Changing the name of the folder: C:\Users\Katya_2
Posted on 2011-02-16
Recently I had my daughter's notebook upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista. Unfortunately the computer in question is now unable to connect to the home computer (also running W7) although it can connect to the WIFI and hence internet.
Through my research I suspect the problem has to do with the naming of her user file (Katya_2) which was directly copied from the previous installation of Vista. According to my research, for the network connection to be successful and hence the 'homegroup' connection the names must be the same. In the installation of the W7 the computer was named 'Katya' (please note workgroup names are the same).
Further research showed the name of the folder can be changed if utilising W7 Professional but not W7 Home Premium. Of course, we are using the latter.
I would appreciate a guide as to how to change the name if possible. Otherwise a reinstall may be the only answer?
Thanks once again in advance