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duplicate startup screen for users

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    duplicate startup screen for users

    Hi, New at this site and with windows 8.1, quite a change from XP. I am setting up a alienate PC and I would like to copy the start page (metro) that I have set to an additional user, I did copy my appsfolder.itemdata-ms to C:\user\microsoft\....appsfolder.itemdata-ms but I still do not get the same layout or apps as mine. Any help to solve this? What I am trying is to have the same layout and apps for all users without having to re-arrange each user start screen.


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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2

    You really do not want to copy stuff from one user's folder to another. You have to do the changes through PC Settings, to make them how you want them to be.

    You do one user, then back to Users and do the second user's screen settings. Then if you want the desktops to be the same, you just go in and make those changes. If you are using a Windows Live login, and start copying stuff from one folder to another. It will end up just causing headaches.

    Now of course if this is a Pro version of Windows, you could just build a script to copy the "Roaming" profile from a NAS or a folder on the hard drive.
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