Windows 10: Syncing setttings and apps between accounts

Discus and support Syncing setttings and apps between accounts in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; We recently bought a surface, and I set it up using my account. It is primarily my wifes surface so all the settings and apps and software are hers.... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by jasonHiggins2, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Syncing setttings and apps between accounts


    We recently bought a surface, and I set it up using my account. It is primarily my wifes surface so all the settings and apps and software are hers.


    However I am getting a second surface for me. How do I move the settings and apps etc to her microsoft account we created for her. We created one for her to login in with but everything is gone. I dont want her settings on my surface when I set it up.

    :)
     
    jasonHiggins2, Nov 25, 2020
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  2. Mail app says account is synced, but account not showing up in app


    When I first installed Windows 10, I added two Gmail accounts to the mail app and everything worked fine. Suddenly, neither account is showing up in the app, yet when I try to re-add the account, it says it already exists. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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    robynjeannette, Nov 25, 2020
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    Google account (mail / calendar) not syncing in Windows 10

    I'm having a problem with the default Mail and Calendar apps in Windows 10. For a while I was able to sync my Google account emails (Gmail) and calendar in those apps, but about a week ago, it has stopped working: the calendar is empty (no events, and no calendars listed), and the emails that were already synced are still there, but syncing doesn't bring any new email.

    I tried deleting my Google account from the mail (or calendar) app, by going to "settings -> accounts", and then re-creating the account. I did that three times. Each time I was able to complete the following steps:

    1. enter my Gmail address,
    2. then my Google account password,
    3. then the confirmation code sent by SMS,
    4. and finally got to the screen "Windows would like to..." (permissions listing), on which I clicked "Accept" (obviously).

    The first time, I then got a Windows message "Something went wrong", followed by an error code (I didn't write it down).

    The second time, I didn't get this error message, so it looked like the account was successfully created (it appeared in my accounts list in the settings of those apps), but nothing was synced: both apps (mail / calendar) remained empty. (I tried syncing manually by clicking the sync button in the mail app: still nothing, even though the app confirmed that it was "up to date".)

    For my third attempt, I had found this question, so I went and created an "app password" in my Google account, specifically for those apps. But when I got to the password screen (step 2 described above) and entered this app password instead of my regular account password, I got an error message (from Google) asking me to enter my account password and not an app password. So I did that, and that got me exactly the same result as my second attempt (account created but nothing synced).

    I also tried both answers given on the same question (first via "settings > accounts > add account > Other account", and second via "settings > accounts > add account > Advanced setup"), but none of them worked for me (again, account created but nothing synced).

    Has anyone experienced the same problems? How can I make this work?

    UPDATE: a few months back (early October 2015) I received an email from Microsoft inviting me to "reconnect to Google" (that was the title of the email). I ignored it for a while, but recently followed the steps in this email and now everything seems to be working fine. So I'm guessing that MS somehow fixed whatever bug it was.
     
  4. Syncing setttings and apps between accounts

    Windows 10 Mail app will not sync primary account.

    Hi David,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft community.

    In order to help you better, could you please confirm a couple of things:

    • Did you try to remove and reconfigure the accounts?
    • Are you facing any other issues related to apps?
    I suggest you to follow the below methods and check if it helps.

    Method 1: I suggest you to run App troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    • Type ‘Troubleshooting’ in the search next to start.
    • Click on ‘View All’ on left side and select ‘Windows store Apps’.
    • Follow the onscreen instructions.
    Method 2: I suggest you to access your account through Internet Explorer and check if the issue persists.

    I would recommend you to follow the below steps to change the Mailbox sync settings.

    • Open the Mail app and sign in to your account.
    • Click on the gear icon (Settings) from the bottom left corner.
    • Click on the Accounts under
      Settings
      .
    • Click on your account and select Change settings.
    • Click on the Change mailbox sync settings and check in the
      Sync options.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.

     
    Karthicka_R, Nov 25, 2020
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