Adding User to Correct User Folder Name

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  1. Posts : 153
    Windows 10
       #1

    Adding User to Correct User Folder Name


    So when I did a system restore on my computer to return it back to factory default...I logged in using my Microsoft account which is an email starting with "ArilyBoo......." However my name on my Microsoft account is "Summer"...It's always been "Summer" all my folders in the past have been "Summer"...this time however it named my User Folder "Arily"
    So I went in and hit login with a local account instead...and I changed my username to "Arily"...and then I was going to create a second user account named "Summer" and make it an administrator so I could switch everything over to the "Summer" name as it was supposed to be. I'm getting an error message though when trying to create the account saying "please type a different user name". This is when attempting to create a local account with "Summer" as the username.
    My only guess is there is still evidence of "Summer" somewhere that's preventing me maybe of using the same name on two accounts, even though I've renamed the first account "Arily".

    Any Suggestions?
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  2. Posts : 68,262
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello Arily,

    If you like, you should be able to use the method in the tutorial below to change the name of your user profile folder to "Summer" for your Microsoft account.

    Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 153
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you Brink.
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  4. Posts : 68,262
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    You're most welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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  5. Posts : 153
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I think I messed up really bad and I don't know what to do now, I'm getting an error location unavailable something about onedrive desktop and my toolbar pins are gone and my desktop icons are gone. Also every time I open file explorer I get the error message...every time
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  6. Posts : 68,262
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    In that case, change the folder name back to what it was originally to undo this.
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  7. Posts : 153
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    So then I cannot change the name at all?
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  8. Posts : 68,262
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #8

    We'll see, but let's get you back to a working state first.

    When you have everything back to normal, go ahead and post a screenshot showing the contents of the "C:\Users" folder to see what user profile folders already exist.
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  9. Posts : 153
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Adding User to Correct User Folder Name-users.png

    I might have made a mistake earlier so I'm going to try again maybe?

    Also I should add that I was initially signed into onedrive however, I removed my account because it was doing this weird sync thing that I do not want it to do...I haven't removed onedrive I just removed my account from it.

    Adding User to Correct User Folder Name-error.jpg Here is the original error message I had gotten in case that it can shed light. I've rolled everything back and I don't get it anymore.
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  10. Posts : 68,262
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #10

    Before you try again, unlink OneDrive. You can link it back afterwards if everything is ok.

    Link or Unlink OneDrive with Microsoft Account in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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