrite, Feb 13, 2020
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  3. User Account folder name

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are facing issues with changing the folder name under Users folder in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to perform the below steps and check if it helps.

    1. Open the File Explorer and double click on C drive.

    2. Open Users folder from the list.

    3. Click on the user name folder and then tap on F2 Key.

    4. Change the name of the folder and hit on Enter Key.

    5. It will ask for Administrator Permission and click on Ok.

    6. Folder name will be changed.

    Get back to us if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Feb 13, 2020
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  4. Martmcd Win User

    How can change the hidden original user folder name in C ?

    How to change the name of the user

    You cant reply to the automated email, it is just notifying you that a thread has a response.

    going back to your original post.

    when you create a new user, windows creates folders under the c:\Users directory with the account name (ie Geoff) if you rename the user, although the new name is shown on login etc the directory names don't change.

    the easiest way to get rid of Geoff is to -

    • change the username to something else (or back to Geoff)
    • create a new user with your name
    • copy all your documents, photos, videos etc. from Geoff to your new user
    • delete the Geoff user account and remove folders etc.
    this can all be done in user accounts as suggested by Ruth
     
    Martmcd, Feb 13, 2020
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