Windows 10: logged in user not shown in c:\users\user

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro 1607 Build 14393.321
       06 Dec 2017 #1

    logged in user not shown in c:\users\user

    I log onto my computer as "Joe", showing as a local account with administrator privileges, but there is no "joe" under c:\users\user. Instead, when I make changes, they show up in c:\users\users (Appdata and things like that). Could "Joe" somehow be an alias for "user"? When I use "whoami" the response is always "user" not "Joe".
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,148
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       06 Dec 2017 #2

    Hello lmpster, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    When you open a command prompt while signed in as "Joe", what path does the prompt show to confirm?

    This will be the user profile folder for the account.

    From what you described, it sounds like the user profile folder will be named "user" instead.

    If so, you can use the method in the tutorial below to rename the user profile folder to what you want instead.

    Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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