Moving a profile

Posted on 2004-11-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I am looking for an easier to way to move profiles from one account to another on a computer. Currently, I use go to System Properties -> User Profiles -> Copy To to copy over the old profile over to the new profile. While this is somewhat effective, I have problems with a lot of programs migrating correctly including WordPerfect 12, Netscape Mail, Eudora, Outlook 2000, and a few others.  I end up checking (and fixing if necesssary) these programs after I copy the profile which is very time consuming. Is there an easier way to do this?

It seems to me if you have the following profiles:
Documents and Settings\olduser
Documents and Settings\newuser

You could just set newuser's profile folder to Documents and Settings\olduser(perhaps a registry tweak) and that would be the fastest way to move the olduser profile to the new user.
Question by:riverguide54
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    Never used this but I think it's what you're looking for.

    Be lucky,

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    Hello riverguide54,

    I believe this is what exactly you are looking for:

    Thanks and Good Luck!

    Author Comment

    Hello KaliKodar,

    This is exactly what I was looking for, thank you!! Tested it and it works good. This will save me a lot of time :-)

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    You are most welcome riverguide54, glad I could be of help :-)


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