Windows 10: Rename user folder?

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  1.    04 Aug 2015 #11

    Nitrius said: View Post
    Well it doesn't look good, as other have stated before. Only thing i can think of is making a new account, but again that's really not the solution am after. Did try out some "solutions" others had posted on different sites, mainly this: User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Help Forums and this: microsoft account - How to rename user folder in Windows 8? - Super User but non of them worked for me, had to do a system restore, so make one before if you decide do give it a try.
    yeah.. none of this worked for me either and had to do a clean install due to it not working properly..
    hopefully a solution or a fix will be out soon or later.
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  2.    22 Aug 2015 #12

    Same here, mine says "tomfe" just looks stupid.
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  3.    20 Sep 2015 #13

    Mine is "bruto" lol
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  4.    18 Dec 2015 #14

    Hi, it botherd me as well. Here's what I did, most won't do this, but I didn't like it so I just formatted my pc and instead of living in with my Microsoft account, I chose SKIP THIS STEP and created a local user account. After I was on the desktop, I then signed into my Microsoft account and the problem was solved. Again, not everyone will do it this way, but the other ways (Registry Edits) didn't work to well.

    Microsoft should fix this issue!
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       11 Jan 2016 #15

    At least yours isn't "boner"
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  6.    05 Feb 2016 #16

    My issue with this was that my website pictures were saved under path C:\users\Artistry\pictures\ and I have a LOT of pictures, I could have manually changed each path to C:\users\owner\pictures\ but that would have been a huge chore. Instead, I created a new user folder and named it Artistry which gave me a path C:\users\Artistry\pictures\ I then moved all my pictures to that folder. Then to keep my stuff straight when I transfer more pics from camera, I left-clicked on my pictures folder in file explorer went to properties and redirected it to the artistry folder and removed the default owner folder from the list. now it looks and acts like my old owner folder, but it is named artistry so my meager little web design program can grab all the pictures from the correct path.

    here are some pics-
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    this is where I created the folder
    it would be C:\ -> Users -> (left click and create folder, you will need admin permission)
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    this is where I changed the path for the pictures folder.

    You could then add any more folders you want and repeat above steps to get all of your "named" folders to the one you want.
    This will do nothing for the actual name of the account, but it will correct certain problems people like me might have.
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  7.    02 Jul 2016 #17

    I don't much like "Brian" my name is "Briana"

    Bryana said: View Post
    I'm a female and my name is Bryana - so my folder is "bryan" which I don't really like. Seriously MS? Seriously?
    SOoo, I have the same problem "Same Name, Different Spelling", I really feel your Paine.
    I assume you have not found a solution either!
    I thought going to 10 pro would solve it ..It only solved part of it.
    take care
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  8.    05 Mar 2017 #18


    old thread but...

    1. CMD as Admin > net user administrator /active:yes
    2. Log into hidden Administrator account
    3. Change C:\Users\username Folder to desired name
    4. Computer Management > Users Rename User Account to aforementioned desired name
    5. Regedit > Find Next (F3) > C:\Users\Original Username > Edit Strings (roughly 3 or 4 results) to Use New desired name
    6. Restart
    7. Log into newly renamed user account
    8. CMD as Admin > net user administrator /active:no

    I do it daily as I clone a hdd for new machines. create restore point prior to doing just in case you miss a step or something.
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  9.    28 Jul 2017 #19

    Changing user folder in Windows

    Nitrius said: View Post

    I guess since i installed windows 10 using my microsoft account, my user folder got named after my microsoft mail, or some part of it anyway. So am wondering if it's possible to rename the user folder somehow?
    Please check this link. It'll definitely work. I have used this method to rename the user folder on my computer.
    Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  10.    28 Jul 2017 #20

    Harshit said: View Post
    Please check this link. It'll definitely work. I have used this method to rename the user folder on my computer.
    Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
    As long as you scan through the whole of the registry and %appdata% and correct the path names held in files there as well, then yea it will.

    If you don't use any programs at all (including built in MS ones like OneDrive or File History ) then you certainly can rename your user folder no problem.

    If you use these programs (or something like Office) it definitely will not work as it doesn't cover the renaming of paths.

    Try it and see.
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