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Windows 7: User Rename.

17 Feb 2011   #1
ssdevious

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
User Rename.

Greetings,

I'd like to ask you, how can I rename the location of my data and my data folder. I changed my PC username, name of the PC, but that folder remained unchanged.

It's 'C:\\Users\ssdevious' and let's say, I want to change that 'ssdevious'. In that folder we're trying to rename is the following: Contacts, Desktop, Downloads, Favorites, Links, My Documents, etc.

Best Regards,
SS-Totenkopf


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17 Feb 2011   #2
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

warning   Warning
This will cause user Profile Problems and Registry problems I would Seriously not recommend you renaming the folder


The Simplest Way I would do is to Make a new account and Transfer the Files Manually

Hope This Helps,
Josh
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17 Feb 2011   #3
ssdevious

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Greetings,

not really. If I do create a new account, can I delete the old one? I don't want to have multiple accounts. Of course, once I did rename it on XP and it messed up with my files, point is, it probably even can't be edited on Windows 7. I'm just looking for a way to get rid of that account.

Best Regards,
SS-Totenkopf
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18 Feb 2011   #4
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ive noticed a bug where if you change your user name on any windows 7, when you go to task manager, it still reports the old user name.
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18 Feb 2011   #5
ssdevious

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Greetings,

I did actually change the username in control panel, I can do it over and over again, it's no big deal and it's easy. However, the folder which is supposed to be linked with the username doesn't change. Probably a glitch, because if it's on dick C: and in folder named Users, I'd expect, it's directly linked to it, but it looks like, it's not. I can change the username, but the folder stays same - unchanged.

Best Regards,
SS-Totenkopf
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18 Feb 2011   #6
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ssdevious View Post
greetings,

probably a glitch, because if it's on dick c: and in folder named users

lol
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18 Feb 2011   #7
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ssdevious View Post
Greetings,

I did actually change the username in control panel, I can do it over and over again, it's no big deal and it's easy. However, the folder which is supposed to be linked with the username doesn't change. Probably a glitch, because if it's on dick C: and in folder named Users, I'd expect, it's directly linked to it, but it looks like, it's not. I can change the username, but the folder stays same - unchanged.

Best Regards,
SS-Totenkopf
The naming of the user folder is final when a user has logged in first time. If your username was AAA when you created your user account and logged in to that account first time, the folder name is always going to be AAA even if you change your username to BBB. Read more here.

By the way, I am not sure if it's against forum rules but personally I have to say I really resent how you sign your posts. It really shows incredible bad taste and judgement from your side to use the name of the nazi military unit that was directly responsible of administrating concentration camps. If your intention is to be funny, you fail. Because of this, I am adding you to my ignore list so I do not have to see your posts anymore.

Very sincerely,

Kari
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18 Feb 2011   #8
ssdevious

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Greetings,

thank you, especially for the redirection. It helped. Actually a lot more than relies such as: "lol". Some people feel just a weird urge to express their opinions and reactions, however in this case, it's a waste of space. It's called spam. Always cheerful, when you visit a support forum and get and answer of that kind, e.g. "lol" or "rofl". Kari's 2nd part of the post better left without a comment. Not blaming you buddy, being good at IT doesn't necessarily mean, you own all the world's wisdom. Just FYI., my name ain't really anymore 'Nazi' than yours, but who cares. People like you'd probably call even that car, Chevrolet-SS it is, as a 'Nazi' car, but that's just an off-topic. Thanks for the help once again.

Best Regards,
SS-Totenkopf
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18 Feb 2011   #9
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

It seems I forgot to unsubscribe this thread and put you to ignore list. Doing it now.

A name of the car including letters ss, or initials S.S. of one of my best friends do not refer to nazis. But the name you use to sign your posts is a direct reference to something that should in my opinion not be allowed. This is the meaning of the name you have decided to use as your signature: 3rd SS Division Totenkopf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kari
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18 Feb 2011   #10
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Well said Kari. Everybody knows the connotations of that name. Whether just tasteless or seeking to provoke; well worth ignoring.
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