Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826
I'm still not sure I fully understand but I would again point out Kari's previous post to my initial thread:
Let's try to simplify this.
User folders are not created when you create a new user account. Instead, the user folders are created when you log in to this new account first time, when you see the Welcome Screen message "Preparing your desktop...".
When a user account is made and the user folders created i.e. when the new user logs in the first time, it's final. The user folder stays forever with that name. If you change the name of the user account it only changes the name of the user, but the folders keep their original name. There is no way to go around this.
For instance, the new user account was created using the name "Bill". Before "Bill" logs in first time, the user folders are not created. An administrative user can change the name of this account, and nothing happens. User folders are not created.
But when Bill logs in the first name, the user folder C:\Users\Bill is created. This creation is final, Bill's folder is going to be C:\Users\Bill forever. No matter if he chooses to change his username.
Bill wants now to change his user name. He changes it to "Billy the Kid". No matter. When logging in, he has to give credentials of "Billy the Kid", but when you look at the Users folder, you'll see his user folder is still named "Bill. He can change his user name on a daily basis, but the user folder is always going to be C:\Users\Bill".
Confusing? I'll try to make it simple:
- Creating an user account does not create the user folder
- User folder is created when the user logs in the first time
- When user folder is created i.e. when user logs in the first time, the naming of the folder is final. You can change the name of the user account, but the name of his folder stays as it was when created
I'm sorry if this sounds a bit confusing.