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Windows 7: Question about renaming user accounts

28 Jul 2013   #1
Warsaw

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 
Question about renaming user accounts

Hi, I wanted to rename a user account but I read that it would not change the folder name or the registry in windows 7. Is it better to delete said user account and create a new one rather than renaming?

Thanks!


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28 Jul 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Warsaw,

Indeed it would be better to create a new account first, then delete the old one later once you have finished copying any files and shortcuts from the old to the new.

You could rename the actual "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder, but the original name will still be tied to it for permissions like in the blue note box in the tutorial below.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

I would recommend creating a new account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Jul 2013   #3
Warsaw

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Thanks!
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29 Jul 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.
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