Commons:Changing username

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Notice Requests for renaming accounts are handled on Meta-Wiki by global renamers and stewards. Please file a request HERE or via Special:GlobalRenameRequest.

What happens when an account is renamed?[edit]

When your Commons account is renamed, all of your previous uploads and edits in page histories (including deleted edits) are re-attributed to your new name. Other user data, including preferences, watchlist, and password are also reattributed to your new account. Your old user and user talk pages will normally be moved to the new name at the same time.

Once the rename is complete, you will no longer be able to log in on to your old account as that will no longer be registered to you.

The rename will not affect signatures (~~~~) you have already left. Those pages will continue to display your signature (including the link to your old username) unless edited manually. Remember, {{Information}} often contains your old user name as the author and won't change automatically.

Old requests[edit]

Fulfilled, withdrawn, and declined local rename requests before 15 September 2014 are archived on commons: 2004 - 20062007, through end of JulyAugust 2007 - March 2008April 2008 - May 2008June 2008 - July 2008August 2008 - October 2008November 2008 - February 2009March 2009 - May 2009June 2009 - September 2009October 2009 - January 2010February 2010 - May 2010June 2010 - September 2010October 2010 - February 2011March 2011 - July 2011August 2011 - December 2011January 2012 - April 2012May 2012 - October 2012November 2012 - March 2013April 2013 - October 2013November 2013 - May 2014June 2014 - September 2014