How to Transfer User Profile to another User in Windows

Transfer User Profile

User-profile files are stored in the Profiles directory, on a folder per-user basis. The user-profile folder is a container for applications and other system components to populate with sub-folders and per-user data such as documents and configuration files. The system creates a user profile the first time that a user logs on to a computer. At subsequent logons, the system loads the user’s profile, and then other system components configure the user’s environment according to the information in the profile. You may also want to visit the following interesting articles. What are the merits and demerits of Local System Account and Service Logon Account, how to delete and restore objects using Active Directory Administrative Center, and what are the differences between an Active Directory contact and a user account object?

To proceed with these steps, follow the instructions below. Ensure the profile already exists. This can be done via many ways in windows.

Via the Control Panel: Follow the steps below to create a user account
– Click on Manage User Account, on the user account dialog box

Windows User Profile

– Click on add and follow up with the other steps 🙂

Via the “Computer Management”: There are various ways to launch this console in windows, kindly follow one of the steps below. Search for computer management and expand the Local User and groups
– Click on users
– Right-click on the right pane and select the new user account

Windows User Account Transfer

Enter the following information for the new user as shown in the window below.

User Profile Migration

Next, launch the System properties windows. There are various ways to achieve this.
-From run or Windows search
– Type sysdm.cpl

This will launch the system properties windows. You can also get here via the control panel, Windows settings, and also from the file explorer.

Under user profile
– Click on settings as shown above
– On the Default Profile as shown below
– Click on Copy To as shown below

This will open the Copy To dialog box.

When this has been copied, log in and test new profiles making sure you have access to all programs, desktop, files are available.
Note: You can choose to delete the original profile.

I hope you found this article useful. if you have any questions, kindly let me know via the comment session.

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