Windows 10: Where did the name for the top level folder in Windows 10 file Explorer come from?

Discus and support Where did the name for the top level folder in Windows 10 file Explorer come from? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I just bought a new laptop with Windows 10 Home installed. When I opened the File Explorer, I saw my full name used for the top-level folder under... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by GaryR40, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. GaryR40 Win User

    Where did the name for the top level folder in Windows 10 file Explorer come from?


    I just bought a new laptop with Windows 10 Home installed. When I opened the File Explorer, I saw my full name used for the top-level folder under Desktop. I don't want that but I soon found that I couldn't rename it to something else. Then I scrolled down to Users in OS (CWhere did the name for the top level folder in Windows 10 file Explorer come from? :) and didn't see the name there. Instead, there was a different name that looks like it was taken from my email address.


    How do I change the name to something else?

    :)
     
    GaryR40, Aug 16, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Aug 16, 2019
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  3. idigweeds Win User
    add a top level folder to My PC in Windows 10

    Not exactly what I was looking for. When you open File Explorer, the program shows two areas... one is the smaller Navigation pane on the left side of the window. On the right is a larger area divided into two categories, what I choose to call 'top level'
    folders for the lack of a better name, and then a group of drive icons. What I want to do is add additional top level folders to this view. I created several additional folders at the same location on the hard drive as the existing top level folders, but
    these do not appear in the top level folders area as displayed in My PC in File Explorer. Is there any way I can get the folders I created to appear here?
     
    idigweeds, Aug 16, 2019
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  4. Where did the name for the top level folder in Windows 10 file Explorer come from?

    Win10 File Explorer will not allow naming a new folder

    Just downloaded Windows 10. In File Explorer I tried to create a new folder, but could not enter a name. The box closed and reverted to New Folder. Tried Rename, but box closed after entering first letter. Also in list of folders, keeps auto scrolling to
    top.

    Edit:

    Link:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...t-rename/3d93fe8a-6041-4d2b-97a0-8fd7cc4f1a2d

    Title:

    File Explorer will not rename

    Just downloaded Windows 10. In File Explorer I tried to create a new folder, but could not enter a name. The box closed and reverted to New Folder. Tried Rename, but box closed after entering first letter.
    Also in list of folders, keeps auto scrolling to top.

    No color problems, so do not understand first reply.
     
    AngusScully, Aug 16, 2019
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