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Is there anyway to change the Administrators Name to the
point that even explorer changes?
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    Ralph wrote:
    > Is there anyway to change the Administrators Name to the
    > point that even explorer changes?

    No. You can only change the name for the profile but not the users folders.
    The files in Documents and Settings\<user name> must keep the original name
    because the system is chock full of references to these files and folders at
    that specific location.

    You can create a new user with your preferred name, take ownership of the
    files under the old name and then copy all of those files into the new users
    folder under Documents and Settings. You can then safely delete the old
    users files. These 2 articles will guide you.

    HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=308421

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

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User
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