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Windows 7: Change Users\folder name

15 Mar 2011   #1
AndreT

windows 7 home 64 bits
 
 
Change Users\folder name

While setting up my notebook, I spelled my user name incorrectly. I've changed the user name but can't rename C:\users\(user name). Can someone help me correct this silly mistake?

Thank you for your help in advance.


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15 Mar 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The easiest thing to do would be to just create a new user account and delete the one with the error, after you've logged in with the new account, choosing to save the files from it and just drop them into the new account. Changing the name is probably possible in safe mode, but I seriously doubt you'll ever have a stable account as long as you continue to use it after that. There are too many little registry entries and accompanying data that follows a user account. This is the reason the system will not allow you to rename the folder it's ALWAYS, in use.
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15 Mar 2011   #3
AndreT

windows 7 home 64 bits
 
 

Thanks Maguscreed, I think I'll just have to live with that. Thanks for your advise.
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15 Mar 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Andre, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This tutorial below can show you how to change the C:\Users\(user-name) user profile folder's name without having any issues afterwards from doing so.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Mar 2011   #5
AndreT

windows 7 home 64 bits
 
 

Hi, Brink - Excellent tutorial. Thank you very much. I'll browse through the tutorial site.
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15 Mar 2011   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It's actually the same site your on now, I was just unaware of that tutorial.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/
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15 Mar 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Andre.

David,

Yeah, it was one that written not to long ago.
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