How to change local user home folder on Windows 2000 and above

Posted by Adi Roiban on Server Fault See other posts from Server Fault or by Adi Roiban
Published on 2011-06-30T14:10:26Z Indexed on 2011/06/30 16:24 UTC
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I was using a local account on a Windows 7 desktop that is not connected to any Active Directory.

After a while it was required to rename the local account. Renaming the account was simple using Local users and groups management tool.

After renaming the user, the user home folder was not renamed and I could not find any information about how to change user home folder.

I found the ProfileList registry folder but maybe there is a command line for doing such changes. HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

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