Closed Rename user profile folder Tags: Domain Windows 7 Last response: September 12, 2014 7:01 AM in Windows 7 Share Jakey1 December 14, 2009 11:26:20 AM I had a local user account and then joined a domain with an exact same AD user account. The result was username.domain profile folder in the users folder. I have since removed the local account. I now want to rename profile in the users folder from \users\USERNAME.DOMAIN to \users\Username How is this done? Thanks More about : rename user profile folder buwish a b $ Windows 7 December 14, 2009 1:16:42 PM Have you tried to do it through the UAC? Score 0 Jakey1 December 15, 2009 3:25:03 AM You cant do that with UAC unless I'm missing something. I just want to rename the folder in the users directory. Score 0 Related resources Rename User Folder - Tech Support Rename user profile windows 7 - Forum User Cant Rename Folder - Forum User profile folder path - Forum How to rename All Users folder - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer pathasse December 15, 2009 3:47:51 AM You have to rename the user to change the folder name. It wouldnt see it if you just change the folder name. It will also keep the old name when you change it. Score 0 Jakey1 December 15, 2009 4:04:01 AM Here's an article for WinXP, I haven't found one for Win 7 yet. Perhaps somebody knows a method for Win 7? http://windowsxp.mvps.org/userpath.htm I don't want to remove the re-add the user as the will result in a reinstall of most software. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can't rename user folders Forum User profile folder on different drive Forum Unlocking User Profile Folder Forum User Profile - Folder permissions Forum User Profile Corrupt, Lost My Documents Folder Forum Modifying Default User Profile, My Docs Folder has incorre.. Forum modify NTFS security on user profile folder Forum Restoring a user profile from a .bak folder. Forum Renaming Profile folder name WinXP Home Forum Renaming an user startup profile Forum i renamed a folder in Local Disk C;Users then pooff!! a LOT of my files are gone!1 pls help mee solution renaming another users documents folder (Home Edition) Forum Freely move tiles around within a folder, THEN rename them solution how to rename a folder name Forum Deleting folders from user profiles with out killing them all on logof Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !