Windows 10: How can I rename the user folder without breaking anything?

Discus and support How can I rename the user folder without breaking anything? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; So when i bought my computer it was a refurbished dell inspiron and they made the username user. I did the thing where you search the username and then... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by sms1480, Dec 9, 2019.

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    How can I rename the user folder without breaking anything?


    So when i bought my computer it was a refurbished dell inspiron and they made the username user. I did the thing where you search the username and then click rename but the location for the user folder and anything that goes into it is still user. I tried doing the thing where you change the profile image path and that broke the registry. I did a restore but there is no way i can rename everything in the registry to my new name since it is literally user and there are many things user. So any ideas since I cant just clone everything to a new user.

    :)
     
    sms1480, Dec 9, 2019
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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.

    Windows 8 User Folder Rename



    Please do let us know if you need further help.
     
    Mohammed Yaseer, Dec 9, 2019
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  3. files and folders "renaming music folder to audio"

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.

    • Are you facing any issues in renaming folder?
    • When you say, "music folder does not apply anymore as a primary designation" what exactly are you referring to?
    Follow the steps below to rename folder:

    • Right click on a folder which you want to rename.
    • Select Rename and enter new name for it.
    Hope this helps. Kindly get back to us with the above details to assist you further.

    Thank You.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Dec 9, 2019
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  4. How can I rename the user folder without breaking anything?

    Can't rename folder.

    Hi Howard,

    It is possible that the difficulty renaming your folder is due to access/account limitation or a recent change was made on your computer. For better assistance, please answer the following questions:

    • Are you getting an error message when trying to rename the folder?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried?
    • Can you send us a screenshot of the "Public" folders?

    We will be waiting for your response.
     
    Dennis Mop, Dec 9, 2019
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