How to copy a full user profile to another user in Windows 10 – After profile corrupt

By | February 23, 2016

Fix for windows 10 profile corrupt issue: User profile issue seems to be common in Windows 10, Start Menu not working in Windows 10 and other application(Action Center , Microsoft Edge, Cortana ) not functioning properly due to Windows 10 user profile problems, will explain how to check and resolve the corrupted start menu issues in Windows 10 and solution for all profile related issues

Also Read: Start Menu not working in Windows 10

How to re-create the user profile in Windows 10

In general needs to create a new user or create a new user profile by deleting/renaming the old profile (c:\users\oldprofile), Login with user account after the profile re-name that will create a new profile automatically

once you created new profile to fix the issue, now how to migrate all user information and Outlook profile exactly as used to be on the corrupted user profile, we have to migrate/transfer old profile to newly created user to get the same desktop , favourites and setting

We cannot make the new profile exact to old one like we do on Windows 7 and 8.1, documents, email files and favourites from your old USERS profile can be copied to new USERS profile and try to match the old profile, unlike the copy the full profile migration

Also Read: Local Profile reset every time User Logon – Cannot Find Desktop Files

How to Copy/Migrate user profile to another user in Windows 10

Run below command after the profile re-name to copy windows 10 user profile to new user or same user

copy c:\users\oldprofile\documents c:\users\newprofile\documents
copy c:\users\oldprofile\music c:\users\newprofile\music
copy c:\users\oldprofile\video c:\users\newprofile\video
copy c:\users\oldprofile\pictures c:\users\newprofile\pictures
copy c:\users\oldprofile\appdata\roaming\microsoft\outlook c:\users\newprofile\appdata\roaming\microsoft\outlook

Also Read: Reconfigure roaming profile folder and home folder permission for all the users

What about the browser data?

If you are using browser like Firefox/Chrome, you have to enable sync on your settings  – add-on’s, and this will be synced automatically while you login with new profile and started using the browser’s, no need to copy browser data

Also Read: Restrict roaming profiles and Folder Redirection to a specific Server

Also Read: Roaming profile issues with low bandwidth sites like VPN site

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