Changed User name, but User folder name didnt get changed?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by mbm, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. mbm

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    I changed my user name in the Control Panel but my User folder is still the
    old name.... why is this and how can i change it to what my user name is?

    mbm, Dec 1, 2007
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  2. You can't. Create a new user account with the name you want the folder to
    Move all the files form the old user folder to the new user folder. Change
    all the ownerships to the new user.
    Delete the old user account.

    Very much a pain!!

    Michael Walraven, Dec 1, 2007
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  3. These are protected systems files and cannot be easily renamed. If
    this doesn't suit you, your best option would be to simply create a new
    user account, copy the settings from the current account to it, and then
    delete the old account.


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    Bruce Chambers, Dec 1, 2007
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