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Re: merging or replacing profiles

Mike Brearley
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      19th Jan 2007
You may be able to simply move all the files except the ntuser.* files over
to the new profile directory after it has been created.

I've never tried that before, but it seems like it should work unless
something in the application data or local settings folders was causing
whatever issues that made you decide to create a new profile in the first

What I'd do is:
-log in as a different user with admin persmissions
-move the C:\Documents and Settings\OldProfile directory to a backup
-log in as the original user to create the new profile and log right back
-log back in as the other user and move (or copy if you prefer to keep the
backup) everything except the ntuser.* files from the backup location to the
newly created profile


Posted as-is. Any spelling and/or grammar mistakes are a direct result of a
communication glitch between my brain and my fingers which may or may not be
directly related to a lack of caffeine intake.

"Lenny Rocks!" <Lenny Rocks!@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I have had several users' whose profile needed to be recreated. I then
> to open the old profile and copy favorites, my documents, and desktop
> items
> to the new profile. Is there a way to either merge the old and new
> profile
> together or replace the old profile with the new one but retain these
> items i
> listed above? Thanks for the help :P)

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