Windows 10: Misnamed User Folder

Discus and support Misnamed User Folder in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; When I perform a W10 installation I always use Owner for the account name. I just noticed something odd on this W10-64 Home machine. The folder that... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by WacoJohn, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. WacoJohn Win User

    Misnamed User Folder


    When I perform a W10 installation I always use Owner for the account name. I just noticed something odd on this W10-64 Home machine. The folder that should be named Owner is named Waco. I have no idea how that happened. When I go to Control Panel/User Accounts/ there I am named Owner yet the folder in Explorer says Waco. Please see screenshot. I hope there is an easy way to make a correction.

    This is HOME edition but I installed gpedit.msc if it is needed. I don't even know exactly how to use it.

    Thank you in advance.

    Misnamed User Folder [​IMG]


    :)
     
    WacoJohn, Mar 21, 2019
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  2. Nicrite Win User

    Vista Ultimate - 'User' Folder Location

    No tried that.

    Can copy the entire folder to D; but Windows still points to C as the location. Can change personal folders location to a folder on D;, but this still leaves hidden files etc on C;. Thus meaning there are 2 Users folders. Have managed to change the Public folder location to D;, with some registry tweaks, but this doesnt seem to work for the entire folder.

    any more suggestions
     
    Nicrite, Mar 21, 2019
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  3. Kreij Win User
    Current active users that are friends

    The other reason I suggested this is that users can add characters to their username that are not alphanumeric (e.g. user*). This confuses things somewhat when looking at the list.
     
    Kreij, Mar 21, 2019
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  4. Misnamed User Folder

    Setting New Location Of User Folder to another User Folder

    Hi Renee,

    Having an easy access to the Desktop folder can give you a convenience on opening your files. Regarding your concern about the Desktop folder that was moved to the Downloads section, we recommend that you create a new local user or administrator account to
    resolve the issue.

    To create a local user or administrator account, follow the steps listed on this
    link
    .

    In addition, to move your files from the Downloads folder back to the Desktop folder, we suggest that you manually copy and paste the files to avoid any data loss.

    Feel free to post back if you need more help.
     
    Eileen Gal, Mar 21, 2019
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