Just right-click the offending icon and choose Rename from the menu that pops.
Or revert back to your old configuration by restoring from image backup you created earlier.
Or you can click the file or folder name to select it, wait a second, and click the files name again to change.May be easier to just make a new account called "Nick" and then sign on as "Nick" and delete "Acer" though.Its best to take an image based backup and proceed further.Some software may have 30-day trial versions, which you can download and do the registry string replacements.Select the SID of your primary account for which you want to rename the profile folder.There is no single solution to update the paths in a single click.This renames the user profile folder.If youve an existing user account with the profile folder name truncated to five characters, here is how to change it, if you would like.I had about 50 if I remember correctly.If you really want to rename your user account you can try this - I did it and it works.Find a decent registry find and replace utility and download.
If you want to risk it you can try this (it worked for me).
Thats because the index is still using the old profile path.Also, the search indexer would be using absolute path names, pointing to the old profile folder name.Reboot and sign on as nick.There would be 100 registry values pointing to the old user profile folder, and the numbers can vary depending upon the number of software installed in the system.This has to be done on per-application basis.Rename user folder acer to nick.That helps you reconfigure that particular application.Exe and navigate to: NTCurrentVersionProfileList.This worked for me - I renamed the generated id salou_000 on my machine with saloua and it works perfectly.This issue doesnt occur if you create a local user account first, and then attach it to a Microsoft account.Caveats, registry Find and Replace software may not be able 2006 accent 1.5 crdi to update certain registry keys, due to Permission issues.