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Solved: Change the name of my user?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by treekatoni, Mar 3, 2009.

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  1. treekatoni

    treekatoni Thread Starter

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    I don't know if this is suppose to go in this forum, but I was wondering on how to change the name of my computer's user. I changed it in the profile part, but I still see the name "Ben", the previous owner, on most of the files and things.

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    see? I want to change that part. Does anyone know how? Thanks :)
     
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    You need to make a User account with the name you want, copy all of your files form the old account to the new one. BUT, you will NOT be able to use the same name that you changed the old one to, with out renaming it to something else.

    After a few days and you are sure that you have ALL of YOUR files and data, you can then delete the old user account and files.
     
  3. treekatoni

    treekatoni Thread Starter

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    Thank you so much!! That did the trick. I forgot about that.
     
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