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How to change user name Owner?

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#1 KCav


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Posted 31 October 2015 - 11:36 AM

When the OS was installed on my new solid state drive the user name Owner was used.  I would like to create two user accounts and make them both Administrators.  


 I went to Control Panel and clicked on User Accounts.  Then I  clicked on Change your account name and I typed a user name  above where it said, " This name will appear on the Welcome screen and Start menu, " then I clicked Change Name.  Next I clicked Change account type and selected Administrator. Next I clicked on Change your picture, browsed to find a picture and inserted one.  Then I clicked on Manage another account and selected Create a new  account, and I created a new account.  When I rebooted it said,  "Welcome to Windows 7 Professional"  and displayed the icons for both users, and when I selected one, I arrived on my Desktop.  :tophat:



Everything seemed to work perfectly until Iuntil I went to C:/Users and did not find the name of my new user account, instead Owner was there.  I  ight clicked on Owner and looked for the Rename facility, it was not there.   :bananas:


I scroll down and clicked on Properties; on the General tab I was unable to change the name Owner; on the tab for Sharing it said Owner shared,  then I clicked on the Security tab and It said, " Object Name:  C:\Owner."   There was a heading Group or User Names, under it were 8 items. Oneitem combined the new user name with system name/owner.  Since the name Owner was changed using the Change name facility in User Accounts, why does this item appear here?   :bananas: 


I can rename most folders by right clicking on the folder name and selecting Rename.  Why isn't Rename available with in C:\Users\Owner?   How do I change the user name Owner?








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