Document & Settings User Name issue

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by Guest, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    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!
     
    Guest, Jun 21, 2007
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  2. Guest

    LS \(V\) Guest

    Do another install of Windows XP.

    "ktfayemail" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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!
    >
    >
     
    LS \(V\), Jun 21, 2007
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  3. Guest

    Guest

    ktfayemail <> 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.
     
    , Jun 21, 2007
    #3
  4. 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.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783

    How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151


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    Bruce Chambers, Jun 22, 2007
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  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

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