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Old 22nd March 2012   #1
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Hello,

I had to reformat my husband's computer as it just was not responding correctly. I used the original Windows disk and did all the updating to bring the program to the present time.

I didn't realize that I was using the Administrator's User ID when the computer started and I added all his docuiment and programs using this account. I didn't realize it when I turned on the computer and the Administraton Account came up and I had to tap the enter key (no password) to let the desktop come up.

I now created a user account with his name (Paul) and now that comes up but none of his documents and programs are showing. Just his Printer.

Is there any way I can transfer the document and programs from the Administrator account to the Paul account.

The only way now (for some unknown reason) that I can get into the Administrator account is starting the computer in safe mode. Then I have a choice to select either account.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Jean

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Hi Jean. To transfer the data from the administrator account to the new user account named Paul follow these steps:

1. In Safe Mode, when logged into the Administrator account click Start< My Computer.
2. Navigate to the following directory: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents.
3. Copy all the documents you want to tranfer to the Paul account.
4. Then navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\Paul\Paul's Documents and paste the data in that folder.
5. Now navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs and copy any program shortcuts you want to appear in the Start Menu of Paul's account.
6. Then navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\Paul\Start Menu\Programs and paste the shortcuts into that folder.
7. Now log off the Administrator account and reboot the computer. Log in to the Paul account and all of the data from the Administrator account that you copied over should now be in the Paul account.

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Thank you so very much. Your instructions were perfect. I guess it doesn't matter that I just copied the files and not moved them. It won't hurt if they do stay on the Administrator side.

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Your Welcome. You can delete the data from the administrator account if you want since its now in the Paul account but you don't have to.

I am glad this thread has been resolved.

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