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Transferring User Profile Settings - what is correct path? RRS feed

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  • The instructions for giving a new user the same user settings as a previous one are:

    ou can try the following steps to copy a user profile:

    1. Click System and Security in Control Panel and select System.
    2. Click Advanced system settings, then on the Advanced tab, click Settings underUser Profiles.
      1. Under Profiles stored on this computer, click the user profile you want to copy, then click Copy To and type the location for the new profile, or click Browse to select the path to specify where the new profile will be saved. If you want a domain-wide default profile, enter the path to NETLOGON\Default User on the domain controller.
      2. In Permitted to use, click Change to specify who is permitted to use the copied profile. You can specify a domain to search, in the Select User or Group dialog box, click Locations, and then select the domain.

    On a single user machine, no server involved what is the correct choice for this part:

    type the location for the new profile, or click Browse to select the path to specify where the new profile will be saved.

    What should be the correct location for the new profile? A single user XP SP3 machine. It recommends that we log in as a user and not admin. So I create myself as a User and want to share my personal settings as Me the Admin with Me the User but this one part above doesn't appear to be explained anywhere. 

    Friday, April 18, 2014 3:46 PM

Answers

  • Thank you.

    Found answer elsewhere.

    At a private school's website issuing instructions for their students.

    All set. 

    • Marked as answer by NNNZZZ Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:19 AM
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:19 AM

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  • Check this : http://www.thewindowsclub.com/transfer-user-profile-in-windows

    http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/transfer-files-settings-from-windows-7-to-windows-8/


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharmaModerator Sunday, April 27, 2014 5:46 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by NNNZZZ Monday, April 28, 2014 12:39 PM
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:45 AM
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  • Any updates?

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9:58 AM
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  • Please re-read my question.

    Says:

    A single user XP SP3 machine. 

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:17 AM
  • Thank you.

    Found answer elsewhere.

    At a private school's website issuing instructions for their students.

    All set. 

    • Marked as answer by NNNZZZ Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:19 AM
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:19 AM