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Windows 7: User folder - rename

01 Sep 2011   #1
jimarch

Window 7 64 bit
 
 
User folder - rename

Just started on Windows 7.
The default Users folder is VALUED CUSTOMER and everything added is going in there. Am I able to rename this folder to something like JIMARCH, or must I add myself as a new user and reinstall everything?


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01 Sep 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jimarch, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The best option would be to create yourself a new administrator account, copy over what you like from the old account, then delete the old VALUED CUSTOMER account afterwards.

User Account - Create

If you prefer to just rename it, then the tutorial below will show you how to.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Sep 2011   #3
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums.

I suggest you to make another user and move all stuff to the new user. You don't have to reinstall anything.

Hope this helps
CyberZeus


P.S. don't forget to fill up your system specs System Info - See Your System Specs
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01 Sep 2011   #4
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jimarch, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The best option would be to create yourself a new administrator account, copy over what you like from the old account, then delete the old VALUED CUSTOMER account afterwards.

User Account - Create

If you prefer to just rename it, then the tutorial below will show you how to.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

Hope this helps,
Shawn
You beated me in seconds, Shawn
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01 Sep 2011   #5
jimarch

Window 7 64 bit
 
 
Rename VALUED CUSTOMER

I have tried to rename C:\Users\Valued Customer where all my files, etc. are ending up. In the Control Panel ... users, I am logged on as JimArch, which is what I want. Now, if i could only change the folder name to C:\Users\JimArch - all would be well. Tried to rename via Explorer and there is no rename option in the menu that appears after a right click on the folder. I've tried renaming the folder under a different utility, and get: Cannot rename - Please remove write protection.

Does everyone who uses Windows 7 end up as "VALUED CUSTOMER"?
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01 Sep 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Jim,

Since you have a OEM (store bought) computer, the "VALUED CUSTOMER" account is just a default that the OEM (eMachine) had set up by default from the factory on their computers.

I would recommend to create yourself a new administrator account (click on link), password protect it, copy over what you like from the old account, then delete the old "VALUED CUSTOMER" account afterwards.
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01 Sep 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Every time you create an account, a User Profile is set up containing the user's personal settings such as desktop layout and start folder settings.

I would be inclined to go to Start>Control Panel>User Accounts & Family Safety>Add or Remove User Accounts and set up a new account with the name JimArch.

Once you've set up the new account to your liking you can delete the old one that you can't rename.

I'm assuming of course that you are using your own personal computer. If you are on a domain at work you'd need to speak to the IT administrator to set things up for you, subject to any restrictions that have been applied to your account.
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01 Sep 2011   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Shawn beats everyone to it!!
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01 Sep 2011   #9
jimarch

Window 7 64 bit
 
 

I do appreciate all this input! Thanks to all who have replied!

Here's what I have done:
  1. There's only one user listed on this OEM machine - JimArch (me)
  2. I have created a new folder: C:\Users\JimArch 2.4 gig
  3. All the contents in C:\Users\Valued Customer 3.5 gig have been copied to the new folder.
  4. Not sure why the difference here
  5. If I can't rename that VALUED CUSTOMER folder, I doubt I can delete it
Bedtime here ... thanks for the feedback. I'll look into this further tomorrow.
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01 Sep 2011   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyberzeus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brink View Post
hello jimarch, and welcome to seven forums.

The best option would be to create yourself a new administrator account, copy over what you like from the old account, then delete the old valued customer account afterwards.

User Account - Create

if you prefer to just rename it, then the tutorial below will show you how to.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

hope this helps,
shawn
you beated me in seconds, shawn
lol.
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