In Windows 10, you can change the account name that is displayed by specifying “Full Name”, but the use of both terms “user account name” and “full name” is confusing.
In fact, “Full name” is displayed as an account name in conjunction with “Full name”. If there is no “full name”, “user account name” is usually displayed instead.
“Full name” is set as one of the information about the user.
When you register a user account first time, the account name created will be your user folder (C:\Users\username), and changing the folder name is difficult after that, but you can simply change the Full Name with your favorite name.
▼ For example, we change two standard user account name is displayed below by using “full name”.
Running Computer Management
▼ Right-click on theand 1“Computer Management”. in the Context Menu.
▼ On the “Computer Management”, move to the following location.
[Computer Management (Local)] > [System Tools] > [Local Users and Groups] > [Users]
The user whose account name is to be changed. Double-click 1“Name“(here, BestFriend).
▼ The “Properties ” is displayed. Type 1“Full Name” (here, My Best Friends) in the text field of General tab, and click 2button.
▼ When returning to the “Computer Management“, the 1Name (My Best Friends) entered in the “Full Name” field above is displayed.
▼ As a result, the user account name “BestFriend” on the “Start Screen” has been changed to 1Full Name with “My Best Friends”.
Renaming the user account with “Full name” setting
If you change the Full Name, all of the user account names are replaced with it. For example, you can also see in the Accounts settings that 1standard user account name has also been changed.
▼ The user account name on the logon screen is also affected.
Changing the user name on the User Accounts Settings
▼ As below, presskey to open Run, and enter1control or C:\Windows\System32\control.exe in the text box. Click2 button.
After Windows 10 Creators Update(version 1703), Control panel item disappeared from the right click menu of. You can check how to start the control panel from the following link.
▼ In the Control Panel window, Click 1User Accounts.
▼ Click 1Manage another account.
▼ You can see that the 1account name has been also changed on the Manage Account.
This time, we’ll change the account name from the Manage Account.
▼ First, click the account name (My Best Friends) to return to the following Change a Account window. Click 1Change the account name.
▼ On the “Rename Account” window, enter the following: Enter the 1new account name (here, New Friends), and click the 2button.
▼ It has been Changed to 1new account name as shown below.
▼ The account name on the start screen as shown below also are replaced with the 1new account name.
▼ In the Accounts settings, a standard user account name has also been changed.
Changing in “Full Name” in “Computer Management”
▼ The new account name(New Friends) changed on the “Change a Account” above also affects the “Full Name” in “Computer Management”, so it has been displayed with the newly changed name.