Misnamed User Folder

  1. WacoJohn's Avatar
    Posts : 44
    W10-64 Pro
       #1

    Misnamed User Folder


    When I perform a W10 installation I always use Owner for the account name. I just noticed something odd on this W10-64 Home machine. The folder that should be named Owner is named Waco. I have no idea how that happened. When I go to Control Panel/User Accounts/ there I am named Owner yet the folder in Explorer says Waco. Please see screenshot. I hope there is an easy way to make a correction.

    This is HOME edition but I installed gpedit.msc if it is needed. I don't even know exactly how to use it.

    Thank you in advance.
    Misnamed User Folder-waco.png
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
       #2

    Hello John,

    If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to change the name of your user profile folder.

    Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10
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  3. WacoJohn's Avatar
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    W10-64 Pro
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       #3

    WOW ... fastest and best support I have ever had. I am confident this will fix it so THANK YOU, and I will mark as solved.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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    You're most welcome.
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  5. Soapm's Avatar
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    Win10
       #5

    WacoJohn said:
    WOW ... fastest and best support I have ever had. I am confident this will fix it so THANK YOU, and I will mark as solved.

    Quick draw McBrink, the fastest service this side of Waco... TX...

    Pun intended...
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