1.    24 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 18
    win10

    strange name of the user folder


    hi
    By the install i give this as e-mail nothing stragen so fare.

    After install when i look in the user folder directory he have created a folder whit arthu and not arthur why ?
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Oct 2015 at 09:22. Reason: removed email address
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  2.    24 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10

    Win 10 uses the first 5 characters of your email address as the user folder name, unfortunately there's no reliable way to change it without making a new account.
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  3.    24 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,146
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by fracking4oil View Post
    Win 10 uses the first 5 characters of your email address as the user folder name, unfortunately there's no reliable way to change it without making a new account.
    Yep. I learned that one the hard way. Now I create a local account first which creates the folder with the same username under Users. Then convert it to a Microsoft login.
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