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    Posted: 23 May 2021 at 11:33pm
Hello Forum,

I migrated a Windows 10 user profile ("Old-User") on a PC called "PC-Name" which had problems (certain files could not be decrypted anymore) to a newly created user ("New-User") using User Profile Wizard. Both users are administrators.

While the file encryption problem has disappeared (I wonder what would have caused this and why it is fixed now?) -- it seems that the user directory of the new user "New-User" is as follows

C:\Users\Old-User\...

Also, now there are a number of new user folders called 

Old-User.PC-Name
Old-User.PC-Name.000
Old-User.PC-Name.001

...and the last one listed even seems to be in use when logged in under "New-User".

Is this all correct, and intended behavior?


Edited by David.P - 24 May 2021 at 12:45am
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The Freeware, Personal Edition of User Profile Wizard does not rename the profile folder, so when you sign-in as New-User, the account will use the C:\Users\Old-User profile. The Professional and Corporate Editions will rename the profile folder to C:\Users\New-User.

If you sign-in as Old-User after the profile has been migrated, Windows will create a new profile C:\Users\Old-User.PC-Name.

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Thanks very much -- and thank you also for your invaluable tool.

So I guess I can delete those "Old-User.PC-Name[.***]" users.

By any chance, would you know what a so-called user profile corruption is (that seemed to have been the case here, and now is fixed), and how that got fixed by the migration? 

(In my case, there was a certain type of encrypted *.RBE  files that were not readable anymore)


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Hello,

one more additional question please: 

I noticed that, being logged in as "New-User", I am now always asked for administrator privileges when I try to delete one of my files that I created under the "Old-User" Windows account.

Is there any way to fix this without causing side effects? E.g. with a take ownership script?


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Yes, you can give your new new user account permissions to access the old profile.
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Thank you for the instruction. 
What would be the best (or official?) way to do that, if there is such a way? 
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There's no "official" way. You assign permissions to the profile folder like you would any other folder.
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Thanks again. Will do and report back
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