winxp registered owner

  terryf 00:46 17 Aug 2006
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A friend has 2nd hand PC, I have edited registry to change registered owner but there are still instances of 'MY docs' folders with the orig reg owner that win will not allow me to rename, any suggestions please.

  mgmcc 06:56 17 Aug 2006

Create a new User Account in your friend's name and delete the previous owner's User Account.

Backup any of your friend's files that he may have saved in the original owner's "My Documents" folder, so that these can be transferred into his own folder when it has been created. If access to the files is subsequently denied, have a look at this Microsoft article about "Taking ownership of files/folders in XP" - click here

  terryf 13:49 17 Aug 2006

Thanks, I will try this when I next see friend

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