How do I “clone” a user account, i.e create an account using another account as default settings in Windows

Posted on


Is there a way to create a new user account in Windows (Server 2008 R2 we are using, but Windows 7 would be much the same I’m sure) using another one for default settings? I.e. let’s say I have an account called “Tom”, with his own desktop icons, shortcuts, etc, could I make a new account called “Dick” that started off with all the same settings, desktop, quick launch, etc, as Tom has?


You can use User Profile Manager 2.1 to copy an existing profile to a new default User Profile. It works in Windows 7 and lower to Windows XP. The Trial Version is free for 14 Days.

Migration Window of User Profile Manager 2.1

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *