Windows 10: DIY change username in drive tree for user account

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  1.    25 Feb 2017 #11

    I'm sure it was that s a clean copy of 10 installed by some local computer shop that supplies the refurbed laptops for them to sell. I dont think anyone at the pawn shop is capable of setting up such a custom user profile it certainly looked custom...mainly to show the computer works well. They have more computers than any other pawn in the area and I think the computer shop that was 3 doors down was doing the refurbs. I can see why they had the profile on it to make sure they were not responsible for giving out anyones personal data. They are a pretty decent pawn shop with integrity.
    From what I could see on the directory...there wasnt any other files/data than what would be on a clean installation other than the profile
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       05 Jun 2017 #12

    Kari said: View Post
    Don't take this personally, I am just stating a fact: up to now you have done about everything wrong. Now calm down and fix it. In the future please remember that changing the username in Windows does not change the name of the user profile folder; if user John marries and changes his username to LostMyManhood to go with new marital status, his user profile folder would still be named John. The only viable way to change user profile and folder name is to create a new user account with preferred name and then remove the old account.

    OK, here's how to fix this. Do exactly as told below, in that exact order!

    1.) Sounds as if you have already switched the original moneytogopawnshop account to a Microsoft account and it is now using your preferred Microsoft email address. Sign in to this account, switch it to a local account in order to allow your Microsoft email to be used on another user account (tutorial)

    2.) Still signed in to original account, create a new local account for yourself (Option Three in this tutorial)

    3.) Still signed in to original account, change the new local account's type to Administrator (Option One in this tutorial)

    4.) Sign out from original, old account. Sign in to your new local account

    5.) OPTIONAL: Switch the new account to a Microsoft account if you so prefer (tutorial)

    6.) Remove the original pawn shop account (tutorial)

    That's it.


    I have recently done something that is related to the topic here that I hope you can help me fix:
    I recently had one my Microsoft Accounts get suspended for a Code of Conduct violation. I have no idea what I did and Microsoft has refused to tell me. So I was forced to create a new MSA which I use to log in to my laptop, the Office 365 account installed on the laptop and other related programs such as OneDrive, Skype, etc...
    When I did this I noticed the User folder for the new account did not have the profile name I created. Instead it had a shortened version (Danie) which I set out to change. I found a wiki that outlined all the steps necessary to do this in User Accounts plus a registry edit to alter the Profile Path. All the changes appeared to have been successful however once I restarted the laptop Windows has been unable to sign me in to my account and anything I do is unsaved.

    This is what I think I should do:
    Add my MSA that is my original main one that I use to logon to my desktop pc and Office 365, etc... for nothing other than to have an MSA with Admin privileges for those rare times when I cant make an adjustment that requires those credentials be at that level but not the same is the regular logon account.

    Delete the local account I created with the same name as the MSA I created to use to logon to this laptop, Office365 etc...

    I already deleted the MSA account that was suspended by Microsoft as they informed me that their decision was final and would not change.

    That would leave me with one MSA which I created to replace the suspended MSA and one more MSA that is my original main one as described above.

    As nothing was able to be saved I should not have any files to move to the new User Account.

    Finally, there are three TEMP User accounts that have be created and used while Windows has been unable to sign me in. What do I do with these?


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