1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Houston, TX
    Posts : 1
    Win 10 Pro v1607 (OS build 14393.447)
       2 Weeks Ago #1

    How to Transfer User Profile to Another User


    Is there a way to create a new users account on the same PC such that it will have access to the same program and document files as an existing users account?

    Local Users
    Administrator, DISABLED, Member of Administrators
    DefaultAccount , DISABLED, Member of Users
    Guest, DISABLED, Member of n/a
    boss Member of Administrators
    bill Member of Users < this is a Microsoft account
    new Member of Users

    The goal is to delete the bill users account. This account has been around since win7 and perhaps before. Profile size is 4 GB. Files are distributed on both the C: and S: drives.

    It would be desired to have the new users account fully functional before deleting the old users account.

    Thanks…Bill
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,223
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       2 Weeks Ago #2

    Hi, see
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    (The screenshot is Win 10).

    Suggest e.g.
    a. create new empty profile with parameters as needed
    b. copy profile to it
    c. log in and test new profile making sure you have access to all programs, desktop, files....
    d. delete original profile

    Recommend: back up before making changes.
    We strongly recommend disk imaging: Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage.

    From what I've read and see, you can't copy the profile you're currently using.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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