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When I created my user in Windows 8.1 it created a folder C:\Users\rgtur_000

How do I change this to C:\Users\Ray?
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Question by:Ray Turner
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by:Lior Karasenti
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Try to set local account

Windows 8 adds the "_000" at the end because of a duplicate.  For instance, you probably also have a users folder called "Rayli" and then this duplicate Windows Live account is "rayli_000".  2000 and XP and I believe Win 7 used to do it as ".000" so


http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/37c266c0-0124-4fb1-83b7-8bde4db986b0/why-user-profile-is-cusers-username000-truncated-username-and-underscore?forum=w8itprogeneral
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by:Aditya Arora
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yes if user name is same in window 8 it add _0000 in the end of name.
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by:Mahesh
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Use Profwiz tool from http://www.forensit.com/domain-migration.html

Hopefully above tool will work with workgroup computers, if not use below tool

http://iwrconsultancy.co.uk/reprofiler

These tools is free for personnel use

There you need to select required local user and also need to select respective profile folder to which you want to assign him

For Ex: You have got username "Ray", then select it as user account and for profile folder select "C:\users\Ray"

Mahesh
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Pradeep VIshwakarma earned 1000 total points
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create a new user (RAY) and copy profile in old profile to new profile.
use this software :- Windows Enabler 1.1
link is below

http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php?p=78737&t=4&i=1
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by:John Hurst
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Remember that in Windows 8.1 (unlike Windows 7 and unlike Windows 8), new user accounts are created as email addresses (not local accounts). If the extra accounts are local accounts you can delete them as noted above. If you have an extra email account you can delete in the Windows 8.1 account setup.

Once you have one user account, if it is an email account, you can change it to a local account by going into PC settings (Metro), Accounts and changing the account to local.

Work carefully as you likely have one email account (forced by Windows 8.1) that has your profile and documents. This is the one you need to save (do not delete) and then change to local if you wish.

Just remember that this is new and not Windows 8 or Windows 7.

.... Thinkpads_User
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by:Ray Turner
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Creating the new user and copy the old profile to new profile worked.  This appears to be a Windows 8 problem.  The new computer I purchased had Windows 8 installed on it and upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 is not as straight-forward as one would expect.
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