Windows 10: User Folder on Desktop displays wrong Name

Discus and support User Folder on Desktop displays wrong Name in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello, soooo i just noticed, the User Files Folder, that can be displayed on the Desktop and Explorer (you know, the one with your Username) has... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Fredi_958, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Fredi_958 Win User

    User Folder on Desktop displays wrong Name


    Hello,

    soooo i just noticed, the User Files Folder, that can be displayed on the Desktop and Explorer

    (you know, the one with your Username) has changed it's mind to Display "Ordner" (German for Folder*).

    This is the case for:

    • My Desktop User Folder Icon (See image)
    • The Explorer Adress Bar, when opened*
    • The Userfolder Preview Icon in the settings for Desktopsymbols
    • The same things above for a New created test user
    • Changing the System Language changed the Text to "Folders", wich means, that it's not something written in stone and it is translated somewhere

    For some Reason, the folder is also found by Windows, when i enter the normal name of the folder.

    I already searched the Registery and found some entries for this folder, but when i compared them with a computer that does not has this issue, I did not found any differences, hence i didn't change anything.


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    (Not my username at all).


    I'm currently running Windows 10 1803 Pro.

    Unfortunately i recently cleaned the temporary files and,with it, all system restore points.

    But there must be something wrong in the registery or Files it references i think.

    :)
     
    Fredi_958, Nov 20, 2018
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  2. User Account folder name

    Hi,

    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.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Nov 20, 2018
    #2
  3. User's Name Desktop Folder changed it's name to "Folders"

    I have a problem with my User Folder.

    Actually the User Folder name is fine, but when you add the Folder on the desktop (with the option on Personalize + Themes) it changed it's name to "Folders"

    I've tried creating new users, but every new user I create, no matter how you name that user, when you active the user folder on the desktop it appears as "Folders".

    Does anyone have a solution for this? It's not like a big problem but it disturbs my visual.

    Thanks.

    Best regards to all.
     
    Matias Pagani, Nov 20, 2018
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  4. KidmanPE Win User

    User Folder on Desktop displays wrong Name

    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?!
     
    KidmanPE, Nov 20, 2018
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