How to Rename Folder User in Windows

Do you know that C:/Users/*Username* folder actually so difficult to be changed its name? It because username in the folder also becomes reference for hundreds of registry entry used in Windows.

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

But if you want to rename this User folder, you can do it by a little trick from SpyOnTech here:

 

1. Create new User Account via Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> Add or Remove User Account.

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

 

2. Create New Account.

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

 

3. Give name as you wanted, then give Administrator privilage.

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

 

4. After that, there will be 2 user accounts, which are old user and new user with name you wanted.

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

 

5. Restart your computer, press on F8, then Boot from Safe Mode, and Login by the new account.

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

 

6. Open Windows Explorer, then right click and rename C:/Users/*OldUsername* as the name you wanted.

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

 

7. Set both folder to be merged into one and the file inside it replaced.

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

 

8. Now your *OldUsername* folder would be duplicated in *NewUsername* folder.

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

 

9. Lastprocess, access Start -> Regedit.

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

 

10. Access HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.

 

11. Right click on ProfileList folder, then click on Find.

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

 

12. Type on your *OldUsername* then click on Find Next.

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

 

13. Double click on ProfileImagePath, then change C:\Users\*Oldusername* into C:\Users\*NewUsername*.

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

 

14. Restart and reboot into normal mode. Login to your new account, then make sure that the old account has been migrated completely into new account and there’s no error.

 

15. After you are sure the migration process of old account into new account is succeed, delete the old account via Control Panel -> Add or Remove User Accounts.

 

16. Last, you can delete *OldUsername* left via Safe Mode. Finish!

How to Rename Folder User in Windows

 

Now User folder in your Windows has changed as you wanted. Easy, isn’t it?


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