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Anonymous
August 20, 2005 7:18:23 PM

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Is there a way to change the username in C:\Documents and
settings\username? I want to use my name not the original name that was
there.
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 7:18:24 PM

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Create a new user profile, then delete the other user account after
transferring the old account's information to your new account.

How To Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783&Product=winxp

How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=811151

Also see:

Change the Computer's Registered Owner in Windows XP
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_change_owner.htm

Microsoft Registration: Start > Run and type: REGWIZ /R ,
and hit enter.

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"Dr Joel" wrote:

| Is there a way to change the username in C:\Documents and
| settings\username? I want to use my name not the original name that was
| there.
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 1:02:13 AM

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"DrJoel" <joelw135@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ekI%23vvbpFHA.1088@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Is there a way to change the username in C:\Documents and
> settings\username? I want to use my name not the original name that was
> there.

control panel > user accounts
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August 21, 2005 1:02:14 AM

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code_wrong wrote:
> "DrJoel" <joelw135@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ekI%23vvbpFHA.1088@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>
>>Is there a way to change the username in C:\Documents and
>>settings\username? I want to use my name not the original name that was
>>there.
>
>
> control panel > user accounts
>
>

That doesn't change the name of the folder.

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 12:01:34 PM

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DrJoel wrote:
> Is there a way to change the username in C:\Documents and
> settings\username? I want to use my name not the original name that was
> there.


The user profile folders (C:\Documents and Settings\Username)
_cannot_ be renamed, even if the associated user account has been.
So, your best course of action would be to log on using the built-in
Administrator account, create a new user account, with the username
desired. You can then delete the old user account(s).

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783

How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151


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Anonymous
August 21, 2005 2:11:04 PM

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How to rename or move a User Profile folder?:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/userpath.htm

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"DrJoel" <joelw135@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ekI%23vvbpFHA.1088@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Is there a way to change the username in C:\Documents and
> settings\username? I want to use my name not the original name that was
> there.
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 2:24:01 PM

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Bruce Chambers wrote:
> DrJoel wrote:
>
>> Is there a way to change the username in C:\Documents and
>> settings\username? I want to use my name not the original name that
>> was there.
>
>
>
> The user profile folders (C:\Documents and Settings\Username)
> _cannot_ be renamed, even if the associated user account has been.
> So, your best course of action would be to log on using the built-in
> Administrator account, create a new user account, with the username
> desired. You can then delete the old user account(s).
>
> HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783
>
> How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151
>
>
Thanks that worked.
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