How do I remove a user from my laptop?

Changing user folder names and author names

I was one of six invidivuals that received laptops as a gift from my church.  My problem is that while my computer shows my name as owner, it shows another one of the other individuals as user.  For example, User\\Karen\\Sara Lee and if my name is Karen, why is the other person's name showing on my computer.  It will also show the other person's name as the author on my documents, or last modified by and then the other person's name.  How do I fix this?

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Last updated July 17, 2018 Views 1,393 Applies to:

Hi Aholmes335,


Actually whenever a program is installed for the first time on a computer then the program always displays the data of the user under which the program got installed. So now if you change the author name also in the documents the owner or last modified name will remain unchanged.


As a workaround I would suggest you to create a new user profile transfer all settings to the new user account and delete the old user account. This way you will be able to change the settings as per your requirement.


For assistance you may refer to the link - Create a new user account-

Then I would suggest you to refer to the below mentioned link to fix a corrupted user profile and follow the steps provided to transfer the settings and files to the new user account and then check-

Hope this helps. Let us know the results.
Meghmala – Microsoft Support

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