Tutorial on How to Rename User Folders in Windows 11 (+Pictures)

Tutorial on How to Rename User Folders in Windows 11 (+Pictures)

Geekers - How to rename a user folder in Windows 11 is very useful for those of you who have just got a new computer or have just changed computers. This article will guide you on how to rename the user folder in Windows 11. Not only that, these methods will also be equipped with pictures as instructions.


Did you know that the user folder name is very difficult to change? Therefore, there is a way to rename the user folder in Windows 11. You can just change the user name to the path C:\Users\(folder name).


Although you can rename the user folder via File Explorer, you will also have to make the changes to match the Registry. This is done in order to avoid various errors when logging into a Microsoft account.


Therefore, it is urgently needed a way to rename the user folder in Windows 11 so that you avoid errors on a Windows 11 computer. You can rename the user folder with your own name or with a name that you like. The following is a complete explanation of how to rename the user folder in Windows 11.


How to Rename User Folders in Windows 11


Some people don't know that renaming the user folder in Windows 11 is quite easy. Because you only need a few steps to replace it. After that you can rename the user folder according to what you want.



For more details, you can follow the steps on how to rename the user folder in Windows 11 in the article below.


1. The first step you have to do is enter the settings menu. To enter the settings menu, please click the Start menu in the bottom taskbar, then click the gear or Settings icon available.


How to Rename User Folders in Windows 11 How to Rename User Folders in Windows 11


2. Then you will be taken to the Settings window or settings. In the settings menu, look on the left and click the Accounts menu.


click accounts click accounts


3. After that, in the accounts menu, there are various menus. Here we have to add users to be able to rename the user folder in Windows 11. The trick is to click on the Family & other users menu.


How to Rename User Folders in Windows 11 with Settings How to Rename User Folders in Windows 11 with Settings


4. To add users, please click the blue Add account button.


click add account click add account


5. Please click on the menu i don't have this person's sign-in information.


click i don't have this person's sign-in information click i don't have this person's sign-in information


6. You will be asked to enter a Microsoft account, if you have one then you can enter the outlook email that you have. However, to enter an Outlook email, you must be connected to an internet connection.



So, in this way I will create an account without using a Microsoft account, please click on the add a user without a Microsoft account menu.


click the menu add a user without a microsoft account click the menu add a user without a microsoft account


7. In the next step, you can enter a username for your computer in the Who's going to use this PC column. Just leave the password column blank, then click the Next button.


How to Rename User Folders in Windows 11 How to Rename User Folders in Windows 11


8. Then the username that was just created will be listed in the Other users section. Here you have to make the user an Administrator, that way you have the right to rename the user folder on your computer. Please click the change account type button.


click change account type click change account type


9. Change the account type to Administrator and click the Ok button.


10. Next you have to enter the user that was just created. Click the Start button, then click the account profile and finally select the username you just created.


login to the user you just created log in to the user you just created


11. Now you can rename the user folder. To try it, please open File Explorer and enter the path C:\Users\. After that right click on the folder you want to rename. Then click the Rename icon as shown below.


right click and select the rename icon right click and select the rename icon


12. Then type the name you want to change Then Enter.


type a name type a name


13. Now the user folder name has been changed.



How to Rename User Folders in Windows 11 How to Rename User Folders in Windows 11


Those are some of the steps on how to rename a user folder in Windows 11. Hopefully with the steps above, you can avoid errors on your computer when changing the user folder name.

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