Renaming the Windows XP Pro admin account

By manelson05 ·
I have changed the windows xp admin account to Bill.
I have three limited user accounts.

Recently I have noticed there are two folders in my documents named Bill, one is empty one contains data.
I deleted the empty one and the other Bill account appears as such.
bill.raptor and not bill

I have only seen this while on a domain, can anyone explain this and how to remedy? I have had a difficult time trying to locate information.

thank you


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by deepsand In reply to Renaming the Windows XP P ...

Re-post this in the proper forum, i.e. the Questions forum; presently you are in the Discussions forum.

The latter is intended fro general, open-ended discussions on matters of broad interest; the former, for technical problems in need of a solution.

As there are those who deliberately seek out problems such as yours, with an eye toward providing aid when possible, you will be more likely to attract their attention if you use the Questions forum, by using the "Ask a Question" button.

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Tag: windows (Questions)

by pierrejamme In reply to Suggestion

Strange it came up as a question on my page:
Tag: windows (Questions)
Love this new forum format :<

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In "My Workplace > Suggestions" it's explicitly labeled as a "Discussion!"

by deepsand In reply to Tag: windows (Questions)

Since then, I've determined that "Forums > Discussions > All" is, despite the implied "Discussion" category, an admixture of both "Discussion" & "Questions."

I've reported such to TPTB; I'll be checking on this at the end of college football season for signs of correction.

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Is raptor either the domain name or the system name?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Renaming the Windows XP P ...
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by manelson05 In reply to Is raptor either the doma ...

I am on a stanalone home computer, I am not on a domain.
All I did was rename my Administrator account to Bill. Now my path is bill.raptor.

Originally the computer name was Osisris, I renamed but he path bill.osiris still shows in explorer? Any ideas?

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Have you yet re-booted since renaming the machine?

by deepsand In reply to Computername

Re-naming a machine is not fully effected until you've re-booted. Until then, all sorts of weird things can and do happen.

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