You can change the name of Microsoft in the user folder?

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    Windows 10 pro V1803 64 Bit
       09 Aug 2016 #1

    You can change the name of Microsoft in the user folder?

    you can change the name of Microsoft in the user folder? (That would be the first 5 characters Microsoft account)
    I wish I could do this without losing anything of what I have currently installed.
    Thanks for any suggestions.
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  2.    09 Aug 2016 #2

    Can you change the name of your user folder in %userprofile%?
    Perhaps if you are quite technically proficient, with due attention to backups, as you could seriously mess things up if you get it wrong.
    One person reported success with this. You have to consider: is it worth the effort and the risk.

    User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Help Forums

    More discussion- which you can find by searching the forum as I did:
    is it possible to change user's name in windows 10 ? - Windows 10 Forums
    You can change the name of Microsoft in the user folder? - Windows 10 Forums
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