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Edited by Stang777, 11 April 2010 - 06:44 PM.
Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:39 PM
Thank you for explaining all this. Looks like maybe this could be why I also keep getting locked out of alot of my accounts. Still not sure what is going on.
I cannot help much but I can tell you something about the names being different in the different areas for user accounts.
The one area for them that you get to through Control Panel, User Accounts will show the name differently than the one in System Properties. I can't really explain it in any way other than to tell you why it is different on my system and I suspect something like this is what happened on yours.
When I got this computer, the user name was my dads. I went into User Accounts in Control Panel and changed the name of that account to my name. I believe I also changed the name of the profile in Documents and Settings, however, that could have changed automatically when I made the change in Control Panel User Accounts. It has been a couple of years so I cannot really remember for sure if I did the the change in Doc and Settings, but I think I did and I think I did that first.
In any case, after doing that, when I look at the name in User Accounts through System Properties, it still shows my dads name, as do all the cookies and everything else that relies on the original user name for the profile being used. It shows my name in the Control Panel User Accounts and even for the name of the folder in Documents and Settings that contains the profile
The only way to change that and have the name be the same in both places seems to be to create a new profile with the name one wants to use and use that profile. I have even gone into the registry and changed the name of the registered owner to mine and even though that shows up in System Properties for the reg owner, it did not change the name in those other places.
Personally, I just found it easier to live with his name being all over my computer, good thing I love him or it would be really annoying to see his name on my computer all the time, lol.
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