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Windows 7: Create new user/migrate old user's data, to change logon icon order

01 Mar 2016   #1
frable82

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Create new user/migrate old user's data, to change logon icon order

(reposted from Customization)

Having just learned from an OLD post here that renaming a user account apparently doesn't change the order in which the corresponding logon icons appear at startup -- due to the order being apparently determined by when each folder was originally created, which was when this computer was first opened back in 2011 -- I want to be able, after creating a new user account, to migrate data from the account whose name I changed. I'd been previously suggested to try User Profile Wizard from Forensit.com... would this be a good idea, or can you suggest something different?

HP/Compaq CQ2014, AMD E-300, Radeon HD graphics, Win7 Home Premium 64-bit custom SP1, 3MB RAM, 500GB disk

Bob


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01 Mar 2016   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Open computer management then click system tools, user and groups, users and right click the user you want in front and hit rename and put an a in front of the name then click off it to save it then right click the user again and pick properties and make the full name the one you want displayed on the login screen. Mine shows Malcolm.


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01 Mar 2016   #3
frable82

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Local Users and Groups is *not an option* in Win7 Home Premium, only in Win7 Pro. :-)

Bob
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01 Mar 2016   #4
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frable82 View Post
Local Users and Groups is *not an option* in Win7 Home Premium, only in Win7 Pro. :-)

Bob
Ah sorry, I thought it was a separate snap in to the gpedit and netplwiz. There are ways to get the snap in that version but its messy and not advisable. Do Below Instead.

I would make a restore point before trying this.

1. Make a new admin account to do this from
2. go into that account and run this from an elevated command prompt.

wmic useraccount where name='currentname' rename newname

3. Then run:
net user nameyoujustmade /fullname:"nameyouwantologinwith"
4. Logg off and back into old user that is renamed. Check to make sure permissions are good for user folders. Delete new admin account made for this process.

Rename local user account
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...65(WS.10).aspx
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04 Mar 2016   #5
frable82

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't like messy, as you might imagine.

I'm almost inclined to use a 'touch' utility (and I have more than one here) to change the creation time of the users folder, which would definitely accomplish my goal without a lot of other more-risky things happening. I would do this as an admin and make a restore point beforehand, of course.
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04 Mar 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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04 Mar 2016   #7
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I do agree that will work but as frable says some users have upwards of 300GB's of user files and can not go that route.
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04 Mar 2016   #8
frable82

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Problem solved, elsewhere...

Opened netplwiz.exe,
removed all unused user accounts,
changed user name of account that would have been migrated to match folder name.

Thanks to everyone who helped.
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