Quote: Originally Posted by broiyan
Suppose the computer formerly belonged to Jane and so there is a directory named C:/Users/Jane. Now the computer belongs to Mary. Somehow I manged to rename the visible folder name - the one that appears with the icon - from Jane to Mary but in the file system the directory is still called C:/Users/Jane. Is there anyway to safely change this without inconvenient side-effects? The goal is to have it be C:/Users/Mary.
This problem is on a netbook with Windows 7 Starter (32 bit).
Set up another user.. (Mary). Make sure you give the proper rights to Mary (administrator).
Don't forget to copy any user specific desktop items from Jane to Mary.
Log off, now log back on using Mary.
Now... delete the user Jane