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changing the name in C:documents and settings folder

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Anonymous
January 12, 2005 2:07:56 AM

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Equipment:

Dell Dimension 4500
Windows XP Home Edition

Problem:

I want to change the name that shows up in the C:\documents and
settings folder. it is the name that shows up as the pathway to every
file. (C:\Documents and Settings\"NAME"\My Documents, etc.) how do i do
that?


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juptonrowley
Anonymous
January 12, 2005 2:07:57 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

juptonrowley wrote:
> Equipment:
>
> Dell Dimension 4500
> Windows XP Home Edition
>
> Problem:
>
> I want to change the name that shows up in the C:\documents and
> settings folder. it is the name that shows up as the pathway to every
> file. (C:\Documents and Settings\"NAME"\My Documents, etc.) how do i
> do that?

It's tied to your login/username. You could create a new user account with
admin rights that is named what you wish, log in with it, and copy any data
you need from the other/old folder. Or, easier still, leave it be. :) 
Anonymous
January 12, 2005 2:07:57 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

juptonrowley wrote:
> Equipment:
>
> Dell Dimension 4500
> Windows XP Home Edition
>
> Problem:
>
> I want to change the name that shows up in the C:\documents and
> settings folder. it is the name that shows up as the pathway to every
> file. (C:\Documents and Settings\"NAME"\My Documents, etc.) how do i do
> that?
>
>


Because the user profile folders (C:\Documents and
Settings\Username)_cannot_ be renamed, even if the associated user
account has been, your best course of action would be to log on using
the built-in Administrator account, create a new user account, with the
username desired. You can then delete the old user account(s).

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783

How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151

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