How to Find a User Profile Folder on Windows 11?

In Windows, a user profile is a directory containing settings and information related to a user. The profile directory may have Desktop, Documents, and personal data such as windows and application preferences. Files and settings in each profile are private to that particular user. Users can not view another user’s profile unless that user is an administrator or member of the administrator’s group.

Here, each user will have a profile folder in the Users folder on the Windows system drive Local Disk (C:). In the User folder, each account will have a profile folder name that is the same as the account name. For example, an account with the username risewindows will have a profile folder in the C:\Users directory called C:\Users\risewindows.

How to Find a User Profile Name on Windows 11?

In Windows, environment variables are words that contain the value of something. A user profile path has a variable %USERPROFILE% which includes a path to a user profile folder. If you don’t know your user profile name, type the profile environment variable in File Explorer, and it will open your profile folder. Follow the above steps:

Step 1. Firstly, bring up the Run command box by pressing Windows + R keys on the keyboard.

Step 2. Now, in the Run box, type the following and hit the Enter key on the keyboard:-


Once you complete the above steps, the current user profile folder will open up. You can read the user profile name in the title of the File Explorer address bar.

How to Open a User Profile Folder in Windows 11?

A user profile is stored on a network server, allowing users’ settings, folders, and preferences to be used on every computer the user logs on to, so there is a consistent view and settings.

Follow the below-mentioned steps to open a user profile folder in Windows 11:-

Step 1. As usual, open File Explorer by pressing Windows + E keys on the keyboard.

Step 2. Now, navigate to the “This PC > Local Disk (C:)> Users” folder. In this “Users” folder, all users’ profiles are available in separate folders.

If you’re unsure what your username is, you can always get to your profile folder by doing the following:-

At first, open the Run box by pressing Windows + R and then type %USERPROFILE% in the box. Click theEnter key on the keyboard. After that, the current user account profile folder will open up.

That’s it.

I hope this post is informative to you.

Good luck & Keep learning, guys.!!!

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