How can I change the name of my User folder?


  1. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 Pro
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    How can I change the name of my User folder?


    Usually, Windows gives me an option to name my account. In 10, it just uses a shortened name of my Microsoft Account username/email address. Is there a way to change it without messing up my system? Thanks.

    I did use the netplwiz run command to change the account name, but it's not reflected in the folder name.
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  2. Posts : 1,118
    Windows 7
       #2

    Changing the name of the user folder is difficult and prone to error. That is why changing the account name doesn't change the folder name. The problem is that there are likely many references to the existing name in the registry and configuration files. Finding and changing all of these is difficult.
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  3. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    LMiller7 said:
    Changing the name of the user folder is difficult and prone to error. That is why changing the account name doesn't change the folder name. The problem is that there are likely many references to the existing name in the registry and configuration files. Finding and changing all of these is difficult.
    Yeah, searching around, it involves screwing with the registry, which I don't want to do. I'll look around some more. Thanks.
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