Transfering user account to another user account on same computer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Jeremy, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    Using Vista. My accounting program crashed recently. Managed to restart by
    adding lost file but only as a new user. I now want to transfer all my
    email, onenote and other files to this new user account. Any ideas?
    Jeremy, Aug 18, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    Copy a user account to another with Windows Easy Transfer - from MVP
    Jimmy Brush

    "Simply pretend that your administrator account is the "old computer"
    and your new user account is the "new computer". Also, make sure you
    manually specify what files to transfer, and only select the files under
    the admin user profile - you obviously don't need to transfer files that
    are outside of the admin user profile, since they will be staying the same."

    I assume that when Mr. Brush says "administrator account" you could
    substitute "my old user account" for this. I copied his reply to a
    poster and they may have been using that term in the thread.

    Caveat - I haven't tried this and I don't know if it would get the
    email. Copying a user account in XP didn't get the email and I don't
    know if the same applies in Vista.

    Malke, Aug 18, 2007
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    shannon Guest

    similiar trouble. new computer husband found my old outlook mail account and
    brought it up on his new user account. How do I remove it from his account
    to mine and still get all of my old emails. using vista. thankyou
    shannon, Aug 19, 2007
  4. Jeremy

    shannon Guest

    clarification: we are setting up a new computer and my husband set up his
    user account and successfully got my email account from our old computer
    (outlook express) onto this new computer. (old address book and all!) I
    have set myself up as another user on this new computer and would like to get
    my email off his profile and onto mine. when i try to set up a new account
    it works, but it doesnt bring up my old emails, addresses ect.
    shannon, Aug 19, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    well, you do it the same way he did....

    Dave, Aug 19, 2007
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