Reply Kevin Homealone May 21, 2012 at 4:58 pm # You should not rename a computer which exists in a domain without first removing it from the domain and putting into Navigate to the “Profile Image Path” located on the right pane of the registry editor and click twice on itEdit the registry value to rename it to your new user profile Some might have been unnecessary to change or worse shouldn't have been changed but backup and restore is working now. Reply Fried January 24, 2010 at 1:33 pm # Mr. check over here
Web browsers for instance? The instructions in the article looked simple enough … and then I read the comments. Thnx Sent from my Mobile Reply Linda August 26, 2013 at 10:48 am # I thought that was going to work, but then I got this message when I tried to July 13, 2010 Anais Jennifer's post about HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion was spot on and so easy to do.
Naomi, I overwrote yours, because you and I were editing at the same time, but it showed that you only updated tags, so I tried to re-create the "tag changes" you Why is there a variation? I am unable to login as an administrator as they have themselves set up as the admin with a password-that unfortunately I do not have. Reply Crumpette March 19, 2012 at 9:39 am # Problem with Windows 7 along the same lines Renamed the computer, then created two new admin user accounts.
You would get profile not found errors if you would now try to log into the old user account.Editing the RegistryOpen the Windows Registry editor with the shortcut Windows-r, then regedit Reply Martin Brinkmann April 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm # Please call me Martin ;) Ziv June 27, 2013 at 11:35 pm # Ed, congratulations. Help please. How To Change Username In Windows 7 Using Cmd If you go to C:\Users you will still see the folder with the original name.
if so, right click the start button, click properties, customize, and scroll almost to the bottom of that list. Change User Account Folder Name Windows 10 If you change the account name from Martin to Bob, you will see Bob during login. Do you think this is normal?? https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/dbf6dff3-a706-4047-8dbf-58b879a9af0b/how-to-rename-a-default-user-directory-after-changing-computer-name?forum=w7itproinstall Regardless of the name change, it's almost impossible to change all of the thousands of registry entries, folders, and other pointers that are associated with a users account name.
Thanks everyone! –Austin ''Danger'' Powers May 15 '15 at 12:58 add a comment| 3 Answers 3 active oldest votes up vote 1 down vote Microsoft has an answer for this: How Cannot Rename User Folder Windows 7 Help. And if there is a distinction, do you have any comment on any difference between the two?Best wishes, Nate Reply PRADEEP May 16, 2015 at 7:41 am # MARTIN PLZ HELP September 14, 2008 Jennifer Hello, me again!
August 25, 2011 Reza Thanks a lot… September 5, 2011 Johnson Hi there, I have an extreme annoying thing happening to me, my computer carried soneone else name and not mine. please rid me of this ‘SexyGirl' curse.. Change User Name Windows 7 Registry the base name or user is wrong. Change User Folder Name Windows 7 Reply Martin Brinkmann December 12, 2016 at 6:22 am # I have not tried it on Windows 10 but see no reason why it should not work.
does anyone know how many places it would be in the registry? check my blog Upon renaming, I'll get a prompt confirming that I want to use my administrative rights, but then I receive an error that "The action can't be completed because the folder or It said successful, but it didn't change anything. It must be changed in the registry. Rename User Folder Windows 8
Can the store access my documents? I used it to change my user name from, say, "Jos_Smith" to "JoeSmith". That worked, and it only took a couple of minutes, including rebooting the PC, as opposed to "less than half a day." Reply Gary SK February 24, 2014 at 6:13 pm this content These options will limit the editing of your computer to certain degrees, and leave your persionalized account the way it is.
Reply Nancy March 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm # I had the same exact problem as kdavis1049, but mine did not resolve with a shut down. Change User Account Name Windows 7 You are using Windows 7 Professional2. Navigate to the following registry value:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.
im neither sexy, nor am i a girl. (last time i checked) It's not a huge problem but it drives me CRAZY everytime i see it there. Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:39 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote *2nd Response: Found I was able to change the name Under the Prior window after double clicking This seems to coincide with the observation made by "Anonymous" posted above.Am I correct Martin that this is virtually your solution posted 7 months earlier, or is their a distinction between How To Change User Profile In Windows 7 Registry December 28, 2009 Rob I have not got the \Registered owner file but do have the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Volatile Environment.
I just renamed 5 Windows 7 OS computers on our network, and the old names remain. You may see an UAC prompt that you need to accept.The user folder has been renamed, but you need to edit the Registry setting as well as the old folder path I'm just securing my Dad's new laptop (as he's more pc illiterate than me!) which he's just bought secondhand from a friend. http://flashcodehacks.com/windows-7/windows-7-kiosk-mode-registry-settings.html Your solution became also mine :) Thumbs up ;) (System: Windows 7) Kal wrote: I have also had this problem, the solution I found was; 1.
I did a regedit search for his name and it appears in the group CLSID under the inprocServer32 setting.