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I can't change User Folder name

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Old 06-06-2007
r3nr3w
 

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I can't change User Folder name
I just recently bought a notebook with Vista Home premium. My friend was the
one who installed the OS and typed her name. I know I can change the
administrator name through the control panel. However, when I try renaming
the user folder it tells me that I do not have permission to do it. Please
help me how I can change it to my name.

Thanks!
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Old 06-06-2007
Jimmy Brush
 

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Re: I can't change User Folder name
r3nr3w wrote:
> I just recently bought a notebook with Vista Home premium. My friend was the
> one who installed the OS and typed her name. I know I can change the
> administrator name through the control panel. However, when I try renaming
> the user folder it tells me that I do not have permission to do it. Please
> help me how I can change it to my name.
>
> Thanks!


Hello,

Changing the name of your user folder is not supported because many
applications depend on the name of this folder not changing.

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I also have the same problem with a computer I bought from Sam Club. Is the only way to reset that user folder name to reload the computer? Is it possible to do this in the regestry?
Thanks
Jim
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Old 08-06-2008
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Re: I can't change User Folder name


The user folder name at Computer > Local Disk (C > users
>account_folder_name can’t be changed because that folder name is used in

too many Vista OS files. But you can change the account name at Control
Panel….User Accounts if you want to change the log-on name. The only known
easy solution is to create another user account with the desired folder name
and migrate all the settings and folders over to the new account.


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> I also have the same problem with a computer I bought from Sam Club. Is
> the only way to reset that user folder name to reload the computer? Is
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