Thread: Transfer data between drives?
April 26th, 2009, 03:32 PM #1
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Transfer data between drives?
Had a hiccup with my 250gb hard drive. After post, I would get a blank black screen with no windows load. So I thought I lost everything and went ahead and put in my backup.
Once that was done, I plugged my 250 back in, and it was recognized by Windows under “My Computer”. I know I can transfer files via, shared documents, but can I setup user accounts to switch and logon from one drive to the other?
April 26th, 2009, 04:09 PM #2
You should be able to create new user account/s as required, and (if you use the Users snap-in) then you should also be able to specify a path for their profile.
If you right-click "My Computer" --> Manage --> under "System Tools" expand "Local Users and Groups" --> click on Users.
Right click an blank area --> New User. Give name/s as required, and complete the New User Wizard, then right-click the account you just created --> Properties. Go to the "Profile"
April 26th, 2009, 04:14 PM #3
As you refer to "My Computer" (rather than "Computer") I take it that you're using XP (or a previous version).
If you right-click "My Computer" --> Manage --> expand System Tools --> Local Users and Groups --> click on Users.
Right-click a blank area --> New User --> follow the instructions in the New User Wizard. Once you have created all user account/s that you had previously, then right-click each one in turn --> Properties. Go to the "Profile" tab and enter the path to the user/s old account...
April 26th, 2009, 04:23 PM #4
You can not run two operating systems at the same time, so no, you can not log into a different profile from a different OS.
You could change the boot loader to give you the option to boot into one OS or the other, but that would require a reboot every time you want to switch."The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
April 26th, 2009, 04:32 PM #5
Eh, what happened with me double-posting...? Only hit submit once...!!
One thing that I forgot to mention is that they would need to apply permissions to the "old" user folders...
April 26th, 2009, 04:42 PM #6but can I setup user accounts to switch and logon from one drive to the other?"The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
April 26th, 2009, 04:54 PM #7
Hmm, the way I read it, it sounded/sounds like they wanted to use the profiles that were used before the disk went awry....hence my post(s!!) about using the old profile that is now on a secondary disk.....
April 26th, 2009, 05:06 PM #8
I am not too sure what use you would get out of an old profile vs just making a new one unless the backup was identical and has the same programs on it (in which case you could still make a new profile and just copy all of the old user's data)."The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
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