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Copying User Account Files


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#1 Brad485

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 11:47 PM

Trying to copy files and settings to a new user account set up on a Windows 7 macine. Microsoft says to copy all files but the following:

  • Ntuser.dat

  • Ntuser.dat.log

  • Ntuser.ini

I'm confused on what system files that should be copied then. These are the system and hidden files that I am seeing:

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:35 AM

Try using "Windows 7 easy transfer" instead.

 

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 09:16 AM

Just follow the instructions provided at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/fix-corrupted-user-profile#1TC=windows-7 .

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 07:40 PM

Thank you Louis. I'm still confused about step number 7. The files I posted in the picture above are what I'm seeing. Not exactly sure which to copy and which not to.



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Posted 18 August 2015 - 03:04 AM

Try using "Windows 7 easy transfer" instead.

This is the best/easiest way.

 

Just make sure that before you do it you show hidden files, then go in and customise your transfer. You will need to physically select your appdata local and appdata roaming folders that contain all your application settings.



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Posted 18 August 2015 - 04:03 AM

Would I still need to use Windows Easy Transfer even though I'm not trying to move files and settings from one machine to another, but rather just files/settings from one user account to another on the same machine? Just working on the one machine.



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Posted 18 August 2015 - 04:30 AM

Sorry, I misunderstood. Easy transfer would not be suitable.



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Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:48 PM

Sorry, I misunderstood. Easy transfer would not be suitable.

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