Windows 10: How do I change a user folder to a specific name?

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  1. RW_905 Win User

    How do I change a user folder to a specific name?


    Hello. I'm in the process of building a PC and trying to get all the user settings to sync with my laptop using OneDrive. Things have been working fine and I created folders in OneDrive that seem to make it work - for example, Google Chrome. However, once I switched over to my laptop, several of the links on the desktop no longer functioned. What I found is that my user information is stored under two different folder names: "Abcde" on the laptop and "Fghij" on the PC. There are four other family members signed into these two devices and their folders have exactly the same names. No matter wha

    :)
     
    RW_905, Jan 14, 2022
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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 14, 2022
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  3. Windows 10 search for a specific folder name and file name

    Carlos: Thanks for your reply. What you suggest is what I have been doing. I search for folders with a specific name and get a list. Then I have to search each folder for a specific file. So it's a two step search and that's what I was trying to avoid.

    I assume there are applications out there that allow for an "AND" search in Windows. I'll try that approach.

    Thanks, again.
     
    MarkMcDonough45, Jan 14, 2022
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  4. How do I change a user folder to a specific name?

    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 14, 2022
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