Question change user folder name in c:/users

ashtekaros

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Hi. my question is if i change the name of the user in c:/users using this method i found in youtube there will be any problems.

the adress of the video is

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5_Q2BmTx3Y


Steps to change the user folder name in C drive\Users
  1. Create a system restore point
  2. Note down the SID value for the target user account
  3. Create a temporary Admin account
  4. log in to new account
  5. Change the user folder name via command prompt
  6. .Point the username to the new folder name via the registry
  7. .log in to the actual account
  8. Delete the temporary user account. This is the safest way to rename the user folder name. Note: It is advised to create a System Restore point or take a full backup before following any Windows tutorial.
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the PROBLEM is that the SID account is supposed to have "Full Name= USER" what im seeig is the following:

AccountType=512
Description=
Disabled=FALSE
Domain=DESKTOP-9CPMI9U
FullName=
InstallDate=
LocalAccount=TRUE
Lockout=FALSE
Name=USER
PasswordChangeable=TRUE
PasswordExpires=FALSE
PasswordRequired=FALSE
SID=S-1-5-21-1709890065-1192058461-640584522-1001
SIDType=1
Status=OK

The other values are "degraded" and this is the only that has OK status

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my sistem is currently in portuguese (i live in brazil) and the name in c/:users is displayed as c:/Usuario i prefer to make it user to differentiate between the folders . hence i want to change the name to user. but maybe its not worth the risk ?

my older user name was "USER" as well. my pc recently had a backup. but its displaying as "Usuario" in the folder although in "properties" it appears as "USER" .
 
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all the SID values i found are these:

AccountType=512
Description=Conta interna para a administração do computador/domínio
Disabled=TRUE
Domain=DESKTOP-9CPMI9U
FullName=
InstallDate=
LocalAccount=TRUE
Lockout=FALSE
Name=Administrador
PasswordChangeable=TRUE
PasswordExpires=FALSE
PasswordRequired=TRUE
SID=S-1-5-21-1709890065-1192058461-640584522-500
SIDType=1
Status=Degraded


AccountType=512
Description=Conta interna para acesso como convidado ao computador/domínio
Disabled=TRUE
Domain=DESKTOP-9CPMI9U
FullName=
InstallDate=
LocalAccount=TRUE
Lockout=FALSE
Name=Convidado
PasswordChangeable=FALSE
PasswordExpires=FALSE
PasswordRequired=FALSE
SID=S-1-5-21-1709890065-1192058461-640584522-501
SIDType=1
Status=Degraded


AccountType=512
Description=Uma conta de usuário gerenciada pelo sistema.
Disabled=TRUE
Domain=DESKTOP-9CPMI9U
FullName=
InstallDate=
LocalAccount=TRUE
Lockout=FALSE
Name=DefaultAccount
PasswordChangeable=TRUE
PasswordExpires=FALSE
PasswordRequired=FALSE
SID=S-1-5-21-1709890065-1192058461-640584522-503
SIDType=1
Status=Degraded


AccountType=512
Description=
Disabled=FALSE
Domain=DESKTOP-9CPMI9U
FullName=
InstallDate=
LocalAccount=TRUE
Lockout=FALSE
Name=USER
PasswordChangeable=TRUE
PasswordExpires=FALSE
PasswordRequired=FALSE
SID=S-1-5-21-1709890065-1192058461-640584522-1001
SIDType=1
Status=OK


AccountType=512
Description=Uma conta de usuário gerenciada e usada pelo sistema em cenários do Windows Defender Application Guard.
Disabled=TRUE
Domain=DESKTOP-9CPMI9U
FullName=
InstallDate=
LocalAccount=TRUE
Lockout=FALSE
Name=WDAGUtilityAccount
PasswordChangeable=TRUE
PasswordExpires=TRUE
PasswordRequired=TRUE
SID=S-1-5-21-1709890065-1192058461-640584522-504
SIDType=1
Status=Degraded
 
this is no good then, as i want acess to these files.

do you think the method of the youtube channel i linked is dangerous ?
Files that are created under a user account can only be accessed by that user or an Admin user. For 99% of people the default user is the admin user. If you add a new user or transfer the files to another user you are doing absolutely nothing but giving yourself a headache as all your files will be inaccessible. So the video is not dangerous per say but it is a very bad idea to listen to it.
 

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Files that are created under a user account can only be accessed by that user or an Admin user. For 99% of people the default user is the admin user. If you add a new user or transfer the files to another user you are doing absolutely nothing but giving yourself a headache as all your files will be inaccessible. So the video is not dangerous per say but it is a very bad idea to listen to it.
That video speaks to "Change the user folder name via command prompt "
Different than just a new account.

Changing that folder name MAY indeed break things, for no good reason.
 
That video speaks to "Change the user folder name via command prompt "
Different than just a new account.

hHanging that folder name MAY indeed break things, for no good reason.
Ok yeah no that video IS dangerous indeed. Especially since you can rename your user easily in the control panel

Here is how to do that if the OP is interested https://www.groovypost.com/howto/change-account-name-windows-10/#:~:text=Press Windows key + R, type,again to confirm the change.

Changing the folder names is really not needed since it will all work even if you rename the user in the manner described first on that page. The second half is the same method from that video which it does warn you is a dangerous prospect at least
 

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Ok yeah no that video IS dangerous indeed. Especially since you can rename your user easily in the control panel

Here is how to do that if the OP is interested https://www.groovypost.com/howto/change-account-name-windows-10/#:~:text=Press Windows key + R, type,again to confirm the change.

Changing the folder names is really not needed since it will all work even if you rename the user in the manner described first on that page. The second half is the same method from that video which it does warn you is a dangerous prospect at least

that only changes the account name. Not the folder name in C/:USUARIOS

to change the file you need the SID method. even according to the link you provided.

but thanks for the advice. i think i will have to accept the new folder names then.
 

ashtekaros

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it disturbs me to have symilar user name between "USUARIO" and "USUARIOS". but it was a dumb idea after all.

and congratulations because this forum is excellent.
 

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