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Profile Merge

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro

    Profile Merge


    I think my Title should be different but oh well.

    My problem is this.

    With Windows 8 there is no way (that I am aware of) to avoid having to create a user profile. So now I have my user profile and the stupid Public profile. For some reason some stuff gets put into the Public profile and some stuff is being put into my profile.

    An example would be documents.
    The majority of my documents are stored in Users/<name>/Documents yet for some reason there are a bunch of documents that I use being stored in Users/Public/Public Documents

    Is there a way to merge these 2 folders and then get rid of the Public profile completely?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Tyson, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like this may be happening when you save stuff in your Documents library.

    If you like, you could add/remove folders from the library, and set a default and public save location for the library to what you want.



    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks, that helped me solve the problem. I moved everything around to one spot and then reset the library options.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Glad to hear you got it sorted.
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