Solved

Need help with Windows 8 User profiles

Posted on 2013-01-07
3
424 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-12
I have a friend with a new Windows 8 laptop and when he set it up he created a local account and an online Microsoft account. After running Windows easy transfer and getting his desktop setup the way he wanted he decided to create a different Microsoft account at Outlook.com.

The local account profile and the first Microsoft account seem to be sharing the same "profile" as the desktop, documents, pictures, music etc are available on both logins.

The problem now is when he logs in using the new Microsoft account none of the profile info is available. No pictures, music, documents and a new desktop.

When I look at advanced user settings the only "prifle" that shows in the list is the local user account.

My question is how can I copy that user prfile to the new Microsoft user so we can remove the old Microsoft user?

I hope my explanation makes sense.

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:Craig Gallichotte
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:imkottees
ID: 38753553
Hi,

Login into your new profile--> Go to C: drive --> Users --> drill into old account--> copy your content --> paste it where you want
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Craig Gallichotte earned 0 total points
ID: 38753651
There are no user folders for the Microsoft accounts, there is only a user folder for the local account.

Your suggestion doesn't work as there is no folder to move the files to and a lot of the hidden files will not copy because they are in use. For example "user.dat"etc.

I have figured out how to accomplish what I wanted to do. All I needed to do was logout of the existing Microsoft account, login in to the local account, and then click the link for "login to a Microsoft account" and login with the new account. He is now logged in with the Microsoft aacount and it is using the local profile of the existing local user.

Thanks any way for the suggestion.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Craig Gallichotte
ID: 38769775
I was able to solve the problem myself.
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

The Samsung SSD 840 EVO and 840 EVO mSATA have a well-known problem with a drop in read performance. I first learned about this in an interesting thread here at Experts Exchange: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Storage/Hard_Drives/Q_2852…
No matter the version of Windows you are using, you may have some problems with Windows Search running too slow or possibly not running at all. Before jumping into how you can solve this issue, just know there are many other viable alternative deskt…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
The goal of this Micro Tutorial is to help navigate beginning users with the app store on Windows 8. It will explain exciting features how to maximize your PC through these apps. This will be demonstrated using Windows 8 operating system.

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now