Windows 10 Create New Profile For Existing User

Windows 10 Create New Profile For Existing User

You want to create a new user profile for existing user on Windows 10 properly and you also need the important data from your existing user profile.

Creating a user profile on Windows 10 is very easy using the following process; but before I will recommend to rename your exiting profile first.

Because maybe the solution you are looking for may not be available in your new user profile, if you delete the existing profile and created the new one, you have to configure the new profile from the scratch or you may also face the following error in the new profile:

  1. Few of the Windows 10 Apps i.e Calculator, Photos, Store, etc will not work.,
  2. You will be Signed-in with a temporary user profile.

So, to avoid this situation will first rename the existing profile (not delete it) and create a new one. If needed will use the existing user profile in future or maintain it as a backup.

Windows 10 create new profile for existing user by following steps:

Step 01: Login as Administrator

In order to delete or recreate the corrupt user profile on your computer, you must login using of your administrator account on the computer.

After successfully login with your administrator account please follow the below steps carefully:

Step 02: Rename the Existing User Profile

How to Recreate User Profile on Windows 10

Open the file explorer and follow the below instruction:

  • Go to C:\Users
  • Select the respective profile and right click on it
  • Either Rename or Delete the profile.

As shown in the above image add something like .old at the end of the user profile.

Step 03: Rename the Registry file for the Existing User Profile

In order to properly rename a Windows user profile in Windows 10, you also need to edit and rename the registry file for that particular user. 

How to Recreate User Profile on Windows 10

1. Press Windows Key + R on your keyboard to open Run Window and type regedit

2. Click OK to open Registry Editor

How to Recreate User Profile on Windows 10


3. Copy the below path and paste on the registry editor path:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

How to Recreate User Profile on Windows 10

4. Select the User Profile which you want recreate and Right click on it

5. Select Rename option to rename the profile

How to Recreate User Profile on Windows 10

6. Add .old at the end of the user profile

Now you have successfully edited the registry file of the user profile. This way the user profile will be kept safe, it might be useful in future.

Step 04: Now Login Again with the Same Username

You have successfully renamed your existing user profile folder and registry setting. Now its time to create the new user profile.

Restart your computer and login with the same username and password. This time Windows will create a New User Profile for the same user.

Once you are successfully logged in, check the problem you were facing on the previous user profile is disappeared in the new user profile.

If all are working fine, then you are good to go.

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