Windows 10: Windows 10 shortened my name to make my Users dir Solved

  1.    03 Jul 2015 #1

    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.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    03 Jul 2015 #2

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    03 Jul 2015 #3

    Great solution

    Thank you, that was exactly what was needed.

      My ComputerSystem Spec


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