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Windows 7: How to change C:\users\oem

07 Sep 2010   #1
chichikoko

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
How to change C:\users\oem

I'm brand new to 7 and I was wondering if there is a way to change the C:\users\oem to say C:\users\myname... I don't want to move I my files, I just want to rename this.
Thanks!


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07 Sep 2010   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Change the name of your computer to 'your' name User Account Name - Vista Forums
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07 Sep 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You can not change the original user account name in the C://users.

Hope this information was helpful
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07 Sep 2010   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you can't rename it, which Home Premium might not allow, why not create another user account, and then use the copy function to copy the oem user account to the new one?
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07 Sep 2010   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Chichikoko, and welcome to Seven Forums.

As mentioned above, you cannot change the actual C:\Users\(user-name) folder name, but you can create a new administrator account with the name you like, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Sep 2010   #6
chichikoko

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I guess I'll create the new user account. Can anyone tell me how to easily
transfer all my data to the new user.
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07 Sep 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Use windows easy transfer
Transfer it a finger drive etc
Then to the new account

Type windows easy trasfer in search
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07 Sep 2010   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Chichikoko, and welcome to Seven Forums.

As mentioned above, you cannot change the actual C:\Users\(user-name) folder name, but you can create a new administrator account with the name you like, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chichikoko View Post
I guess I'll create the new user account. Can anyone tell me how to easily
transfer all my data to the new user.
You can use the method I posted above to easily just "Copy and Paste" the data to the new user account if you like.
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