Change NAME on Document Path, etc

Change NAME on Document Path, etc

Post by Morey A » Thu, 19 Oct 2006 23:47:37


Hi to all. I have a question about changing the "name" listed in all the
document paths on a PC running XP Pro SP2. I know how to change the
"registered user and organization" (thanks to D Knox for the vbs script)
BUT, I don't know how to change the "C:\Documents and Settings\"NAME"\ "
information. I'm new on this job and took over an existing PC. It's not a
huge deal, but it is annoying. Any help will be greatly appreciated and
thanks in advance.

Best regards,
Morey G
 
 
 

Change NAME on Document Path, etc

Post by Morey A » Thu, 19 Oct 2006 23:48:02

Hi to all. I have a question about changing the "name" listed in all the
document paths on a PC running XP Pro SP2. I know how to change the
"registered user and organization" (thanks to D Knox for the vbs script)
BUT, I don't know how to change the "C:\Documents and Settings\"NAME"\ "
information. I'm new on this job and took over an existing PC. It's not a
huge deal, but it is annoying. Any help will be greatly appreciated and
thanks in advance.

Best regards,
Morey G

 
 
 

Change NAME on Document Path, etc

Post by Gordo » Fri, 20 Oct 2006 00:01:31


the name you are referring to is the name of the User. Just set up a new
user with your name, and the problem is solved.

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Change NAME on Document Path, etc

Post by Morey A » Fri, 20 Oct 2006 00:18:35

Gordon,
Thanks for the tip. I did the user name change and yet I still see the old
user's name in all the document paths, for example:
C:\documents and settings\"OLD NAME"\my documents is still listed yet the
folder's name is "Morey G's Documents"
That's the change I'd like to make

Thanks again
Morey

There is sill a folder with the user's name a
 
 
 

Change NAME on Document Path, etc

Post by Gordo » Fri, 20 Oct 2006 00:29:50


delete the old user! (After having transferred any settings and documents
you need....)

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Change NAME on Document Path, etc

Post by Ramesh, MS » Fri, 20 Oct 2006 02:43:24

There are two methods to do so. First, is to rename the user profile folder
manually using Windows Explorer (running from a different user account), and
then changing the ProfileImagePath pointer in the registry. Second method is
to make an exact duplicate copy of a profile, using the Copy To option.

The profile home path / folder name cannot be changed without editing the
registry. Use one of these methods:

Method 1
----------
How to rename or move a User Profile folder?:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Read the *warnings* mentioned in that article.

Method 2
----------
Or, you can create another user account, with your preferred user name, and
then copy the files & settings to the newly created profile.

For more information, see article "Copy a user profile"
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
WindowsXP Troubleshooting http://www.yqcomputer.com/




Hi to all. I have a question about changing the "name" listed in all the
document paths on a PC running XP Pro SP2. I know how to change the
"registered user and organization" (thanks to D Knox for the vbs script)
BUT, I don't know how to change the "C:\Documents and Settings\"NAME"\ "
information. I'm new on this job and took over an existing PC. It's not a
huge deal, but it is annoying. Any help will be greatly appreciated and
thanks in advance.

Best regards,
Morey G
 
 
 

Change NAME on Document Path, etc

Post by Morey A » Fri, 20 Oct 2006 05:00:19

Many thanks to you both. I used the method Ramesh pointed me to, Method 1,
and it worked well. The only change has been that in the "My Computer"
folder I no longer see my Documents Folder under "Files Stored on this
Computer". Other than that, I think everything else is good.
Regards again,

Morey



>> Hi to all. I have a question about changing the "name" listed in all the >> document paths on a PC running XP Pro SP2. I know how to change the >> "registered user and organization" (thanks to D Knox for the vbs script) >> BUT, I don't know how to change the "C:\Documents and Settings\"NAME"\ " >> information. I'm new on this job and took over an existing PC. It's not >> a >> huge deal, but it is annoying. Any help will be greatly appreciated and >> thanks in advance. >> >> Best regards, >> Morey G >> >> >> >>
 
 
 

Change NAME on Document Path, etc

Post by Ramesh, MS » Fri, 20 Oct 2006 09:22:50

Glad that helped, Morey.


Fix the My Documents path in the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DocFolderPaths

Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT.EXE. This launches the Registry Editor.
Navigate to the above branch, and modify the "My Documents" path for your
user account.

Note: Be sure to have appropriate registry backups before altering the
key/value.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
WindowsXP Troubleshooting http://www.yqcomputer.com/




Many thanks to you both. I used the method Ramesh pointed me to, Method 1,
and it worked well. The only change has been that in the "My Computer"
folder I no longer see my Documents Folder under "Files Stored on this
Computer". Other than that, I think everything else is good.
Regards again,

Morey

>> There are two methods to do so. First, is to rename the user profile >> folder >> manually using Windows Explorer (running from a different user account), >> and >> then changing the ProfileImagePath pointer in the registry. Second method >> is >> to make an exact duplicate copy of a profile, using the Copy To option. >> >> The profile home path / folder name cannot be changed without editing the >> registry. Use one of these methods: >> >> Method 1 >> ---------- >> How to rename or move a User Profile folder?: >> http://www.yqcomputer.com/ >> Read the *warnings* mentioned in that article. >> >> Method 2 >> ---------- >> Or, you can create another user account, with your preferred user name, >> and >> then copy the files & settings to the newly created profile. >> >> For more information, see article "Copy a user profile" >> http://www.yqcomputer.com/ >> >> -- >> Regards, >> >> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User] >> WindowsXP Troubleshooting http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Change NAME on Document Path, etc

Post by Bruce Cham » Fri, 20 Oct 2006 11:38:36


The user profile folders (C:\Documents and Settings\Username)
_cannot_ be renamed, even if the associated user account has been.
So, your best course of action would be to log on using the built-in
Administrator account, create a new user account, with the username
desired. You can then delete the old user account(s).

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;en-us;279783

How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;en-us;811151



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