Windows 10: User profile partially "corrupted", how to migrate to a new one?

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  1. jimhoyle Win User

    User profile partially "corrupted", how to migrate to a new one?


    It seems that sometimes Windows 10 user profiles get corrupted. Small problems here and there. Nothing fixes the problems and you have to create a new profile. What is the best way to "copy" or "clone" stuff from the old profile to the new one?

    I already have most programs installed for "All users", I think. So it's more about all the tons of customizations I have done. Like Windows Settings, taskbar customization, startup items etc. How do I transfer all that to a new user profile?

    (I tried already ForensiT User Profile Wizard but that went horribly wrong. For some reason it completely destroyed my profile and didn't copy anything useful to a new one. Luckily a System Restore was able to restore things for me.)

    Bonus question: once the new profile is working perfectly (with all old settings and everything), is there a way to delete the broken profile and then rename the new profile's user folder to the old C:\Users\Username folder?

    :)
     
    jimhoyle, Oct 5, 2018
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  2. Jonas Flo Win User

    Corrupted User Profile

    Hi,

    There maybe a couple of reasons behind this misbehavior such as a corrupted system file. However, we would like to be able to verify which process exactly is corrupted.

    • When you install, does it give you any form of error message when it fails?
    • What other processes doesn't go through on the said User account?

    As per troubleshooting, you may refer to
    Likhitha V
    's response on this thread. See if it applies to you. However,
    just to give you a heads up. The steps are about creating a new user profile and deleting the current one. I suggest you back up your files so you may be able to transfer it. You can also find information about it on the same thread.

    We'll be waiting for your response. If you have any other concerns, don't hesitate to come back to us.
     
    Jonas Flo, Oct 5, 2018
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  3. Rose Ter Win User
    migrate user profile

    Hi Adeel,

    For us to better understand the problem and provide you the best resolution, please clarify the following:

    • What do you mean when you mentioned domain user profile?
    • Are you trying to copy a local user profile to a domain account?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    Regards.
     
    Rose Ter, Oct 5, 2018
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  4. Kari Win User

    User profile partially "corrupted", how to migrate to a new one?

    Migrate Locale Profile to Domain


    I removed my reply because watching those instructions on TechNet I started wondering if they really work with Windows 10.

    Anyway, whatever you try create first a dummy profile, customize it a bit and move it to domain. If everything works, you can then move real profiles.
     
    Kari, Oct 5, 2018
    #4
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