Win.10. How do I transfer all my apps files etc to new loigin? Start Menu GONE on my log in, but OK on husband's.

I followed Windows Help suggestion to make a new account but how do I transfer all my apps and files from my old Admin. account/login to the new one?  Had to do this as Start & Cortana disappeared so can't access my apps!!  My login opens on Desktop. (Husbands opens in his Start menu....and the new account I have set up opens in Start).
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Hi,

Welcome to Microsoft Community.

To transfer the profile data please follow the steps below to do that:


a) Press
Windows and x together and select Windows Explorer.

b) Click on View tab and Click on Options at the top right corner.

c) Click the View tab, and then click Show hidden files, folders, and drives.

d) Uncheck the box which states Hide protected operating system files.
e) Click
Yes to confirm, and then click OK.

f) Locate the C:\Users\Old_Username folder, where C is the drive that Windows is installed on, and Old Username is the name of the profile you want to copy files from.

g) Select all of the files and folders in this folder, except the following files:

•Ntuser.dat
•Ntuser.dat.log
•Ntuser.ini

h) Right click and Select Copy.

i) Locate the C:\Users\New_Username folder, where C is the drive that Windows is installed on, and New Username is the name of the new user profile you created.

j) Right click inside the folder and select Paste.

k) Restart your PC and check if you are able to log in to default profile.

The apps can be installed from Windows Store.

You can use your Microsoft account to sign in to the Windows Store and install your apps.

To install your apps on another PC

1.       Sign in to the PC you want to install your apps on using your Microsoft account.

2.       On the Start screen, tap or click Store to open the Windows Store.

3.       Tap or click Account, and then tap or click My apps.

4.       Swipe down on or right-click the apps you want to install, and then tap or click Install.

Hope the information helps, if you have any further queries, feel free to post. We are here to assist you.

Regards,

Guru Kiran

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Last updated December 19, 2020 Views 3,989 Applies to: