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Windows 7: Windows 7 user/owner vs author

10 Mar 2013   #1

DELL Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Windows 7 user/owner vs author

Is there a way to permanently change the default 'author"?? I often post files to the web and dont really want my personal name there.

In hindsight, I should have created profiles for Dad, Mom, RJ, etc, and never used 'conveninent' family member names for user profiles like (for example) : Ralph, Sally, Robby, Admin, Guest ... as those later name show up as authors, and are visibile under document properties or meta data - a concern when files are posted to the web.

I tried some workarounds but they are not that great, eg
- some apps allow you to hide personal meta data, but one does not always remember to use it!
- some apps dont let you hide meta data, or worse, unhide them - eg - apps like CutePDF bring them right back when creating a PDF file.
- some apps strip meta data ( but again you need to remember to use them); snd some only work on images.

Ideally, I'd like to be able for permanent change author, and forget about it.

I don't dare change all occurances of Ralph to Dad, as I assume that will mess-up the user profiles.

Any suggestions?

Can I create an new profile, called Dad, and essentially make it a close of what I currently have for Ralph?

I see many references to a WinEnabler app - ... all positive...but these seem to be older posts... also read "Windows Enabler is broken by some security change on Windows 7 SP1.

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10 Mar 2013   #2

DELL Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

After some searches , I found the tutorial about changing a user profile name :
User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

I guess I'm trying to see if there is a solution where I could copy to new one (vs change), so as to:
- preserve my current profile if things go south
- later purge references to the old name from Task Manager, Permissions, the Registry etc ( by deleting the old account once the new account working.

Is changing the profile name (vs copy) the only option??
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