Rename folders in Windows XP

  ianb1873 17:54 11 May 2004

Any ideas how I rename folders in Windows XP? The previous owner of my PC had the administrator a\c which I have renamed to mine. However, some of the system folders (documents & settings etc) still have the old name & Windows won't let me change them. Any ideas anyone?

  g0slp 18:15 11 May 2004

Did the previous owner have a password set?

Apologies if you've already thought of that, by the way!

  ianb1873 18:22 11 May 2004

Not as far as I know.

I've just changed the name of the administrator a\c & there was no password prompt.

  alnwrd 18:46 11 May 2004

look up the attrib command in help and support and see if this helps.

  ianb1873 18:59 11 May 2004

Thanks, I'll have a look.

What does that solve do you reckon?

  alnwrd 22:14 11 May 2004

the attrib command sets and resets file properties such as read only. If your folders are read only then you cannot rename them.

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