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copying Windows 10 user profile to another profile

by reddwarf4ever / November 13, 2015 1:16 PM PST

Believe I have a corrupt user profile as newly installed apps not appearing in desktop programs menu, so decided to create two new profiles one final and one temporary, using the copy to procedure built into Windows, but used Windows enable app to allow copy to to an error message at the last step with a pop up windo telling Windows could not delete the folder.....need some help please.

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Clarification Request
Copying doesn't delete a folder.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2015 1:57 PM PST

I would have to guess you are trying to move a folder. Copies still work fine for me. However from Windows NT to 10 never solved how to clone some user account intact.

To remove the old user I use the control panel and not the delete the user account manually because... permissions are a bear.

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try using an administrative user
by lclyouyou / November 24, 2015 10:32 AM PST

might be a permission problem?
try to use an administrator that have user rights and permissions of higher level
hope it will help

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by reddwarf4ever / November 24, 2015 11:08 AM PST

gone well beyond that thank you...

created a new profile and a temp one and copied important stuff over and repin ed all apps.....found I can do an acronis back up of folders, so backed up user profile folder in case it happens again.

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We do this at work all the time.
by orlbuckeye / November 25, 2015 4:31 AM PST

you can copy the folders some where else like desktop or favorites then delete the profile. Windows will create a new profile when you login and then copy the folders back to the new profile. But you have to delete the old profile if you are using the same name.

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copying Windows 10 user profile to another profile
by samohtrelhe / December 9, 2015 5:42 AM PST

With my tool USMTGUI, You get much the same options as with WET, that MS killed off with Windows 10,
Its a simple three-step procedure to backup a user profile and to restore the data and settings to another user profile /other AD.

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