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User name changed but that in Users' folder is not.

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    User name changed but that in Users' folder is not.


    I changed my user name but that in the Users' folder remains unchanged. Is it possible to change that name to be the same as the new user ID on log-on screen?

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    You may need to make a NEW account, then delete the old one.
    Changing the User Account name will not change the name in the Users folder.
    Warning! Never change the name of the folder manually, or applications that depends on User Data will not work properly.
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    Thanks for your reply.
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    You're welcome.
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