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#1 sharpie

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 09:02 AM

hello-
i would like to set up a new user account(on my computer). i know how to do that, but how would i transfer a few files and programs from my current account to a new one. right now if i set up a new user account there are only a few standard programs, but thats it.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 09:48 AM

Found this suggestion

"Use the Public folder under the Users folder."

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 09:51 AM

Hi sharpie. There's an easy way to do this that's built into XP. It's called Shared Documents folder. Log into your old account. Open Explorer and down near the bottom on the left side pane showing drives and folders you will see the folder Shared Documents.

First go to to the folder that's named "{old_account_name}'s Documents" and locate all the files and folders that you want to copy over to the new account. Select the files and folders that you want copied. Press Ctrl-C or right-click on the selection and click Copy. Go to the Shared Documents folder and open it up. Press Ctrl-V or right-click on an empty space and choose Paste.

Repeat as necessary. Now, log out and log in to your new account. Copy or move all the files and folders from the Shared document folder into the "{new_account_name}'s Documents" folder. That's all there is to it !




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