Change name of user account

  1. shmu26's Avatar
    Posts : 346
    windows 10 pro x64 20H2
       #1

    Change name of user account


    I have an admin user account named "Admin". After I created it, I linked it with my Microsoft account which bears the name of "Shmuel". However, the system still calls the account "Admin". For instance, the path is
    C:\Users\Admin
    I want to change the name to "Shmuel", because if I edit a PDF in Adobe Acrobat on one of my other computers, when signed in as "Shmuel", I can't modify those edits on this computer, where I am signed in as "Admin".
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  2. Ghot's Avatar
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    Win 10 Home 10.0.19043.985 (x64) [21H1]
       #2

    @shmu26

    In the taskbar search box type: Control Panel
    In Control Panel, click on User Accounts


    Then...


    Change name of user account-image1.png







    If you have more than one account on your computer... use Option Two, here...
    Change User Name of Account in Windows 10
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  3. FreeBooter's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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  4. shmu26's Avatar
    Posts : 346
    windows 10 pro x64 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Ghot said:
    @shmu26

    In the taskbar search box type: Control Panel
    In Control Panel, click on User Accounts


    Then...


    Change name of user account-image1.png







    If you have more than one account on your computer... use Option Two, here...
    Change User Name of Account in Windows 10
    I used Brink's command prompt method, and after logging out and in, it worked like a charm.

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    Perfect!
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