Changing User Account Problems

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Warthog1

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Hi

I've just got a new PC and populated my files and programs with a backup program. This left me with two User accounts in the C: drive. The old one was a work account that I want to get rid of and the other is a local administrator account. The old work account seemed to be the default so I copied everything from the old account and pasted it into the local account and all seems to be going reasonably well, but I noticed a few things out of whack and I also noticed the ntuser.dat file in the old account was 11 mb and in the local it's only 256kb. I can't move the larger file into the local (and I'm not sure I should anyway), but are there settings, etc in the larger ntuser file that I'm missing and if so, how can I fix it?

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lochlomonder

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I can't move the larger file into the local (and I'm not sure I should anyway), but are there settings, etc in the larger ntuser file that I'm missing and if so, how can I fix it?
No, you can't copy the ntuser.dat file over. The settings are more than likely held in c:\users\old account\appdata.
 

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It's a good idea to have a second account anyway. Sometimes the account you use all the time can become corrupt and the second account gives you access to the machine.
 
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