Copy profile

Posted on 2006-05-01
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hi Expert,

I've stand alone pc. The pc use Administrator for logon name. I've use for along time and
the profile size 4gb. I don't want to use administrator account and create another account.
How to copy my previous profile(administrator) to curent profile without missing anything?

Question by:zaha75
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    Expert Comment

    Hi zaha75,

    windows xp?
    log on with your new user and then log out

    log on with a different user with admin priviliges

    right click my computer and go to properties - advanced - user profiles
    select the admin profile and hit copy to
    navigate to c:\documents & Settings\username and select ok
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi Zaha75,
    First you will need to create another two accounts;
    - Your new account (zaha75)
    - One additional account with admin rights (admin1)

    Logon once to your new (zaha75) account, then logout. This creates the new local profile on your PC.

    Logon to the pc with the other administrator account (admin1). From here, right click my computer.
    Go to properties - advanced tab- user profiles  and click settings.

    Select the original admin profile to copy (4GB) and then click Copy To.
    Now Browse to C:\documents & Settings\zaha75 and select ok

    That is all.
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    Expert Comment

    is that not the EXACT same answer i just posted?!?!?!?!

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