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    Rename Folder (XP Home SP2)

    Is there a way to rename the folder in Cocuments and SettingsThis one with the User Profile name without creating a new administrator and moving all the contents from one to the other please.

    Cheers, Darny

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    Re: Rename Folder (XP Home SP2)

    Are you asking if you can change the name on a "User Name" file in Cocuments and Settings from say Ralph to Joe ?? And then you want to move all of Ralph's data to the Joe profile ??
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    Re: Rename Folder (XP Home SP2)

    Yes that is exactly what I want to do.

    Cheers, Darny

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    Re: Rename Folder (XP Home SP2)

    With the "Home" version the only way you can get to "THE" administrator account is in the Safe Mode".

    If you look in the Documents and settings folder "administrator" is NOT listed.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Rename Folder (XP Home SP2)

    Why do you need to do this?

    Most methods that I can think of are very risky, and could leave windows thoroughly confused. Unless your need is very great I would recommend leaving it alone.

    Have you considered creating a completely new user account with the name you want, copying the things you want to keep, and then deleting the old account and profile?

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    Re: Rename Folder (XP Home SP2)

    I've come to the conclusion that I'll leave it alone as it is working well at the moment. I wish I could set up a new User account but each time after doing so I can't log into it. The system freezes. It's a second hand PC and it was loaded with several viruses and 7 of those expensive dialers. When the guy I bought it off returns from overseas, I will get all the manuals and disks and will reformat it.

    Thanks to all who replied, I was hoping there was an easy fix.

    Cheers, Darny

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