Migrated to Windows 10 but account on second drive not there


  1. Posts : 29
    Windows 7
       #1

    Migrated to Windows 10 but account on second drive not there


    I just moved over to Windows 10. However, my main account was stored on my data drive. I can see the folder but I don't have access, obviously b/c the user id is different. How to I migrate that user folder so that I am using it, as it has all my settings, files, etc?
      My Computer

  2. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,551
    windows 10
       #2

    The user account was that from win10 or win7?
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 29
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Windows 7
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 29
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I've tried migwiz, but will that mess with the user? Is there a way to do that?
      My Computer

  5. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,551
    windows 10
       #5

    Moving a 7 profile to 10 is very dodgy as a lot of things wont be the same data,photos ok but setting a big no no
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 29
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #6

    What do you suggest? I need a fair amount of things, settings, open bookmarks, etc.
      My Computer


  7. idgat's Avatar
    Posts : 1,255
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    kruuth said:
    I just moved over to Windows 10. However, my main account was stored on my data drive. I can see the folder but I don't have access, obviously b/c the user id is different. How to I migrate that user folder so that I am using it, as it has all my settings, files, etc?
    "Main account" - Windows system computer log on/sign-in account, Windows/Microsoft email account, other email account?

    "Moved over" ... how?? Upgrade? Clean install?


    kruuth said:
    What do you suggest? I need a fair amount of things, settings, open bookmarks, etc.


    Greatly depends on how you "moved over"?

    Recommend immediate backup of all user personal data files before you start playing around with accounts/profiles/user names/whatever/etc.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 29
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #8

    idgat said:
    "Main account" - Windows system computer log on/sign-in account, Windows/Microsoft email account, other email account?

    "Moved over" ... how?? Upgrade? Clean install?




    Greatly depends on how you "moved over"?

    Recommend immediate backup of all user personal data files before you start playing around with accounts/profiles/user names/whatever/etc.
    In this case I did a clean install, on my primary SSD drive. Doing an upgrade kept failing. I purchased PCMover and that also won't move the account over. The account that is of concern is on my 2TB raid drive.
      My Computer


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:13.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums