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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       21 Jul 2015 #1

    Rename user folder?


    Hello.

    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?
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       21 Jul 2015 #2

    Nitrius said: View Post
    Hello.

    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?
    Not really. Once its created, there are so many registry entries that point to it, it is basically impossible to change. You can always create a new local account with the name you want, then associate it with your MS account.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,309
    win 10 Insider
       21 Jul 2015 #3

    You can still rename your userid via Control Panel but this is only cosmetic, as, like Mystere says, the actual folder name will stay the same. But, at least, when asked to login to your local account you will see the 'new' name!

    Granted, this is not much use if you log in to an MS account.

    Must say, on my test comp, I got caught with this account name thing, too.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,190
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       22 Jul 2015 #4

    Yeah, It's crazy that Setup does not ask for a username first before using the MSA email first few letters as a username. Send lots of feedback, complain to Insiders hub, Windows Answers, and Technet, and upvote all the other folks posts that are unhappy with this. Otherwise, nothing will be done about it.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,309
    win 10 Insider
       22 Jul 2015 #5

    Good idea - done now!

    Edit. There are so many requests for this I am sure they have got the message!
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  6. Joined : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,190
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       22 Jul 2015 #6

    I dunno - if they still used paper for memos, they probably would use them for loo paper!
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  7. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Jul 2015 #7

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    Yeah, It's crazy that Setup does not ask for a username first before using the MSA email first few letters as a username. Send lots of feedback, complain to Insiders hub, Windows Answers, and Technet, and upvote all the other folks posts that are unhappy with this. Otherwise, nothing will be done about it.
    99.9% of users would never care or even know this folder exists. And, since it's crazy easy to get whatever folder name you want, I don't see MS changing this.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Win 10 home
       02 Aug 2015 #8

    I'm kinda ticked about this


    Nitrius said: View Post
    Hello.

    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?
    I'm a female and my name is Bryana - so my folder is "bryan" which I don't really like. Seriously MS? Seriously?
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       03 Aug 2015 #9

    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?
    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.
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  10. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1
       04 Aug 2015 #10

    Same issue here :/
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