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user directory

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help' started by cyberwasp, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. cyberwasp

    cyberwasp Established Techie7 Member

    Is there a way to Safely change a user name on a PC. I have to old PC's I've fixed up and am giving away to someone that can't afford to buy one. I would like to change the name under the user directory to theirs. is it possible without messing up the pc. TIA
  2. Ztruker

    Ztruker Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    No, not via a rename. You need to create a new userid with the name you want, then delete the old one, including files.
    Make sure you copy anything you want from the old userid to the new one before deleting it.