Windows 10: Renaming user profile

Discus and support Renaming user profile in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; My User Profile was created during the building of the computer by a 3rd party and now appears as C:\Users\OEM.DESKTOP-V87UE3B. How can I change this... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by chuxnz, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. chuxnz Win User

    Renaming user profile

    My User Profile was created during the building of the computer by a 3rd party and now appears as C:\Users\OEM.DESKTOP-V87UE3B.
    How can I change this to reflect my name etc

    chuxnz, Oct 30, 2018
  2. Rose Cal Win User

    User Profile Service failed

    To resolve your concern, we suggest that you follow these steps:

    • Copy the Default folder (in C:\Users) from another windows 10 computer.
    • Rename the Default folder to something like DefaultOLD (just to keep it for safety reasons).
    • Paste it in your Users folder.
    • To make sure that you won't have problems with permissions of the "implant" folder, just transfer it via a FAT/FAT32 formatted USB stick (those filesystems don't have permissions).

    This will provide solution to the error User Profile Service failed.

    Let us know if you need more assistance.
    Rose Cal, Oct 30, 2018
  3. How to completely delete the files and folders of the corrupted profile and rename the same user profile name in the newly created user profile in Windows 10?

    Hello Ian,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We will assist you in resolving the issue.

    Method 1: You can delete the files and folders from the corrupted user from
    File explorer by following the steps below:

    • Press Windows logo + E keys on the keyboard to open
      File explorer.

    • Click on This PC located at the left side panel of the window to open the drives of the PC.

    • Go to users folder by opening the
      C: drive.

    • From users folder, locate the user folder you want to delete and
      press Shift + Delete keys on the keyboard.

    • After the process is complete, close the window and check if the files and folders are deleted.

    Method 2: I suggest you to refer to the suggestion by
    Annu Singh from the link below to rename the user profile and check if it helps.

    Rename User Account Folder in Windows 10 Preview

    Write back to us with the status of the issue on the same post for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.

    Thank you.
    Likhitha V, Oct 30, 2018
  4. Renaming user profile

    Renaming the users folders


    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
    • 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 30, 2018

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