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Transfer User Data

By mhooper63 ·
I mispelled a user name when I set up the new install of Win XP Home and would like to create a new account with the proper spelling and transfer all of the user data from the mispelled one to the proper spelled one. How can I accomplish this?

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by anthonyz In reply to Transfer User Data

Under Control Panel - User, Accounts - Advanced tab - Advamced button - click the users folder - right click and choose rename... hope that helps...

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by flynnm In reply to Transfer User Data

In the "Control panel" using "classic view" open "user accounsts".
Add the new account.
restart the machine.
open My Computer=>C:\Documents and Settings\(account with wrong name) and copy all of the content and paste it in the user account with the correct name.
***note the critical file to transfer is "NTUSER.DAt" if you do not see this file go to options and select veiw all files.

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