How to copy a Mac user profile

Hi Guys,
I'm moving all my Mac users to an Active Directory domain using the Directory Utility.
Currently I can add a Mac to the AD domain, and login with a domain user, if this is the first time this person is using the Mac computer then everything works fine.

Now, I have some users that already have Mac computers and they have personalized profiles with their local users already.

So my question is:

What is the best way to copy a local Mac user profile to the newly created domain user account "Mobile profile" that is created the first time the domain user logs in?
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If I understand your question correctly, you want to know if you can perform the same action performed on a windows machine, the you can rename/move a user profile, to another blank or new profile.. My understanding is that this is not easily possible.

I have moved my profile to an Active Directory profile in the past and back again, but it was quite a manual process... There are a couple techniques that can be used, one is to sudo copy your files to the new profile and in the old profile ensure any application installed has the appropriate permissions to be opened in the new profile.. (sounds easy, but its very tedious).. Another technique is, while in the old profile, move files/folders to the /users/Shared folder which is accessible from both profiles.

I know its not an easy solution, wish I could help more!

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cargexAuthor Commented:
Hi VDGinfo,
I look it up and found some sudo commands that seem to work for some people but they didn't work for me.
I will have to do it the old fashion way, like you said, copy from original profile and paste application by application whatever is needed.

The B is because you didn't include the sudo commands or where to find them.

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