How to change username which also changes the user data folder in Windows 7 ?

See it here How to rename or move a User Profile folder?

[WARNING: Changing the Windows user’s folder may stop your current application from working properly!!!]

Summary:

  1. Log in as another administrator user other than the one need to rename.
  2. Go to C:\Users\<Your current user name>, rename it to the new name.
  3. Start – Right click “My Computer” – Manage – User and Group.
  4. Select you username and change it to the new name.
  5. Open registry (Start – Run – regedit)
  6. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  7. Go to the SID which has the “ProfileImagePath” value as your current user name.
  8. Change it to the new name.
  9. Done

(Be sure to back up your registry first)

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