Rename user profile folder Tags: Domain Windows 7 Last response: December 15, 2009 4:04 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? 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. Related resources Can't rename user folders - Forum Restoring a user profile from a .bak folder . - Forum Rename Profile ? - Forum Renaming Profile folder name WinXP Home - Forum Renaming an user startup profile - 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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumRename windows system folder ForumRename my Docs and Settings folder ForumRenaming user account (Full system rename ) ForumRename User ForumI cannot rename a user account Forumrename system folder ? ForumRename user profile windows 7 ForumCorrupt profile domain user account Forumrestoring user profile ForumUser Cant Rename Folder ForumChanging User profile name ForumUser profile name change ForumWindow 7 this copy is not genuine ForumYou used to be able to scan pictures from the Picture Folder How come you cant d Forum[Solved] Unable to rename the drive(partitions) names in Tiny7 Rev01 More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !