troubleshooting Question

How to rename user accounts or transfer files between user accounts?

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Windows NetworkingWindows XPFile Sharing Software
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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.

How can I set this straight?

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