Unable to copy local profile to domain profile, the 'Copy To' button is greyed out in Windows 7

I haven't done this in a while but I'm sure it's the same process as with Windows XP, I want to copy a users local profile over to their domain profile, but the 'copy to' button on all profiles except for the default profile is greyed out. Here's what I did, please tell me if I missed a step along the way

1. Created a local admin account
2. Restarted users machine
3. The user had already logged in with his domain account so that step was already taken care of.
4. After restart, logged in with newly created local admin account.
5. Went to Users Profiles under systems properties.
6. Highlighted local user profile to be copied, this is where the problem begins.

I don't think I missed a step in there, but again I could be wrong. Any assistance or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Aslo, this is on a Windows 7 professional machine.

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... I'm sure it's the same process as with Windows XP...

Sorry to have to break it to you, but Windows 7 changes a lot of those old XP tricks. Makes them harder to accomplish in many cases, but this utility may work for your need:


Good luck, let us know.
Here is an easier way to do it.  The ability is still there for Windows 7 to do the exact same function.  They just don't want you to.  Download Windows Enabler here:  that page also talks about how to use the program.  It says it only works up to XP, but I've used it many times with Windows 7.  One of those times was to do exactly what you are trying to do.

something to be aware of though, profiles and folder locations are somewhat different in Windows 7 than XP.  I've noticed some things don't copy over like they used to (definitely printers).

Good luck.

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Adam LeinssServer SpecialistCommented:
Just bite the bullet and rebuild/re-setup the profile.  I wouldn't recommend any "hacking" tools to force a profile copy.  You should be able to manually copy over my documents, favorites, desktop, etc. by hand.

You'll either spend the time making it right now or later: your choice.
As Wicket123 suggested, windows enabler is the way to go. I used it in my organization, and it seems to work great.
GRawAuthor Commented:
Windows enabler worked for me
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