Windows

How to Transfer User Profile to another User

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.

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 user account

Click on Manage User Account, on the user account dialog box

– 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
- Expand the Local User and groups
- Click on users
- Right click on the right pane and
- select new user account

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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