Renaming or copying a user's profile

Posted on 2006-04-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
One of our employees just left our organization and we have hired a replacement.
The position is for the bookkeeper of our comany.
So that I don't have to completely set up a new user with all the applications (Quickbooks, Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), can I rename or copy all the settings from the old user to a new profile?
Question by:TimLaL
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    Hi TimLaL,

    once the new user logs in for the first time and creates her/his new profile

    log in as admin, right click my vomputer and choose properties, under the user profiles TAB, select the old profile and press copy to, navigate to c:\documents......\username  and press ok on the username

    will carry over everything in the old profile to the new

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    Expert Comment

    Hi Tim - question to help clarify things a little :

    Do you use roaming profiles in your company ? If so, the above fix needs to be modified somewhat, with the fix being done on the network version of the profile (before the user logs in) rather than the local one (otherwise the changes will most likely be discarded).

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