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#1 Name9902

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 06:07 PM

Here's the deal...I recently changed the admin username on my comp to something new. The problem is that the folder under documents & settings never changed its title to the new username. Under documents & settings there are a few folders, such as "All Users" and "Default User", aswell as folders listed as whatever your username is. This is the folder i wish to change, but every time i try to rename it i get the message "blah blah blah is a system folder and is required for Windows to run properly, it cannot be removed or renamed"

Any ideas on how to fix this problem w/o reinstalling?

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#2 Papakid

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 11:45 PM

Hi. Welcome to BC. :thumbsup:

So if I understand correctly you have changed the name of a user account with Administrative priviledges in the Control Panel? Did the name change there? But the folder in Windows Explorer didn't change? Have you rebooted yet?

Are you able to log into the account with the changed name?

Are you running XP Home or Pro?

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 01:59 AM

Hi Name, :thumbsup: to BC. :flowers:

I had this problem before and have since learned to create a new admin account for myself and then delete the owner account whenever I reformat. This doesn't help you any right now though as you want to avoid that hassle.

You might want to try creating a new admin account and transferring the data from the old one over to the new one. This may involve a little work, but is certainly less of a problem than reformatting is.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;811151

Make sure to change the name of the old account before creating the new one or you may end up with the same problem again. Make sure everything is working correctly after the transfer before you delete the old account.

Edited by Ronbo, 16 February 2005 - 02:00 AM.

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