Windows 10: What's my username? I get rejected

Discus and support What's my username? I get rejected in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I recently installed Windows 10 on my machine and I'm not sure what my username is. I don't remember being asked to provide a username. I'm trying to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by THX1138, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. THX1138 Win User

    What's my username? I get rejected


    I recently installed Windows 10 on my machine and I'm not sure what my username is. I don't remember being asked to provide a username. I'm trying to sign in using my Android tablet to get access to files that I've set to be network-shared. I've tried my full name and my e-mail address which are both visible at the Windows log-on screen. I've also tried 'Administrator'. Every time I do this, the box on my tablet just clears, suggesting they were rejected. I know my password is correct because I've locked and unlocked my PC. Is there a log file I can check to see what Windows is doing rejecting my authorisation attempts? This worked fine on my previous Windows installation/motherboard so I think the Android app (ES File Explorer) is fine.

    :)
     
    THX1138, Oct 19, 2016
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    hal barkow, Oct 19, 2016
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  3. unable to log in on Windows 10 laptop

    My laptop did an automatic Windows 10 update. Since then, I cannot log in. It rejected my password, stating that I needed to enter the password from the previous time I logged in (which is what I was entering). So, I restarted the PC. It again rejected
    my password, stating my device was offline. I logged onto the Internet and retried but the password was rejected. So, I changed the password on my Microsoft account. That password is being rejected as well. What am I doing wrong?
     
    Skip Stone WI, Oct 19, 2016
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  4. Kari Win User

    What's my username? I get rejected

    A full username you need to use in networking is made of your computer name and user name (ComputerName\Username). You can use this name to sign in to network resources regardless if your Windows user account is a local account or a Microsoft account.

    Below a bit longer reply, but I thought this might benefit some future readers with networking issues, too.

    Using a local account, knowing your username is simple: it's the name you selected when setting up Windows with a local account. Using a Microsoft, domain or Azure AD account it might be and often is different than the part before @ sign in email or domain username.

    Using myself and this computer I am using at the moment as an example, I sign in to Windows and check my username. Pressing Win + R I open the Run dialog, type netplwiz and hit Enter:

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    This opens a so called Advanced User Control Panel, in which I select my user account which in my case is a Microsoft account and click Properties:

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    This shows my "real" username:

    What's my username? I get rejected [​IMG]


    OK, now I know that username is . In my example case now it was quite obvious, but if your name on a Microsoft account email address is for example longer it will be a five character abbreviation.

    Next I press WIN + X to open Start context menu and select System:

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    System Information (Windows 10 version 1607) or Windows Settings > About (Windows 10 Insider Preview) opens. I can see this machines computer name is W10DESK01.
    System Information:


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    Settings > About:


    What's my username? I get rejected [​IMG]


    That's all the information I need. My full username to access this computer over remote desktop, or to access its shared network resources from any other device on my network is W10DESK01\. My password will be my Microsoft account password

    As long as file and printer sharing is enabled on Windows computer, this username with correct password will let me access it.
     
  5. THX1138 Win User
    Thanks very much. I'd never have determined that my username was "Seanv" on my own!
     
    THX1138, Oct 20, 2016
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  6. Kari Win User
    You are welcome.

    Your username Seanv hints that you are using a Microsoft account with an email address sean.vxxxxxx@any_email_provider.com. When the name part of an email address is more than five characters, Windows creates a five character abbreviation of it.
     
    Kari, Apr 5, 2018
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