Change Admin Name doesnt change path name


  1. Posts : 47
    7/32 & 64 bit, 10/32 & 64 bit
       #1

    Change Admin Name doesnt change path name


    Hello, my admin name is Mike and lets say my file path name is C:\Users\Mike\AppData and I want to change the name Mike to Chad which is easy but my file path still stays C:\Users\Mike\AppData how do I get it to change to C:\Users\Chad\AppData.

    Thanks,
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  2. Posts : 3,637
    win 8 32 bit
       #2

    Create a new account there is so much info linked to the old name its not simple to change
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  3. Posts : 2,393
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #3

    That's normal, renaming accounts don't move its profile location at all.
    A tutorial on the site deals with that and will help you to relocate the user folder profile:
    User Profile - Change Default Location

    While it puts moving to a different drive as an example, it perfectly applies to simply renaming the folder on the same location.
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  4. Posts : 630
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #4

    It can be a little complicated, but here's a run through of what you're asking for.

    How To Change A Windows Account Name And User Profile Folder Name
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