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Solved Change C:\Users Username


ProtoType

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I'm trying to change my username, but not just through account settings.

I need to change the C:\Users\USERNAME folder name so that certain programs can install or save to a folder in that directory.

I'm currently using some special characters to make it look cool, but that's a problem now since programs can't read the characters in the username.

By special characters I mean holding down alt+ a combination of numbers. Example: ░Ω¼╙╥╙╘╒╓╫

Most programs do not read that, and I constantly have to move the .exe files to public folder to install anything.

Also I can't save files as easy, most programs don't read the special characters in the directory name so they skip over them and give an error that it can't be found...
 

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Der Snoober

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition
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    Iiyama ProLite B2481HS-B1
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    I also own the following Microsoft devices:
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caperjack

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turn on win8 admin acct and boot to it , go to users in control panel and chose manage another acct and change the name of the other acct .that how i do it anyway ,might give you the results you are looking for .,i could be wrong but i think if you create a new user you might have to reinstall some of programs already on the computer
how to turn on win8 hidded admin acct see link below ,or i just right click on Computer and go manager ,then go local user groups and open users and right click on admininstrator and go properties ,and unchek the disable box .,
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/9650-built-administrator-account-enable-disable-windows-8-a.html



 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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ProtoType

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Thanks for the replies, guys. I'll do what was said.

BTW: I've been playing around with this, and it's not exactly a bad thing.

It actually improves security a bit since unwanted programs can't access the directories because it can't be read.

I've been messing around and found that programs can't retrieve or save some data which is good in some cases.

So although it's a bit of a hassle, It can actually help in the future...


​Thanks again!
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8
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    Microsoft
    CPU
    i5-3210M
    Motherboard
    m6 1125dx
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Beats Audio
    Hard Drives
    750GB
    Case
    Hp
    Cooling
    Dry Ice and fridge
    Keyboard
    Sticky
    Mouse
    Dead
    Internet Speed
    Almost hit 2kbps
    Other Info
    I'm trying to get win8 onto iPad as main OS

    Have an Hp Envy Laptop

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Glad we could help. :)
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Der Snoober

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You're welcome!
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Made
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 750
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD HD 7750
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Iiyama ProLite B2481HS-B1
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1x 120 GB SSD Samsung 830;
    1x 1.5 TB HDD Seagate;
    1x 2 TB HDD Western Digital;
    1x 3 TB HDD Seagate
    1x 80 GB SSD Vertex 2
    PSU
    Corsair CX 600
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 300R with Side Window
    Cooling
    Intel RTS2011 LC
    Keyboard
    DasKeyboard (blue switches)
    Mouse
    Wacom Baboo Tablet Pen & Touch
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbit FullDuplex Fiberglass
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    I also own the following Microsoft devices:
    * Surface Pro 2 128 GB
    * Windows Phone HTC 8X

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