Renaming My Documents



MajorLooped
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Help me please get rid of an exwife!
How do I change the path name of the "My Documents" folder so that it
doesn't say
"C:\Documents and Settings\Tarzan and jane\My Documents\". ?? I would prefer
just Tarzan! Thankyou

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
MajorLooped wrote:

> Help me please get rid of an exwife!
> How do I change the path name of the "My Documents" folder so that it
> doesn't say
> "C:\Documents and Settings\Tarzan and jane\My Documents\". ?? I would prefer
> just Tarzan! Thankyou

Can't help with the ex-wife part but for the folder name you'll need to
create a new profile with whatever name you want, copy over the data
from <Ttarzan and jane> to the new one, then delete the old one.

How to Copy a User Profile
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_logon.htm

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=279783

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

MajorLooped
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
"Rock" wrote:

> MajorLooped wrote:
>
> > Help me please get rid of an exwife!
> > How do I change the path name of the "My Documents" folder so that it
> > doesn't say
> > "C:\Documents and Settings\Tarzan and jane\My Documents\". ?? I would prefer
> > just Tarzan! Thankyou
>
> Can't help with the ex-wife part but for the folder name you'll need to
> create a new profile with whatever name you want, copy over the data
> from <Ttarzan and jane> to the new one, then delete the old one.
>
> How to Copy a User Profile
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_logon.htm
>
> HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=279783
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
> Thanks Rock. I've tried this. I managed to copy the documents, but wonder how to get all the program files, etc, copied also to the new profile. Can't figure out how to duplicate the original profile

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
MajorLooped wrote:

>
> "Rock" wrote:
>
>
>>MajorLooped wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Help me please get rid of an exwife!
>>>How do I change the path name of the "My Documents" folder so that it
>>>doesn't say
>>>"C:\Documents and Settings\Tarzan and jane\My Documents\". ?? I would prefer
>>>just Tarzan! Thankyou
>>
>>Can't help with the ex-wife part but for the folder name you'll need to
>>create a new profile with whatever name you want, copy over the data
>>from <Ttarzan and jane> to the new one, then delete the old one.
>>
>>How to Copy a User Profile
>>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_logon.htm
>>
>>HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
>>http://support.microsoft.com/?id=279783
>>
>>--
>>Rock
>>MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>>
>>Thanks Rock. I've tried this. I managed to copy the documents, but wonder how to get all the program files, etc, copied also to the new profile. Can't figure out how to duplicate the original profile

You don't copy programs to the new profile. If needed move the
shortcuts for the programs from that profile to the new profile. But
that should happen when you copy the user profile if you follow the
instructions on Kelly's site. The programs are still isntalled.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


Renaming My Documents