Windows 10: "Windows 10 folders with dot before names have no names"

Discus and support "Windows 10 folders with dot before names have no names" in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I encountered this issue in several occasions. If I created a folder named Test.123, only Test was shown, 123 was hidden. I also had a sub-folder in my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by hello10, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. hello10 Win User

    "Windows 10 folders with dot before names have no names"


    I encountered this issue in several occasions. If I created a folder named Test.123, only Test was shown, 123 was hidden. I also had a sub-folder in my main drive mysteriously with no name. After the fix, it turns out the folder has a name beginning with a dot.

    The tip using regedit here works for me.

    :)
     
    hello10, Oct 29, 2018
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  2. Nyima Yonten Win User

    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, Oct 29, 2018
    #2
  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?!
     
    KidmanPE, Oct 29, 2018
    #3
  4. Marilou Ser Win User

    "Windows 10 folders with dot before names have no names"

    change windows 10 pc name

    We appreciate you getting back to us. To change the cmd name, we suggest that you follow this steps:

    • Open a Command Prompt (Adimin) window: Win+X, A, Alt+Y
    • Then run the following command to change your computer name to Donner: WMIC ComputerSystem where Name=COMPUTER-NAME call Rename Name=NewName
    • Reboot your PC.
    • Try to run ipconfig / all command, you should find that the Host Name in Windows IP Configuration list has been changed to the new name.

    Keep us posted with the result.
     
    Marilou Ser, Oct 29, 2018
    #4
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