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

  1.    30 Jun 2016 #1

    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.    30 Jun 2016 #2

    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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  3.    01 Jul 2016 #3

    well that stinks
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  4.    01 Jul 2016 #4

    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.    01 Jul 2016 #5

    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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  6.    01 Jul 2016 #6

    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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