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Username Changed But Path Isn't

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#1 JosephW1993


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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:23 PM


While I was reformatting my computer I went out for a little while and let my father finish it. He mistakenly set my username to the wrong username. I changed my username via the User Accounts panel but it didn't change the path which reads like this:

C:\Documents and Settings\WRONGNAME\

I want it to read like this:

C:\Documents and Settings\Alendar\

Is there a way other than creating a new account to do this?

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 06:11 PM

Hi Alendar,

Is there a way other than creating a new account to do this?

Only if you want to change the account name but not change the name of the folder for that user account under the Documents and Settings folder.

Start / Run compmgmt.msc /then click OK. Expand Local users and groups/ Click on Users. Right click your username and select rename.

If you want the two to match however, you need to create a new account and copy then copy your old user account to the new one. When you are sure the new one has everything you need, you can delete the old user account.
You need to log into the new user account once before you can copy anything to it.

How to create and configure user accounts in Windows XP
Copy a User Account


Edited by TMacK, 01 July 2007 - 06:12 PM.

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