Luckily the old apps are still available. Select the C: Drive and click on Create. If you are using thge Microsoft account the folder name is usually shortened in a random way and very often looks weird. You cannot rename the current user profile which you are signed in with. Rarely, some settings may even be tied to the old username. I'm using Macrium Reflect to run an image backup - which works fine. Ensure that you have another admin account.
I thank him for sharing this with us. In this manner, go on searching and renaming. So what can you do if you want to change both the account user name and the folder name of the user profile? Registry editing should be done also in safe mode. I have Windows 10 Professional, so this action did not have the result described above. Until I joined this forum the only clues I could find about changing the directory name were in forums that are run by non-native English speakers.
So if anyone could please help that would be greatly appreciated. Expect something to break and be prepared to hunt it down. Additional information While you have multiple ways to change the name of an account, the profile folder name can't be updated. If you need to rename this folder after creating the user profile, here is how it can be done. If possible, try to extend the system drive as moving Users folder might cause issues while upgrading to newer Windows 10 builds.
Extract the zip file to get a folder named ProfileRelocator which includes Profile Relocator executable. Finally, you should also advise people disable the administrator account as the final step; There is a reason it is disabled by default! I want to be clear on this because that is the part confusing me. I had written to their techsupport team and it was still not resolved. When Vista and 7 came out, everything changed—a real mess. To find out which one to change, click on each sub-key and examine the values, to find the sub-key with the right ProfileImagePath: For example, let's say we want to get rid of the space in a user profile folder name.
The trick was to use the name of the user profile folder user and the password for the account. If you don't want to leave any breadcrumbs of the previous account name, you should consider , and then transfer all your files and settings over the new account. Then, from the user account whose profile folder you need to rename and sign-in with the other administrative account. Step 4: Click Change the account name link. Meanwhile, I couldn't wait any longer to get some stuff on my machine, so it would be even more risky now to try and change anything. Step 4: Once done, log-off Windows 10, and then log back in again.
Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. In fact, if you create a new user by entering the email address associated with a Microsoft account, Windows uses the first five letters of that email address as the folder name. Maybe, but W10 is so new that it might be worth waiting. This won't catch everything in files, obviously; when I rebooted after doing the second search and replace, OneDrive complained that its home directory had been deleted, among other things. However, I cannot guarantee that this solution might also work for others with other configurations. Do not forget to reinstall the Antivirus before reconnecting to the web. If you are asked to enter the admin password, please enter the same.
It beats me why Microsoft hides this simple setting so deeply. This time when setting up I did not sign into a Microsoft account for it then to dictate naming. The problem that many users experience after changing the name is that the name of the profile folder is not changed during the process. Very, very helpful for me. Way 2: Change account name in Local Users and Groups.
Then ran regedit as the new user name which has admin privs and with multiple iterations found hopefully all instances of the old user name in a slew of registry entries. Quick tip: If you want to make your information a little more private, you can opt to use the first six letters of your name and the first two letters of your last name. If not click on manage another account, select it from the list and then pick the Change the account name option. After creating user accounts, you can , , and with ease. But wading through all of them to fix issues could take a very long time!!!! There you can find a few subfolders starting with 'S-1-5-'.
A registry hack is required to fix. Am I correct Martin that this is virtually your solution posted 7 months earlier, or is their a distinction between the two? They could have just used a reference to the user profile setting which would have been changed in the renaming process. That said, if you really want to free up some good amount of space on your Windows 10 drive, you can follow the given below instructions. Reboot in save mode and log in to the alternative user account. Following the original question, you would now change the user name to ' Jeremy'. From the main screen it shows my picture, and when I log in, my walpaper and other settings are there. Now log off the current account and log in with the account we have just activated.