1.    03 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 x64

    Windows 10 shortened my name to make my Users dir

    Hi all,
    I just installed build 10162 clean on my desktop. All went well. I found NVidia drivers and installed without issue.
    I noticed, however, that windows created my Users dir as 'C:\Users\darre' when my name is correctly shown in the control panel and account info ('Darrel'). Is this normal for Win 10? I can't seem to rename it (access denied).

    I do a lot of work from the command line so it will be noticeable to me.

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  2.    03 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,896
    Windows 10 Pro

    If you're doing work from the command line, just use the %HOMEPATH% environment variable, and then you never have to worry about what your name is... The bonus is that your scripts will now work for any username.

    But to answer your question, if you create an account with your MSA account, then yes. This is what it does. To work around it, you can create a local account, then switch it to an MSA.
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  3.    03 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 x64

    Great solution

    Thank you, that was exactly what was needed.

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