Tried to add second user profile, however I've managed to replace mine


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    Tried to add second user profile, however I've managed to replace mine


    Hi
    Sorry in advance, but complete schoolboy error.
    I tried to add a second login/profile on my laptop for my wife through the accounts settings; however I somehow managed to replace mine with hers. Everything else is the same; desktop background, files, programs etc.....just with her name and email/login password.
    Can anyone assist with removing hers or putting mine back on and hers to a new/fresh login? Naturally keeping all documents etc.
    Hope that makes sense!?
    Apologies, but I'm not that IT savvy clearly.
    Many thanks
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 20H2 Build 19042.868 and W10 Insider Preview Build 21343
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    Hello thecidershed and welcome to TenForums :)

    It is possible that what you did was to convert your local account to a Microsoft account and you have given it your wife's email and password for the login.

    If this was the case you can check what type of account you now have by using the following tutorial for guidance:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    You can revert back to a local account as follows:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5374-local-account-switch-windows-10-a.html


    The correct way to add a new user is as follows:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    I hope these tutorials will help you sort out your accounts but please get back to us if you have any questions.
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