Windows 10: How do I change my users name.

  1.    13 Mar 2017 #1

    How do I change my users name.


    take it with this, The username is taken by the old owner.
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    Since I want to rename it, It doesn't let me edit it.

    I don't know if that will stick like that forever.
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  2.    13 Mar 2017 #2

    You can't reliably rename it - you need to add a new user account.

    If you add a local account it will create the folder name you give it. See option 3 here https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...a.html#option3

    Make it an administrator account. Account Type - Change in Windows 10

    You can then sign on to it and link it to a Microsoft account if you wish. Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10. If you create it as a Microsoft Accounts straight off it will give that folder a odd truncated name.

    Once you are happy with new account you can move all your documents etc from old account to C:\Users\Public\Documents and delete the old account. Then move them from C:\Users\Public\Documents to wherever you want them in your new account.
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  3.    13 Mar 2017 #3

    lx07 said: View Post
    You can't reliably rename it - you need to add a new user account.

    If you add a local account it will create the folder name you give it. See option 3 here https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...a.html#option3

    Make it an administrator account. Account Type - Change in Windows 10

    You can then sign on to it and link it to a Microsoft account if you wish. Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10. If you create it as a Microsoft Accounts straight off it will give that folder a odd truncated name.

    Once you are happy with new account you can move all your documents etc from old account to C:\Users\Public\Documents and delete the old account. Then move them from C:\Users\Public\Documents to wherever you want them in your new account.
    I see what you meant. I already did those two things a long time ago.
    I made an official account, and made it as an administrator.
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    I looked at that folder and I found this. The underlined part has all the files.
    I don't know what to do next as I'll easily make a mistake.
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