Help sorting user account name?

  1. Posts : 663
    Windows 10 x64 Pro

    Help sorting user account name?

    Ok here is my dilemma. It may not be a dilemma at all so Iím looking to understand.

    I usually sign in with my Microsoft account on all PCs. This creates a user folder with the name klepp for whatever reason. My username as per here ^ is klepp0906.

    Iím trying to determine what Microsoft creates that folder name based on?

    Iíd like my user folder to have the same name as my username.

    Trying to ascertain 1) how to change that username folder to match and 2) find out if itís possible for Microsoft to create the username klepp0906 for my profile instead of klepp.

    Is this something saved in the cloud and associated with my Microsoft account? If so can I change it?

    Or does Microsoft try to use the prefix of your email but omit numbers for whatever reason? (If this is the case, I can live with it much easier)

    Case you canít tell Iím a bit ocd :)
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 24,273
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Hi, please see
    Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    ref. changing user folder name.

    I would advise you to make sure you have a current disk image (As I hope you already have) before attempting this.

    There seems no defined way to control what user folder name is created as far as I know.

    For interest (related):
    Change User Name of Account in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 663
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Yep - at gym currently so didnít get a chance to reply.

    It appears Microsoft just takes the first 5 letters to create the folder.

    I imagine I can go ahead and change it ala the method you posted above but without risking losing any settings or functionality, plus with Microsoft likely just creating a funky folder again on any fresh/new installs - itís likely not worth dealing with.

    My main pc will hopefully be imaged from now till the end of time, but my laptop and backup pc, not so much. And that just adds ANOTHER thing Iíd have to do after each install in the future.

    Iíll take Microsoftís half baked silliness this time itís looking like ><

    Thank you for the reply :)
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 24,273
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Good- some things are not worth the effort (or perhaps risk).
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