Windows 10: How can I change the C:\\Users\ name?

Discus and support How can I change the C:\\Users\ name? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I'm using a Microsoft account to log in and have tried at least 2 methods to change the C:\\Users\ path name. None of them worked. One of the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by PC, Nov 25, 2020.

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    How can I change the C:\\Users\ name?


    I'm using a Microsoft account to log in and have tried at least 2 methods to change the C:\\Users\ path name. None of them worked.


    One of the methods involved creating a new local account, signing out of the Microsoft one, and renaming the folder in This PC > Users, but all that did was make the Microsoft account create a new, randomly named folder. I want to use a specific name for the account and the file directories.


    What do I do?


    For reference, here is one of the tutorials/instructions I followed:


    1. Change User Name in Windows 10 and Rename User Folder Name itechguides.com

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  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
      netplwiz
      and click on Ok.
    • On the Users tab, click on Properties to change the user name and then click on
      Apply.
    Kindly get back to us for any further assistance on Windows 10. We will be glad to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Sudeep Aprameyan, Nov 25, 2020
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    Hi,

    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, Nov 25, 2020
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  4. How can I change the C:\\Users\ name?

    Change user name on c drive to match administrator name.

    I just bought a new laptop as the hard drive on my old one died. It had two users, “John” and “Jane”. The computer store where I bought the new laptop named it John, but I want it to be Jane. I changed the administrator name to Jane and that works, however when I go to c /users it still list John: for example c/users/John and I want to change that to c/users/Jane. I have not been able to figure out how to change the user name to agree with the user name on the c drive. Could someone please explain how you do that on windows 10? Thank you.
     
    Hereathome, Nov 25, 2020
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