migraging accounts in WIN XP



Walt
07-10-2005, 01:30 AM
Hi

I messed up and reinstalled windows XP over my previous installation. I
assumed that the data and 3rd party installed programs would transfer. What
happened is that the new installation created a NEW account name.
Consequently I now have two accounts fortunately with different names.

However, the computer only sees the new account and I cannot directly access
some of the original programs and data.

My question is, how do I merge the old data and settings into the new
account? I assume that I can not just copy the data over to the new account
folders. There must be a way to migrate the data and settings.

Help and thanks in advance!

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:30 AM
Create a new user account, copy the info from the old account
to the new account, then delete the old account.

How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151&Product=winxp

Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810881

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

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"Walt" wrote:

| Hi
|
| I messed up and reinstalled windows XP over my previous installation. I
| assumed that the data and 3rd party installed programs would transfer. What
| happened is that the new installation created a NEW account name.
| Consequently I now have two accounts fortunately with different names.
|
| However, the computer only sees the new account and I cannot directly access
| some of the original programs and data.
|
| My question is, how do I merge the old data and settings into the new
| account? I assume that I can not just copy the data over to the new account
| folders. There must be a way to migrate the data and settings.
|
| Help and thanks in advance!

alesh
07-10-2005, 01:30 AM
You could also manually copy data from c:\Document and
Settings\<username> to the new user?

A.


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migraging accounts in WIN XP