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Discus and support I created a user name as "Jeremy" in Windows 10 Pro, but it created a user folder named... in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; How do I change it? It is very annoying with the name not appearing correctly or not being given an option to change this. Microsoft do not tell me... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by AToor, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. AToor Win User

    I created a user name as "Jeremy" in Windows 10 Pro, but it created a user folder named...


    How do I change it?

    It is very annoying with the name not appearing correctly or not being given an option to change this.

    Microsoft do not tell me it is by design! This is not a great design.

    It used to work in the previous versions; so don't make it worse in new versions.

    :)
     
    AToor, Sep 7, 2018
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  2. Gerdimae Sal Win User

    User Account Folder Name

    Here's a workaround to rename the user account folder:

    • Unlink your Microsoft Account from your Windows 10 device which will result for your account to be converted as a Local account.
    • Create a new Local account, name it using your preferred account and folder name then set it as Administrator.
    • Sign in to your Windows 10 device using the newly created local admin account.
    • Link your Microsoft Account to the newly created local admin account.

    After doing the steps above, check if this resolves your concern. If so, migrate all your files from the old account to the new user account and delete the previous one.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Gerdimae Sal, Sep 7, 2018
    #2
  3. Ramesh.Kumar Win User
    User Name

    Hi Bradford,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per the issue description you are willing to have your name instead of email address at login screen.
    If you are using Microsoft account for logging to the system then it will be hard to remove email address and show your name only. However, if you want then you may create new user profile as a local account with administrator permission. In this account
    you may keep the name you want.

    For creating new user profile you may refer to the steps provided below.


    • Press Windows key + R

    • Type control userpasswords2 and click OK

    • Click on add under users tab

    • Click the option, "Sign-in without a Microsoft account

    • Click on Local account

    • Choose a name for the account

    • Add password if you want to

    • Apply and click OK.

    For more information you may refer to the article mentioned below and see if it helps.

    Create a local user account in Windows 10

    If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of proposed suggestion, we will be happy to assist you.



    Regards,
     
    Ramesh.Kumar, Sep 7, 2018
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  4. Nyima Yonten Win User

    I created a user name as "Jeremy" in Windows 10 Pro, but it created a user folder named...

    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, Sep 7, 2018
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