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:
How to rename or move a User Profile folder?:
Read the *warnings* mentioned in that article.
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"
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.