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    Change user's "Name" in windows explorer folder laptop;

    In my laptop "Vista" on install I have but one account w/admin permission but also on install it ask for a name (don't rem when or why) but under windows explorer it shows my "Name" under the Users folder, I want to get my name off and chg it to any other name other than mine.

    How is this done?

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    Humm, am I in for a new install ?
    Last edited by Jagworld; 2011-11-30 at 20:06.

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    Control Panel, User Accounts. Will "Change your account name" solve your problem.

    You also could create a new user account and delete the old, but this would seem to be more involved than the above.
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    I believe changing the user name won't change the folder structure. The only way to solve it is to create a new account and move everything there.

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    3 Star Lounger Jagworld's Avatar
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    @ruirib;
    Thanks, Yes -- that's what I found out, it doesn't chg the folder name or give any other options there to chg the folder name.

    I can create another account ---- and you said "move everything there", meaning just copy & paste ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagworld View Post
    @ruirib;
    Thanks, Yes -- that's what I found out, it doesn't chg the folder name or give any other options there to chg the folder name.

    I can create another account ---- and you said "move everything there", meaning just copy & paste ??
    Yes, copying the files you may need.

    There may be a better way to do it. Have a look at this, including the last post that suggests a way to activate the copy button for the desired profile.
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    I can't get a warm fuzzie feeling about all the examples of exactly "what to do" that's absolutely positive, I'm going to give up trying to change the folder's name as changing the folder name just isn't worth it.

    I've tried everything mentioned in the posts here and some what hesitant about venturing to other web sites.

    I appreciate all the suggestions.

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    One easy brute force way is simply to copy all the stuff you need from one account to the other, from the new account. Use TakeOwnership to access the existing account's folders, if you need to.

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