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(Solved) - Rename personal folder on my desktop and start menu

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  • Started 1 year ago by Bluetruck78
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Bluetruck78
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My user folder C:\Users\correctusername is named how I want it and is the same as my logon user name. On my desktop and in the start menu my user folder has a different name but it still points to C:\Users\correctusername. How can I change the name of the folder on my desktop and start menu to match my correct user name?

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Xhi
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What is the user name in Control Panel -> User Accounts. If it is not correct change it and see if that helps.,

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Bluetruck78
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The user name in Control Panel -> User Accounts is the correct name. The folder on my desktop and start menu does not.

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germ-x
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How did you originally create them?
Have you tried to rename the folder?

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Bluetruck78
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When I first set up my computer my user folder had the correct user name just like C:\Users\correctusername and in Control Panel -> User Accounts. For some reason I changed my logon name using Control Panel -> User Accounts, didn't like it and changed it back to what I started with, again, using Control Panel -> User Accounts. So now I have C:\Users\correctusername, Control Panel -> User Accounts -> correctusername but my user folder on my desktop and start menu has the user name that I had previously changed to and didn't like.

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Xhi
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If you type lusrmgr.msc in the start bar and click on it. What name appears under users. The correct one or the incorrect one. If the incorrect one then rename it.

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germ-x
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Have you tried deleting the desktop folder and then dragging the folder with the correct name on your desktop?

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Bluetruck78
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lusrmgr.msc -> shows the correct name. After running that now the folder on my desktop and start menu shows the correct name. I didn't change anything.

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Bluetruck78
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Thank you Xhi and germ-x for the help.

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Xhi
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You're welcome. I love it when a good plan comes together.

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