Windows 10: M<igrating User accounts form SSD to HDD

Discus and support M in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I upgraded from Win7 Pro 64bit to Win 10 Pro 64 bit about 8 months ago. Its installed on a SSD as per attached info. I want the procedure for migrating... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Graybeard43, Nov 3, 2018.

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    I upgraded from Win7 Pro 64bit to Win 10 Pro 64 bit about 8 months ago. Its installed on a SSD as per attached info. I want the procedure for migrating my libraries/downloads to a HDD. this would include altering the path to ensure that when using the setup the information is stored in the new location. I'm a low level intermediate computer user so will need detailed instruction. If further info needed please contact me. Thanks

    Graybeard43, Nov 3, 2018

  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:
      net user test /del
    Vesao, Nov 3, 2018
  3. NavyLCDR Win User
    M.2 SSD's

    I agree. I recently purchased a Dell I7 laptop. I had the choice of 2 options, a 1TB HDD or a 512 GB SSD. I chose the 512 GB SSD version because I already had a 1 TB HDD that I figured I would install as the secondary HDD. When I opened the computer, I was surprised that the 512 GB SSD intalled was in the SATA III drive port and there was an empty M.2 slot. UGGGGH! So I went ahead and put a Toshiba M.2 NVMe drive and left the SATA III SSD installed. I do not notice any large speed improvement from the SATA III SSD to the M.2 NVMe SSD.
    NavyLCDR, Nov 3, 2018
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    Lost User Account

    Hi Louis,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing with user accounts, we will help you to resolve this issue.

    I would like to inform that there can be only one Microsoft user account on one device, and that might be the reason you are unable to change the email address for the user account.

    I suggest you to create a new account (Local account) on your computer and transfer the content to newly created user account.

    Step 1: Creating a new user account

    • Type cmd in the Search bar form the desktop.
    • Now, Right-click on cmd.exe from the result and select Run As Administrator.
    • User Account Control or UAC dialog box will appear, click on Yes.
    • Type net user username password /add

      [Replace ‘username’ and ‘password’ with your desired username and password]

    Step 2. Copying old files to newly created User Profile

    • Go to C:\Users\(Your-Corrupted-Profile-Name)\ (L: file:///C:/Users/(Your-Corrupted-Profile-Name)/)
    • Copy all files except three files:

    • NtUser.dat

    • NtUser.ini

    • NtUser.log
    3. Go to C:\Users\(New-User-Profile-name)\ (L: file:///C:/Users/(New-User-Profile-name)/)

    4. Paste all those copied files here.

    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of the issue, we will be happy to help you.
    Deepika Gowda, Nov 3, 2018



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