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Windows 7: How to change user name Owner?

07 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
How to change user name Owner?

I purchased a solid state drive, had Windows 7 Professional installed on it, and had the drive installed in a laptop computer; love the performance of my refurbished laptop , except on the System drive in the Users account the name Owner appears. Where did this come from?

When I go to User Accounts in the Control Panel and click on Manage Accounts, Owner does not appear. Why?


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07 Nov 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Sounds like someone renamed the account via User Accounts in Control Panel, which is okay to do but it does not change the underlying directory structure under C:\Users. It will still be called C:\Users\Owner.

If you want to get rid of that then rename it back to Owner using User Accounts then create a new user account with the name you want. Copy everything from the Owner folder tree to the new Folder tree, test and delete Owner when satisfied.

See here: Fix a corrupted user profile
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