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Q: Copy file from one user to other user

Two user accounts are on my computer.

I want to copy MS Works word processing file from the Documents ofone user account to the Documents of the other user account.

On the account with the file I rightclick the file, select Copy.
Then I switch Users.
When I go to the 2nd user account and right click, to Paste the Copy, the Paste option is grey and I can't copy.

How can I copy file from one user account to other user account on my computer?

Thanks.

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I have created a batch file(file1.bat) to run on every machine to create a batch file(file2.bat) to a launch a page at windows startup.
This is the content of file1.bat:
@echo off
@echo>"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\file2.bat
@echo start http://www.msn.com/> C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\file2.bat
Expected result is to copy the file2.bat to startup of each user profile.  The file2.bat is not copied to the startup folder on windows 7, 8, 10.
However, this will work on file1.bat:
@echo off
@echo>"C:\Testing\file2.bat
@echo start http://www.msn.com/> C:\Testing\file2.bat
I do not have a domain joined network.  I need to send the file1.bat to all staff.  I plan to deploy to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. 

Thanks in advance to all.  Any help is appreciated. 

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I have created a batch file(file1.bat) to run on every machine to create a batch file(file2.bat) to a launch a page at windows startup.
This is the content of file1.bat:
@echo off
@echo>"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\file2.bat
@echo start http://www.msn.com/> C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\file2.bat
Expected result is to copy the file2.bat to startup of each user profile.  However, The file2.bat is not copied to the startup folder on windows 7, 8, 10 after testing.
However, this will work in file1.bat:
@echo off
@echo>"C:\Testing\file2.bat
@echo start http://www.msn.com/> C:\Testing\file2.bat
I do not have a domain joined network.  I need to send the file1.bat to all staff.  I plan to deploy to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. 

Thanks in advance to all.  Any help is appreciated. 

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Two user accounts are on my computer.
I want to copy MS Works word processing file from one account to another.
On one accountI rightclick the file, select Copy.
Then I switch Users.
When I go to MS Works Word Processing on the 2nd user account and right click, to Paste the Copy, Paste option is grey and I can't copy.
How can I copy file from one user account to other user account on my computer?

Thanks.

A:Copy file from one user to other user

Originally Posted by moosescooter


Two user accounts are on my computer.
I want to copy MS Works word processing file from one account to another.
On one accountI rightclick the file, select Copy.
Then I switch Users.
When I go to MS Works Word Processing on the 2nd user account and right click, to Paste the Copy, Paste option is grey and I can't copy.
How can I copy file from one user account to other user account on my computer?

Thanks.



Right click on the program, properties, secuity permissions. Give permission to all you want to give access to.

You have to make the program available to the other user. Now, for the second user, the program does not exist.

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I'm running Win 7. About the virus - at first each time I started the computer I saw an Internet Security fake scan, and it disabled all .exe. Now I see a US Courts MoneyPak screen. Safe Mode won't start. System restore doesn't work either because the restore points are too recent. I googled how to remove the virus, but most require dowloading and installing programs - which I don't want to do. I would prefer to manually delete the virus files. I found a couple videos that edit the registry, but I can't find the infected files in my reg. Which got me to thinking... Using the command prompt I created a new user which creates a new, clean reg. No problems with the computer logged in as the new user. All the programs work ok, and I've copied all the files from the infected user to the new user. If I now delete the infected user, does that also delete the registry for that user and the virus along with it (assuming the virus is in the registry)?

A:Can I remove a virus if I create a new user, copy all the files to the new user?

Hello? Anyone?

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My user profile became corrupted after years of problem-free usage (no clue why), so now I always end up in a temporary account after a reboot.

As per Microsoft's instructions I found here Fix a corrupted user profile - Windows Help, I

1. created a new account
2. logged out and logged in again using another account (not the newly created one)
3. tried to copy the data from the account that had its user profile corrupted to the new account.

However, under C:\Users, the user folder I want to copy from is a white generic icon (not a folder) and it is padlocked and has a size of 0KB - so I can't open it to copy from. Looking at how much data is on C: it looks as if all my data could still be there (I hope).

How could I get access to copy all data from my old account into the new account?

Many thanks in advance for some hints as to what to do!

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I've got a user who connecting to a Windows 2003 Terminal Server. He has permission to write to all the directories in a tree on the d: drive. He is trying to copy a .ini file to another directory in the same tree but is unable to.

This is most puzzling because he can write to the directories, he can copy another file or copy the blah.ini file to another name in the target directory.

From cmd, he is doing

Code:
copy blah.ini ..\
access is denied
0 files copied
It seems ridiculously simple, but I can't see any reason why the thing shouldn't work, the user has write permissions to the directory above and can do the following successfully
Code:
copy blah.ini ..\blah.txt
So it seems that this is isolated to the .ini extension and not a permissions issue.

So is there some security measure that stops an ordinary user from working with .ini files? Or is it something specific to Terminal Server 2003?
 

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I'm creating a new user profile and I want to have the same settings as an existing user account (desktop environment, etc.). Is there an easy way to just copy these old settings from the existing user account or must they all be manually netered and configured again for the new user account?
 

A:Easy way to copy user settings to a new user profile?

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I have a Windows XP user who can open PDF files on our secondary file server (e.g. \\serverB\shares\marketing\file.pdf) but not from the main server (\\serverA\shares\marketing\file.pdf). Same with copying PDF files. He can
copy them to his desktop. from server B but not from server A. Server A is the one assigned to him because server B is being pre-seeded for DFS and is in a different office anyway.

The problem is only with PDF files. He can open and copy any other files. And it's only on his Windows XP machine. His Windows 7 machine works just fine (he can copy and open PDF files from server A).

The two servers (Windows 2016) are set up identically as far as NTFS permissions. The only difference is that server A is set up in DFS while server B is being pre-seeded before being added to DFS.

DFS namespace type is: domain (Windows Server 2008 mode).

The XP machine had no problem under server A when the DFS namespace type was Server 2000 mode, but I'm not sure that would cause the problem.

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Hi Guys,

One of our staff PC has a problem, the scenarios:

Specs: (Alias Names)
-Company Name: Contoso
-Staff PC under Domain Alpha
-PC Name: Contoso1-PC
-Local Users are: administrators and john
-User profiles:
> operations (contoso domain)
> john (local)
> administrator (local)
-MS Outlook connected to [email protected]

Thursday:
IT
1. remove/uninstall chat messengers, blocked linkedin,facebook,twitter,youtube
2. change User Account Type (Local Staff John Doe) from User to Guest
3. I change the type from User Accounts > Properties > Group Membership > Others > Guest
4. shutdown the system

Friday

1. turn on the PC and staff asks for the correct username
2. provides the username, Contoso1-PC\john
3. staff login to his local account using his password

Saturday

1. staff called and his desktop files are gone and document files are gone
2. IT check the Users folder there are particular folders:
3. john and john.contoso1-pc
4. both folders empty
5. outlook not connected
6. account is totally FRESh
7. IT check on webmail under Domain Alpha, not working the usual password, webmail.contoso.com/owa
8. after an hour, the usual password works
9. IT tried to connect MS outlook 2003 using [email protected] not working saying "outlook.pst is not offline file"

PROBLEM:
1. files are gone
2. Totally FRESh account

I don't know what happen, guys please help, the FIles are gone.

Hoping your best solution.

THanks.
 

A:Solved: Changing User Account Type - User to Guest - File Deleted

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Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall

thx

A:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.

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I am trying to create a non admin user account, which I know how to do the simple way, however I have been using the admin user account for a while now however I want to transfer/copy program setting, etc to this knew user account.

so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.

I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
David Lambie
 

A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
 

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I run windows 7 premium 64 and all of the sudden I stated to get this popup after windows loads that says
"C:\User\Lori-Bee\AppData\Local\Temp\032150Log.iniis lost"
How can I fix this?...I tried check disk running CCleaner ....No difference

A:C:\User\User -User\AppData\Local\Temp\032150Log.iniis lost

Hi there ... Read the Link below and follow the Instructions ..
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- Error 182418Log.iniis lost

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After adding a User as a Family Member(child), when the family member logs in with his user he gets this message: The User profile service failed. The sign in user Profile cannot be loaded.

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I inherited a Dell XP420 Computer with Vista Operating System from my stepson Pat who could never figure out the machine.

I seem to have many problems with Vista revolving around User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control and directory structure. etc.

I?ve been working around UAC problems, but there has to be a way out of this. My most recent issue:

IE has problems fully loading web pages. With IE, like several programs that I run with this computer I get messages that say I have corrupt files. I get object error warnings Chkdsk does not fix problems.

While shopping for a new car battery, with many pages open, the computer completely hung up last night. I had to kill power and reboot.

IE7 did not work, I Unloaded and IE7 would not work also. Google Chrome is fine, I have internet access. I reset all defaults.

After hours of messing around, I discovered the way to start IE is ?Run as Administrator?
Then like so many other programs I run, I get the screen Windows screen
? A Program needs your permission to continue.?

When I dumped my old files on this XP420 computer from my old computer, They resided in User ?Mike_W_old.? I had no permissions with this user, so I moved all the files to ?Pat? I renamed user/administrator Pat to Mike _W under the desktop, but the user pat did not update under the OS C:\ drive \ Users\ Pat and there is no option to rename here.

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Hello, did you use the Easy Transfer method ? Transfer files and settings from another computer

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As of today, in our domain environment consisting of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Enterprise machines, we are experiencing the "User Profile service failed the sign-in - User profile cannot be loaded" error message whenever a user tries to login.
This only affects users new to the particular machine. If they have signed on before and already have a cached account the computer logs them in with no issue. This is occurring on both Win8.1 and Win7 machines. We are an academic institution so this is becoming
a huge problem in our labs. Students generally use different computers so this is popping up very frequently. I have a solution for the issue. It appears that on the non-working machines that the "Default" user profile is corrupt. I have discovered
that if I find a machine, Win8.1 or Win7, doesn't matter, that is allowing first time users to logon I can copy the "Default" user profile and replace the corrupt one. I must first permanently delete the corrupt profile before copying over the new
one. I am doing this over the network by navigating the C:\users\ folder. Even this way is becoming cumbersome though as we have over 1000 computer in labs. I have googled and googled and I keep seeing the same answers offering various solutions, none which
are any more practical than my method. I cannot find information on a cause or a reason of why this would just crop up out of nowhere. I suspect maybe a Windows update but I cannot verify that yet. ... Read more

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rying to copy a user profile. The "Copy To" button is always grayed out, is there is a way to enable? machine its on the domain

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How do you copy a User Profile in XP (desktop, etc)?
Thanks, Randy
 

A:Copy user profile in XP

How do you copy a User Profile in XP
 

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Frustration. Windows 7 Home premium. I have done everything I can think of and am stumped. The old XP way of creating the new user account, logging into it to create a profile, then copying one profile to another doesn't work. Perhaps there is a good reason. In desperation I even enabled the built in administrator account in cmd prompt and logged on as that user. But the copy area is still greyed out.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Maybe what I want to do will not work in the cheaper version of the OS.
I know MS is interested in security, but I never had a problem in years of using XP.

Jack

A:Cannot copy user profile

The source and target accounts cannot be logged on when you do this. They both need to be logged off.

When you tried it with Administrator from Safe more, were both of the accounts logged off?

Where are you trying to copy from and to? In Win 7, all accounts are under C:\Users, not C:\Documents and Settings.

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Once again here I am looking to you all to re-learn how to do something?

I?ve created the master profile I want to use. Now I want to make it the Default User profile. OK, we reboot ? log on as the Local Admin - go to System Properties - Advanced ? User Profiles ? Settings ? select the profile to be copied AND? the Copy To button is grayed out!

How does one copy the New & Improved Master Profile and make it the Default User profile?

On a side note the New & Improved profile is a whopping 5.68G is size! It all seems to be located in the Local, Low Local and Roaming folders. How important is this stuff to my new profile? Anything to do with XP Mode I need for and older app?

A:Copy To the Default User profile

You can read this: How to fix a damaged profile to see if it will do what you want. Althought I think you will need to view that advanced tab as administrator.

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Once again here I am looking to you all to re-learn how to do something…

I’ve created the master profile I want to use. Now I want to make it the Default User profile. OK, we reboot – log on as the Local Admin - go to System Properties - Advanced – User Profiles – Settings – select the profile to be copied AND… the Copy To button is grayed out!

How does one copy the New & Improved Master Profile and make it the Default User profile?

On a side note the New & Improved profile is a whopping 5.68G is size! It all seems to be located in the Local, Low Local and Roaming folders. How important is this stuff to my new profile? Anything to do with XP Mode I need for and older app?
 

A:Copy To the Default User profile

Here's a nice step by step with screenshots.

http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=security/windows-7-copy-default-profile
 

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I'll try to shorten this some...

I was having some problems that I determined were either caused by the hard drive, corrupted WinXP (Media Version), or my RAM. I ran MEM Test and it failed so I replaced the RAM with one 2G stick. That solved several issues. I still had an issue with switching users. I had the computer set up for 4 users with myself as the admin. My partition(is that what it's called)works just fine, but if I log into one of the other three it will not allow shutdown, restart, log off, or change user. It forces me to do a hard shutdown.

I decided that my OS may be corrupted so I took the opportunity to install a bigger faster HD and installed WinXP Pro. The problem did not go away. This doesn't make sense to me. What else could cause this?

I also have a new problem. Sometimes the copy and paste feature will just quit working. It seems to copy but then the Paste will not "light up" when I right click in the program I want to use. Could this be driver related?
 

A:Can't switch user can't copy and paste

It's possible that the group policy is keeping the regular users from doing things like log off, or shutdown. You may want to check what the settings are or put all those users into a single group and give them the proper permissions to do whatever you want.
 

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I created a User form in excel 2003, with a Text box and command button. When the form runs I want to enter text into the text box and when I press the command button, I want the text to be copied to an Excel spreedsheet cell.
 

A:Copy & Paste from a User Form VBA

You would be better off posting this question on the Business Applications Forum, that is where the "Excel" guys answer Excel questions.
 

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My user folder seems to have some corrupt files in it. It's 8 GB after a significant reduction in junk building up over the years. Now I want to copy it to another drive but it hangs at 40% through. Can't figure out why but suspect corrupt file names (too long) and possibly other corrections. Can I run an analysis against the user folder to try to identify possible suspect files? (Note: I am not logged into the drive I am copying to or from)

A:Can't copy over user folder to another drive

You can check for paths longer than 260 with this tool:
TLPD / Discussion / Open Discussion:Update for Unicode?

You need to download AutoIt3 to run it and/or "compile" it.

Or you could try RichCopy

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I created a new user. How can I transfer the windows settings done for the old user to the new user profile?

A:How to copy user profile to another user profile

Here you go:

ForensiT Move Computer

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Solving:
1) How to Copy Newest User Data (12-12-09) from Newest C Drive whose operating system will no longer boot up and the HD now is in a USB exteral storage unit;
2) Copy into working restored older Acronis backup of 9-10-2009.

Best Strategy please:? Other strategies?

I have available as tools:
1.WindowsPE Vista boot disk
2. Koppitz Bot disk
3. Vista Ultimate Installation package


Possible alternatives:
1. (A) Boot up with the WindowsPE Vista
(B) Click Users Folder (12-12-09) and Select ALL, Copy it
(C) Paste into Users folder of 9-10-2009
(D) Reboot

Or

2. (A) Boot up with WindowsPE Vista
(B) Rename Users Folder of 9-10-2009 to Users-Old
(C) Click Users Folder (12-12-09) and Select ALL,
(D) Copy it to C drive
(E) Reboot

or

Other or Better strategies?

Thanks

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Hi everyone. I'm helping out my wife on her computer as best as I can, but need help.
 
She has a Gateway NV55S series notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium. I don't know if it is -32 bit or -64 bit, not sure if that makes a difference or not. I am able to see the software Product Key and the hardware SNID.
 
She knew she had a problem when her cursor would not move while in Windows, then the OS would not even boot up. She did not have a system recovery/repair disk for this computer. I do not have an installation disk, nor a System Image, nor do I have an ISO of Windows 7 to put on a USB device. Gateway does not support the OS for download (either bit option). Acer sells an eRecovery CD, but I don’t believe it provides a new option different than the Gateway Recovery Management already loaded on her computer.
 
The boot priority is CD/DVD, then HDD, then USB FDD, then 3 more.
 
I have Windows 7 on an HP computer and had a system repair disk. I booted to that disk and tried System Repair. This may have corrupted matters further, as Windows Setup gives an error message when starting up services and requires restart of the computer. The last, and only, restore point was from a Windows Critical update that I believe did not load properly, back on January 8, but that restore point is not accessible to select. Scan for Affected Programs does not allow me to select programs (cursor and tab do not work for this). I did Windows Memory Diagnostic, also no ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Not Starting, Need to Copy User Files

I've never tried it but you could use the "notepad from a command prompt at boot" trick:
 
How to Use a Windows Installer Disc to Back Up Your Files When Your Computer Won’t Boot
http://www.howtogeek.com/135005/how-to-use-a-windows-installer-disc-to-back-up-your-files-when-your-computer-wont-boot/
 
You can use this notpad Open dialog as if it were a Windows Explorer window – select files and you’ll be able to copy and paste them elsewhere, like  USB stick or removable HDD.
 

Spoiler


 
I have used a Linux Mint & Ubuntu "Live" CD/USB successfully:
Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer (Live Linux CD/USB)
http://www.sevenforums.com/software/198909-lucid-puppy-way-recover-files-non-bootable-computer.html
 
HTH

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I'm having problems copying an existing user profile to a new user account in Vista Premium. Originally, I had only only an administrator's account. My intention was to create a 2nd account with the same profile settings as the administrator account, but with only user privileges. I tried the following :

. Created 2 new accounts (B) and (C), where (B) had administrative privileges and (C) was a user account. The original administrator account (A) was reset to user privilege.
. Logged on to both new accounts for initializing.
. logged on to (B) and copied profile settings (under System Properties, Advanced, User Profile Settings) from (A) to C:\ users\(C)
. The copy grinded for about 2 minutes than finished. The size parameters in the profile settings window for (A) and (C) didn't agree, so I'm guessing that the copy failed. When I attempted to log on to (C), I got the err message "The Group policy Client Failed..." , access denied. I tried this procedure with UAC on and then with it off. Any ideas on how I might simply copy one user profile to another without the problems ?
 

A:Solved: User profile copy fails

I suppose the easiest way would be offline with a bootable OS like UBCD4Win if you have access to one.

I'm not too sure about the account you are trying to copy. Is it THE Administrator account, or AN Administrator account. I don't think you will be able to copy "THE".
 

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I want to create a generic account in Windows, but one that is identical to the current user account. Why? I know I can create a new user account and they'll have access to all the same programs, but I'll have to recreate all the email accounts and font sizes and countless other customizations and settings. Is it possible to somehow do this?

A:Is it possible to make a perfect copy of a user account?

This looks like it might do what you want

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I have spent a great amount of time configuring a 56-tile Start Menu in my Microsoft Account login which does not have Admin privileges (the logon I plan to use all the time). I am now configuring another logon - with Admin privileges (a local account because one cannot have two Microsoft Account logons in the same installation). I would like to be able to copy (clone) my 56-tile Start Menu to the new account. Can it be done?

A:Can one copy a Start tile configuration to another user?

Ensure you have at least one if not two full image backups of your OS partition before trying such an operation.
As a Windows 7 user, I was able to find the desktop folder and the needed AppData information, I copied the desktop and AppData from my admin-level RollyAccount into the built-in admin account -- while in Safe Mode. If you can sniff out the desktop or tile-top directory or directories, boot into Safe Mode, you probably can copy such from one account into the other account.
It's a good idea to have at least one if not two full image backups of your OS and data partitions on a weekly or bi-monthly basis

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Hello,

Can you help me?
I tried to copy a profile to another folder by vbscript, but folder Documents not copy complete. Why?
I now this forum not write or speak language vbscript but i search google, etc..etc and not have solution for this problem.

My code Vbscript.vbs


Code:

dim wshell, strusername, filesys
Const OverwriteExisting = TRUE
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set WshEnv = WshShell.Environment("SYSTEM")
Set filesys = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
StrUsername = wshShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%username%")
msgbox strUsername
Call BackupC
Sub BackupC
If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$") Then
If msgbox ("There is already a folder called C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & ". Do you want to proceed?",4, "Image Customization") = 7 Then
Exit Sub
Else
filesys.DeleteFolder "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$", TRUE
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$")
End If
Else
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$")
End If

If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername) Then
'**** DESKTOP ****
If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Desktop") Then
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A:Copy User Profile with VBS Script problem

Hi, rgaspar, and welcome to the forums.

It is possible you have system files in the documents folder that are not allowing a full copy to process - have you verified that you can manually copy the folder?

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I am trying to copy the Firefox addons from one Windows 7 User account to another, so I don't have to go search for them and redownload them. Anyone know how to go about doing this, or do I have to manually redownload them? Any help is appreciated.

Thank You,
TheAmazingCorey

A:Copy Firefox Addons from one User Account to Another

Transferring data to a new profile - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

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I'm having some issues with a child accessing inappropriate material on a PC in our home. All of the PC's were originally setup with only Admin accounts (no user accounts).

I want to setup new user accounts and would like to copy the admin desktop and any programs on the Admin account to new user accounts. (Games, educational programs, etc.)

My goal is to lock down the PC's so only an admin (and not) a 'user' can make changes (add software, make dns changes, etc.). (I will be changing the Admin Password)

Any advice to direction to previous posts or other resources on how to do this is appreciated.
 

A:Copy admin desktop to new user account

From an Administrator User account you can create Standard User accounts. Standard User accounts are severely restricted in what they can do. Programs that have been installed by an Administrator User account will be usable by the Standard accounts unless they were installed "for this account only."

From the Administrator User account you should be able to copy stuff to the Standard User desktops.
 

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I just had to reinstall windows. But before that I took a copy of my Users\[Username] folder. Is it dangerous, may cause instability if I directly copy and overwrite files in the fresh user folder with my backup? I'll install most of the applications on my old windows so those programs may use data and settings stored in my old profile.

A:is it dangerous to copy user profile folder?

It's OK to backup by copying User folders or named User Account folder, however to copy the files back in, open each individual User folder (Docs, Pics, Music, Downloads, Desktop, etc), from the Organize tab Select All, then drag the group to the corresponding User folder in the Explorer bar at left.

Make sure you don't release left click while dragging until the Explorer bar stops unfolding and it confirms in the hypertext your destination folder.

The reason you must do this instead of paste the actual folders in is because these are System Shell folders and the fresh install will have it's own set which cannot be overwritten.. So it's best simply to copy the contents over instead.

Someone else may know a workaround that will replace the shell folders with the ones you copied, but I wouldn't want the hidden AppData folders anyway since these are a corruption path into a fresh install.

Other tips for getting a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Solving:
1) How to Copy Newest User Data (12-12-09) from Newest C Drive whose operating system will no longer boot up and the HD now is in a USB exteral storage unit;
2) Copy into working restored older Acronis backup of 9-10-2009.

Best Strategy please:? Other strategies?

I have available as tools:
1.WindowsPE Vista boot disk
2. Koppitz Bot disk
3. Vista Ultimate Installation package
Possible alternatives:
1. (A) Boot up with the WindowsPE Vista
(B) Click Users Folder (12-12-09) and Select ALL, Copy it
(C) Paste into Users folder of 9-10-2009
(D) Reboot

Or

2. (A) Boot up with WindowsPE Vista
(B) Rename Users Folder of 9-10-2009 to Users-Old
(C) Click Users Folder (12-12-09) and Select ALL,
(D) Copy it to C drive
(E) Reboot

or

Other or Better strategies?

Thanks
 

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I am using Windows XP with SP3. Prior to the profile being corrupted I've had multiple warnings that my C: drive is running out of space. I already have a 2nd drive and I'm trying to find out about getting a 3rd.

My user profile on my desktop has been corrupted. I found instructions on how to copy the data from the old user profile to a new one, however I cannot find the file the instructions are looking for.

The instructions say to copy from the old file into the new. The problem is I cannot find the correct file.

The profile names on the desktop are Christina (me), Scott (dh), and William (ds). As you can see from the screenshot of Windows Explorer, only Scott and William are listed as seperate folders. I believe the "Christina" setting are under "Compaq Owner", but I'm not sure.



I created a new user profile in Control Panel and named it "Mom". However, it does not show up in Windows Explorer as a named folder.

I took the screenshot while logged into my dh's user profile.

I need help finding out why the new user name doesn't appear in Windows Explorer and how I can verify if I have been using the Compaq Owner account as shown in the files. Then I need to find out how to properly copy the data from the corrupted profile.

Thank you,

Christina in GA

A:Corrupt User Profile, cannot copy data to new one

Welcome to TSF....

Try this:

How to recover the damaged user profile in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555473/en-us

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Hi
I understand that in versions of Windows 7 and earlier there was a function with system advanced to copy a user profile from one to another profile.....using ' copy to '

I tried this in Windows 10, but the copy to option was greyed out, so used an app called Windows enabler which allowed the copy to option to work.....but when I clicked on yes to copy to the selected profile I received an error message about Windows not being able to delete a folder and perhaps I should delete it first.

apparently this error doesn't happen in Windows 7 and earlier...

wondered if anyone knew of a workaround for Windows 10

thanks

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Hi, everyone.

I am about to make my computer be open to a community of users; probably 5 users and me, the admin.

I have never really messed with user accounts. What I'd like is to create one user account and then save it as a template, of sorts. Then, copy the template and rename it for each user.

Clear as mud?

Please let me know any questions you have.

Thanks in advance!!
 

A:Create/Copy User Accounts Windows XP SP3

There's an MSMVP named Ramesh who offers quite a few tips and tricks to manage and repair user profiles.

This one's called "Create a duplicate user profile with a different name"...

Sounds pretty close to what you're asking.
 

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Need to copy pinned start menu from one user profile to another

Is this possible ?

thanks

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Hey everyone.
I recently set up a domain consisting of Server 2003 as the DC and Vista Ultimate x64 as client. What I'm interested in is if it's possible (and how) to copy an existing local user profile on Vista to the domain. I've searched for any option that would do just that or similar but found nothing.
Thanks for the help.

A:Local Vista user profile copy to AD (Serv2003)

Hi ogreus,

Its not possible to copy a local profile onto a Domain server because of the security restrictions placed on profiles by the Server...You can copy the files over but not the settings because they would be totally different to what the AD uses...Have you tried using roaming profiles?

Steven

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So yesterday I found that aero had become disabled.

To check whether it was a windows problem, or a graphics card problem, I created another user account and logged into that and aero still worked there confirming that it was a windows user account problem.

The fix here worked just fine.

So, what I`d like to do now is to duplicate/copy all of my desktop and program settings to the new user account, ie, icon placement, classic start menu , Startup Delayer, ShellfolderFix, Firefox setting with addons, all other program setting etc, to have as a sort of backup.
Why?, well since I installed a SSD, system restore is turned off and my last disk image was 6 months ago. (Yes, I`m going to do another one now, at some point I must pay for the full version of Macrium Reflect)

I tried copying all the files (except for the ntuser stuff) from one account to another, which worked to a limited extent, but found that none of the program settings had been duplicated, all programs were in "first run" mode.

Is this possible?

Thanks!

A:Possible to copy all Desktop/Program settings to another user account?

I don't know why you need Macrium paid version. The new Macrium Reflect Free even comes with WinPE and supports UEFI, GPT and secure boot. I use it as my Windows 8 image backup with USB rescue boot.

The WinPE download is around 300 MB. So you do need bandwidth. But it downloaded to my Laptop in about 15 to 20 minutes.

You can migrate stuff, but Windows isn't as seamless as Linux where you can just link to another mount point for additional storage.

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Is there a way to copy a profile to the default profile without using the Audit Mode feature when it was built? I know that the Audit Mode should have been use but at this point it to late to do that now. That got to be some app are "hack" way to still copy a profile to the main default profile on Windows 10.

Thoughts? Thanks in advance for any foresight anybody can give.

Z

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how to rebuilt user with broken system settings and keep directory structure (for scripts and non -windows friendly software) and hopefully user name.

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OK, call me lazy if you want, but I would like to have the one I have work and not to make a new one - especially as it comes to the directory structure.

Problem: Main user profile is broken, flat out broken. After login the screen starts flashing and it gets worse from there. Once past the flashing (which requires a particular expression and just the right amount of swearing) everything attempted draws a shell32 error or 'the extended attributes are inconsistent' error. Now, before you tell me to start replacing OS files you need to know that other user on the machine WORKS PERFECTLY. Brilliant, without fail, I can run everything and not duplicate the error message. Thank goodness I always create a pristine user when I do an OS install. Administrator is OK, but it has saved me more than once to have the regular admin-type account. Since I have the nice, fluffy, running profile now I would like to learn just where is it reading these files that tell it bad things. Someone suggested sound files, another is a broken video driver (sounds were Windows Default on the working one, I told it no sounds in light of what I read) Both profiles are running the exact desktop wallpaper changer, it is working fine on the one account. I couldn't turn it off anyway on the bad account, I can't get to any of the settings windows, r... Read more

A:how to copy good user system settings to broken on or....

You are probably going to need to create a new user account (thereby creating a new profile), and then copy the files (and directory structure) from the old profile into the new.

It sounds like you may have some form of malware/adware/virus - I noticed you mentioned a desktop background changer, and I know a lot of those, while advertised as "free", can come with a lot of extra baggage, installing a lot of unnecessary bloat that can put a stranglehold on your system resources. Besides the desktop changer, what other programs do you have set to run at startup (rt. click taskbar > task manager > startup tab)? Disable everything that is not absolutely necessary, then try restarting.

If that doesn't work, here is the link to copy an old profile to a new one:

Fix a corrupted user profile - Windows Help

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Hi Friends,

Earlier my system was effected by Sality virus. I was able to clean the virus with antivirus programs (Malawarebytes & Microsoft Security Essentials) but now facing the impacts of the virus, some of programs are corrupted or not properly functioning and XP is loading and working very slow.
I am also getting error pop us while operating some functions e.g.

"file association error when opening some .exe files"
"installer integrity check has failed"
"NGIS error"
etc etc

Now my question is;
I want to install the fresh copy of windows xp in my system, before I do that I want to backup following stuff from current XP to a fresh copy.

? I have three users in my current XP... How can I back up stuff for each user like search history, auto fill history, yahoo messenger profiles history like it is right now, history of different softwares (Teamviewer, Firefox, Office Suits, Torrent, skype, chrome, photoshop, corel draw, new installed fonts, entries saved in "RUN" command). Basically records of things I had previously typed in different programs like autocomplete history... How can I back up and synchronize it with fresh copy of XP.
? How can I get the list of all programs and features I installed besides XP components. I have to reinstalled them as well and there are many programs I don't remember installed on my OS.
If i get a list I reinstall them one-by-one.
Thanks,

A:How to Back Up Softwares and XP User Data before installing fresh copy of XP

Did your computer come with XP disks? If it did, reinstalling XP with them will return the computer to its original condition. Any programs you have now that don't show up are ones you installed. As for all the other stuff, I don't know if that can be saved. And why would you want to anyway??

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hi :

i would like to find out more from you guys.
what is the data prolicy in your company that restrict user to copy data out to the external media ? assume user can only use/review the data within the company pc only. what are the best practice/ways to prevent user copy data out to their own thumb drive, floppy disk, or cd media etc...

solution that i can think of ...
1. disable the floppy drive.
2. disable the usb port .
3. install only read cd-rom drive.
4. setup file auditing in the file server.

it will be even more troublsome if the pc can access the internet coz they can upload to offsite storage or use webmail to send data to themselves

solution that i can think of ...
1. block all the website and storage site.

what else can i do to restrict it?
tks
 

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i cant Using group policy to copy file to windows10 user's on the domain,but everything is ok in windows 7 user's  and the folder copied in all windows7 machines, 

- iam using this script on Windows server 2008

md  c:\COMPANY 

xcopy \\WIN-5PKBDU5IFVH\testfolder   c:\COMPANY /e /i

can you help me solving this problem with all
windows 10 user's???

thank you 

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