copying Desktop and Start Menu to Another Computer

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  1. Posts : 71
    Windows 10 Bld 1809
       #1

    copying Desktop and Start Menu to Another Computer


    I would like to duplicate my Desktop and Start Menu to my backup computer. Is there a way to do it? Perhaps using Macrium maybe?

    Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 34,903
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi,
    Desktop
    a. Contents: The desktop is just a folder as I guess you know. If it contains shortcuts, then you'd also need the target of those shortcuts to be in place, so simply copying that may be meaningless.

    b. Layout. It may be that you could use a 3rd party tool such as DesktopOK to save and restore the layout. I've no idea how that would work in this context.

    c. Wallpaper/background. You'd need to make arrangements to transfer that.

    Start Menu
    This is basically two distinct sets of folders containing shortcuts. As you'd need the programs corresponding to those shortcuts to be installed, considering the Start Menu alone as you seem to be doing seems to be meaningless.
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  3. Posts : 297
    Windows 10 - Ver: 20H2 - Build: 19042.804
       #3

    I know its not the right solution but why not just install the same program etc on your backup computer.
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  4. Posts : 6,907
    windows 10
       #4

    No need if it's the same account set both to sync windows will do it all by it's self
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  5. Posts : 297
    Windows 10 - Ver: 20H2 - Build: 19042.804
       #5

    Ahh, got it
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  6. Posts : 34,903
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #6
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  7. Posts : 71
    Windows 10 Bld 1809
    Thread Starter
       #7

    dalchina said:
    Thank you. It seems I misclassified what I wanted to do.
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  8. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #8

    You desktop on the old PC is stored here C:\Users\your name\Desktop

    Just copy the stuff you want from that folder to your new PC
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  9. Posts : 71
    Windows 10 Bld 1809
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Steve C said:
    You desktop on the old PC is stored here C:\Users\your name\Desktop

    Just copy the stuff you want from that folder to your new PC
    But will that work for the Start Menu?
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  10. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #10

    Bluewind said:
    But will that work for the Start Menu?
    The Start Menu for all users is here C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    The Start Menu for the current user is here C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Copy and paste what you need between the PCs
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