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Copy one user profile to another

I have pulled my computer off of a domain and made it standalone. However, I want all my old stuff from my domain user profile migrated to my local user profile. Is there an easy way to do this or do I copy and paste from one to the other?

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The primary tool for this purpose would be the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. You will find detailed instructions for this tool at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/293118/en-us. As an FYI only, if you encounter an issue due to SP3, please consult this document: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950728/en-us.

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If you have forgotten your password to log on to windows then you will not be able to log on to your profile as this needs your windows password.

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2. In Windows Explorer, click Tools, click Folder Options, click the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box, and then click OK.
3. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\Old_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and Old_Username is the name of the profile you want to copy user data from.
4. Press and hold down the CTRL key while you click each file and subfolder in this folder, except the following files: • Ntuser.dat
• Ntuser.dat.log
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What causes a user profile not to be loaded in Windows domain based network?

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2. the connection to the domain was lost ungracefully, and offline information was not copied entirely, causing a mismatch of some encrypted profile data, (effectingly corrupting again) and preventing the logon.
3. an unknown event took place between the last time the user sucessfully logged on, and this time where the profile is now not loading. this could be hardware related (faulty Hard disk), RAM parity errors( bad memory), a change to the user profile SID details on the domain controller or other domain change.

Usually the cause is not so much a problem, unless it consistantly reoccurs.

Fixing it however, in XP is fairly easy.
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The only way i found to stop it was to copy the profiles to a new spot and then delete the user and then remake the user and log in as the user and then log out and then copy the setting back to the user replacing the files.

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Since your "desktop" could not be loaded from the domain-server,
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Thanks reseaux. It is not in domain. Its stand alone machine. I created one user in that with admin rights. And I don't know how it became deleted. But i can see the profile is still there. Now I want to...


you can copy the profile over the new profile :
- be sure to show hidden folder and system folder
- connect with another account created for the occasion
- copy the profile folder over the profile of your new user ID
- go to the property of the folder to set the full right for the new id, don't forget to reset rights for subfolders

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If it is a local profile and you want to convert it to a domain profile, the you ca use moveuser.exe from Microsoft.

Check http://www.ss64.com/nt/moveuser.html for example

Note that you cannot use this tool to move profile from on domain to another domaine, use admt v3 instead.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6F86937B-533A-466D-A8E8-AFF85AD3D212&displaylang=en

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