At some point in the reinstall process you will be given the opportunity to choose a name for your computer. You can use any name you want. You will also be able to create a user account, again using any name you choose.
How did you inadvertantly change the name of your computer? During a clean install of Windows there is a default name for your computer-that can be changed at that particular screen. When you do a clean install everything on your computer is wiped out, including the computer name and user accounts.
When you installed Windows 7, did you do a clean install or a repair install?
You can change the user name for your account by following the directions given by PanickyD. You did state in your first post that you did that.
I changed the name in accounts but I cant change the users file name back?
However, that will NOT
change the name of your user account in My Computer. It will only change the name on the welcome screen.
Example, I have a user account set up for Natalie. That is how it currently appears on the welcome screen.
When I change the name on the account to Grand-Daughter the welcome screen changes to that name under her desktop icon.
When looking at Users in Computer/Local Disk C the name is NOT changed. It still says Natalie.
As you can see in the screenshot the user file name did not change.
when I have tried to reinstall my files (with a program) to their original place it didnt work
What program? Can you provide specific steps about what you did when you tried to restore the files?
There is an option you can try.
If you can open up the backed up folders, you can try a copy of the individual files to your user account folder.
Example: Open up My Pictures. Highlight one of the pictures. Hold down the ctrl
keys at the same time to highlight everything. RIGHT click on one of them, choose Copy.
Next open up your My Pictures folder. RIGHT click and choose Paste. See if they paste to your Pictures folder. If it works, repeat the process for your other files and folders. It may take a while for everything to paste, depending on how many files each folder contains.
If you really want to use the same user name you had before, you can create a user account with that name then copy/paste from your backup to the account.
Since drag and drop works, you can also use that to get them where you want them to be.
After that you can delete the account you don't want.
This is one of those times I'm wishing I lived next door to someone so I can show up and walk you through it.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 22 July 2013 - 11:14 AM.