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Anonymous
September 28, 2004 12:55:03 AM

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If possible, I would like to rename a system folder under C:\Documents and
Settings\(Here is what I would like to rename). Any ideas?
Anonymous
September 28, 2004 10:01:08 AM

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Hi,

You can't rename the user account folder. You can change the name seen on
the logon, but not the folder that houses the profile. You would have to
create a new profile with the preferred name, then copy the existing one
into it.

How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151

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"Kirk Russell" <Kirk Russell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> If possible, I would like to rename a system folder under C:\Documents and
> Settings\(Here is what I would like to rename). Any ideas?
Anonymous
September 28, 2004 12:05:31 PM

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Hi

Which particular folder(s)? Some of those folders can't be renamed.

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"Kirk Russell" <Kirk Russell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CA633822-2020-403A-AEB4-DA4269021B77@microsoft.com...
> If possible, I would like to rename a system folder under C:\Documents and
> Settings\(Here is what I would like to rename). Any ideas?
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October 5, 2010 11:49:46 PM

1. Move the folder you want to rename under C:\Documents and Settings\Username to other folder with right-click mouse drag.
2. Create a folder under C:\Documents and Settings\Username and name it as you like.
3. Copy the content to the new folder from the folder you just moved.
4. Make the new folder a special folder using Tweak UI(you can do this by modifying Windows Registry yourself).

Now you should be able to delete the original folder you moved if you want.
I have not seen any problems so far. Please try at your own risk.
October 7, 2010 2:37:19 PM

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