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

29 Oct 2016   #200

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello g48dd, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

If you mean in netplwiz, then yeah that would be a good idea.

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13 Dec 2016   #201

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i can not change name folder ether as normal or safe mode?What i can do?
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13 Dec 2016   #202

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Sakios, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

The best way to change the name of a user profile folder is to create a new account with the name you want to use, and use that account instead.
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20 Nov 2017   #203

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Roger, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yeah, you will need to temporarily set any files/folders in the user profile folder that you have set to share to not be shared for now. After renaming the user profile folder name, you could set them to be shared again.
I am preparing a Windows 7 computer for disposal and have set the folders and files to share with `Nobody'. I was still prevented from renaming the User's personal profile folder. Most of the folders are now empty with the deletion of personal files. The `videos' folder `. . . is notaccessilble. Access is denied.' I have turned off `File and printer sharing' for no progress.

Any helpful suggestion on how to proceed would be appreciated.

Please note that the age of this thread indicated that I perhaps should have started a New Topic. If I have transgressed protocol my sincere apologies in advance.
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20 Nov 2017   #204

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Malcolm, :)

Since you're disposing of the PC, you could yank the hard drive out of the PC first. This way you could use the hard drive in another PC as a data or backup drive after formatting it.
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20 Nov 2017   #205

Win7 Ultimate 64bit

Enable the Administrator login, create a new User then delete your account. Make sure to have it delete the user's files. That won't get rid of files and folders outside of the user folder.
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