Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Transferring user account with same name.

10 Apr 2012   #1
george1718

vista home premium SP2 32bit
 
 
Transferring user account with same name.

I want to transfer a complete user account from old to new computer (using windows easy transfer, or other method), but there is already an account with the same name on the new computer and I want to keep that account. I renamed the account on the old machine, but the subfolder under C:\users kept the same name. Tried renaming the subfolder but that detached it from the account altogether.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Apr 2012   #2
gregrocker

 

For security reasons the originally installed Administrative-level Account will not change it's User folder name.

You can try importing the old account anyway to see what happens, however importing User AppData settings is a corruption path so it's always better to start fresh in these cases for best performance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Apr 2012   #3
george1718

vista home premium SP2 32bit
 
 

OK, Thanks. Do you recommend against transferring AppData in general, due to corruption risk? If so, I need to change my whole plan.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Apr 2012   #4
george1718

vista home premium SP2 32bit
 
 

Dis the last post, I can see that is what you meant. Do you have any suggestions? Manually copy things like emails, folder by folder?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Apr 2012   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You are best exporting emails using the export fuction in your mail client.

Then import them using your mail client on the new machine.

I usually transfer my Firefox settings from Appdata - never had a problem with that.

Have a look in appdata local and roaming for mozilla folders.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Apr 2012   #6
gregrocker

 

I use web mail to avoid the whole mess having to be backed up and transferred. Yahoo has stored my mail for years, accessible from anywhere in the world without fail.

When I do an install where user has old-style onboard mail I just google how to transfer their app's mail and settings and never have any problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Transferring user account with same name.




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)
I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and...
General Discussion
I click on user account and it (user account) shuts down
When I try to log onto my user account I click on it and the computer shuts down, no error message. I can log into the administrator account, it's protected by a password. I have nortons and malwarebytes and have run them both with no malware detected. I also tried system restore but all of my...
Installation & Setup
1 user account urns down the volume and my user account gets affected
hi how can it be? a standar user turns the pc on, goes to her account and turns the general volume down and then turns the pc off i go later turn the pc on , go to my account and i have the volume down too why???????????????????
BSOD Help and Support
Trouble transferring user profiles to new SSD build
I completed a new build with a 64 GB SSD intended for a fresh install of Win 7. Prior to build, backed up my HDs and completed a W.E.T. save. Two of the HDs are coming with me to the new build (including the partition with my old install of Win 7). During the NEW install of Win7 to my SSD, I...
Installation & Setup
Steam - Transferring games from one to another account
I recantly found my old account, and i found some of my favourite games ''on cloud'' where i can download them and play them. great fun... but the problem is, that i don't want to use my old account, and i don't want to pay for the games that i already bought, is there any way i can transferr them....
Gaming
Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account
I have a Dell XPS 9100 with Windows 7 Prof. I am using the user account made during the initial bootup of the new computer, to make the desired settings and adding software installations. However after I finish with the initial tweaking, I will reduce the account privileges from Administrator to...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App