Username appears top be a subset of original username

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  1. Posts : 97
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #1

    Username appears top be a subset of original username


    Hi.

    I run Windows under a non-admin account.
    Originally installed non-admin account with username original.
    At some stage my username changed to original.DESKTOP-abc123.

    It has never been a problem (apart from all the typing) until recently. When authorising the Spitfire LABS Discover Orchestra it wrote the AppData files to original. But running it, I was original.DESKTOP-abc123, and I had to copy the files fro AppData over.

    I see from SysInfo that the dot seems to signify a sub-user or sub-account. Which might explain why another software package is not happy with admin, original or original.DESKTO-abc123. It wants DESKTOP-abc123.

    Is there anything that can be done about it, or should I just live with it and keep the possible problems in mind?

    BTW Spitfire LABS were VERY helpful, and I have promised to update them with your reply.
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  2. Posts : 12,019
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1889
       #2

    Your username is listed in the response to the command net user

    How does this identify the user account[s]?

    Denis
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  3. Posts : 97
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Now I know how to find out my username.

    Response attached. So it is DESKTOP-abc123.

    So live with it and keep in mind?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Username appears top be a subset of original username-2021-03-15-21_01_33-c__windows_system32_cmd.exe.jpg  
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  4. Posts : 25,390
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    macnab said:
    Now I know how to find out my username.

    Response attached. So it is DESKTOP-abc123.
    No, that is the name of the computer, and will also be seen as 'Device name' in Settings > System > About.

    The user name of the account you are signed in with can be seen in Settings > Accounts > Your info.

    The list of users in your screenshot shows an account just named Nigel
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  5. Posts : 97
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    OK. My username is my gmail address.
    And it is the computer name which is important for AppData and licenses. Makes sense.
    Thanks for the clarification.
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  6. Posts : 12,019
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1889
       #6

    macnab said:
    Now I know how to find out my username.

    Response attached. So it is DESKTOP-abc123.

    So live with it and keep in mind?
    Your user accounts are called: admin Nigel postgres [but the last one might be something created by an application]

    So your problem is not a changed username.

    You can confirm the account you are currently logged into by entering this command
    Code:
    whoami
    It will respond in the format ComputerName\UserName

    When you have found out the username you are signed in with, use that in the command
    Code:
    net user <WhateverTheUserNameIs>
    e.g.
    Code:
    net user Nigel
    and in the response look at the Full name entry. That should be the Full name you used when you set up your GMail account.


    Denis
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  7. Posts : 97
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Full Name is blank.
    Screenshot attached.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Username appears top be a subset of original username-2021-03-15-21_44_38-c__windows_system32_cmd.exe.jpg  
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  8. Posts : 25,390
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #8

    The name shown in the command prompt as:

    C:\Users\Nigel.DESKTOP-H6595SQ8>

    ...is the name of your user folder on the C: drive, where your documents, pictures, etc and your appdata are stored. This folder is created the first time the user signs in, and is normally the same name as the user account. But if a folder of that name already exists in C:\Users, then the computer name gets added to the account name to become the name of the user folder that will be created, as I can show in this example:

    .Username appears top be a subset of original username-user-name-vs-user-folder.png
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  9. Posts : 97
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Which means it probably happened with a Repair Install.

    1) Nigel already existed, so it appended the computer name? Have I got that right?

    2) Which means either I made a bad choice, or Microsoft haven't got it 100% correct yet.

    3) Something else.
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  10. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #10

    If you want to attempt to fix it, this tutorial may help:
    Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10
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