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My logon name is royin and hence , I have an appropriate folder in :

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Can I rename this folder to something else ? ( of course - not just rename , but letting the system know that from now on this is the folder).

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The real scenario is that I bought a computer with a user named "Admin" and they installed all the soft under this user. and so , I want to change it to royin.

marked as duplicate by Der Hochstapler May 2 '13 at 11:12

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  • @Oliver Salzburg♦ , my question doesnt talk about microsoft account whereas your solution does answer to a question which is regarding microsoft account . – Royi Namir May 2 '13 at 12:58
  • My answer isn't the only one in that question. Either way, does the described process not work for you? – Der Hochstapler May 2 '13 at 13:56
  • @OliverSalzburg I don't want to take any chances on my machine. and I don't think that Microsoft account is like a regular user profile account.and that's why I think its not a dup. (my opinion :-) – Royi Namir May 2 '13 at 14:17
  • @OliverSalzburg also , the other answer on other question is regarding Windows XP/Vista. (he actually bolds it). and besides , the question itself is tagged as Microsoft account. so its definitely not a dup. ( IMHO). – Royi Namir May 2 '13 at 14:25

This Link should help you to change it I think.


  • This is for windows vista. – Royi Namir May 2 '13 at 18:28
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    At the moment, this post is essentially only a link. To make sure the answer remains useful even if the link breaks, please edit it to include the relevant information. (Your answer was discovered in an effort to repair or remove old link-only answers.) – Ben N Jan 10 '16 at 4:59

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