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Posted on 2011-09-30
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Hello Experts,

I have a user's setting that I would like to merge with another user's settings on a new PC. Is there a way to accomplish this?  Also, if so, is there a way to keep both sets of settings in one user profile?

Thanks in advance,

~BJD~
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by:johnb6767
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"Also, if so, is there a way to keep both sets of settings in one user profile"

Not if they both are referenced in the same location.....

Are you talking about something under %appdata%? Or HKCU\Software\Appname?

Depending on the type of settings, they might be coded for THAT user and cannot be used for another user.... Just depends really, but Folders\.ini files etc. and Reg keys can be exported from HKCU to another user, to answer the general question....
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Thanks for the quick reply John!

I was speaking about the folders under %appdata%. So that won't work, but what is this with the registry?  How would I go about doing that?
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What user settings do you need? Sometimes is better to just copy some data files and make settings again. Stability issues.

also see this http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490855.aspx
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Which ones are you talking about specifically? Ones like under %appdata%\microsoft usually can be transferred to another profile, for Office Settings etc. In order to tell you with a high degree of accuracy though, we need specifics....

And If an app is looking in %appdata%\foldername for a setting, definitely, only 1 setting will be available (first question above).....
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I was wondering about the stability.....

Thanks for your help!
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It has to do with some application that uses Access database files. I just found out that I can just move those and be fine. Thanks guys!!
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