Can I change (fix) the C:\Users directory?


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #1

    Can I change (fix) the C:\Users directory?


    Somehow when I reinstalled Windows 10 it created

    C:\Users\steph\......

    instead of

    C:\Users\Stephanie\......

    Is there any way to fix this without having to re-reinstall Windows 10?

    Thank you.
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  2. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,526
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #2

    I've only accomplished it once but it was by creating a New User with administrative rights, rebooting to that old/incorrect User then deleting the incorrect one saving all the files. Then I moved the data [not programs] to the same Folders under the New User. It wasn't perfect but better than a clean install.
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,287
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    If you have a Microsoft Account for login then you may see an abbreviated name in c:\users. I would leave it well alone provided the account works.
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