How to rename user accounts or transfer files between user accounts?
I configured my desktop with a user account with my first and lastname. My new laptop is now configured by the computershop with only my first name as the user account. As a result my peer-to-peer network does not work any longer. So, i first renamed my C:\Documents and Settings\firstname lastname to C:\Documents and Settings\firstname but that did not work. Then I tried creating a new account with only my first name, that came out as C:\Documents and Settings\firstname.computername instead. This account allows me to network but only in one direction (desktop to laptop).
So, now I have two accounts that do not work well; how can I best get out of this mess? If I need to transfer my files between accounts, please give some hints as well, because Business Contact Manager stopped working when I did that.
you posted in, windowsxp zone would have been a the right choice.
just to clarify things a little,
My new laptop is now configured by the computershop<< does this imply it's a new laptop and a new install of XP, and this install was configured by the computershop?
If so they may have installed xp and regestered it using just your first name.
Changing an account is not changing default administrator account name.
Take a look at the name regestred to the machine.
Right click my computer properties.
Really the best way out of this problem is to perform a re-install of xp then regester the correct name you want to use during setup.
Is this XP home or xp pro?