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  1.    14 Sep 2018 #1

    Need help with changing name of user profile folder

    I would like to change the name of the user profile folder. I have found and tried a few methods including one from Microsoft forums. None of them worked. I kept getting something about my User needing to sign out and back in again that there was a problem, so I would sign out and back in again and it didn't work. I think the reason is because Windows created a TEMP user and would log me in under that so there would be a folder named C/User/TEMP and still the original named folder of C/User/myuserfolder.

    I found this on the forums here: Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    The instructions are very similar to what I have tried. In the above post John W used safe mode. Do I need to go through all the steps again as listed in the post and then go into safe mode, or can I just use safe mode to change the folder name?

    Also, are there newer instructions for how to do this with updates to Windows since the above thread was posted over a year ago?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       14 Sep 2018 #2

    Hello DSD,

    Following the steps exactly in the tutorial should work for you.
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  3.    14 Sep 2018 #3

    Thanks for your help with this. If I had come here first it would have saved me probably about 4-5 hours of searching for an answer and trying everything else I tried that didn't work.

    I don't know what part of your instructions were different than what I tried other than the Command Prompt part. But your instructions worked perfect and all the others I kept getting that message about needing to sign out and creating a TEMP account.

    Thank you again!!!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
       14 Sep 2018 #4

    You're most welcome.

    The key is needing to sign out of the account you want to rename its profile folder first.
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