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Windows won't allow me to rename a system folder

by Disneyfan / July 24, 2008 1:36 AM PDT

One of my computers is a Compaq desktop running Windows XP Home SP2. The My Documents folder is located at C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Administrator\My Documents. I want to rename the Compaq_Administrator folder but when I try Windows tells me that it is a Windows system folder and that it can't be renamed.

The reason that I want to rename it is that I just installed Network Magic to make it a little easier for my family to navigate the home network. When I share folders, they come up with the family friendly names that I had setup for each computer along with the folders that are shared. Folders such as Documents, Music, etc. The folders that are shared by the Compaq computer come up as Compaq_Administrator Documents, etc.

That computer's name and user logon are family friendly to match the theme that I have used for all of my computers. Is there some way to rename that folder even though Windows doesn't seem to want me to?

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Is Compaq_Administrator your user?
by Maddogmcree / July 24, 2008 1:39 AM PDT

If so, maybe create a new user?

Not sure, maybe I'm on the wrong track.

Sorry in advance,


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Wouldn't do it that way
by Steven Haninger / July 24, 2008 2:05 AM PDT

While it's possible to rename by taking ownership, I'd leave it alone and just create a shared folder in the root rather than in that of a user.

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