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I just switched from a local account to a "Microsoft Account" and I'm wondering now which local username I have now? Do I still have my old local username?

If not, i.e. for changing permissions of folders etc, which username (and domain?) do I have to use?

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Yes - run net users from the command line, or hit Windows Key+R, type compmgmt.msc and expand the users list to see your user name - it should be the name you login as minus the @ sign and the domain name. So if you login as thisisjustasample@hotmail.com, your user name on Windows 8 would almost certainly be thisisjustasample.

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There I just see my old local username I had before. Seems to be connected to that Microsoft Account now... –  FiveO Oct 22 '12 at 8:57
    
That sounds right to me. In my case it was a new PC so I didn't have an old account, but after I signed in with my Microsoft account I wound up with a local account of just my first name. –  Mark Allen Oct 22 '12 at 18:30
    
I’m relaying a comment from an anonymous user who says, “In my case, the name is the first five letters of the login name followed by series of digits; e.g., thisisjustasample became thisi_000.” –  Scott Mar 12 '13 at 23:19

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