I'm in the process of moving my applications from an older PC (with Win2000) to a newer one (with Win7 and VirtualBox/XP).
I've already installed and configured a number of legacy applications on the XP, however I have run into a problem with Outlook. Although the program works beautifully, I am not able to get my old Outlook Favorites to work on the new system.
This is because the .FAV file (which contains the settings for Favorites) references PST files by their physical location. For example:
C:\Documents and Settings\GARY\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\GG-
In other words, the FAV file is instructing Outlook to look for the PST in C:\Documents and Settings\GARY\.... \Outlook\
However on the new computer, the XP user is Administrator (not Gary).
So the question is..... can this problem be rectified by renaming the user "Administrator" to "Gary" ?
Accounts can be renamed in XP by going to
Control Panel > AdministrativeTools > ComputerManagement > SystemTools > LocalUsersAndGroups > Users
Then right-click the user and rename
The XP Product Documentation says the following about renaming users: "Because it retains its security identifier (SID), a renamed user account retains all its other properties, such as its description, password, group memberships, user environment profile, account information, and any assigned permissions and rights.
> user account retains all its .... user environment profile, account information
I guess that means the user's home folder will not change
from C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\
to C:\Documents and Settings\GARY\
Is there any way to rename the user account as well as the home folder, in a way that does not cause havoc to currently installed applications?
Perhaps there's some utility that will do this???
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.