How To Change User Account Name In Windows 10

Introduction

 
Username is a unique name through which the user can access his account (Microsoft account or a local account) from the welcome screen in Windows Family. Users can change their user account name in various ways such as control panel or computer management. But this change is not reflected in the user folder within C: drive.
 
There is no way to change the name of the profile folder. But if you try to rename it (which is not recommended), it can cause other issues in your system.
 
There are many reasons to rename a user account such as if you do not want your name to appear on the welcome screen, especially when your devices are used in public places or when you use your account in public devices.
 
This tutorial will show you various ways on how to change the local user account name in Windows 10.
 

Method 1. Using Control Panel

 
By using the Control Panel, the user can easily change the Local User Account Name. Follow the below instructions to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
Open Control Panel.
 
Step 2
 
Click on "User Accounts".
 
Open Control Panel
 
Step 3
 
Again, click on "User Accounts" to proceed.
 
click on "User Accounts" to proceed
 
Alternatively, from the search, the user can easily open the "User accounts" by typing the "User accounts" and click on it.
 
Step 4
 
Now, click on the "Change your account name" option.
 
click on the "Change your account name" option
 
Step 5
 
Now, type a new name for the user account name that you want and click on the "Change Name" button to proceed.
 
type a new account name that you want and click on the "Change Name" button
 
Note:
 
The full name which is changed by you will appear on the Welcome Screen.
 

Method 2. Using Advanced User Account Control Panel

 
Follow the below instructions to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
From the Start menu, open the RUN dialog box. (Alternatively, the user can press the "Windows + R" key to open the RUN window).
 
Step 2
 
Type the "Netplwiz" and press enter key to open the advanced "User Accounts".
 
Step 3
 
Now, click on the "Users" tab and select the user name then click on the "Properties" button to proceed.
 
select the user name then click on the "Properties" button
 
Step 4
 
Type the User name or the full name you want and click on the "Apply" button.
 
Type the User name and full name that you want
 

Method 3. Through Computer Management

 
Using the computer management tool, a user can easily change the user account name. Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
From the search, open the "Computer Management" by typing the "Computer Management" and click on it. (Alternatively, the user can press the "Windows + X" key and then click on the Computer Management option).
 
Step 2
 
Computer Management window will appear on the screen, now navigate the following path.
 
Computer management > System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users.
 
navigate the following path
 
Step 3
 
Now, select your user account, right-click on it and click on the "Properties" option.
 
select your user account
 
Step 4
 
Click on the "General" tab and enter your desired full name for the account and click on the "Apply" button.
 
enter your desired full name for the account
 
Congrats! You have successfully renamed the local user account. Now, first sign out of your account and then you will see your desired name on the welcome screen which has been changed by you.
 

Conclusion

 
By following any of the above methods, you can rename the local user account name in Windows 10.
 
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