Windows 10: How Can I Change User Account Folder Name?

Discus and support How Can I Change User Account Folder Name? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I hate the name Windows choice for the folder, the path reads C:\Users\Name_ I substituted Name for the actual folder name....Windows decided to name... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by TGHJr, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. TGHJr Win User

    How Can I Change User Account Folder Name?


    I hate the name Windows choice for the folder, the path reads C:\Users\Name_


    I substituted Name for the actual folder name....Windows decided to name the folder Name_ and I hate it, can I change it and how can I?

    :)
     
    TGHJr, Jan 31, 2019
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  2. Ryan_2013 Win User

    Change User Name Folders

    "The change the name on the Account folder is more difficult because it is more heavily protected. See this tutorial:https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/89060-chang..."

    On this link, the details show renaming another account. I'm wanting to change the Admin account. It's a good thing I had another user setup on my computer, also as an Admin, because after changing the SID in step 8. And, unable to change the name in step
    11. As "Rename" wasn't in the list. I restarted the computer, since the Admin user account name was changed I was unable to load windows. I had to log into my other account, which was setup as Admin and change the SID back to the 5 letters the user name was
    titled.

    My computer, Admin account, works again.

    I wasn't wanting to just change another account user name, which this is possible to do. I wanted to change the main user, myself.
     
    Ryan_2013, Jan 31, 2019
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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, Jan 31, 2019
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  4. How Can I Change User Account Folder Name?

    User Account Folder Name

    Hi,

    Kindly perform the following steps to change your Windows 10 User Account Name.

    • Press windows key + R, then type netplwiz.
    • Under Users for this computer, double click on your user account.
    • Change the user name then click on Apply.
    • Click OK.
    • Restart the PC.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Gerdimae Sal, Jan 31, 2019
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