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Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Q: Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall

thx

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A: Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.

http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/40321-move-copy-paste-user-account-data-docs-new-user-account-same-sys.html
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so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.

I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
David Lambie
 

A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/how-do-i-copy-existing-admin-user-account-to-normal-user-account.146098/
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A:Access-denied error trying to paste data from a user account to another.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/access-denied-error-trying-to-paste-data-from-a-user-account-to-another.746390/
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A:How do copy documents from my main user account to my second account

Read this for instructions.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-copy-documents-from-my-main-user-account-to-my-second-account.799319/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/files-in-my-user-account-can-be-accessed-from-guest-user-account-in-vista.805452/
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A:replacing a restored user account from backup with present user account

You could use Windows Easy Transfer, I will be back with more information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

You can also, just back up your files etc and then restore them to the new account.

You have to be careful with anything that you do, to be sure that the corruption is not transferred.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/271710-replacing-restored-user-account-backup-present-user-account.html
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A:Move files to a different user account

Yes, just go to the C drive, then to Users, then to the account you want to copy the files from open it and cut and paste the files you want. If you have passwords on the accounts you will need to take ownership first I believe: http://www.intowindows.com/take-ownership-of-files-and-folders-in-windows-8/

Or just cut and paste the files from the old account into a folder on the C drive, then log into the new account and cut and paste them to where you want them to be on the new account.

Definitely would never use a USB drive for moving files between account on the same computer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/move-files-to-a-different-user-account.1157529/
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Many thanks

A:User account move(Q on tutorial)

Just tried again to delete and the folder whats preventing moving to the bin hasnt got a name, just a dialogue stating its in use by another program.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/264826-user-account-move-q-tutorial.html
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A:Merge Domain User Account with Local User Account

There are 4 conventional ways of accomplishing this task.

Option 1: Simply copy My Documents, Favorites, Desktop items from one to the other. You will have to setup program options again, may or may not be a big deal

Option 2: Use the Windows Easy Transfer option. Explained here. Vista & Win7 local to domain profile migration

Option 3: Use the Copy To Feature in User Profiles, explained here: Copy a user profile. The steps are outlined for different versions of Windows, but they work the same in Windows 8.

Option 4: Use the User State Migration Tool. User State Migration Tool 4.0 User's Guide. Here is a link to a video on using the USMT. User State Migration Tool in Windows 7 - Install | TechNet

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hi

how can it be?

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why???????????????????

A:1 user account urns down the volume and my user account gets affected

That is how Windows seems to work. I have three users on my system, and if I adjust the volume with one, the other two are affected. I did find this: How do I keep individual user volume settings on my computer?

Maybe it will help you. I will also ask others to take a look.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/238773-1-user-account-urns-down-volume-my-user-account-gets-affected.html
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A:domain account user vs local account user in vista

Policy that is actually causing the problem (or lack thereof) is corresponds to Internet Options control panel, Connections tab, Lan Settings button: Use Automatic Configuration settings.
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http://www.vistax64.com/system-security/252093-domain-account-user-vs-local-account-user-vista.html
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A:Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

Hello Scams,

About as close as you can get to this would be to create a new administrator account with the name you like, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.

It will copy most of your settings, like your Start Menu shortcuts, to the new account, but items stored in the registry, like your desktop background, would have to be reset again.

Hope this helps some,
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A:User account corrupt? Docs read only, can't open Firefox & Live Mail

Just a sugggestion: Dowunoad MalewareBytes Anti Malware and run in safe mode, also download ccleaner or glary utilities Maleware bytes will remove any malicious software and, ccleaner, glary utilities will celan up your registry. These are the two first things I do before I do any thing on a persons computer unless I know it is an absolute hardware issue. May be someone else may know more about your issue than I.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/186637-user-account-corrupt-docs-read-only-cant-open-firefox-live-mail.html
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A:Folder lost by cutting and trying to paste into a different user account

I know when you cut and paste documents it's saved to the Clipboard. Not too sure about a folder

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/175054/folder-lost-by-cutting-and-trying-to-paste-into-a-different-user-account/
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A:Copy Firefox Addons from one User Account to Another

Transferring data to a new profile - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

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A:Copy admin desktop to new user account

From an Administrator User account you can create Standard User accounts. Standard User accounts are severely restricted in what they can do. Programs that have been installed by an Administrator User account will be usable by the Standard accounts unless they were installed "for this account only."

From the Administrator User account you should be able to copy stuff to the Standard User desktops.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/copy-admin-desktop-to-new-user-account.1063920/
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A:Is it possible to make a perfect copy of a user account?

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/342632-possible-copy-all-desktop-program-settings-another-user-account.html
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A:User Account Corrupted - All Data Lost!

It's probable that your data isn't lost, only inaccessable.

Is this XP Home or XP Pro ?

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A:Internet data restriction by User account

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/internet-data-restriction-by-user-account.1020639/
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A:Retrieving data from deleted user account

If he didn't delete your files you can still copy them. If they were deleted there is a possibility of data recovery programs working. One such is Recuva.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/retrieving-data-from-deleted-user-account.917324/
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A:Spontaneous user account reset, all data gone

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A:How to copy Admin user account? (6 consecutive days of horror)

Once you have created a new Admin local account you can use it to change the password of your original account so you can then access it and it saves you having to copy everything across. Use option 3 of the tutorial below.

Password of User Account - Change in Windows 10

http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/56735-how-copy-admin-user-account-6-consecutive-days-horror.html
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A:How to move data from Guest Account to another Account?

I have moved data from one account to another several times. Most of the time, it goes really well! However, finding, identifying [safe to move], copying and/or moving folders' files from guest to a standard account is very geeky! If you are not properly geeky, it can go really not well at all. I recommend copying the files from folders, I do not recommend trying to move folders. How geeky, how skilled, do you regard yourself concerning Explorer [which was once called File Manager back when Fred Flintstone used windows]?

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A:Windows User Account Data Loss (CRITICAL!!)

If the stuff you lost is really that important (and you didn't back it up???!!?!?) then you need to stop using the computer right now! Any data you had could get overwitten just by using the PC.

There are some apps you can load onto a floppy to search the surface of the drive for data, this will hopefully allow you to recover a % of your work.

The other option is to take the drive to a 'data recovery' professional. This is not cheap, but will give you fighting chance of recovering your files.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-user-account-data-loss-critical-65930.html
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A:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

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A:The User Profile (Administrator Account) Service failed to logon and then left with only Guest Account in Windows 7

Hi,

Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.
Please try restarting your computer and logging on with your user account again.

If the issue still persists, please restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account:
1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there.
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator
account.)
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
5. Boot up again pressing F8, but this time choose just Safe Mode.
6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3.

Then try the following methods:
Method 1: Fix these user account profile on these computer

Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
Method 3: Delete the error SID and create a new profile
For the detailed information, please refer to this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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A:Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account

Hello,

Right click Computer and click manage. On the left hand side there will be local users and groups. Go to the Administrators group and just confirm that the Owner account is in there?
Dave

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Umm...if you could access encrypted files from another user that would remove the whole point of encrypting the files to begin with.

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A:Problems Changing Administrator Account To Normal User Account?

Nevermind. I figured out how to fix it. Instead of going through Control Panel->User Accounts, I go to Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer Management, and I'm able to make the change through there. Not sure why one method works and the other doesn't, but it does!

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Because you are logged in as a Limited User, so you can't make changes to the computer. Speak with your Network Administrator at your company.
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log off your user account and login as administrator,to get admin acc. ctrl_alt_del do it twice, if the admin one is not seen then login create the user account and edit the permissions
 

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Did it come up with an error that said you were being logged on with a temporary profile?

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A:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

Hi and welcome to the Forum
When you refer to the generic Administrator Account do you mean the Account that is hidden in Windows 7? If so did you activate it using this:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable If you did the above then this is strange as forgetting the "Hidden admin account you must have at least one ordinary Admin account in Windows 7. You can't operate the system without one!!

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A:Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account

From desktop, hold CTRL+ALT then press DEL keyClick on Switch UserType: Administrator and enter the passwordOnce you are in, Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)Type: net localgroup administrators username /add <======== replace username with your namesign out and sign back in with your name.

NOTE: In step 3, I Assume that you have the built in Admin turned on and you said you have the password.

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Because I have user account control on, I can't pass that prompt screen when I click allow, I just wait and wait and nothibng happens. I come out of it by prompting windows task manger using ctrl + alt+ delete. This makes it even more difficult since I cannot turn user account control off ,prompt run, or system restore without that prompt.

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A:[SOLVED] Deleted App Data,User Account Control Prevents System Restore,Please Help to

Depending on what you deleted, SFC may help you out.

Open a command prompt, and type SFC /scannow let it run. Any chance you have a backup of your user folder?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-deleted-app-data-user-account-control-prevents-system-restore-please-help-to-723177.html
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When you cleaned the computer did you use a registry cleaner also?any type of cleaner has to be used carefully because they can cause a lot of damage to where the operating system has to be reinstalled again because programs and drivers etc get corrupted and wont work right.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/deleted-app-data-user-account-control-prevents-system-restore-please-help-to-recover.1109540/
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Hi, press the win + r key's together in the run dialogue box type:- lusrmgr.msc press OK, expand Users find your account and right click, select properties, what is it a member of? Do you have other accounts?

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How Microsoft Overhauled User Accounts In Windows 8
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A useful tutorial to learn the difference between a local account and a Microsoft account: Local Account or Microsoft Account - How to Tell in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/186194/user-accountnot-on-welcome-screenbut-account-is-still-acknowledged-by-computer/
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possibly because that comp didnt come with Ultimate and when it re-activates, it uses the true Admin account and resets the others.

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A:Solved: Windows 7 User Account Problem(Transparent User Picture)

Good morning,

solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-7-user-account-problem-transparent-user-picture.946560/
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http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/38555-deleting-user-account-leaves-traces-user-behind-c-users.html
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A:Solved: Blue screen one user user account

Sounds like its corrupted
try this from safe mode tap F8 a few times

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-blue-screen-one-user-user-account.828946/
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http://www.mechbgon.com/srp/
 
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A:3rd party SW will run in Admin account but not User account...

Welcome
Gavin, did you give permission to the other user to use the game
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

You may also want to have it run as adminstrastor, when in the none adminstrator account
Run as Administrator

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/150798-3rd-party-sw-will-run-admin-account-but-not-user-account.html
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A:User Account Password on Local Account

Jesse, have a look here

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/64570-user-account-password-local-account.html
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I can create new user accounts from Windows Settings, see image.

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When I try to sign as as any other user, I get the message saying The User Profile Service Failed the logon.

Using Windows 10 64 bit.

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Hi all.

I am using Windows XP Media Center Edition and I would like to use my current account as a Limited user account.

I realise that I will need at least one administrator account on my PC -- so I go into user accounts, create a new administrator account, then I try to change my current account to a limited account, but it will not let me!

See the screenshots;

I would like Admin to be administrator, and Dell07 to be Limited... I do not have the option to change Dell07 to limited for some strange reason.

I have managed to do this on my parents PC easily. I simply created another Administrator account, then changed their account to a limited one. I don't understand why this will not work on Windows XP MCE...

Any idea why this is happening?!
 

A:Help change my account to a limited user account!

You should log-on to the administrator account thru safe mode and this will allow you to change the account you want to so it will be a low-admin account. You can not change the account you are logged into t anything other than the account it is because it is the active account.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-change-my-account-to-a-limited-user-account.664247/
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Hi
I have an account problem with Windows XP on my PC. The Windows Welcome page shows both my user account (password protected) and the guest account. When I attempt to login using my user account the PC opens the guest account. The settings for this are as if the PC has just come from the factory and has none of my files in My Docs or Desktop. When I open user accounts in Control Panel it only shows guest account as running. I have tried to do a System Restore but after a selecting a restore point the screen sticks on "gathering information" and won't go any further.
Help please, I have a lot of important inforamtion stored in various memories and also important emails in Outlook Express which I can't access

Thanks

A:User account opens as guest account

Your user profile has become corrupted. If you have Windows XP Pro (not home) at the login screen, pres CTRL+AL+DEL 3 times fast. This will give you the classic login screen. Here log in as Administrator, leave the Password blank unless you set a password for the admin account. Here go to Start/Run and type control userpasswords and press enter. Create a new user account with admin rights. Log out of the Administrator account and login as the new user. Browse to C:/Documents and Settings open up your old user profile folder and Copy the My Documents, Favorites, Desktop and Start Menu folders and Paste them into your new profile folder overwriting the empty ones.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/user-account-opens-as-guest-account-671828.html
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i am mahesh,
accidentally i disabled administrator account in local users and groups-users-properties of administrator account-put tick in ACCOUNT DISABLED.I have on guest account.now i am accessing that one.but i can't able to login in ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT.any body help me how to enable administrator account from guest account by command mode or registry.I know administrator account password.

If any body known plz give me best suggestion.

Thank u.
T.S MAHESWARA REDDY

A:how to enabel administrator account in user account

Hi Mahesh,

Which version of XP, home edition, professional or media centre? I think the procedure depends on this.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/how-to-enabel-administrator-account-in-user-account-617319.html
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I was using a friend's computer.
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Why would this happen?
Both accounts were logged in by the way.
And I also were able to hear sounds from her account such as message income, etc. while I was on my account. Is that normal behavior?

A:Licensed on One User Account, not licenced on another account...

Welcome
It sounds like the word license is from the software and not the OS. If the software must be paid for, it does not recognize you a a legit user, this MAY be a programming error. You may want to make sure that you have permission, to run it (from the OS point of view).
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/219644-licensed-one-user-account-not-licenced-another-account.html
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can somebody help with this solution. Thanks

A:cant change from microsoft account to my user account

What problems are you having when you try to switch from your Micosoft account to a local account?

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/5820-cant-change-microsoft-account-my-user-account.html