Windows 10: Merged user accounts!

Discus and support Merged user accounts! in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Two of us use Windows 10. Recently our two accounts seem to have become linked in some way - eg our Word documents will appear on each others list of... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by RufusStran, May 10, 2019.

  1. Merged user accounts!


    Two of us use Windows 10. Recently our two accounts seem to have become linked in some way - eg our Word documents will appear on each others list of documents or our desk top pictures appear on the other one's desktop. How can we unmerge??

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    RufusStran, May 10, 2019
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  2. Kari Win User

    Local Acct user and MS account user - sync them or merge them


    If the local account is the one where you have most of your personal data, this is how I would do it:

    • Sign in to your Microsoft account
    • Copy all documents, pictures and other personal data from Microsoft account's user folders to corresponding folders in user Public (contents of MS account Documents folder to Public Documents folder and so on)
    • Sign out from Microsoft account
    Notice that above steps are only required if Microsoft account user folders contain data you want to keep. If its user folders are empty or do not contain anything worth saving, you can skip the above steps. Continue from below.

    • Sign in to the local account
    • Delete the Microsoft account (Option One in this tutorial)
    • Switch your local account to a Microsoft account (tutorial)
    • Copy the data backed up from old Microsoft account to Public folders to new Microsoft account in corresponding folders

    That's it. Using the Public folders as temporary storage you will have none whatsoever file owner / permission issues later on.
     
  3. chideock Win User
    Local Acct user and MS account user - sync them or merge them


    Thank you. I will give it a try later today and post my results.

    Got to it sooner than I thought.
    Your method worked perfectly.

    Thank you
     
    chideock, May 10, 2019
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  4. Vesao Win User

    Merged user accounts!

    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:
      Code:
      net user test /del
     
    Vesao, May 10, 2019
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