How to Copy a Windows User Profile

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You can copy a user profile

If you are an administrator or member of the administrators group for a computer, you can copy a user's profile and apply the properties to another user. These steps will show you how.


Step 1

Click "Start" and then click on "Control Panel." If you are using an older version of Windows you will click "Start," point to "Settings" and then click on "Control Panel."

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Step 2

If your "Control Panel" is in "Category View," click the option in the task pane that says "Switch to Classic View."


Step 3

Double click "System." Now "System Properties" will open.

Step 4

Click on the "Advanced tab." Under "User Profiles," click "Settings." The "User Profiles" dialog box will appear.


Step 5

Under "Profiles Stored on this Computer," click the name of the user you want to copy. Click "Copy To."

Step 6

Type the location for the new profile, or click "Browse" and navigate to your desired location. If you want to choose a new user, click "Change."

Step 7

Click "OK" to copy the profile to the new location.