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Windows 7: User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

01 Oct 2014   #130
Mazumi

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

I did this process successfully, so thank you. However all my Word docs etc and Outlook now no longer work. I tried pointing them at the new location but no success. How can I get Word, Outlook etc to work?

Thanks in advance.


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01 Oct 2014   #131
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mazumi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I would recommend to change it back. Otherwise, you would need to start fresh with a new account to have them work properly in it.
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01 Oct 2014   #132
Mazumi

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

What do you mean change them back? use the system restore? I really need to change the user name as it is in Japanese characters and some programs will not work without the change. they work now, but my email does not.
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01 Oct 2014   #133
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, try uninstalling and reinstalling the Office programs.
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01 Oct 2014   #134
Mazumi

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok, that may be easiest. Thank you.
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03 Oct 2014   #135
Dozer911

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you Brink!
I have spendt 2 days trying to work my way around this problem but no luck.
You saved me :-) Thank you!
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05 Oct 2014   #136
AMK011

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Brink you're the best!!!

Thank you so much...You're the greatest
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28 Dec 2014   #137
ThunderRoad

Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hello Brink, I have followed your tuto (im using windows 8.1) but when i get to change the old user name account in netplwiz (18 step) it says that "User Name X could not be changed", dont know why the access is denied if it's an admin account, any ideas? - I'm a bit desperate xD
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28 Dec 2014   #138
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello ThunderRoad, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The safest way would be to create a new user account with the name you want for the user folder instead. This way you don't have to worry about possible issues of renaming an existing profile folder.
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29 Dec 2014   #139
ThunderRoad

Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick answer. I see, then I'll probably do that. It is a bit inconvenient having to reinstall everything but perhaps most quick thing to do. ^^
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