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ok 1st thing is to setup a new user
right click on my computer
go to manage and click
click on local users and groups
click on users > go to action (up the top of the window)>click on new user
put a name in the box but not your own or your own with a 1 eg: peter1
put in password and confirm password > untick user must change password.
click create > then close> this should give you a new user.
Highlight the name and right click. go to propertities > member of click on ad
click on advanced > then find now this should give you a list including administrators click on administrator then click ok and ok again
you should now have a new user with admin rights.
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This is a fresh install of XP home, so im sure I have admin rights already because there is only 1 user on this partition, I will give it a go. should I do it on this computer or the original?
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On the computer we want to copy the profile
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I dont quite understand the instructions above. Other than that, I trie the site, it only shows me the profile on the current partition and the 1 I have made to start the copying. :tazz: Do you have any more suggestions with the HD on the original computer?
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Ok
1)On the computer you want to copy the profile what is the name of the
old profile and the name of the current profile?
2)Also go to control panel > users accounts does it show you have admin rights
for your name
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The name of the profile I am trying to get into is called:"Ansar.ANSAR-3OVW0YBHL". I currently have 2 profiles that are both admin(1 for the instructions that you gave me previously).
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Strange name for a profile?
Ok so can you copy the profile when you log on with the new one we created?
If not then I want you to right down the complete path of one of the folders in this profile Ansar.ANSAR-3OVW0YBHL and we will see if we can copy it with the command prompt.
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Ok, I was not able to copy the profile manually(Like copy then paste into another area) , It also did not let me copy from windows options because it did not appear. Here is the Path to the profile:

C:/Documents and Settings/Ansar.ANSAR-3OVW0YBHL
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You said you can't copy manually
How areyou trying to copy the profile?
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Copy + Paste(feeble attempt). Wont let me do that, niether will it let me copy through windows because the profile does not show up.
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Ok try logging as the new user with admin rights
start> control panel>system>advanced>user profile>settings
Can you highlight the old profile then click on copy to?

If this does not work then we want a name of 1 folder in the old profile
to try and copy

Edited by peterm, 21 May 2005 - 08:43 PM.

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No, the profile is not visible in the menu. It shows me 3 user accounts, my first 1 when this version of XP was installed, the new 1(with admin) and another profile called Aministrator.
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ok the name of 1 folder under the old profile
and we will try command prompt - bust just 1 folder to try 1st
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Ok, lets try the "Favourites" folder.
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ok lets see if we can see anything
open the command prompt if it is not on the start menu then it is under accessories
it should open with c:\documents and settings\peter> (where peter is the name you logged on with)
at the prompt type cd .. (there is a space between cd and the 2 dots) press enter
this should take you back to C:\documents and settings> type in cd (space) Ansar.ANSAR-3OVW0YBHL press enter
Hopefully this will now give you the prompt C:\documents and settings Ansar.ANSAR-3OVW0YBHL>

If so type dir (press enter) Do you see a iist of files and directories?
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