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  • Question

  • When I purchased my computer, I did not create a new administrator account - I used the default account established by Dell - it is a Standard User Account.  I just created a new Administrator account, and I want to assign all the programs that have been installed thus far to my new Administrator account.

    Your input would be most greatly appreciated.

    Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:32 PM

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  • Hi Dave,

    Please try this workaround:

    1) sign-in as the default account, and copy [A] to a newly created folder "C:\Temp" 
        [A] means all files (e.g. shortcuts) on the Desktop of the default account:
        C:\Users\<the default account>\Desktop\*.*

    2) sign-in as the new Administrator account, and copy all files in the folder "C:\Temp" to
        C:\Users\<the new administrator account>\Desktop

    Regards,

    Ashidacchi -- http://hokusosha.com

    Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:45 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful.

    Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

     

    Best Regards,

    Kiki


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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:51 AM