how to change the "allison" in C:/Users/allison/Documents/

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    how to change the "allison" in C:/Users/allison/Documents/

    Hi, I can't figure out how to change the part that says my name to something that is not my name. I have been trying to figure it out for a while and I also did not know what to search to find the answer online so can someone please help me
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  2. arachnaut's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    That is the login account name. You can't change it.

    You can create a new login account and that would be the user folder name.
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    Thread Starter

    well that stinks
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  4. TrustMe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Is this what you are looking for? You did not say if you login using a Microsoft account or a local account.
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  5. arachnaut's Avatar
    Posts : 130
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    That's right, I forgot about the newer MS email account names.
    But I don't think that will rename the directory, will it?

    EDIT: This link from Windows Club does describe a registry edit that will allow a name change to the profile folder:
    But the user comments tell us that this would be a mistake on Windows 10.

    I think the safest, easiest way is just to create a new user account named properly from the start.
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    Windows 7

    There is a good reason why you can't, or at least shouldn't, change the profile name. There are potentially many references to the old name in the registry and application configuration files and finding and updating all of these is a serious challenge. And there can be equally serious issues if you get it wrong. That is why changing the account name doesn't change the profile name.
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