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Copy user data from old Windows user profile to new profile ?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by franklin-xy, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. franklin-xy

    franklin-xy Flightless Bird

    Windows XP Home Edition, version 2002, Service Pack 3
    Internet Explorer 8

    Hello:

    Cookies generated by Internet Explorer include my family name in the
    username section of the cookie filename before the "@", e.g.
    Smith@microsoft.txt. I assume that is because my family name was used as the
    Windows user profile username.

    I want to remove that family name from future cookies. What do I have to do?
    Changing the Windows user profile username is not the solution, as new
    cookies are still created using the old username in the filoename, in the
    usual format of <username>@<domain>.txt.

    1. So, does the username in cookies come from the <user> directory name?

    2. If so, then is the solution to do this?: create a new Windows user
    profile, and then copy user data from the old user profile to the new profile
    as detailed here?:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151

    3. I also read about another method that involves editing the registry key
    "RegisteredOwner" at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    NT\CurrentVersion, so I'm seeking to know the best method.

    4. And, if I then do copy over the user data from the old user profile to
    the new profile, will my applications all work afterwards retaining my prefs,
    settings, etc., or will I need to edit any paths anywhere?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    Try this :

    "Control Panel" - "Internet Options" - "Content" (tab)

    ....on the "Content" page of "Internet Options", look down to the "Personal
    Information" section.

    Click on the button named "My Profile" - and choose a different Address
    Book entry as your current profile.

    If you don't use, and have no entries in Address Book, open it and create
    some.

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "franklin-xy" <franklinxy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:ED2C3A81-A579-4648-B226-ED7A0D320824@microsoft.com...
    > Windows XP Home Edition, version 2002, Service Pack 3
    > Internet Explorer 8
    >
    > Hello:
    >
    > Cookies generated by Internet Explorer include my family name in the
    > username section of the cookie filename before the "@", e.g.
    > Smith@microsoft.txt. I assume that is because my family name was used as
    > the
    > Windows user profile username.
    >
    > I want to remove that family name from future cookies. What do I have to
    > do?
    > Changing the Windows user profile username is not the solution, as new
    > cookies are still created using the old username in the filoename, in the
    > usual format of <username>@<domain>.txt.
    >
    > 1. So, does the username in cookies come from the <user> directory name?
    >
    > 2. If so, then is the solution to do this?: create a new Windows user
    > profile, and then copy user data from the old user profile to the new
    > profile
    > as detailed here?:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151
    >
    > 3. I also read about another method that involves editing the registry
    > key
    > "RegisteredOwner" at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    > NT\CurrentVersion, so I'm seeking to know the best method.
    >
    > 4. And, if I then do copy over the user data from the old user profile to
    > the new profile, will my applications all work afterwards retaining my
    > prefs,
    > settings, etc., or will I need to edit any paths anywhere?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
     
  3. franklin-xy

    franklin-xy Flightless Bird

    > "franklin-xy" <franklinxy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:ED2C3A81-A579-4648-B226-ED7A0D320824@microsoft.com...
    > > Windows XP Home Edition, version 2002, Service Pack 3
    > > Internet Explorer 8
    > >
    > > Hello:
    > >
    > > Cookies generated by Internet Explorer include my family name in the
    > > username section of the cookie filename before the "@", e.g.
    > > Smith@microsoft.txt. I assume that is because my family name was used as
    > > the
    > > Windows user profile username.
    > >
    > > I want to remove that family name from future cookies. What do I have to
    > > do?
    > > Changing the Windows user profile username is not the solution, as new
    > > cookies are still created using the old username in the filoename, in the
    > > usual format of <username>@<domain>.txt.
    > >
    > > 1. So, does the username in cookies come from the <user> directory name?
    > >
    > > 2. If so, then is the solution to do this?: create a new Windows user
    > > profile, and then copy user data from the old user profile to the new
    > > profile
    > > as detailed here?:
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151
    > >
    > > 3. I also read about another method that involves editing the registry
    > > key
    > > "RegisteredOwner" at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    > > NT\CurrentVersion, so I'm seeking to know the best method.
    > >
    > > 4. And, if I then do copy over the user data from the old user profile to
    > > the new profile, will my applications all work afterwards retaining my
    > > prefs,
    > > settings, etc., or will I need to edit any paths anywhere?
    > >
    > > Thanks!



    "Tim Meddick" wrote:

    > Try this :
    >
    > "Control Panel" - "Internet Options" - "Content" (tab)
    >
    > ....on the "Content" page of "Internet Options", look down to the "Personal
    > Information" section.
    >
    > Click on the button named "My Profile" - and choose a different Address
    > Book entry as your current profile.
    >
    > If you don't use, and have no entries in Address Book, open it and create
    > some.
    >
    > ==
    >
    > Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)


    The "Content" tab of "Internet Options" does not have a section called
    "Personal Information", nor does it have a "My Profile" button. I have
    Internet Explorer 8.
     
  4. glee

    glee Flightless Bird

    "franklin-xy" <franklinxy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1652B914-B091-4255-94E2-F680CADC9AC7@microsoft.com...
    >> snip

    >
    > The "Content" tab of "Internet Options" does not have a section called
    > "Personal Information", nor does it have a "My Profile" button. I
    > have
    > Internet Explorer 8.


    It doesn't exist in IE7 either.....
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
    A+
    http://dts-l.net/
     
  5. Iceman

    Iceman Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 07:48:03 -0700, franklin-xy wrote in message
    <news:ED2C3A81-A579-4648-B226-ED7A0D320824@microsoft.com>:

    > Windows XP Home Edition, version 2002, Service Pack 3
    > Internet Explorer 8
    >
    > Hello:
    >
    > Cookies generated by Internet Explorer include my family name in the
    > username section of the cookie filename before the "@", e.g.
    > Smith@microsoft.txt. I assume that is because my family name was used as the
    > Windows user profile username.
    >
    > I want to remove that family name from future cookies. What do I have to do?
    > Changing the Windows user profile username is not the solution, as new
    > cookies are still created using the old username in the filoename, in the
    > usual format of <username>@<domain>.txt.
    >
    > 1. So, does the username in cookies come from the <user> directory name?
    >
    > 2. If so, then is the solution to do this?: create a new Windows user
    > profile, and then copy user data from the old user profile to the new profile
    > as detailed here?:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151
    >
    > 3. I also read about another method that involves editing the registry key
    > "RegisteredOwner" at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    > NT\CurrentVersion, so I'm seeking to know the best method.
    >
    > 4. And, if I then do copy over the user data from the old user profile to
    > the new profile, will my applications all work afterwards retaining my prefs,
    > settings, etc., or will I need to edit any paths anywhere?
    >
    > Thanks!


    Your settings will be retained, if you copy the data from an old profile to
    a new one. For the vest way to copy a user profile, see:

    "How to customize the default local user profile when you prepare an image
    of Windows XP or Windows Server 2003"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959753/en-us
     
  6. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    Do you have Address Book?

    Within Address Book, go to : "Edit" from the top menus, then choose
    "Profile..." from the edit menu.

    Simply choose a new Address Book profile to represent yourself....

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "franklin-xy" <franklinxy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1652B914-B091-4255-94E2-F680CADC9AC7@microsoft.com...
    >> "franklin-xy" <franklinxy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:ED2C3A81-A579-4648-B226-ED7A0D320824@microsoft.com...
    >> > Windows XP Home Edition, version 2002, Service Pack 3
    >> > Internet Explorer 8
    >> >
    >> > Hello:
    >> >
    >> > Cookies generated by Internet Explorer include my family name in the
    >> > username section of the cookie filename before the "@", e.g.
    >> > Smith@microsoft.txt. I assume that is because my family name was used
    >> > as
    >> > the
    >> > Windows user profile username.
    >> >
    >> > I want to remove that family name from future cookies. What do I have
    >> > to
    >> > do?
    >> > Changing the Windows user profile username is not the solution, as new
    >> > cookies are still created using the old username in the filoename, in
    >> > the
    >> > usual format of <username>@<domain>.txt.
    >> >
    >> > 1. So, does the username in cookies come from the <user> directory
    >> > name?
    >> >
    >> > 2. If so, then is the solution to do this?: create a new Windows user
    >> > profile, and then copy user data from the old user profile to the new
    >> > profile
    >> > as detailed here?:
    >> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151
    >> >
    >> > 3. I also read about another method that involves editing the registry
    >> > key
    >> > "RegisteredOwner" at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    >> > NT\CurrentVersion, so I'm seeking to know the best method.
    >> >
    >> > 4. And, if I then do copy over the user data from the old user profile
    >> > to
    >> > the new profile, will my applications all work afterwards retaining my
    >> > prefs,
    >> > settings, etc., or will I need to edit any paths anywhere?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks!

    >
    >
    > "Tim Meddick" wrote:
    >
    >> Try this :
    >>
    >> "Control Panel" - "Internet Options" - "Content" (tab)
    >>
    >> ....on the "Content" page of "Internet Options", look down to the
    >> "Personal
    >> Information" section.
    >>
    >> Click on the button named "My Profile" - and choose a different
    >> Address
    >> Book entry as your current profile.
    >>
    >> If you don't use, and have no entries in Address Book, open it and
    >> create
    >> some.
    >>
    >> ==
    >>
    >> Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)

    >
    > The "Content" tab of "Internet Options" does not have a section called
    > "Personal Information", nor does it have a "My Profile" button. I have
    > Internet Explorer 8.
     

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