Can I Rename?

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bingoman

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I have just managed to change the user name of a previous user to my own quite successfully.

I have now stumbled across another folder in:

c: > documents and settings

with the previous occupiers name all over it.

When I tried to rename the file, a message proclaimed that this was a 'Windows System File and cannot be renamed'.

Could anybody tell me if there is a way around this problem?
It's gonna bug me otherwise. All I need to do is change his name to mine....

Thanks

Bingoman
 

Qumahlin

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um why don't you just create your own acct on the comp and delete that one? makes no sense to try and rename the acct
 
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dcghost

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Just do what he said. Change your account...make a backup of anythhing you want to keep though that is in the folders with the old user name.
 
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bingoman

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Yep, fare enough, I appreciate that...

But wouldn't I lose the programs that have been installed under his username??

There's a few bits and bobs on here that I would like to keep.

or am I making things more complicated than they actually are? :rolleyes:

Thanks for the help though.

Danny
 

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