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Windows 7: Change Admin Name doesnt change path name

24 Sep 2016   #1

7/32 & 64 bit, 10/32 & 64 bit
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.

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24 Sep 2016   #2

win 8 32 bit

Create a new account there is so much info linked to the old name its not simple to change
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24 Sep 2016   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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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24 Sep 2016   #4

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

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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