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Everything I thought was changed on this computer but the user name still persists. I can't find anywhere to change it. I can see it here and located on all other document folders. Anyway I can do one swift change? I thought I did with a user account change.
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Click start, click on the image above the username, go to change your account name.
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Originally Posted by leighteam View Post
Click start, click on the image above the username, go to change your account name.
Actually, this will only change the "surface" of the account like the login page, etc. The user folders will still have the original account name.

I ran into this at my work where all the old machines' admin accounts were named after the person that set them up. As he is no longer with the company, I have been changing the admin account names to the company name as I upgrade the machines. Unfortunately, the document folders still have his name on them.

It really isn't a problem for me so I haven't taken the time to fix this, but I did look into it, and it seems that the only way to fix all the folders is to set up another admin user account, transfer the contents of the folders over, then delete the old account.

One note: The machines I am referring to are running XP Pro. However, searching for the same issue in Win 7 seems to bring the same solutions. YMMV...

Hope this helps,

Rich
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Actually, this will only change the "surface" of the account like the login page, etc. The user folders will still have the original account name.

I ran into this at my work where all the old machines' admin accounts were named after the person that set them up. As he is no longer with the company, I have been changing the admin account names to the company name as I upgrade the machines. Unfortunately, the document folders still have his name on them.

It really isn't a problem for me so I haven't taken the time to fix this, but I did look into it, and it seems that the only way to fix all the folders is to set up another admin user account, transfer the contents of the folders over, then delete the old account.

One note: The machines I am referring to are running XP Pro. However, searching for the same issue in Win 7 seems to bring the same solutions. YMMV...

Hope this helps,

Rich
Can you show where you found this info? I wont lose any information in the transition will I? Not sure whats YMMV means also.
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YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary...in other words, I am not the end-all, be-all of knowledge on this subject, but am only relaying my experiences.

You can look at the results in this:
http://www.google.com/search?q=windo...w=1536&bih=685

Of these results, this one looks the most promising...

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...lder-name.html

It looks like it's not too difficult, just a little time-consuming. I have almost 50 machines with the same problem as you, so I'll probably just deal with it as is...unless I ever run out of things to do at work...

Let me know if you try this...

Hope this helps,

Rich
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