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      21st Jun 2007
I'm running XP home edition. I recently had my laptop repaired. The tech
guy reinstalled windows and for some reason named the user name "TESTER".
The folder under Documents and settings reflects this.

As the computer adminstrator, I can change the User Account to the name I
need. However, changing it under "User Accounts" doesn't change the
documents & settings folder name, it still says "TESTER". You can't get to
the Local Users and Groups in My Computer "manage" tab. And of course you
can't simply rename the folder in the Explorer.

How can I get the documents and settings folder to actually reflect the
computer's name?

Thanks!


 
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      21st Jun 2007
Do another install of Windows XP.

"ktfayemail" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I'm running XP home edition. I recently had my laptop repaired. The tech
> guy reinstalled windows and for some reason named the user name "TESTER".
> The folder under Documents and settings reflects this.
>
> As the computer adminstrator, I can change the User Account to the name I
> need. However, changing it under "User Accounts" doesn't change the
> documents & settings folder name, it still says "TESTER". You can't get
> to
> the Local Users and Groups in My Computer "manage" tab. And of course you
> can't simply rename the folder in the Explorer.
>
> How can I get the documents and settings folder to actually reflect the
> computer's name?
>
> Thanks!
>
>



 
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      21st Jun 2007
ktfayemail <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> How can I get the documents and settings folder to actually reflect the
> computer's name?


ya can't, the folder name will always remain what it was when initially
created. what you can do is make a new user w/ the name you want, copy
stuff over to his new docs folder, then delete the old TESTER account.

 
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Bruce Chambers
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      22nd Jun 2007
ktfayemail wrote:
> I'm running XP home edition. I recently had my laptop repaired. The tech
> guy reinstalled windows and for some reason named the user name "TESTER".
> The folder under Documents and settings reflects this.
>
> As the computer adminstrator, I can change the User Account to the name I
> need. However, changing it under "User Accounts" doesn't change the
> documents & settings folder name, it still says "TESTER". You can't get to
> the Local Users and Groups in My Computer "manage" tab. And of course you
> can't simply rename the folder in the Explorer.
>
> How can I get the documents and settings folder to actually reflect the
> computer's name?
>
> Thanks!
>
>



The user profile folders (C:\Documents and Settings\Username)
_cannot_ be renamed, without tricky and risky registry editing, 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. Once you've logged in
using this new account (and transfered any data you need to preserve,
you can then delete the old user account(s).

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;279783

How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;811151


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      24th Jun 2007
Thank you for your suggestions. I will try the transfer of the settings.


 
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