The account in Windows 7 64 bit on my notebook was occasionally named not as I usually prefer ("Toshiba", chosen by the shop manager without asking me), so after some time I renamed it to another (Myname) in Control panel. As known, it's not actual renaming, but changing "Full name" that will be used for login instead of "User Name". The folder is still named "Toshiba")
After that when I was logged in as "Myname" I looked at classic [control userpasswords2] dialog and noticed that the properties of the account allows editing both, so I changed "User Name" field from Toshiba to Myname to match "Full Name" so they both become Myname. So starting that what happened (no restart):
- After pressing ok for Properties dialog this account disappeared from the [control userpasswords2] dialog list.
- User account in "Control Panel" started showing the blank icon for my current account and dialogs about changing anything even didn't contain labels for fields. I decided not to edit them.
- I quickly created a new admin account and restarted. I didn't see my Toshiba/Myname account as a choice for login so logged in as the new admin.
Now I have this renamed account listed in [control userpasswords2] as Myname/Myname, safely existing c:\Users\Toshiba folder, Windows NT\ProfileList\ entry in the registry pointing to c:\Users\Toshiba.
What should I do to return my account safely? Should I also report this as a bug?