windows 10 user account name truncated
Posted on 2016-11-18
I just set up a new HP Envy notebook with Windows 10, using a new Microsoft account like email@example.com.
When I log off and on the account name displays correctily, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
In the course of some setup changes I make I added the Desktop toolbar to the task bar. Then on opening the Desktop context menu with the toolbar, I sw at the top, the user name displayed as jsmit, that is, lacking the last letter, the 'h'. I then opened User Accounts and saw the user account name there as jsmith, that is, with the "h". I then checked the folder name in c:\windows\users and it is jsmit, that is, no "h". I right clicked on the folder name just to see if I got the rename option, but it isn't there. I didn't really expect it since this is a system folder and the name is probably derivative and not directly editable.
Question though is, what do I do to get every place where the user name is jsmit to be jsmith, since it is correct jsmith in User Accounts?
It seems obvious that one solution is just to create a new account with a different name, but for naming consistency with other apps and machines I really want to stay with jsmith, not something like jsmith2.
Ron Hicks, Arlington, Virginia