Windows 10: I ended up with 2 Administrator accounts that split my pictures and data between them.

Discus and support I ended up with 2 Administrator accounts that split my pictures and data between them. in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I had a hard disk crash and replaced it ok. The problem arose after reinstalling Windows 10, getting the updates and when I tried to restore my backup... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by JamesEmme, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. JamesEmme Win User

    I ended up with 2 Administrator accounts that split my pictures and data between them.


    I had a hard disk crash and replaced it ok. The problem arose after reinstalling Windows 10, getting the updates and when I tried to restore my backup files onto the new drive. It seems I inadvertently created a new "persona" as the administrator. I added a new local account for my self. When I attempted to make my self the administrator Windows told me I needed to add an Admin authorization to make those changes. (but there was only a "NO" box available to continue.) The main problem is that when I mistakenly created either one or both of the accounts, Windows split my large pictures folder and documents folders between the 2 accts, inaccurately I might add. It seemed logical to copy the folders from the unwanted acct. to my acct. (or vice-versa) It won't let me do that without an administrators authorization and password. And it won't provide a place to add that info in.

    I tried to delete the unwanted persona, successfully I guess, but, that just made things worse. Any suggestions how to combine all of my folders into one account without having to completely start over by reinstalling Windows? I tried creating a restore point and that was blocked also.

    :)
     
    JamesEmme, Jun 8, 2019
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  2. Naresh_K Win User

    Account Picture Administration

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft community forum.

    Please note that you will not be able to change the profile picture for all the user accounts if they are Microsoft accounts. If the user accounts are Microsoft account, the profile picture should be changed by signing in to:
    https://account.microsoft.com/ and if the user account is a local account, then you can change the Account picture (provided you are
    signed into that account)by following the steps provided below:

    1. Open Windows Settings.
    2. Then click on Accounts.
    3. Then click on image/blank icon to change it.

    Regards,
     
    Naresh_K, Jun 8, 2019
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  3. Deleting an administrator account

    Hi Imat,

    Kindly follow the steps below to resolve this concern:

    Step 1: Remove pin from your administrator account. Here's how:

    • Log in the administrator account.
    • Go to Settings.
    • Select Accounts.
    • Go to Sign-in options.
    • Under PIN, click on Remove.
    • Tap Remove to confirm.
    • Type in your administrator password to verify.
    • Hit OK.

    Step 2: Make your local account as an administrator account by following the steps below:

    • Log in your local account.
    • Go to Settings.
    • Select Accounts.
    • Go to Family & other people.
    • Select Change account type.
    • Under Account type, select Administrator.
    • Hit OK.
    • Restart your computer and sign in with your administrator account.

    Step 3: Remove the old administrator account. Please follow the steps below:

    • Log in the new administrator account.
    • Go to Settings.
    • Select Accounts.
    • Go to Family & other people.
    • Click on the admin account you want to remove and hit Remove button.
    • When you see a confirmation dialog, select Delete account and data.

    Hope this information helps. In case you need further assistance, kindly reply to us.
     
    Charianne Per, Jun 8, 2019
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  4. Kari Win User

    I ended up with 2 Administrator accounts that split my pictures and data between them.

    Change Microsoft Account Details in Administrator Account


    Strange.

    It looks as if the best alternative would be as follows, subject to me understanding you correctly that you only want one user account and that should be an MS account with your wife's email address:
    • Create a user account to your wife with her MS account email
    • Copy the data from C:\Users\Your_Original_Account to the new account of your wife's (Documents to Documents, Pictures to Pictures and so on)
    • Make your wife's account an administrator account
    • Delete your original account
     
    Kari, Jun 8, 2019
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