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Cranky

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Hi !! Cranky here.
I really dont have a big problem.
A friend of mine reinstalled windows XP Pro for me.
He put my name on Doc. & settings
( C:\Documents and Settings\My real name ) And he spelled
it wrong and the first letters are in small letters
instead of caps. If I post anything like a (hijackthis) log.
I have to remember to erase my real name and put my name or
owner in place of it. Question !! Can I change it from my real
name to owner or whatever? I tried to just rename it but got a
window that said
??????? is a windows system folder and is required for
windows to run properly. It cannot be moved or renamed.

Thanks !! :tazz:
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I'm not sure if this will work, but it's something to try. Create a new folder in the same place with your name spelled correctly. Copy everything inside the existing folder into the new folder you just created. DON'T MOVE IT, JUST COPY IT...this is in case what we're trying here doesn't work.

The next step requires that you have administrator rights on the machine and that you are logged out of your account completely. Log in with an administrator account. Go to Start>Settings>Control Panel and open the System control panel. Go to the Advanced tab and click the Settings button in the User Profiles section. Locate your account name on the list, highlight it and press the Copy To button. At the top of the window that opens click the Browse button. Dig down through the folder list to the new folder you previously created, highlight it and press Ok. This will take you back to the last window that was open, click Ok in that window and wait for it to finish its task.

Once this is complete log out and log back in with your account. This should solve your problem, but if not let me know and we can try something else.
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Hi.
I Could copy and paste everything except these 2.
I could copy but wouldnt let me paste them.
I would like to be able to change from my my name to owner.
I could just keep both of them but it would just double up my files
and just use up more space. (But space is really not a problem.)
Free space (65%).
I dont know what programs are using them.

Thanks !!

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Edited by Cranky, 14 July 2005 - 06:43 PM.

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Ok, I think I may have misunderstood originally. I'm going to need you to answer a question before we can proceed, but the next bit of the process will be much simpler than the last.

Does your account have administrator rights or do you have another account that does?

Edited by The_Sloth, 14 July 2005 - 08:09 PM.

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Ok !! Here is the problem. He has me as (Power user and Backup user) .
Not as administrator. I never had to use administrator before.
I just looked in computer management.
I Never had to change any thing with administrator rights before.
When shut down and restart I only see my account (no administrator account).
I guess I will just have to leave things as they are because I dont have the
rights to change anything. When I go to control panel / user account I just see my
account as (unknown account type). No administrator account is there.
Its no big deal, but I will ask him why he did it like that.
Its not worth doing a new install just for this.
Unless it can be done with just a repair.

Thanks !!!
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Ok, Power User is good enough for what we are going to do. Here are the steps to follow.

1) Go to Start>Settings>Control Panel and open the User Accounts control panel.

2) Create a new account with the name you want it to have. Make sure to give it Power User rights as well.

3) Copy anything you want to keep from your current folder in Documents And Settings into the new folder created when you made the new account. Typical folders you would want out of there are Favorites, Desktop and My Documents. The files that couldn't copy earlier aren't important as they are user specific and were created for the new account you just made.

4) Once the files are copied log out and log back in under the new account.

5) Go back into the User Accounts control panel and delete your old account.

6) Browse to Documents And Settings and delete the folder I had you create earlier this evening. Also delete the original folder you spoke of in your first post if it's still there. Make sure to leave the All Users, Default User and Administrator folders alone.
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I cant make a new account. :tazz:

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Well, that's crap! I Googled it to make sure it would work before I told you to do it and 3 different sites said Power Users could. That's freakin' odd.

I guess you'll either have to ask your friend if he remembers the password for the administrator account or wipe the machine and start from scratch again. Let me know what you decide and how it works out if you don't mind.
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Yea , I guess thats all we can do.
Thanks alot for your help. You really tried.
Its not worth a reinstall (at least not right now) theres nothing wrong
as far my computer working, Its working great.

Have a good one.

Thanks !!! :tazz:

See what I mean about my name !!!

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Edited by Cranky, 14 July 2005 - 09:03 PM.

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No problem. Sorry I couldn't help more. Have a good night.
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The_Sloth (Just wanted to let you know).

Update !!
I told my friend what the problem was and we both did a reinstall and I made
sure he put owner instead of my real name. With 65% free space I didnt have much to lose (Nothing I couldnt get back). So Im all squared away.
Thanks for all your help.

Thank !!! (CASE CLOSED) !!! :tazz:

Edited by Cranky, 17 July 2005 - 06:36 PM.

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