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Anonymous
May 8, 2005 9:30:02 PM

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When I setup my new computer, I made the username "Toby & Sachi" not
realizing that this would cause problems when I tried uploading documents to
my netmail account. The "&" sign is illegal for my netmail. I went in and
changed the username to use "and" but the system folder where docs are saved
still has "&". Is there anyway to change that?

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Anonymous
May 8, 2005 10:56:10 PM

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

srodes wrote:
> When I setup my new computer, I made the username "Toby & Sachi" not
> realizing that this would cause problems when I tried uploading documents to
> my netmail account. The "&" sign is illegal for my netmail. I went in and
> changed the username to use "and" but the system folder where docs are saved
> still has "&". Is there anyway to change that?


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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