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how to rename the "user named"folder in Vista


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#1 Frazzled1

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 05:28 AM

My computer was set up by a friend and they used my complete name when setting up Vista. For privacy reasons I would like to change this , removing/rennaming. my name from what used to be called the "my Documents" folder in win XP. Any ideas on how this could be accomplished....Regedit perhaps??

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 04:42 PM

create a new account, and perform the following: Fix a corrupted user profile then delete the old account.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:52 AM

Thank you, looks a bit complicated but will try. I will not be by the computer in question till tomorrow.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:56 AM

Its easier then it looks. If you can transfer files from other directories to other ones its just as easy.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 02:53 PM

OK, I ran this as described on the MS website you linked to. I THINK everything went well, BUT there were many files that couldnt' be copied over because of open files or other situations. I skipped those just to let it finish. Does this sound normal? For example, the ntuser.log had several other versions that I did NOT exclude from the transfer and it hung up there as well as the index.dat file etc. Any ideas on how to check the two folders for exactness?

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 05:23 PM

That will happen, just try it again and see if the files get copied over then take ownership of them.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:28 PM

hello,
can't you just change the name?

start click the little picture (at the top of the menu, above the name your trying to change), then click "change your account name", name it anything you want.


sorry but this sounds alot easier.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 06:57 PM

Hello Kenny,
I saw the dialog line to allow me to change my name but when I click on it, nothing happens.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 08:07 PM

should have known that was to easy, sorry it was worth a shot.

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