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corjello

creating a new account on xp

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Hey everyone, i want to create a new account on xp (or user, what ever floats your boat :P ) . BUt i want the account to start as an identical copy of the one i am on right now. The changes are only slight so it will be easier for me to change it that way rather than to have to go through and redo everything. How can i just copy all my settings, shortcuts, installs, ect, ect, to the new account? thanks for the help!

 

)corjello(

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I'm not having a go at you or anyone else but google is your best friend when it comes to questions and problems.

 

The below is taken from here which was found by searching google and is the top result

 

"To create a duplicate of an user profile with a different user name, try this:

 

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Create a new user account from Control Panel User Accounts applet

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Logon to that account to initialize the newly created profile and log off

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Login as Administrator (built-in Administrator account)

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Open Control Panel System applet

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Click the Advanced tab

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Click Settings under User Profiles

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Select a profile to copy from and choose "Copy To"

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Type or browse to the profile to copy to (C:\Documents and Settings\username)

 

A new profile is now created which is the duplicate of your user profile."

 

In a more simple way, create a second user account and log on to it, log off and back to your account, browse to "Documents and Settings" and enable "Show hidden files and folders" by clicking "Tools", "Options" then "View" then click "Show hidden files and folders". Then click on you name and select all files and folders and copy them to a folder on your c drive, log off the paste all files and folders to the second account folder in "Documents and Settings".

 

Hope it helps B)

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ok ok, so i became a little spoiled by taruns, djlizards, and capmans amazing responces. sorry about that.

thanks for the help tho

)corjello(

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