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Old 04-12-2008
Sparrow
 

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User accounts - renaming Issue.
I wish to rename my user on Vista Business.
My current user is called "Sparow", missing an extra "r".

I followed the path:

- Control Panel\User Accounts\User Accounts

And used the "Change your account name" option to change the name of the
account to "Sparrow" (Including an extra "r").

Now this shows on my login screen and when clicking on the windows button on
the start menu

But, when accessing the directory

- C:\Users

The user is displayed as "Sparow" (That's the original Sparrow without two
"r"'s)
- C:\Users\Sparow

Is it because this was the original account name and it cannot be changed?
What options do I have?
Are they: To somehow edit the name of this account, Create a new user with
the correct spelling of my name and copy the files across, or any other
soloution.

I know it sounds like a trivial query - but it means something to me.

Thank you for your time, it's much appreciated and any help would be great!

Sparrow
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Old 04-22-2008
Ronin13
 

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RE: User accounts - renaming Issue.
Sorry I don't have an answer only the same problem. I bought a laptop that
was a display model. The admin account was a long number. I would have
changed the account name to mine but the folders are still the long number.
There must be some solution, my searches so far have not revealed an answer
only a large number of people that want to do the same thing. If not a
simple rename there must be a procedure to accomplish this. I would settle
for the simple way XP remapped My Documents.

"Sparrow" wrote:

> I wish to rename my user on Vista Business.
> My current user is called "Sparow", missing an extra "r".
>
> I followed the path:
>
> - Control Panel\User Accounts\User Accounts
>
> And used the "Change your account name" option to change the name of the
> account to "Sparrow" (Including an extra "r").
>
> Now this shows on my login screen and when clicking on the windows button on
> the start menu
>
> But, when accessing the directory
>
> - C:\Users
>
> The user is displayed as "Sparow" (That's the original Sparrow without two
> "r"'s)
> - C:\Users\Sparow
>
> Is it because this was the original account name and it cannot be changed?
> What options do I have?
> Are they: To somehow edit the name of this account, Create a new user with
> the correct spelling of my name and copy the files across, or any other
> soloution.
>
> I know it sounds like a trivial query - but it means something to me.
>
> Thank you for your time, it's much appreciated and any help would be great!
>
> Sparrow

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Old 04-22-2008
t-4-2
 

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RE: User accounts - renaming Issue.

Ronin13;690450 Wrote:
> Sorry I don't have an answer only the same problem. I bought a laptop
> that
> was a display model. The admin account was a long number. I would have
> changed the account name to mine but the folders are still the long
> number.
> There must be some solution, my searches so far have not revealed an
> answer
> only a large number of people that want to do the same thing. If not a
> simple rename there must be a procedure to accomplish this. I would
> settle
> for the simple way XP remapped My Documents.
>
> "Sparrow" wrote:
> > > >
> > > I wish to rename my user on Vista Business.
> > > My current user is called "Sparow", missing an extra "r".
> > >
> > > I followed the path:
> > >
> > > - Control Panel\User Accounts\User Accounts
> > >
> > > And used the "Change your account name" option to change the name of

> > the
> > > account to "Sparrow" (Including an extra "r").
> > >
> > > Now this shows on my login screen and when clicking on the windows

> > button on
> > > the start menu
> > >
> > > But, when accessing the directory
> > >
> > > - C:\Users
> > >
> > > The user is displayed as "Sparow" (That's the original Sparrow

> > without two
> > > "r"'s)
> > > - C:\Users\Sparow
> > >
> > > Is it because this was the original account name and it cannot be

> > changed?
> > > What options do I have?
> > > Are they: To somehow edit the name of this account, Create a new user

> > with
> > > the correct spelling of my name and copy the files across, or any

> > other
> > > soloution.
> > >
> > > I know it sounds like a trivial query - but it means something to me.
> > >
> > > Thank you for your time, it's much appreciated and any help would be

> > great!
> > >
> > > Sparrow > >

Hello Ronin and Sparrow,
I don't have a "quick fix", but rather a long one. How about set up a
new admin account, logon to it, Remove the first one. The system will
offer you to keep the files before removing the account. The only thing
you'll lose is e-mail messages.


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