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Is there a tool or a trick to easily duplicate a windows profile?

My problem is that I have a local user profile and I like to copy that for another user.

Additionaly that profile was created locally when a domain-user logged in, and I like to create a copy of that profile for a non-domain-user.

Hope it's clear what my problem is. Thank you for reading!

I've just seen there is a similar question: Copy Windows 7 profile from one domain user to another

Now I like to know if it is possible to simply change the user-profile's Name and Password. Is this somehow possible?

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In my experience Windows 7 does not allow you to copy and rename a profile. Attempting to do so will result in users with the same username as that on the profile being unable to create a proper profile when on the computer(instead they will receive an error stating that they can only log on to a temporary profile).

Depending on how many users you need to duplicate this profile for, you may find that booting into Audit mode and applying your profile specific settings, sysprepping the machine and then creating an image from that machine will be your best bet to have a standard or 'default' profile across multiple users. That may be beyond what you are trying to do here though.

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  • thank you. But unfortunately no what I was looking for. I not need a default profile. I want to change the profile in a way that it gets independent from the AD. son instead of logging in to the AD with myDomain\myUser, I wanted to be able to log in to the profile localy like myComputer\myUser.
    – SwissCoder
    Commented Feb 11, 2012 at 15:34
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Click Advanced System Settings. Under "User Profiles", click Settings. Select the profile you want to copy. Click Copy to, and then enter the name of, or browse to, the profile you want to overwrite.

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profile? Microsoft Windows user profile is a term describing Windows configuration for a specific user, including the user’s environment, user folders, shortcuts, program settings, desktop settings, etc.

The user profiles are located in the drive that Windows is installed, usually in the C:\Users\Username folder, and, if you have administrative privileges, you can migrate user profile to Windows 7 same computer. Also, if your computer is still working, you can copy user profile in Windows 7 to another computer easily with the help of Windows Easy Transfter.

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