Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10  

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    Hello Brink,

    Thanks for the helpful tutorial -- I've managed to change my user folder to the correct name. However, when I look at C:/Users, I can still see the old user folder (alongside the new user folder). Just wanted to know it's OK to delete the old user folder? Its properties say it's 0 bytes anyway.....or to manage my OCD should I just hide the folder instead?

    Shin
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    shinigami said: View Post
    Hello Brink,

    Thanks for the helpful tutorial -- I've managed to change my user folder to the correct name. However, when I look at C:/Users, I can still see the old user folder (alongside the new user folder). Just wanted to know it's OK to delete the old user folder? Its properties say it's 0 bytes anyway.....or to manage my OCD should I just hide the folder instead?

    Shin

    Hello Shin, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If your user profile is working properly now, it will be ok to delete that folder.

    As an extra precaution, you can leave it in the Recycle Bin to make sure there are no adverse effects caused from deleting it before emptying the Recycle Bin. This way you can easily restore it if needed.
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