Windows 10: How to move my main account over to a new one without losing 'stuff'

Discus and support How to move my main account over to a new one without losing 'stuff' in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I've been having many little problems over a year now and could never fix them. A little while ago I created another user profile and lo and behold all... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by streetwolf, Jun 10, 2021 at 9:22 PM.

  1. How to move my main account over to a new one without losing 'stuff'


    I've been having many little problems over a year now and could never fix them. A little while ago I created another user profile and lo and behold all the very obvious problems I was having are now working fine. I've posted about them in a few threads I started. Not wanting to have to install all my programs as well as changes I made to my system I copied over my original account to the new one. The results were not quite what I expected. I thought I would have a mirror image of my old account but while many things were there many were not. Even some programs that were moved over had problems. So my question for you. Is there a nice way of creating a new user account and moving over my old account to it so I don't have to reinstall or fix 'stuff'? I still want the things that weren't working to work. Perhaps someone has created a program or script for doing this. My hunch is that no matter how I do it I am going to have to manually tune my new account. I'd be interested in hearing from those folks that had to do what I want to do and their experiences.

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  2. Vesao Win User

    Remove account

    I suggest you backup your personalized files first before removing the account.
    To delete an account, follow these steps:
    1. Press WIN + X keys and click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    2. Type the following command and press Enter. Replace test with the name of your sister's account. Code:
     
  3. Kari Win User
    Creating a MS account without losing Local account

    Go to https://account.microsoft.com, click Create account and fill the form:


    How to move my main account over to a new one without losing 'stuff' [​IMG]


    With a Microsoft account you can then use OneDrive and Office Online apps for free. You can also use built-in native Windows apps which require a Microsoft account like Mail, Skype Preview, People, Calendar and download apps from Windows Store.

    See steps 3 to 5 in this tutorial to continue using local account as Windows sign-in account even when / if you download apps from store and / or use Windows apps requiring a Microsoft account, to avoid Windows user account converting to Microsoft account: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

    Other tutorials you might be interested in when you have created a Microsoft account:
     
  4. How to move my main account over to a new one without losing 'stuff'

    Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region


    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
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