Windows 10: Is it safe to change my "Users" file name?

Discus and support Is it safe to change my "Users" file name? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; So I was wanting to change my user file name because I post videos on YouTube and I sometimes have to show stuff in my files. But I have to blur the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by RMF_AndyPlayz, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. Is it safe to change my "Users" file name?


    So I was wanting to change my user file name because I post videos on YouTube and I sometimes have to show stuff in my files. But I have to blur the "Users > [user name]" file every time because it does contain some sensitive info about my real name. So my question is, is it safe to rename this folder to something else without consequences? I want to do this to avoid having to blur it every single time.Thanks!

    :)
     
    RMF_AndyPlayz, Aug 4, 2021
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  2. 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, Aug 4, 2021
    #2
  3. user name change

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per the description, I understand that you are facing some issues using Windows 10.

    I would suggest you to follow the steps given below and check if that helps.


    • Press Windows + X key.

    • Click on control panel.

    • Click on user accounts.

    • Click on change your account name.
    Change the name as per your according and restart the computer.

    Hope this information helps. Please let us know if you need any other assistance with Windows in future. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Mayank Gupta10, Aug 4, 2021
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  4. Is it safe to change my "Users" file name?

    Changing the users name

    Hello George,

    We appreciate your time and effort to reach out to us again.

    Please be informed that Microsoft Account does not allow the User account information with only the first name.

    • Follow the below steps in order to be able to change the
      User Accounts name.
    Note: You need Admin rights to do the following.

    1. Press Windows Key + R combination and then type
    netplwiz in the Run dialog box. Click
    OK
    . If prompted for UAC, click Yes.

    2. Now in the User Accounts window, check Users must enter a user name and password to enter this computer, if it is unchecked. In the
    User Name section, select the user name to which you want to change the name and click
    Properties.

    3. In the Properties window, in the User name field, provide the desired user name. Then click
    Apply followed by OK.

    • Follow the below steps to change the "This PC"
      Folder name
    1. Open File Explorer.

    2. In the navigation panel, right click on This PC.

    3. Type in a new name and press Enter.

    4. If you have an explorer window open, then close and reopen it to fully apply.

    You will now see this new name in explorer instead of the default name This PC.

    Hope the above information is helpful. If you need further information, feel free to write to us and we would be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Aug 4, 2021
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