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New mail address, new Windows Live ID???

  1. #11


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 pro


    well, all is not perfect yet - I've started a new thread because I can't get (Office) Outlook 2007 to follow rules (i.e. filter and place mail in specified folders). I can create the rule, but it's just not followed.

    It's beginning to dawn on me that imap accounts have certain limitations in this area in particular, and I may opt for a pop3 account instead.

    If I do, at least I'll know how to go about changing my Live ID :-)

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  2. #12


    Posts : 14
    windows 8 pro


    hey guys it work i was able to log in to windows 8 with my change name microsoft account. the only problem is that when i log in all my app were erase my program are still install but not pin to the start. i thought signing in with a microsoft account was for that purpose so you keep your programs and settings. another thing i notice in the c tree was i got 2 different user folder different names weird i dont know wich user folder is associated with my microsoft account user. please help me i dont want to refresh the machine again and install does long games.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    crazyloverd,


    Are you able to pin your apps back to your Start screen?
    Whatever "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder you had originally for your Microsoft account should be the same one. The second new folder would be from when you switched to a local account. If need be, create a new folder on your desktop, then look in the "C:\Users\(user-name)\Desktop" folders to see which one has the new folder in it. That would confirm it.

    Do you have your sync settings turned on for the Microsoft account, and confirmed your email address from the email MS sent you? If not, turn them on to have them synced and confirm the change. If you do, then sometimes it may take a little bit to fully sync right after signing into the newly renamed account.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 14
    windows 8 pro


    wao am all confuse with this Brink. i have 2 folders one name dan and the other name tony. tony was the local account a made to switch but it seems that the microsoft new email stay with the same folder tony. how would i know which user folder is link to the microsoft account and which one is link to the local user????
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  5. #15


    Posts : 14
    windows 8 pro


    ok i just found out that tony is associated with the microsoft account. dont ask me how that happen because tony was a local account folder now is a microsoft account folder weird. the dan folder that have all my previos setting is not assign to anything but its there in the tree. how can i fix this. please help brink or anyone?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    When you switched to a local account and back to a Microsoft account to toggle using the new email address, it's normal for it to keep using the tony folder.

    It just won't keep using the same folder "dan" when switching to a local account from a MS account.

    If you are sure that the Dan folder is not associated to an user account anymore, then you could safely delete it if you like.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 14
    windows 8 pro


    yea but the problem is that the dan folder is the one that have all my files
    how can i change tony to dan
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  8. #18


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You should be able to just copy your files from the folders in dan to the same corresponding folders in tony.
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