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Last response: in Windows XP
September 20, 2004 9:44:19 PM

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Is there anyway to change the Administrators Name to the
point that even explorer changes?

More about : change

Anonymous
September 20, 2004 10:29:55 PM

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

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
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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User