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Windows 7: Windows 7 User file is locked - cannot edit misspelled name.

03 Jul 2012   #1

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Windows 7 User file is locked - cannot edit misspelled name.

When I was setting up my computer for the first time, I misspelled my user name. When I go to My Computer > Local Disk [C:] > Users, I am unable to change the name of my User file.

I have corrected how the user name appears when logging in, via User Accounts, but this "source" seems un-editable. It appears in several places, when I install new programs etc. and I know that there must be a way to fix this.

How can I change the name of the User file folder?

Any and all suggestions welcome, please and thank you!

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04 Jul 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Create a new account with the correct name.
Remove all folders from the old account.
Delete the old acount.
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