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Windows 7: Rename Assist Please

28 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32Bit
Rename Assist Please

Hi Guys

I have just upgraded my PC and used the copy of Windows 7 Pro that I have ... no problems there .... the only issue I have is the shop that installed this for me put 'USER" as the user name .... so in my C:\User Folder it reads C:\User\User. Not really an issue but I'd like it to read who it belongs to ... not USER. This has probally been asked so may times before but I cant seem to find any threads on it. If you can assist to change this ... kewl ... thanks

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28 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

Open control panel and go to user accounts, you can change your user account name there. This may or may not do what you want. It won't change the name of your actual folder just your user name the is displayed in windows. Another option would be to create a new user account with the name you want. Move your documents and other stuff over to the new account, then delete the old one. Click the manage another account option to get to the screen where you can create a new account.
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28 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Pretty much like alphanumeric said, you will have to create a new user account with the name you want and move your files and folders over. Just changing the account name won't change the folder name.
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28 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32Bit

Bumma ..... seems to be the hard way around such a small issue ... would have thought there might have been an easier way ... thanks guys for the responce
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28 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu

One obvious point that I have seen missed in these cases - when you make the new account make it an administrator level account - the default for secondary accounts is a standard account, not ideal when you intend to delete the first (administrator) account in the future.

also when you come to delete the first account choose the option to save the user files to the new user desktop - just in case you miss anything when transferring
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28 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32Bit

Thanks Barman ... appreiciate your input
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