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  1. Posts : 92
    Win Pro 10x64 1709 16299.19
       13 Jul 2018 #1

    How to change User to a new name 1803


    Hi,

    I have just got a new PC and it was set up with the initial name User with many programs setup.

    Now I want to change that name to another. How do i do this please?

    There does not seem to be a place in 1803 that allows this.

    I set up another account with the name i want to use but saw that most of the programs were not there that were setup in in User.

    Thanks

    oz
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,329
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       13 Jul 2018 #2

    Hello oz,

    If these are not Store apps, then you should be able to create shortcuts from the missing programs .exe file and add them to your account's Start menu.

    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 92
    Win Pro 10x64 1709 16299.19
    Thread Starter
       13 Jul 2018 #3

    Hi,

    No they are just regular programs.

    Okay I will do that then.

    many thanks

    oz
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       13 Jul 2018 #4

    You're most welcome.
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  5. Posts : 92
    Win Pro 10x64 1709 16299.19
    Thread Starter
       14 Jul 2018 #5

    Hi again,

    Got that done but..

    Any ideas how I can get the stuff in the User 1 Documents folder also for User 2 ?

    I tried a few things but so far no go.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       14 Jul 2018 #6

    If they are just files you wanted, you should be able to copy and paste them while signed in to an administrator account.
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  7. Posts : 92
    Win Pro 10x64 1709 16299.19
    Thread Starter
       14 Jul 2018 #7

    Thank again.
    Decided to create a My Downloads in C: root so everyone has access.
    Did the same with Downloads.
    Should be an option to have directories seen by all or only certain users.
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  8.    14 Jul 2018 #8

    ozstar said: View Post
    Thank again.
    Decided to create a My Downloads in C: root so everyone has access.
    Did the same with Downloads.
    Should be an option to have directories seen by all or only certain users.
    That is possible. Just do not share the entire C root drive. Share the folder(s) individually. Check the security tab for permissions and set the users permission accordingly(add users if needed) for each one. It is a bit tiresome to do it for each folder but that is NTFS permissions.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       14 Jul 2018 #9

    If you like, you could change the permissions of the folder(s) to allow access for "everyone" or any user or group.

    Change Permissions of Objects for Users and Groups in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    In addition, everyone has access to the "C:\Users\Public" folders by default.
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  10. Kari's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Jul 2018 #10

    ozstar said: View Post
    Should be an option to have directories seen by all or only certain users.
    For that, Windows by default has a Public user profile.

    Let's say you have users Jane and John on your Windows 10 PC. Both have access to their own Downloads folder. When John downloads something that he thinks Jane should be able to access, too, he simply saves it in C:\Users\Public\Downloads, a public folder which each and every user of that PC can access.

    The same with everything. Jane creates a document in Word, wanting to grant John access to that document. She saves it in C:\Users\Public\Documents, and now both can access it.

    Desktop, how users will see it in Windows, is a combination of two folders: user's own Desktop folder and Public\Desktop folder. Jane has a shortcut to that Word document she created above on her desktop, but after saving it to Public\Documents to grant John access, she also moves the document shortcut from C:\Users\Jane\Desktop to C:\Users\Public\Desktop. Now John has the shortcut on his desktop, too.

    In the same way, John has a few games installed but he knows Jane does not like shortcuts to them in her desktop, so he moves all game shortcuts from Public\Desktop to John\Desktop. Now the shortcuts are only shown on John's desktop.

    Kari
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