1. mijaco's Avatar
    Hi,

    I renamed my account successfully user "X" in Windows 8.1 Pro by changing the name of the "X " folder with the name "Y" in the Manager files and renaming the Value data of the file in the Registry editor's ( HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ ProfileList \ S- 1-5-21-3191571139-445060046-1274765821-1005 -> ProfileImagePath ) .

    However, I realize that the name associated with my User profile in the window named User Profiles (Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Configure advanced user profile properties ) is still the old name, it's to say "X".

    Is there a way to rename my User profile once and for all with the new name, it's to say "Y", without deleting my actual account and make another one?

    Thank you!
    10-01-2015 02:40 PM
  2. stevesu's Avatar
    Bottom line is it isn't safe, there are too many places that point to the registry entry and can fail when that entry changes. It is safer to create a new account and rename, THEN delete the old account. I went through this when installing a clean Win10. One of the accounts I created became corrupt and was unusable. I spent quite a bit of time with helpdesk and my answer is due to personal experience. :-)
    10-01-2015 02:59 PM

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