In Windows 10, you can alter account names and rename user account folders.

You can alter your account name in Windows 10 for any reason. For instance, if you have changed your name, you might need to update your personal information. The machine has a local account, and you would rather display the real name than the alias. Or perhaps you want to change the name to something a little more discreet.

Whatever the cause, Windows 10 offers a variety of settings to modify the name displayed on the Sign-in page and throughout the desktop, but the procedure is not simple. There will be a completely separate set of instructions depending on the type of account.

In this Windows 10 guide, we'll show you how to modify the account name for a local or Microsoft account on your computer's Sign-in page.

Your username is a component of the identity you use to access Windows 10. Making a username might occasionally lead to errors. There are numerous solutions for that.

At the moment, editing usernames is not a feature available in the Settings app. There are two strategies for getting past this restriction.

First Approach: Standard Control Panel

Locate and launch the default Control Panel. To do this, press Windows + R, type Control, and then click Enter.

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Open the User Accounts control panel, then click Manage another account.

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Click the account you want to edit.

select account you want to edit

Click Change the account name.

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Enter the correct username for the account, then click Change Name.

Method 2: User Accounts Advanced Control Panel

There is another way you can do it.

Press Windows key + R, type: netplwiz or control userpasswords2, then hit Enter.

Select the account, then click Properties.

Enter the desired user name after selecting the General tab. To confirm the modification, click Apply, then OK, then Apply again.

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Your User Folder Name, what about it?

Although changing the username is rather simple, the C: drive's User folder does not show the new username. Renaming it can be problematic; sometimes it's best to just leave it alone or to simply create a new user account and copy your data there. Although inconvenient, it's preferable to have a corrupt user profile.

There is a sophisticated option if you need to alter it to calm your OCD. This entails accessing the security identification (SID) via the command line and then making the required adjustment in the Registry. Enable and log into the default Administrator account before continuing. Make a system restore point in advance as a precaution.

Using the Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line to disclose the value required to find and alter it in the Registry is necessary to access all the information contained in the SID. Enter the command: wmic user account list full after opening the command prompt with Administrator access. Note the SID values for the account you wish to update as you go down.

There you have it, the name you actually intended. Mistakes like this can happen, but there is always a way to fix them.

The account must then have a new name. This can also be accomplished using the command line.

After entering the CD, press c: users.

Rename: a type new account name, old account name

Rename "Angry Dah Cosof," for instance, to "Angela Brown."

Launch Start and enter Regedit.

Right-click Regedit.

Run as administrator by clicking.

Do you still recall the SID value we obtained earlier? It's time to bring it up right now.

Once you've located it, pick it out and then click twice on the value ProfileImagePath. You'll notice that the previous name is still there. Modify it to reflect the new name you intend to use.

The name you had in mind is now available. These kinds of errors can occur, but there is always a solution.

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