Change the username found in "C:\Documents and Settings\Username"

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by The Reluctant Robot Named Jude, May 5, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    I know this is an issue with quite the reputation for having an elusive
    solution (if one even exists), but I will ask.

    Does anyone know how to change the name appearing in the C:\Documents and
    Settings\Username path? I have changed the name of my User Account, as well
    as editing the RegisteredOwner key in my registry (found under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion), though the
    name appearing in the C:\Documents and Settings\Username path will not
    change.

    I am running Windows XP.

    Thanks a lot, I appreciate your time.

    --

    Winston Ksennin
     
    The Reluctant Robot Named Jude, May 5, 2004
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  2. The Reluctant Robot Named Jude

    Rifleman Guest

    "The Reluctant Robot Named Jude" <> wrote in
    message
    news:JK%lc.407682$...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I know this is an issue with quite the reputation for having an elusive
    > solution (if one even exists), but I will ask.
    >
    > Does anyone know how to change the name appearing in the C:\Documents and
    > Settings\Username path? I have changed the name of my User Account, as

    well
    > as editing the RegisteredOwner key in my registry (found under
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion), though

    the
    > name appearing in the C:\Documents and Settings\Username path will not
    > change.
    >
    > I am running Windows XP.
    >
    > Thanks a lot, I appreciate your time.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Winston Ksennin
    >
    >


    The easiest answer is to create a New user with the desired name and copy
    the documents and settings from the old. Then delete the old user.
     
    Rifleman, May 5, 2004
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