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Administrator FilePath

  1. #1

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8

    Administrator FilePath


    I have a program that users a set of filepaths to obtain data. I have it running on 3 other PC's and now I want to also run it on mine. It grabs files from a shared dropbox folder.

    In the other PC's the filepaths are all:


    BUT in my PC the same files are stored in:

    I can't go in and change all the filepaths to my filepath, I need to ensure that the name "Alex" is replaced with "Administrator"

    How do I do that?

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  2. #2

    Administrator does not equal Alex so you can't. All I can think of to do is copy C:/Alex/Dropbox/etc/* to C:/Administrator/Dropbox/etc/ before running the program.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8

    I will try that. Thank you!
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  4. #4

    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    The other approach would be to abandon the built-in Administrator account on other PCs. Generally, it's a good idea, and it's quite easy. Just use Windows Easy Transfer (migwiz) to save files and settings, then create another account (Alex) and use migwiz to import the settings.
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