Windows 10: How to change the name of main user's folder

Discus and support How to change the name of main user's folder in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Dear colleges, could you please help me to rename the user's folder? I tried several methods, but didn't help. I use computer language R, but it can... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by ЭвелинаФёдорова, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. How to change the name of main user's folder


    Dear colleges, could you please help me to rename the user's folder? I tried several methods, but didn't help.


    I use computer language R, but it can not read my working directory, only because as it shown that my folder's name is in kirill alphabet instead of english.

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    And then I exchange the name here for admin:

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    You can see that on my start page also show me as ZILIN ZHAOwithout kirill alphabet


    Please help me to change those kirill letters into english.

    :)
     
    ЭвелинаФёдорова, Mar 3, 2021
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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, Mar 3, 2021
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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, Mar 3, 2021
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  4. KidmanPE Win User

    How to change the name of main user's folder

    User Account folder name

    Well... that accomplished absolutely nothing! F2 alone brought up my volume bar. Ctrl-F2 = nothing! Fn-F2 = nothing! And, finally, Alt-F2 = nothing! What's supposed to happen when I "click" the User [my (sorta) name] folder and press the F2 key?!
     
    KidmanPE, Mar 3, 2021
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