Windows 10: How to change User Folder Name in Windows 10 Home

Discus and support How to change User Folder Name in Windows 10 Home in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; We are giving a laptop computer to my sister and just upgraded to Windows 10 Home for her. I was able to change the Computer Name, but I now need to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by JoAnneFly1, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. How to change User Folder Name in Windows 10 Home


    We are giving a laptop computer to my sister and just upgraded to Windows 10 Home for her.

    I was able to change the Computer Name, but I now need to know how to change the User Folder Name.


    Also....do I need to change the name for the Upgrade to Windows 10 to my sisters name also. It currently lists my name.


    Can you please tell me how to do these name changes so "things" don't get messed up.

    Thanks for your help.

    JoAnne Fly

    :)
     
    JoAnneFly1, Oct 21, 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, Oct 21, 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, Oct 21, 2019
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  4. How to change User Folder Name in Windows 10 Home

    How to change User name on Windows 10

    Hi Davit,

    I will certainly help you in changing the User name on Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to change the User name:

    • Press Windows logo + R keys to open the run command, type
      netplwiz
      and click on Ok.
    • On the Users tab, click on Properties to change the user name and then click on
      Apply.
    Kindly get back to us for any further assistance on Windows 10. We will be glad to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Sudeep Aprameyan, Oct 21, 2019
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