Can't Rename a Folder I renamed once before

Posted: 02-17-2009, 08:28 PM
I took over my daughter's computer and changed her user account to my name -
"Jorge". It is an Administrator account. There are two other accounts -
guest and asp.net. In "Documents and Settings", there are four folders -
Administrator, All Users, Daddy and Owner. "Daddy" was changed from my
daughter's name. All of user "Jorge" traffic shows up in "Daddy", and under
desktop at "My Documents" and elsewhere in "Jorge's Documents". I am about
to give this computer to another family menber and have been upgrading,
updating and housekeeping it. IT WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO RENAME "DADDY". Why?
How can I make the change? I do not remember how I did it the first time.


The consequences of what we do today shall be seen in the quality of our
future.

Can't Rename a Folder I renamed once before


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smlunatick
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Re: Can't Rename a Folder I renamed once before
Posted: 02-18-2009, 09:45 PM
On Feb 17, 8:28*pm, Jorge <Jo...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> I took over my daughter's computer and changed her user account to my name -
> "Jorge". *It is an Administrator account. *There are two other accounts -
> guest and asp.net. In "Documents and Settings", there are four folders -
> Administrator, All Users, Daddy and Owner. *"Daddy" was changed from my
> daughter's name. *All of user "Jorge" traffic shows up in "Daddy", and under
> desktop at "My Documents" and elsewhere in "Jorge's Documents". *I am about
> to give this computer to another family menber and have been upgrading,
> updating and housekeeping it. *IT WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO RENAME "DADDY". *Why? *
> How can I make the change? *I do not remember how I did it the first time.
>
> The consequences of what we do today shall be seen in the quality of our
> future.
There is two names per account: the user account name and the user's
name. Within the Control Panel --> Users Account will only change
the user's displayed name.

Right click on My Computer and select Manage. The click on "Local
Users and Groups"
Jorge
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Re: Can't Rename a Folder I renamed once before
Posted: 02-19-2009, 01:41 AM
The selection "Local Users and Groups" does not appear. In any case, what I
am trying to rename is the documents folder in "Documents and Settings" that
corresponds to the only user of the computer. That user was Jorge and the
corresponding folder was named "Daddy" in order to make it distinctive in the
home network.
--
Life is not a banquet; it is a covered dish dinner. What do you bring to
the table?


"smlunatick" wrote:
> On Feb 17, 8:28 pm, Jorge <Jo...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> > I took over my daughter's computer and changed her user account to my name -
> > "Jorge". It is an Administrator account. There are two other accounts -
> > guest and asp.net. In "Documents and Settings", there are four folders -
> > Administrator, All Users, Daddy and Owner. "Daddy" was changed from my
> > daughter's name. All of user "Jorge" traffic shows up in "Daddy", and under
> > desktop at "My Documents" and elsewhere in "Jorge's Documents". I am about
> > to give this computer to another family menber and have been upgrading,
> > updating and housekeeping it. IT WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO RENAME "DADDY". Why?
> > How can I make the change? I do not remember how I did it the first time.
> >
> > The consequences of what we do today shall be seen in the quality of our
> > future.
>
> There is two names per account: the user account name and the user's
> name. Within the Control Panel --> Users Account will only change
> the user's displayed name.
>
> Right click on My Computer and select Manage. The click on "Local
> Users and Groups"
>
Noel Paton
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Re: Can't Rename a Folder I renamed once before
Posted: 02-19-2009, 09:58 AM
You cannot do it in Explorer- it's as simple as that.
You may be able to change the Username using the Administrative tools if
you're using Win XP Pro - otherwise your best option is to create a NEW user
account, transfer the files and settings using FAST, and then delete the old
user account.

--
Noel Paton (MVP 2002-2006)
(CrashFixPC)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.crashfixpc.co.uk
"Jorge" <Jorge@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1D01E237-7C49-4F0D-A934-E46C93A6D7FA@microsoft.com...
> The selection "Local Users and Groups" does not appear. In any case, what
> I
> am trying to rename is the documents folder in "Documents and Settings"
> that
> corresponds to the only user of the computer. That user was Jorge and the
> corresponding folder was named "Daddy" in order to make it distinctive in
> the
> home network.
> --
> Life is not a banquet; it is a covered dish dinner. What do you bring to
> the table?
>
>
> "smlunatick" wrote:
>
>> On Feb 17, 8:28 pm, Jorge <Jo...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>> > I took over my daughter's computer and changed her user account to my
>> > name -
>> > "Jorge". It is an Administrator account. There are two other
>> > accounts -
>> > guest and asp.net. In "Documents and Settings", there are four
>> > folders -
>> > Administrator, All Users, Daddy and Owner. "Daddy" was changed from my
>> > daughter's name. All of user "Jorge" traffic shows up in "Daddy", and
>> > under
>> > desktop at "My Documents" and elsewhere in "Jorge's Documents". I am
>> > about
>> > to give this computer to another family menber and have been upgrading,
>> > updating and housekeeping it. IT WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO RENAME "DADDY".
>> > Why?
>> > How can I make the change? I do not remember how I did it the first
>> > time.
>> >
>> > The consequences of what we do today shall be seen in the quality of
>> > our
>> > future.
>>
>> There is two names per account: the user account name and the user's
>> name. Within the Control Panel --> Users Account will only change
>> the user's displayed name.
>>
>> Right click on My Computer and select Manage. The click on "Local
>> Users and Groups"
>>

Jorge
Guest
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Re: Can't Rename a Folder I renamed once before
Posted: 02-26-2009, 04:05 PM
Thank you Mr Paton. The new user account did the trick.
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"Noel Paton" wrote:
> You cannot do it in Explorer- it's as simple as that.
> You may be able to change the Username using the Administrative tools if
> you're using Win XP Pro - otherwise your best option is to create a NEW user
> account, transfer the files and settings using FAST, and then delete the old
> user account.
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MVP 2002-2006)
> (CrashFixPC)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.crashfixpc.co.uk
> "Jorge" <Jorge@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1D01E237-7C49-4F0D-A934-E46C93A6D7FA@microsoft.com...
> > The selection "Local Users and Groups" does not appear. In any case, what
> > I
> > am trying to rename is the documents folder in "Documents and Settings"
> > that
> > corresponds to the only user of the computer. That user was Jorge and the
> > corresponding folder was named "Daddy" in order to make it distinctive in
> > the
> > home network.
> > --
> > Life is not a banquet; it is a covered dish dinner. What do you bring to
> > the table?
> >
> >
> > "smlunatick" wrote:
> >
> >> On Feb 17, 8:28 pm, Jorge <Jo...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >> > I took over my daughter's computer and changed her user account to my
> >> > name -
> >> > "Jorge". It is an Administrator account. There are two other
> >> > accounts -
> >> > guest and asp.net. In "Documents and Settings", there are four
> >> > folders -
> >> > Administrator, All Users, Daddy and Owner. "Daddy" was changed from my
> >> > daughter's name. All of user "Jorge" traffic shows up in "Daddy", and
> >> > under
> >> > desktop at "My Documents" and elsewhere in "Jorge's Documents". I am
> >> > about
> >> > to give this computer to another family menber and have been upgrading,
> >> > updating and housekeeping it. IT WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO RENAME "DADDY".
> >> > Why?
> >> > How can I make the change? I do not remember how I did it the first
> >> > time.
> >> >
> >> > The consequences of what we do today shall be seen in the quality of
> >> > our
> >> > future.
> >>
> >> There is two names per account: the user account name and the user's
> >> name. Within the Control Panel --> Users Account will only change
> >> the user's displayed name.
> >>
> >> Right click on My Computer and select Manage. The click on "Local
> >> Users and Groups"
> >>
>
>
>
 
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