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Windows 7: user profiles

07 Jul 2010   #1

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user profiles

hi, i got my windows 7 laptop and the default user name was benjamin. i went and changed it to my name(andrew) but everything is still under benjamin. it was bsically just a cosmetic change to the profile. so i made a new profile with the name andrew and now was wondering if it would be bad if i deleted the first profile (benjamin)? would that ause any severe problems? the only files i have put on my computer is the sims 3 and some music so i could easily move those files over to the new account. thanks for your help!

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07 Jul 2010   #2
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Chaos ninja, and welcome to Seven Forums.

No, you will not have any problems copying over your files to the new account, then deleting your old user administrator account while logged in your new "administrator" account.

That would be the only way to change the actual C:\Users\(user-name) folder name.

Hope this helps,
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07 Jul 2010   #3

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Just Move the files you wont & delete profile.
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07 Jul 2010   #4

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thanks guys! this site is a blessing! haha
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07 Jul 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're most welcome. I'm glad that we were able to help.
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