Merging 2 profiles

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September 29, 2009 at 13:27:25
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My husband and I both have user profiles (his and
hers), we have decided to merge them to 1 profile in
order to keep our music, pics and data more
streamlined. I was wondering how to do this? Thanks

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September 29, 2009 at 13:54:10
Not sure you can exactly.

One a well setup system you should have a single Administrator and in your case two limited users. The limited users can not exactly share data. What you might wish to do is make another limited user account and log on to that once. Then log out and back on to the Admin account. Then just copy and paste all your documents to the new user. When are SURE you have all data you can then delete the two original accounts and when asked delete the personal data. (there are other slight variations of same way)

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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September 29, 2009 at 14:12:19
If you're going to delete the user accounts, be aware that you'll also lose your e-mails and the e-mail configuration, and all the other user specific program settings, like browser bookmarks a.s.o.

Why don't simply create a folder at another location, outside the user profile folder and grant rights to both users.
So it doesn't matter who is logged in to the pc, the user has rights to access these files.

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September 29, 2009 at 18:47:10
Windows already has an account for this. It is called All User and shows up on each person's My Computer as shared documents. All the pictures, music and other files can be placed there instead of in each profile. That way each user gets to keep unique data such as Outlook/Outlook Express email, favorites and web logon data fir each person.


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