1.    27 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Windows 10

    Change user name on c drive to match administrator name.


    I just bought a new laptop as the hard drive on my old one died. It had two users, “John” and “Jane”. The computer store where I bought the new laptop named it John, but I want it to be Jane. I changed the administrator name to Jane and that works, however when I go to c /users it still list John: for example c/users/John and I want to change that to c/users/Jane. I have not been able to figure out how to change the user name to agree with the user name on the c drive. Could someone please explain how you do that on windows 10? Thank you.
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  2.    27 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    You should create a new user, not change an existing user. Then delete the user you do not want.

    All can be done in User Accounts in the Control Panel.
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  3.    27 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    You should create a new user, not change an existing user. Then delete the user you do not want.
    That is correct, there's no way provided to change the name of a user's folder.

    Warning: If the user you are going to delete is your only administrator it is ESSENTIAL that you make another user an administrator BEFORE you delete the user you do not want.
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  4.    27 May 2017 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I created the account per your instructions and kept Jane as administrator. But how do I keep all the settings and programs (profile) for John and show them in Jane?
    Last edited by Hereathome; 29 May 2017 at 11:22.
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