User account not in XP Documents & settings folder

Dell Dimension® 4300 series, pentium®...
February 10, 2012 at 17:15:40
Specs: Windows XP, 3gb
I have an administrator user account but there is no folder showing up in C:\Documents and Settings. All of of my documents are in a folder called "User" instead of "Nettie". How can I change the "User" account to be "Nettie" or move EVERYTHING over to my name?

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#1
February 10, 2012 at 18:44:31
Are all of your documents, photos, videos, and such still on your computer?

If so, then you could just create a new user account and move all of your media to the new account.


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#2
February 10, 2012 at 19:20:51
I was afraid of that.....got lot's to transfer over. This will take quite awhile. Thanks for the reply.

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#3
February 10, 2012 at 19:28:30
You're welcome. By the way, it shouldn't take that long, all the computer has to do is move the files from one folder to another. If you need any help with this, post back.

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#4
February 10, 2012 at 21:36:30
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310147
How to Change the Default Location of the My Documents Folder

Another link ---
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555308
How to change the default location of "My Documents" folder


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#5
February 24, 2012 at 10:15:29
But I will have to set up email, desktop background pic, and all my shortcuts I have saved on desktop, to new account. I don't know how to do all this.

Nettie


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#6
February 24, 2012 at 15:39:38
Desktop Background Picture:
1. Click Start, Control Panel.
2. Double-click Display.
3. Click on the Background Tab.

Move Shortcuts and Folders from Desktop to Desktop.
1. Log on to the old user account.
2. Open My Computer, and create a new folder under the C:\ root directory called "TRANSFER" without the quotes. Essentially, in the end, the folder will be C:\TRANSFER.
3. Highlight all of your shortcuts, folders, and such and copy them to that transfer folder.
4. Log off, then log on to your new user account.
5. Open the C:\TRANSFER folder, and copy everything back to your desktop.

To set up your email, this depends on the program and the provider. Googling will help you.


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