I think I may have made life difficult for myself. I have a new Windows 7 Professional machine I'm setting up. I entered the wrong name for the default account when installing Windows the first time. I have been searching the net, and have found numerous methods to rename the account, and to change the name of the directory, some involve registry edits, some do not, some use Easy Transfer, etc. What I'm after is to rename the Administrator Account, the folder associated with it, and the folder associated with one of the user accounts. And to have all of the various applications installed be able to find the folders associated with accounts. It'll be clearer in a sec:
c:\Users has folders:
Ralph this is the original account set up during windows 7 install, later renamed to Superboss as an admin account. all superboss's files go here now.
Ralph.8300-1 this is user Ralphs user account, where all his files get saved
Administrator default admin account
user accounts are
I'd like to end up with the Users/ folder names matching the user names... and not have to go back and reinstall all the applications so they point to the correct folders. Also want to rename the Administrator Account and it's folders too.
Do-able? Is there a preferred method for accomplishing this?
Thanks in advance!
Edited by Surlyrider, 17 September 2011 - 07:18 AM.