How do i change the name of my user folder?

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       #11

    Would it make sense if i took my most important files and put them on a usb memory stick, created a new administrator account, deleted the old one and then put the files back on the newly created administrator account?

    Is it worth a try?
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    Dynentan said:
    Would it make sense if i took my most important files and put them on a usb memory stick, created a new administrator account, deleted the old one and then put the files back on the newly created administrator account?

    Is it worth a try?
    That would work just fine for just files like that.

    It only gets tricky if you're trying to copy over more than just files.
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    What happens with my programs if i delete the old user account? Is windows going delete them, or do they stay on my computer? Is there anything else i should be aware of? I realize that my personal settings will be reset, but i could probably change them back again in about an hour or so.
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    Dynentan said:
    What happens with my programs if i delete the old user account? Is windows going delete them, or do they stay on my computer? Is there anything else i should be aware of? I realize that my personal settings will be reset, but i could probably change them back again in about an hour or so.
    The programs will still be installed, but you would need to create new shortcuts of them where wanted. In addition, all data and settings for the programs will be lost since they are stored in the original profile folder.
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    Okay, i think im going to give it a try.

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    I was able to do it without any problems. It seems to be the easiest way to do it.
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    Actually, it seems like i ran into some problems. My desktop theme, which i had saved, had disappeared on my new user account. Also, spotify had been uninstalled for some reason, so i had to install it again. Plus, like brink said, i had to change back all of the settings on my programs.
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       #18

    That would be about normal when going the new account route vs changing the name.
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    I noticed that, at the bottom of ccleaner, right where ccleaner displays your username along with specifications about your computer, it still shows my old user name? Why is that?
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    Could be a stray reference it's using from Registry Editor.
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