Owner Account Folder Name Change


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jackienbob

I am the owner and administrator of my computer. I have a windows log in for
all of my family because that determines my parental controls. McAfee does
not recognize my user name at all. It only shows owner, administrator and my
kids. Currently I can not delete any users because of this. Under the c:
the only folders listed are Administrator, owner and my kids. My name is not
listed there at all, but you do see my folder under my computers. How can I
change "owner" to my user account log in name to show that I am the
administrator. I can make any changes to user accounts in windows, but
because it says owner under mcafee I can not do anything.
 
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Pegasus [MVP]

jackienbob said:
I am the owner and administrator of my computer. I have a windows log in
for
all of my family because that determines my parental controls. McAfee
does
not recognize my user name at all. It only shows owner, administrator and
my
kids. Currently I can not delete any users because of this. Under the c:
the only folders listed are Administrator, owner and my kids. My name is
not
listed there at all, but you do see my folder under my computers. How can
I
change "owner" to my user account log in name to show that I am the
administrator. I can make any changes to user accounts in windows, but
because it says owner under mcafee I can not do anything.

Where exactly do you think that your name is missing? Under McAfee? If so
then I suggest you check the McAfee FAQs or repost in a McAfee newsgroup.
 
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Jim

I am the owner and administrator of my computer. I have a windows log in for
all of my family because that determines my parental controls. McAfee does
not recognize my user name at all. It only shows owner, administrator and my
kids. Currently I can not delete any users because of this. Under the c:
the only folders listed are Administrator, owner and my kids. My name is not
listed there at all, but you do see my folder under my computers. How can I
change "owner" to my user account log in name to show that I am the
administrator. I can make any changes to user accounts in windows, but
because it says owner under mcafee I can not do anything.

One of the reasons not to use McAfee ; go into safe mode uninstall
McAfee and install Avast ( free ) instead .
 
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Bruce Chambers

jackienbob said:
I am the owner and administrator of my computer. I have a windows log in for
all of my family because that determines my parental controls. McAfee does
not recognize my user name at all. It only shows owner, administrator and my
kids. Currently I can not delete any users because of this. Under the c:
the only folders listed are Administrator, owner and my kids. My name is not
listed there at all, but you do see my folder under my computers. How can I
change "owner" to my user account log in name to show that I am the
administrator. I can make any changes to user accounts in windows, but
because it says owner under mcafee I can not do anything.


You apparently renamed the original "Owner" account to another name,
your own.

The user profile folders (C:\Documents and Settings\Username)
_cannot_ be renamed, without risky registry edits, 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. You can then delete the old user
account(s), after copying the desired data from the old to the new.

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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