Windows 10: How do I change name of user folder from default? (C:>Users>USER)

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    How do I change name of user folder from default? (C:>Users>USER)


    i just got a new laptop and the users folder is stuck with the name as just "user". i thought that since i have my microsoft account on the laptop it would change the user folder name automatically using the first 5 letters of my email (as it did on my old computer), but it didn't do this. did i do something wrong? and how can i make the name of my user folder the first 5 letters of my microsoft email without screwing everything up?

    How do I change name of user folder from default? (C:>Users>USER) [​IMG]

    How do I change name of user folder from default? (C:>Users>USER) [​IMG]

    (scribbled out my email itself in red)
    is it because my microsoft name itself has special characters in it or something? i'm sorry if the answer is painfully obvious or i'm doing something wrong, i'm a complete dummy when it comes to this sorta thing. *cry

    :)
     
    nmattph, Aug 6, 2019
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    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, Aug 6, 2019
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  3. Changing name of User-folder in C:

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I appreciate your interest in Windows 10.We sincerely regret for the inconvenience caused.

    Unfortunately, you cannot change the "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder's name. Instead, you can create a new administrator account with the name you want, then copy all of the contents of your old user accounts "C:\Users\(user-name)"
    user folders into the corresponding new account's "C:\Users\(user-name)" user folders.

    After everything checks out ok, you can then delete the old account from within the new one.

    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Divya Murugan, Aug 6, 2019
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  4. How do I change name of user folder from default? (C:>Users>USER)

    Changing name of User-folder in C:

    Hi Kelly,

    When you create a new user account in windows 10, it will not give you the option to pick the name of the folder, instead a new folder will be created automatically in
    C:\Users\(user-name)" folder's name.

    Now you just have to copy all of the contents of your old user accounts "C:\Users\(user-name)" user folders into the corresponding new account's "C:\Users\(user-name)" user folders.

    In future, if you have any issues related to Windows, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Syed Abdul Jabbar, Aug 6, 2019
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