Change The Name Of User Folder?

Sep 19, 2011

I installed windows 8 developer preview last night for dual booting purposes last night on a separate 20Gb partition. When I was using Windows 8 I Changed the location of my music library to my user folder on my windows 7 partition. Now when I boot in windows 7 the folder that was previously named after my username is now titled "my music" All of the contents of my users folder are in the folder. I cannot rename the folder back to my username by right clicking it and trying to rename it.


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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1903 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 727 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 287535 MB, Free - 250541 MB; F: Total - 2042 MB, Free - 1964 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1413
Antivirus: System Shield, Updated and Enabled

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