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how create a specific named account under User directory?

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1

    how create a specific named account under User directory?

    Hi everyone

    I reinstalled a friends pc using recovery disks. I presumed his log in name was John so I put john in the set up in the box during the routine.

    I wanted to copy his stuff back to the original folders only to find he set up his pc name as 'User'

    Some of his stuff won't run properly because they need to be in the subdirectories (specifically /roaming) of User.. not John (stupid me for guessing!)

    I tried changing the account name of John to User.. which it seems to have done but there is still no User account off the Users directory.. only 'John'

    If I can fix this then hopefully his email system (eM Client) will not reject the data

    Thanks for looking

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  2. #2

    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition

    Hi there and welcome to Eightforums!

    You will want to create a new useraccount with the name of "User". Then move all the stuff to this new useraccount. Afterwards you can delete the "John" account.

    That's the only way to properly rename the origional account.

    Goodluck with it.


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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1


    I must admit to disliking the logging features of Win 8 local and signed in ..

    Thanks for the short and sweet reply

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