Windows 10: Rename/change User account in File Explorer

Discus and support Rename/change User account in File Explorer in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; [img] This is what my file explorer looks like. The only user account in the control panel is TimB. I want to get rid of or rename the... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Atom1, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Atom1 Win User

    Rename/change User account in File Explorer


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    This is what my file explorer looks like. The only user account in the control panel is TimB. I want to get rid of or rename the defaultuser1.ASUS5 account and the trgra account. I've read various account of how to fix this, but none of them exactly fit my situation.
    Please advise.

    :)
     
    Atom1, Jan 20, 2019
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  2. Renaming the users folders

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    You are trying to rename the User folder, which can’t be done through the File explorer. Whatever user name you use of your User account, user account folder will have same name. You can rename the Subfolder of the User account folder but not User
    account folder.

    If you want rename the User account folder, change user account name using the suggestion

    Lets’ refer to these steps to rename the User account and check if that helps.

    • Press Windows and X keys together.
    • Click on Control Panel, click on User Accounts.
    • Click on User account, then click on “Change your account name
    • If it’s prompting for password please enter and click on Yes. If you do not have password click on
      Yes.
    • Enter the new user name.
    • Click on change name.


    Reference link for more information.

    Windows 8 User Folder Rename.

    Windows 8 User Folder Rename



    Please do let us know if you need further help.
     
    Mohammed Yaseer, Jan 20, 2019
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  3. Arul_D Win User
    I can't rename my user account

    Hello Owen,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.


    • Are you using a Microsoft account or local account?
    If you are using local account, I suggest you to follow the below steps to change the user name.

    Please follow the steps to rename the user account in Windows 10.

    a. In the search box, type user accounts and click on User Accounts.

    b. Click on “Change your account name”

    c. If it’s prompting for password please enter and click on Yes. If you do not have password click on Yes.

    d. Enter the new user name.

    e. Click on change name.

    If you face any more issues while working with Windows do post on Microsoft Community Forum.
     
    Arul_D, Jan 20, 2019
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  4. Rename/change User account in File Explorer

    How to change User File name of the User Account in Windows 10.

    Hi Owan,



    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.



    I understand that you are facing issues with Windows 10. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

    The issue could occur if the user account is not having administrator permissions.

    To assist you better, please provide us the below information:

    • Are you logged in Microsoft Account or Local Account? Is it a Administrator account?
    • When you say that "can't be renamed", how exactly have you tried to rename the user folder?

    I suggest you to try to rename the folder by following below steps.

    1. Open File Explorer and then open User profile folder.

    2. Click on the user folder, then tap on F2 Key.

    3. Try to rename the folder and hit on Enter Key.

    4. If prompted for administrator permission, then click on Continue.



    Reply to us with the information, so that we can assist you better.

    Let us know if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Jan 20, 2019
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