Saving user profile?



tiki2k
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
I'm trying to save or do regular backups of my user profile but realize that
can't be done if currently logged on as myself. So I've created & logged on
as another user w/ Admin rights. Tried to save my main user profile under
System/Advanced/User Profiles Settings
But the "Copy To" button is still grayed out.
I tried disabling the password on that user.
Any other way?

Courtney
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Your profile is stored in C:\Documents and Settings\{profile name}.

Just copy the file using Windows Explorer.

courtney

"tiki2k" <tiki2k@home.not> wrote in message
news:eTBa4KiZFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> I'm trying to save or do regular backups of my user profile but realize
> that can't be done if currently logged on as myself. So I've created &
> logged on as another user w/ Admin rights. Tried to save my main user
> profile under System/Advanced/User Profiles Settings
> But the "Copy To" button is still grayed out.
> I tried disabling the password on that user.
> Any other way?
>

tiki2k
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
I can't access that folder while logged on as another user w/ Admin rights.
But if I'm logged as myself, the copy keeps gettin snagged on files that
can't be copied like files that are being used.
So is there a more thorough method to backup the user profile?

"Courtney" <a@b.c> wrote in message news:ov6ne.26332$iU.5645@lakeread05...
> Your profile is stored in C:\Documents and Settings\{profile name}.
>
> Just copy the file using Windows Explorer.
>
> courtney
>
> "tiki2k" <tiki2k@home.not> wrote in message
> news:eTBa4KiZFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> I'm trying to save or do regular backups of my user profile but realize
>> that can't be done if currently logged on as myself. So I've created &
>> logged on as another user w/ Admin rights. Tried to save my main user
>> profile under System/Advanced/User Profiles Settings
>> But the "Copy To" button is still grayed out.
>> I tried disabling the password on that user.
>> Any other way?
>>
>
>

Kelly
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
You need to be logged off first. Follow the steps that I provided here:

Copy a User Profile:

Open System in Control Panel. On the User Profiles tab, and under Profiles
stored on this computer, click the user profile you want to copy, and then
click Copy To.

In the Copy To dialog box, under Copy profile to, type the location for the
new profile, or click Browse to select the path.
Click Change to open the Choose User dialog box, click a new user from the
Names list, and then click Add. The new user name will appear in Add Name.
Click OK to add the user as a new user profile on your computer.

Note: You must be logged on as an administrator to the local computer to
copy user profiles. To open a Control Panel item, click Start, point to
Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click the appropriate icon.

Note 2: You cannot copy the account you are currently logged in on. You
must log into another account.

Note 3: If you create a new account, you must logon once before you copy
another account over top of it. Windows creates the user profile at logon,
not at account creation, and it will not use the copy you created before
that first logon, it will create a user.COMPUTERNAME folder instead.

Note 4: To resolve this issue, verify that the user account is not logged
on before you try to copy its profile. If you are currently logged on as
this user, log off, log on again by using a different user account, and then
copy the profile. If
you are not logged on as the user account that you are trying to copy, that
account may be logged on in a different session (using Fast User Switching).

To force that account to be logged off, start Task Manager, click the Users
tab, click the user account, and then click Logoff.

To work around this behavior, you can also create a user who has
administrative privileges, log on as that user, and then copy the profile of
the first user.

How to Copy or Remove a User Profile
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_logon.htm#usercopy

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com



"tiki2k" <tiki2k@home.not> wrote in message
news:eTBa4KiZFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> I'm trying to save or do regular backups of my user profile but realize
> that can't be done if currently logged on as myself. So I've created &
> logged on as another user w/ Admin rights. Tried to save my main user
> profile under System/Advanced/User Profiles Settings
> But the "Copy To" button is still grayed out.
> I tried disabling the password on that user.
> Any other way?
>

tiki2k
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
I'm trying to save Profile "A". I'm currently logged on as "B" and
completely logged off of "A". Both have Admin rights. The "Delete" and "Copy
to" buttons are still grayed out for either one, but are enabled when the
Guest is selected although I don't want to save that one. When I log back on
as "A", the "Copy to" button is enabled for "B".
What is up w/ "A"?

"Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:u$GTyzlZFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> You need to be logged off first. Follow the steps that I provided here:
>
> Copy a User Profile:
>
> Open System in Control Panel. On the User Profiles tab, and under Profiles
> stored on this computer, click the user profile you want to copy, and then
> click Copy To.
>
> In the Copy To dialog box, under Copy profile to, type the location for
> the new profile, or click Browse to select the path.
> Click Change to open the Choose User dialog box, click a new user from the
> Names list, and then click Add. The new user name will appear in Add Name.
> Click OK to add the user as a new user profile on your computer.
>
> Note: You must be logged on as an administrator to the local computer to
> copy user profiles. To open a Control Panel item, click Start, point to
> Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click the appropriate icon.
>
> Note 2: You cannot copy the account you are currently logged in on. You
> must log into another account.
>
> Note 3: If you create a new account, you must logon once before you copy
> another account over top of it. Windows creates the user profile at logon,
> not at account creation, and it will not use the copy you created before
> that first logon, it will create a user.COMPUTERNAME folder instead.
>
> Note 4: To resolve this issue, verify that the user account is not logged
> on before you try to copy its profile. If you are currently logged on as
> this user, log off, log on again by using a different user account, and
> then copy the profile. If
> you are not logged on as the user account that you are trying to copy,
> that account may be logged on in a different session (using Fast User
> Switching).
>
> To force that account to be logged off, start Task Manager, click the
> Users tab, click the user account, and then click Logoff.
>
> To work around this behavior, you can also create a user who has
> administrative privileges, log on as that user, and then copy the profile
> of the first user.
>
> How to Copy or Remove a User Profile
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_logon.htm#usercopy
>
> --
>
> All the Best,
> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>
>
>
> "tiki2k" <tiki2k@home.not> wrote in message
> news:eTBa4KiZFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> I'm trying to save or do regular backups of my user profile but realize
>> that can't be done if currently logged on as myself. So I've created &
>> logged on as another user w/ Admin rights. Tried to save my main user
>> profile under System/Advanced/User Profiles Settings
>> But the "Copy To" button is still grayed out.
>> I tried disabling the password on that user.
>> Any other way?
>>
>
>


Saving user profile?