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How to Transfer Data from One User Account to Another in Windows 10

Jean updated on Jul 13, 2020 to PC Transfer | How-to Articles

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Two Methods about How to Transfer Data from One Account to Another in Windows 10

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How Do I Transfer Files from One User to Another in Windows 10

"I just changed the settings on my computer so that there can be multiple users on it. My problem is that the new user I created has none of the various files and applications that are on the default user. How do I transfer those files from the default user to the one I created?"

It's common to see that families or colleagues share the same computer or laptop. To protect the privacy of each independent member, it's good to make their user account. Only with a login password or granted permission from user A, user B can get free access to user A's files and installed programs.

However, things can be different. For example, to fix a corrupt user profile, one of the most suggested ways is to create a new account. In this regard, people have to take a further step to move all necessary files and programs from the old user account to the newly created one. But how?

Two Methods about How to Transfer Data from One Account to Another in Windows 10

Method 1. Copy and paste data from one user to another.

The simplest way of sharing files between users in Windows 10. You can log in with an administrator account, and then copy the targeted files to another account. 

1. Open File Explorer and go to C:\Users.
2. Copy the files and choose the new folder to paste.

To transfer data from one account to another, you must use an administrator account, otherwise copy and paste will be invalid. So if copy and paste don’t work, what should I do? You can turn to Method 2 for copying the user profile in Windows 10.

Method 2. Using Control Panel.

1. Enter the Control Panel in the search box.

control panel interface

2. Select System on the interface.

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3. Click Advanced System Settings.

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4. Choose Settings under the User Profiles.

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5. Choose the profile you want to copy, and then click Copy to.

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6. Select Browse to or enter the folder name, and then click OK.

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Now all the data that you have copied from the first user account can be visited on another user account.
These two ways via Copy/Paste and Control Panel are talking about how to transfer files from one user to another on the same computer. However, if you bought a new PC or just want to transfer data to another account on another computer, we recommend a Windows easy transfer tool to move user account, including personal files and programs.

Windows 10 Easy User Account Data Transfer Tool

You may wonder to utilize Windows Easy Transfer to transfer data from Windows 10 to Windows 10. But Microsoft deletes Easy Transfer in Windows 10. So, we'd like to bring you an advanced Windows 10 easy user account transfer tool, which is called EaseUS Todo PCTrans.

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Advantages

You may wonder why it's recommended, and answers are here, presenting in full lists.

  • Support Windows easy transfer of files and applications across the Windows operating system. For example, from Windows 10 to Windows 10, from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
  • Support easy transfer both on the same computer and between computers.
  • Support two transfer modes: via creating an image file or via the network.

Guide: Transfer Data from One User Account to Another on a Different Windows 10 PC

When it comes to user account transfer, including personal files along with programs, it's better to use the PC to PC mode of EaseUS Todo PCTrans. By using the software to choose the contents of one user account and migrate the data to another pc, you can accomplish the while transfer job perfectly.

Step 1. Install and launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both two devices. On the source PC, select "PC to PC" to continue.

transfer files from one laptop to another - step 1

Step 2. Make sure the two PCs are on the same LAN. Connect to the target PC via its IP address or adding it manually. Enter the login account and password of the target PC and link two PCs by clicking "OK", then choose the direction to transfer files.

transfer files from one laptop to another - step 2

Step 3. Click "Edit" at the Accounts section to specify User Accounts and Settings for transferring.

transfer files from one laptop to another - step 3

Step 4. Enter the user account and password of the source computer, select the User Account Settings, User Data and other settings that you want to transfer. Click "Finish" to confirm.

transfer files from one laptop to another - step 1

Step 5. After selection, click "Transfer" to start to transfer user accounts and settings.

transfer files from one laptop to another - step 5

That's how you use EaseUS Todo PCTrans to transfer data from one user account to the other user account in all Windows. You can give a try to transfer from PC to PC  for two user accounts on two different computers.

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