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Hello all,

I was wondering if there is a way to change (or edit) the name of the personal folder as displayed when you press the windows/start button.

My mother-in-law bought a netbook and when I was setting it up I accidentally entered only the first letter of her name. The netbook came with windows 7 pre-installed.

Thanks for any assistance!!
post #2 of 6
Arthur Adams' Wolverine, nice!

Go to Users Profile in control panel to change name.
 
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This is done by changing the account name.

 

  1. Open the Start Menu and type user accounts and press Enter (or just click the special user icon avatar on the Start Menu)
  2. Click "Change your account name"
  3. Enter a new name
  4. Click "Change Name"

 

It should change instantly.  If not, then you can change the Properties of the Start Menu to remove the link to the Personal Folder, apply, and then do the same thing to put it back (or just log off and log back in lol).

    
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Arthur Adams' Wolverine, nice!
Go to Users Profile in control panel to change name.

Thanks! Wolverine is the greatest comic book character ever!
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

This is done by changing the account name.
  1. Open the Start Menu and type user accounts and press Enter (or just click the special user icon avatar on the Start Menu)
  2. Click "Change your account name"
  3. Enter a new name
  4. Click "Change Name"

It should change instantly.  If not, then you can change the Properties of the Start Menu to remove the link to the Personal Folder, apply, and then do the same thing to put it back (or just log off and log back in lol).

Thanks TwoCables!
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Thanks TwoCables!

 

You're welcome, scaccima.  :)

    
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