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change user name at "C:\Users"

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    windows 8.1 pro wmc x64

    change user name at "C:\Users"


    I wat to know how to change user name at "C:\Users".

    I've changed user name at control panel following this guide:

    User Account Name - Change in Windows 8[1]=User%20Accounts


    But the name at "C:\Users" - which is showing Korean - was not changed.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello windstory,

    Changing the user account's name will not change the name of it's "C:\Users\(user-name)" profile folder.

    The best way to change the user profile folder's name is to create a new local user account with the name you want instead, delete the old account, and (if wanted) switch the new local account to a Microsoft account.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Posts : 37
    windows 8.1 pro wmc x64


    Brink/

    Thanks a lot
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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change user name at "C:\Users"
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