Logout and login as fixed user. G ive the existing account the desired new name. Click Start Menu then Control Panel. If you only have one account you need to create on first that you can delete again after you have made all the changes. Perform the same step to changes all the values that refers to the old name and when done, proceed to the last step below.
With the all latest Windows updates and good computer hardware, I doubt you will be facing this issue on the latest Operating Systems. Renaming the user account While we are at it; You can now change the visible user name of the user account that you want to change the name for. In fact, I have two adm. I have used this method several times and it works fine. It did not work for me. Sorry for the late response! Start an explorer window or other file manager of your choice with administrative rights and you should be able to rename the user accont folder.
The problem is that the registry or configuration files will have references to the existing folder. Windows automatically renames the profile folder previously used as well. If it does, then your suspicion about a corrupted profile are confirmed. Just copy any information from the old to the new profile needed ie Favorites, Docs, stuff on desktop etc. At 'Indexing Options' click Advanced.
The only solution is to create a new user account, copy all of the folder and settings to the new user account, and then deleate the original account. But as a last resort can I?? Many other articles have claimed it can not be done. The delete button will be enabled only if you login with the different user account. I have a new user whose user name was spelled incorrectly when created on the windows 7 machine. There are too many places in both the registry and in system files that rely on the folder name staying the same. Just rename the account and have the person log in; a new profile will be created.
But wading through all of them to fix issues could take a very long time!!!! You need to click on each folder until you find the the ProfileImagePath folder with the data set to the profile path of the old username, e. You must have at least three user accounts on the computer to complete these steps, including the new account you just created. But it would have been quicker just to start a new profile. You miss one thing and it will lead to problems which you'll probably have to delete it to fix. In the Processes tab look for that program.
This includes My Documents,Favorites, Outlook data, and any other user data you need. Type regedit and press Enter to open Registry Editor. For instance for the user Tunecomp. They could have just used a reference to the user profile setting which would have been changed in the renaming process. This account is a temporary account and can be named along those lines.
There is a special console command which you can use to obtain information about user accounts in Windows 10. With 4 Users and lots of stuff the process took several hours. User profile cannot be loaded. There is an article with a little more detail and some pictures here. First of all you need to create a new account with administrator rights to execute the next steps. Do you or anyone have any pointers for me to check up on, like particular keys or files to look at to determine what is wrong so that I can fix it? You should update the instructions to reflect this.
Lo and behold, I could rename Kevin! Log off, and then log back on as the new user. Type regedit and press Enter. There is no option under properties for renaming this folder. This account is used to perform the necessary maintenance against the computer account. When setting up my new computer, I accidentally gave my account the wrong name. I don't want to have that on this new install of 7.
Continue to the next step. Change the User Profile folder path in Registry. Every user account has an associated user profile. There are over 800 occurrences. Be polite: we do not allow comments that threaten or harass, or are personal attacks.
Sign Out from the current account and Sign-In as Administrator. How can I get my profile back? A new profile is created. What you are seeing is the default behavior. This tutorial will show you how to fix the profile error in recent Windows versions from 7 to 10 without having to simply wipe the profile. Right-click the folder in the left pane and click Delete. We disclaim any ownership, right of such third party products or copyrighted material unless otherwise specified. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.