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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 67
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       18 Aug 2015 #11

    Brink said: View Post
    Ah, ok. That makes sense now then.

    In Quick access, it'll show the same name it shows as your "C:\Users\(user-name)" profile folder.
    I take it I can't change that name then. So it's normal that it shows this shortened version of your full User Folder name? I recall Windows 8.1 showing the same full name in that directory.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,490
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       19 Aug 2015 #12

    Sorry for the late reply.

    I'm not aware of any safe way to change it other than to create a new account with the name you wanted instead.

    It's normal for it to use the same name as your "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder.

    The separate one in the navigation pane as a separate group uses your full account name instead. This is only when you have "Show all folders" set for the navigation pane though.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 67
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       19 Aug 2015 #13

    Brink said: View Post
    Sorry for the late reply.

    I'm not aware of any safe way to change it other than to create a new account with the name you wanted instead.

    It's normal for it to use the same name as your "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder.

    The separate one in the navigation pane as a separate group uses your full account name instead. This is only when you have "Show all folders" set for the navigation pane though.
    In that case creating a new account with another name would still not fix this since Windows 10 changes the way the name is displayed in C:\Users\(user-name) folder in its own way (billg instead of BIll Gates). The User folder on my Desktop however does show my full name.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,490
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       19 Aug 2015 #14

    I've found that creating a local account with the name you want will have the "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder created with that name. Afterwards, switch the account to a Microsoft account.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 67
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       19 Aug 2015 #15

    Brink said: View Post
    I've found that creating a local account with the name you want will have the "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder created with that name. Afterwards, switch the account to a Microsoft account.
    Good to hear that! I'll try this. Thank you very much for your effort. Hopefully, Microsoft will fix this in the future and let it always use the full name.
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