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changing default folder name in Windows XP Pro


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paulsiam

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I am using Windows XP Pro. I want to change the name of the default folder, but each time I try, it says that this is a system folder and cannot be changed or moved. (I attach shot). I do not mean to change the name in the registry of the owner...that is okay; but even when I go to User Accounts, and change from Administrator to "Paul"- that is okay; but does not change the default folder from the previous name. Any way around this?

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Neil Jones

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When you change the name in User Accounts, it just changes the name that's shown, it doesn't change the folder name on the disk. This is normal behaviour. You would have to make a new account and move stuff across to it if you don't want the old account any longer.
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I currently started working at a new software development firm, and the computer still has the same folder name as the last person that used this computer. I want to change it for network administrative reasons.

Is there an easier way to do this without creating a new user and then moving everything over? I have a lot of development programs that I use that have to be in perfect. Is there a program out there that will make moving everything over easier or at least change the folder name without all that hassle?

Thank you for your help and time...
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