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September 10, 2004 1:55:13 PM

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I have created a new user account for everyday use. Up to
now I have done everything in the
original "Administrator" account.

How do I transfer the folders/files from "My Documents"
in the "administrator" account to "my new" user account?
Is it as simple as dragging them from
the "Administrator's Documents" folder into my new user
folder? or would I screw something up back in
the "Administrator" account?

Also, how do I transfer my desktop items from
the "Administrator" account to "My New" account?

Thanks
September 10, 2004 2:06:36 PM

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I just discovered a new issue. I went into my new user
account and started Outlook. It wants me to start from
scratch again and set up e-mail accounts etc. Is there a
less time consuming way than to start all over again? Can
I "Transfer" outlook from the "Administrator" account
to "my New" account?


>-----Original Message-----
>I have created a new user account for everyday use. Up
to
>now I have done everything in the
>original "Administrator" account.
>
>How do I transfer the folders/files from "My Documents"
>in the "administrator" account to "my new" user account?
>Is it as simple as dragging them from
>the "Administrator's Documents" folder into my new user
>folder? or would I screw something up back in
>the "Administrator" account?
>
>Also, how do I transfer my desktop items from
>the "Administrator" account to "My New" account?
>
>Thanks
>
>
>.
>
September 10, 2004 9:35:47 PM

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In order to do this you need to create user B as a new user(lets say the
original is user A)
Then log on as user C....making sure that user C is an administrator
right click "my computer"
properties.........advanced...............user profiles....settings
highlight user A and click "copy to"
click "browse" and find user B under "documents&settings"......click OK
ok your way out.
reboot and sign in as user B...........check to make sure it copied correctly
before you delete user A under control panel/user accounts.
there you go..........
peter

"Greg" <rayco@ptd.net> wrote in message
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>I have created a new user account for everyday use. Up to
> now I have done everything in the
> original "Administrator" account.
>
> How do I transfer the folders/files from "My Documents"
> in the "administrator" account to "my new" user account?
> Is it as simple as dragging them from
> the "Administrator's Documents" folder into my new user
> folder? or would I screw something up back in
> the "Administrator" account?
>
> Also, how do I transfer my desktop items from
> the "Administrator" account to "My New" account?
>
> Thanks
>
>
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Anonymous
September 11, 2004 12:26:41 AM

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Hi,

I have a very similar problem. My user name has an apostrophe (') in it and
some applications don't like the path "C:\Documents and Settings\First
O'Second\..." so I would like to recreate the account as "First O Second" so
the path becomes "C:\Documents and Settings\First O Second\...". I have
setup and registered all my applications from the first user name and don't
want to mess anything up by deleting the first account. I also want to keep
all my outlook and other application data etc... Any help would be much
appreciated.

Cheers

:-)


"Greg" <rayco@ptd.net> wrote in message
news:000c01c49758$87ee15a0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>I just discovered a new issue. I went into my new user
> account and started Outlook. It wants me to start from
> scratch again and set up e-mail accounts etc. Is there a
> less time consuming way than to start all over again? Can
> I "Transfer" outlook from the "Administrator" account
> to "my New" account?
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>I have created a new user account for everyday use. Up
> to
>>now I have done everything in the
>>original "Administrator" account.
>>
>>How do I transfer the folders/files from "My Documents"
>>in the "administrator" account to "my new" user account?
>>Is it as simple as dragging them from
>>the "Administrator's Documents" folder into my new user
>>folder? or would I screw something up back in
>>the "Administrator" account?
>>
>>Also, how do I transfer my desktop items from
>>the "Administrator" account to "My New" account?
>>
>>Thanks
>>
>>
>>.
>>
Anonymous
September 11, 2004 12:58:51 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Greg wrote:
> I have created a new user account for everyday use. Up to
> now I have done everything in the
> original "Administrator" account.
>
> How do I transfer the folders/files from "My Documents"
> in the "administrator" account to "my new" user account?
> Is it as simple as dragging them from
> the "Administrator's Documents" folder into my new user
> folder? or would I screw something up back in
> the "Administrator" account?
>
> Also, how do I transfer my desktop items from
> the "Administrator" account to "My New" account?
>
> Thanks

How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151

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