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How to transfer a user profile from one computer to another in Windows 10

Once we bring out our new computer, let’s start with the configuration of the user profile in Windows. What happens is that with the passing of time we finally have everything configured how we like it and then when we use another computer it can seem strange if it isn’t configured like ours. Also, within our user profile we save documents, photos and other types of personal files. The problem comes when we suddenly have to do an installation of Windows from scratch or we are going to stop using our PC because we have bought a new one, and we have to configure everything how we like it again. In what follows, we will show how to transfer a user profile from one computer to another in Windows 10.

In order to not lose the configuration of our profile in Windows 10, we will show how to make a copy of all the configuration and data of the profile in order to later restore them in a new installation of Windows or in another computer. The operating system itself saves some information like the screen background and other basic adjustments that are associated with our user account, but if we want to transfer a user profile from one computer to another in Windows 10, we will have to make use of some third-party application.

Steps to follow to transfer a Windows 10 user profile from one computer to another

One of them is Transwiz, which allows us to transfer the configuration of our Windows profile, preferences and state-of-the-art adjustments, and audio or desktop configurations so that when we change computers or do a new installation of Windows on our computer, we can have everything like we had it before.

We can get this software completely free from this link. It has a very easy-to-use interface, so anyone can make a backup copy of their Windows profile with no problem. With this copy, we will save all of the information and configurations of the user profile in a dedicated file, which will be what we use later to import it all to another PC.

Once we launch Transwiz, we just have to indicate that we want to transfer user information to another computer, then we will have to select the profile to export, give a name to the copy of the configuration and information of the selected profile, choose a password to protect our information and wait for the process to finish.

It’s important to know that in order to make a copy of the configuration and information of a user profile to transfer it to another computer in Windows with Transwiz, we can’t initiate the session with that user profile. That is to say, we will have to enter with another user profile to be able to select our profile and make the copy.

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