WIN 10 - User Profile - Copy/Move to New Profile

What’s the best way to go about keeping all my settings in my windows 10 profile, and move it to another profile?

Instead of starting from scratch all over again, is there a more efficient way?

At my work I have had my profile for a few years with my
user ID under one format/standard.

I have been given a NEW position, which requires me to get a NEW user ID (slightly different format/standard).
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
The effort you would have to put into moving your profile just isn't worth it. Much better is to create a new profile. You will save time and won't have to solve possible issues in the future that still would lead to creating a new profile.
I agree partly. Still, you can migrate many settings by simply exporting & importing the relevant parts of HKCU\software\yourprogram

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RobertSystem AdminCommented:
I agree with Hello There transferring profiles from one userid to another can get complicated and it would likely take you less time to just recreate.  (and technically I don't think Microsoft even supports that)
However you can copy things like the favorites, my documents, links, desktop, etc.
Just copy them from the C:\Users\username\ and paste them over your new accounts folders.
however Appdata folder and settings in the registry are not easily transferred as there are things that tie to your old account.
NOTE if you are in a fully managed domain you may have a roaming profile or redirected folders that may change where you need to copy from / to.
ITAddictAuthor Commented:
First off, thank you all for your suggestions; I really appreciate it (and a fast response too)!

Yeah, I figured there wasn't too many options, at least ones that are time efficient and wouldn't (potentially) cause issues upfront or later on. Especially when your dealing with 2 different profiles/user IDs.

Just thought I'd reach out to the gurus on here to see if any tricks had popped up I wasn't aware of.

I'm not too concerned about my "data", that I have backed up. Just more so all my settings and having to reconfigure everything back to a functional manner.

But it sounds like the general consensus is I'm better off signing in with my new user ID, and building clean from there.
ITAddictAuthor Commented:
Thank you all!
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