Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Can I change A User Profile?

The Problem:-After having my hard drive reformatted, the technician entered the wrong name > in the user profile. Windows won't allow me to change it because it "is a > system file and is required for windows to run properly". How do I change it?

The user profile folders (C:\Documents and Settings\Username) cannot be renamed,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) and associated files.[ Right-click My Computer > Properties > Advanced > User Profiles Delete the profiles bearing your name]

Further References:-

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP

How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile

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