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Windows 7: Help renaming user folder

27 Feb 2011   #1
NCSue

Windows 7
 
 
Help renaming user folder

I purchased a computer for my father, and the store where I purchased it used his last name for the user account name. My dad died just a few days later. I want to rename the folder in which pictures, documents, etc. are saved. How can I do this? I haven't figured out the trick.

Thank you.


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27 Feb 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sue, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm so sorry to hear about your father's passing.

You will not be able to change the name of the actual C:\Users\(user-name) user profile folder itself.

The only One way would be to create a new administrator account with the name you like, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

UPDATE:
Please see my new post below.
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28 Feb 2011   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sue,

I stand corrected by myself. I found a way to safely change the user profile folder name.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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