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Windows 7: Renaming account doesn't really rename it?

21 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Renaming account doesn't really rename it?

So when you rename your Windows 7 account, it doesn't change the path name.

Like for an example:

C:\Users\OldName is still C:\Users\OldName

How can I make it change the path name for everything with out having to create a new account?

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21 May 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Zevoxa,

Creating a new account is the best method to do so, but the tutorial below can help show you how to properly rename your user profile folder's name.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

Hope this helps,
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