Windows 10: User Folder Name Issue

Discus and support User Folder Name Issue in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; My username in windows ends with áš as I am Czech and I set the username after my real name, however little did I know it will cause some issue. Some... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by PavelDobCZ23, Feb 23, 2021 at 11:47 AM.

  1. User Folder Name Issue

    My username in windows ends with áš as I am Czech and I set the username after my real name, however little did I know it will cause some issue. Some apps/programs have problems reading/writing in any file path containing my user folder because of this issue. So my idea was to change those characters to something understandable for those programs, however I don't want to create new user, as I would have to redo most stuff i did, so my question is... Is there any way to fix this issue and change those characters without needing to make a new user? If not then I would appreciate any help on how to transfer stuff like settings and apps/programs to new user very easily.

    Thanks in advance.


  2. User Account folder name


    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are facing issues with changing the folder name under Users folder in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to perform the below steps and check if it helps.

    1. Open the File Explorer and double click on C drive.

    2. Open Users folder from the list.

    3. Click on the user name folder and then tap on F2 Key.

    4. Change the name of the folder and hit on Enter Key.

    5. It will ask for Administrator Permission and click on Ok.

    6. Folder name will be changed.

    Get back to us if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
  3. KidmanPE Win User
    User Account folder name

    Well... that accomplished absolutely nothing! F2 alone brought up my volume bar. Ctrl-F2 = nothing! Fn-F2 = nothing! And, finally, Alt-F2 = nothing! What's supposed to happen when I "click" the User [my (sorta) name] folder and press the F2 key?!
  4. Ryan_2013 Win User

    User Folder Name Issue

    Change User Name Folders

    "The change the name on the Account folder is more difficult because it is more heavily protected. See this tutorial:"

    On this link, the details show renaming another account. I'm wanting to change the Admin account. It's a good thing I had another user setup on my computer, also as an Admin, because after changing the SID in step 8. And, unable to change the name in step
    11. As "Rename" wasn't in the list. I restarted the computer, since the Admin user account name was changed I was unable to load windows. I had to log into my other account, which was setup as Admin and change the SID back to the 5 letters the user name was

    My computer, Admin account, works again.

    I wasn't wanting to just change another account user name, which this is possible to do. I wanted to change the main user, myself.

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