Create new user profile Windows 10 for existing user - and best way to copy it
Posted on 2016-07-15
I've got a laptop on a windows domain running Windows 10. The primary user has certain problems when he is logged in with Windows explorer. If I log in on his computer with my user account (which created a new profile) the problem goes away. I want to create a new profile for him, but I want to retain or copy the data from the old profile into the new one. However, I can't seem to find out how to do this.
I first logged into the computer with the local (non-domain) admin. I renamed the user profile folder to usernameOLD. When I had the user log in the next time, I assumed it would create a new profile folder, but it instead created a TEMP profile. I believe that in the days of Windows XP, this would create a new profile, but in Windows 10 it apparently does not. This seems like it should be a simple process, but I can't find any information on how to do this (while retaining the old profile so I can copy it to the new one).