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How do I change default user folder name?

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    How do I change default user folder name?


    Hello i hope someone can help me with this problem.

    It looks like some apps got problem with directory letter "ł"

    All i want is to change the name of my user folder from "Paweł" to "Pawel" .

    default patch atm is c:\users\Paweł

    I wanted to create new account Pawel and delete Paweł but i won't be able to move all the settings from what i read on google...

    If anyone is interested i will just mention one example the game im talking about is Pandora First Contact this is the error message(wait a sec i will post picture).



    Thanks for help in advance.

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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    you have to change user name to make the change on the user folder ,I do believe, instruction in tutorial below
    User Account Name - Change in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I did try that already i would not post here if that was that easy.

    Thanks for trying.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    lol
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Alex,

    Trying to rename the user profile folder itself usually ends up in a corrupted user account, and is not recommended.

    The best way would be to create a new account with the name you wanted instead, and just delete the old account when finished. If this is a Microsoft account, then you would need to switch it to a local account before creating a new account since you will not be able to have two Microsoft accounts on the computer using the same email address.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    lol
    Don't worry at least you bump this thread

    I like indie games on my earlier windows i played them from desktop since they were small in size but now i got error when i try to run any kind of .exe from c:\users\Paweł so it's kinda serious for me

    @Brink Ok i did that mate and i got now two local accounts Paweł and Pawel but it looks like Pawel has NONE of the settings from Paweł how can i copy ALL settings? I want to clone Paweł account but with Pawel name i hope you understand lol
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Jan 2014 at 17:13. Reason: updated link for the same here with more info
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  8. #8


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hm just as i though folder name changed but apps are connected to it and search in old directory...

    I will rollback and go with new account.

    Thank you guys any way.

    Time to waste time setting up everything from almost nothing

    Edit:

    Solved everything works now and even most settings did get transfered thanks everyone.

    And support guy was PM me crap about my drivers not being up to date...

    My next user name is Bill windows works 200% better with it
    Last edited by Alex1986; 29 Jan 2014 at 17:39.
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Sorry for double post but i need to know this.

    I can delete the old account with no problem? it will not uninstall anything that was transfred from old to new account? lik drivers,apps,settings,games?

    Edit: Also people should know that wrong user name like Biłł can cause problems and they should use Bill
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  10. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Alex,

    Sure, once you have the new account setup how like and copied over anything you wanted from the old account, you should be able to delete the old account without issue.
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