Windows 10: Renaming the user folder under c:\users

Discus and support Renaming the user folder under c:\users in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Hi all. As a user who's part of a domain, my user folder under C:\Users is very long and this is disturbing when I use Bash (WSL). the folder is... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by gil, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. GIL
    gil Win User

    Renaming the user folder under c:\users


    Hi all.

    As a user who's part of a domain, my user folder under C:\Users is very long and this is disturbing when I use Bash (WSL).

    the folder is first.last.domainName and that's too long.
    Ideally, I just want my user folder to be my first.last name without the domain name at the end of my username.

    Is it possible? and if yes, what is the safest way to rename it?

    :)
     

  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, Oct 7, 2019
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  3. Renaming the users folders

    Hello!

    Is it possible ton rename the user folder without generating a mess in the system? Here is an example to explain my question:

    Let's say the user's name is Sebastian. When Windows is creating an new account on a computer, the system creates a folder called 'sebast' in C:\Users. (C:\Users\sebast)

    If Sebastian wants to rename this folder in C:\Users\Sebastian (for aesthetic reason), is it possible? How?

    Thank's in advance for any help Renaming the user folder under c:\users :)
     
    Gwenddoleu, Oct 7, 2019
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  4. Rohn007 Win User

    Renaming the user folder under c:\users

    User folder renaming

    By "user" folder do you mean the folder in C:\Users\ that is the root for your windows account? That can't be renamed easily. The easiest way I know of is the "brute force" approach", to simply create a completely new userid.
     
    Rohn007, Oct 7, 2019
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