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Solved User files after switching to Microsoft account


gallicbear

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Hi there. I've got three PCs where I am using a MS account. They all have the same user account name (first few letters of my email). I've got another PC (running Win 8.1) with a local account, which is my regular name. What will happen to it if I switch to a MS account. Will Windows overwrite my user file folder with a different name, or will I be allowed to keep my former (local) user file name. I don't worry about the login. I'm concerned about my user file name, which contains documents, downloads, etc. Thanks for your help.
 

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gallicbear

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Thank you, Samuria, for your input. That seems like very complex to login again with the local account. I have never experienced that before. Doesn't the File Explorer allow you to open the former files?
 

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The permission will be set to the other user it's simplest to copy files to a folder outside the profile. Failing that you would have to give rights to the other user to all your folders
 

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