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Change user account name in Windows 8 without losing desktop settings? [duplicate]

I have inherited the computer of a former employee. My office is on a small network. I log onto the domain with his old credentials. I have tried changing it in Control Panel under user account ...
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How can I change the name of the C:\Users\username directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change user directory name in Windows 7? How to rename user folder in Windows 8? I installed Windows 8 and I wrote my user name in Hebrew. I need to change it to ...
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Can I rename my User folder name? [duplicate]

My logon name is royin and hence , I have an appropriate folder in : Can I rename this folder to something else ? ( of course - not just rename , but letting the system know that from now on this is ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro: Why does the name of the home folder end with _000? [duplicate]

I just re-installed Windows 8.1 Pro and I noticed something strange about my home directory folder C:\Users\Username. The name of the folder instead of being Username is Usernam_000 C:\Users\...
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How to change C:user [duplicate]

I bought my computer from someone else. I'm still transitioning everything to the way that I like things. (They didnt Restore the computer) They "deleted" everything off. I'm to the point where I ...
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How to rename the User folder in Windows 10?

After installing Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 3 it took my user name 'Jeremy' and created a user folder named C:\Users\jerem. I want to rename the folder C:\Users\Jeremy. The procedure for Windows 8 ...
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Rename profile folder on Windows 7/8

During Windows installation I accidentally typed an accented name for my user name and my profile name is named after it. I already renamed my user to not have an accented character, but the profile ...
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How to choose a username when using a Microsoft Account in Windows 8?

As noted in my other question, Windows assigns a strange username (<login>_000) when logging in with a Microsoft Account to a computer for the first time. It is quite difficult to change this ...
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Name of user profile folder on Windows 10

I recently installed Windows 10 on my machine. I logged in with my Microsoft account, as usual. But I noticed something strange: instead of being named "Thomas" as in Windows 8, my profile folder (in ...
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I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?

After renaming my user folder (e.g. from c:\Users\somethingelse to c:\Users\trusktr) and now my task bar shortcuts (among other things) are gone. I've looked in C:\Users\trusktr\AppData\Roaming\...
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How can I change default path to Sublime Text preferences?

Here is the case: I installed Sublime Text 3 on my Windows 8.1 . When I try to save my user preferences and/or keybindings, it throws following error: Unable to save C:\Users\w\AppData\Roaming\...
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Rename user folder in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I just bought a PC with Windows 8 and am struggling to get to grips with it. When setting it up I entered the name Signon which was the wrong name. I then went into the users part of the Control Panel ...
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OneDrive not working after changing name of user folder

I manually changed the name of my user folder using the process described here: https://superuser.com/a/499446 Since then, OneDrive does not sync, and shows errors such as 0x80010007. What can I do ...
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Access denied renaming my user folder

I have been trying to follow this guide to rename my file system in Windows. Specifically my user folder in the Users folder. When I get to step 5 of the link I get 'Access Denied' despite opening the ...
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Change Win 8 Username

I set up a new user for somebody to work on my computer, and I ended up having to reformat my harddrive (Win 8/x64). When all my stuff was restored through carbonite, I noticed it is all on the user ...

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