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How to edit/change "USER" in: This PC> C: > user > USER?

Q: How to edit/change "USER" in: This PC> C: > user > USER?

I'm setting up Win for the st time on a Lenovo Win laptop It had to do a ton of upgrades before all the features would work like the touch screen amp task bar Once all the updates were completed I started to set it up Somehow I missed the part where you put a name to the quot USER quot in the C drive On my Asus it says This USER? This to edit/change "USER" How > user > in: C: PC> PC gt C gt user gt johnf But on the Lenovo is says This PC gt C gt user gt USER I went in amp changed the Local Account Admin to a Name I wanted hoping that would change quot USER quot to quot rocco quot but it didn't I know that all programs installed in the future will have a path that looks like This How to edit/change "USER" in: This PC> C: > user > USER? PC gt How to edit/change "USER" in: This PC> C: > user > USER? C gt user gt USER gt Dropbox unless I can change it I'm not very far into setting the laptop up so I want to make sure I don't keep moving forward in case I have to reset or roll back anything How can I fix this problem Also why do I have a C drive GB amp a D drive GB after I did the Win update it had Win on it but needed to upgrade to a newer version amp now I have a D drive that i did not create Thanks
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Can you yell us when the problem started and were you on the system when it is doing this if so what were you doing when it started.
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A:User Folder Missing "Location" Tab - Reg Edit No Help - What To Do?

Quote: Originally Posted by KBoy420

Hi All,

I was messing around with trying to move the default location for my User Folders. I was following Brink's guide: User Folders - Change Default Location. I had a secondary drive error (where the folders were to be relocated to), requiring a format. Prior to doing so, I changed all the folders back.

Now, my "Contacts" folder no longer has a "Location" tab in its properties, so I am unable to move it back. I went into regedit to the following location:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

and was able to find the "Contacts" folder. It was incorrectly named (some jumbled mess of what appeared to be random numbers and letters). I renamed it to "Contacts" and changed the Data to "%USERPROFILE%\Contacts".

After doing all this, the "Contacts" folder is displayed in My Computer and correctly pointing to C:Users\Me - but there is no location tab in its properties so I cannot move it again to a secondary drive.

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to restore the "Location" tab?


Welcome to the forum,

Have a look at option two of this tutorial,

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Notice the red warning box that gives instructions when a location tab is not available.
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A:Restore "All User" and "Default User" profiles?

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Hello Troy,

If he only wants to have the displayed user name changed, then the tutorial below can help show him how to. This will not change the name of his "C:\Users\Home" user profile folder though.
User Account Name - Change in Windows 8
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Quote: Originally Posted by kenboy

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A:change user name at "C:\Users"

Hello windstory,

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Operating System is Windows 7 Enterprise (64 bit).

Thank you for your time and help,
Best regards,

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Perhaps if you save to a FAT32 formatted partition.
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Roger I assuming you have tried change the account name in Control Panel??
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Quote: Originally Posted by CountryBumkin

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If you do not want a user to have access to certain folders, it is fairly simple to do. For instance, say you do not want a user to see other user's files. With your administrator account, do the following:

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A:Login screen and "User Account Control" Dialog Corrupted

Video card memory gone bad maybe? Overlap conflict between video and system memory. Possibly need a updated video driver?
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A:How do I bypass "Switch User" screen, after ScreenSaver to login as another in Vista?
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A:How do I restore "deleted" user profile (can find the file in Users)

Can you go to Start / Control Panel / User Accounts / Manage another account ? (the 'old user' account?)
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You don't want the Task Manager, you want the Task Scheduler.
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Alright, go to the icon for Eudora, right click the icon, go to properties, go to compatibility, and uncheck the last box in the list "Run this program as an administrator"

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A:Windows Live Mail won't let user print only a "selection"

Keep dreaming
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A:Solved: excel fails to start. "... problem in user.exe"

There is some good information on Excel problems and their fixes on this page.

The first thing to try, though, is to close Excel and then do a search of the harddrive for "excel.xlb" (without the quotes). When found, either rename it or delete it. If it gets corrupted, Excel can't start up, somewhat like Word's file.

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A:"User profile cannot be loaded" message after automatic update

For both Vista and 7

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums
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A:Cannot reach "I Agree" buttons on User Agreement screen

Hitting the TAB key will advance the cursor one field at a time..
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Thanks so much!

A:How do I bypass "Switch User" screen to login as another in Vista?

Is this after the screen goes to a screensaver, or just anytime you switch users?
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Kindly assist.

A:Exclude specific application execution in "Standard User"

Hello Anil, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Normally you could use an option in the tutorial below to prevent standard "users" from being able to run a specific file.

Applications - Prevent Running Specified Programs - Windows 7 Help Forums

However, in this case, the user isn't the one running the application. The applications are set to automatically check for updates, so they're running themselves instead. If you turn off the check for updates automatically option in the java and Adobe programs, it should stop this. You will of course need to manually check for updates afterwards every so often though.

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A:Possible to "integrate" Win8.1 user accounts with Active Directory?

When you join a domain you get a new user account/profile on the computer. All his data and settings will need to be transferred from the old local account to the new domain account. Once joined to the domain and logged onto the domain users can take the computers offsite and still log onto that same account, the domain does not have to be contacted for logins while offsite., a local account is not needed for offsite use but the previous local accounts will still exist on the laptop. That account if its not going to be used should be disabled for security though.

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Definitely have a backup in place first.
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A:[SOLVED] Optical drive is &quot;removed&quot; under another user account

Try making another account and see if it shows there
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Should I just move on here or do I have a performance sapping issue that should be addressed?


A:"local user profile" size is reported as >73GB


Try using a drive mapping tool such as Windirstat to see where your space is going.
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A:"User" profile doesn't load half the time

You are logged with a temporary profile because windows is unable to read your profile folder (C:\Users\Username_Folder), this is due to corrupt data or something (application, malware) is preventing the reading of data. Try running checkdisk set to automatically fix errors and scan for and recover bad sectors.
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A:Unable to access internet on second "user" created in Vista

Please create a 3rd user account and test it. DO NOT install anything on the account - just test the internet connectivity and then remove the new account.

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A:Re: Unable to access internet on second "user" created in Vista

Create a new user account; transfer files over -
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