Win 7 copy settings between users on same machine
Posted on 2011-04-20
This should be really obvious question, but I just can't find a reasonable answer to it.
I want to copy JUST the settings from one user account to another on the same Windows 7 install. In my current case, it's from a user account with admin rights to the actual Administrator account. (My user account is large and I don't want to transfer all those files, just PREFERENCES dealing with File Explorer, Internet Options, Personalization, and so on.) But I want to know how to do this anyway, on ANY Win7 install, and I don't want to have to download some piece of software that I might not have access to in the future.
If I try to use the "User Profiles" dialog, I've noticed that other people have the same problem I do with it: the "Copy To" button is grayed out. Some claim you can right click the user name...I have not found this to be the case, no menu appears.
What gives? How is this done? This should be spectacularly simple.
The response I am looking for should work on Windows 7 and should not use a 3rd party tool and should not be to just copy the user tree on over (I'm concerned about having to take the time to trim down folder sizes and also rights/priviledges issues, especially if I want to use this technique on just any machine).