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Windows 7: Accidentally renamed user folder!

15 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 - 64 bit
Accidentally renamed user folder!


In trying to move my Downloads folder I seem to have accidentally renamed my User folder 'Downloads'. It only appears like this in my area when I look in Windows Explorer. Other users still see it as its original name. (See attached screen shot.) It also has a picture of a lock and a blue arrow in the icon which the other user accounts don't have.

Grateful for any advice on how to sort this out!


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File Type: docx Folder name problem.docx (1.04 MB, 40 views)
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15 Jun 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Abw, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What happens when you right click on the user profile folder to rename it back to the orignal user name?

Here's a copy of your screenshot for others to see:
Accidentally renamed user folder!-folder.jpg

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15 Jun 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

maybe this tutorial can help
User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name
edit:actually i think i misread your original post.
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08 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 - 64 bit

Thanks guys. Sorry not to reply earlier but I've been away for a couple weeks. Thanks for the advice. With your help I've managed sort out my folder name!
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08 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

That's OK. Pleased to hear you have managed to fix things and thanks for letting us know as we can mark the thread as resolved.
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