Transfer Files from old user to a new one

  wrg 15:10 07 Nov 2010

I have just set up a new user on my laptop. I want to delete the old user. How can I transfer all the files, music etc to the new user?



  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:37 07 Nov 2010

Copy files to the new user profile

1. Log on as a user other than the user whose profile you are copying files to or from.
2. In Windows Explorer, click Tools, click Folder Options, click the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box, and then click OK.
3. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\Old_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and Old_Username is the name of the profile you want to copy user data from.
4. Press and hold down the CTRL key while you click each file and subfolder in this folder, except the following files:
* Ntuser.dat
* Ntuser.dat.log
* Ntuser.ini
5. On the Edit menu, click Copy.
6. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\New_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and New_Username is the name of the user profile that you created in the "Create a New User Profile" section.
7. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
8. Log off the computer, and then log on as the new user.

Note You must import your e-mail messages and addresses to the new user profile before you delete the old profile. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
313055 (click here ) Mail folders, address book, and e-mail messages are missing after you upgrade to Microsoft Windows XP

  Jwbjnwolf 20:09 07 Nov 2010

what i have done in the past is simpally just move everything to the hdd folder where all the programmes and system files are because all users can see these, and then go into the other user account and move the stuff from where you put them(which quickist way is to put them the first page as you go into the c drive folder) to where you want them on that account and ,
youve done it, so that account you can delete without hesitation

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