Help with WinXP Home Directory question



Teeny & Allen
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
When I installed windows xp home for some reason it showed "owner" as the
user.

I have since changed that and it shows my correct user name.

However, the directory under documents and settings still shows "owner".

I know this directory contains important windows files as well. Is it save
to rename this directory to my user name?

Allen

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:33 AM
Your system uses the first user name to create a folder for the user, and it cannot be changed. You CAN create a new user, and
import the old user data over to it, then delete the old user. (which would remove the 'owner' folder)

811151 - How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151



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Mark L. Ferguson
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"Teeny & Allen" <chakotay2@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:euwve.9408$jX6.4614@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> When I installed windows xp home for some reason it showed "owner" as the
> user.
>
> I have since changed that and it shows my correct user name.
>
> However, the directory under documents and settings still shows "owner".
>
> I know this directory contains important windows files as well. Is it save
> to rename this directory to my user name?
>
> Allen
>
>
>


Help with WinXP Home Directory question