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Old 04-06-2018, 07:21 PM
 
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Okay thanks. How do I copy and paste everything from the old account to a new account though, since when I log into a new account, the computer has forgotten everything that I copied while in the old account.

Or where is this c:/users specifically?

Also when checking a hard drive for corruption, what kind of corruption would I be looking for since, I am not sure how to do a general search for corruption.

But when it comes to copying and pasting everything into a new account, my computer hard drive would not have enough space on to double on everything though.
This condition has been known to cause the problem you are having. Might be time for a lager drive, or an external for keeping documents, etc.
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:02 PM
 
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But I still have 50 gigs left about and it says that that's good enough, and no sign of warning. Cause if I run low it goes red, but at 50 it's blue. Isn't 50 enough?
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:12 AM
 
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From what you wrote I thought you had a nearly full hard drive.

If you are concerned about the available space to copy, then buy a USB drive and copy to it first. Once you are sure the data on the USB drive is complete and valid, then delete the data from the hard drive and copy the files from the USB to the new profile on the hard drive.

That also gives you a backup of your data.
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Old 04-07-2018, 06:54 AM
 
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Oh I have external harddrives to back everything up. I just need to know how space I need so the computer will fail to logon again, if I turn the computer off and on. How much do I need?
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:43 AM
 
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Okay thanks. How do I copy and paste everything from the old account to a new account though, since when I log into a new account, the computer has forgotten everything that I copied while in the old account.

Or where is this c:/users specifically?

Also when checking a hard drive for corruption, what kind of corruption would I be looking for since, I am not sure how to do a general search for corruption.

But when it comes to copying and pasting everything into a new account, my computer hard drive would not have enough space on to double on everything though.
Once you have created your new profile and logged in using that profile. Open up my computer, C: drive, the users folder and you will see the existing profiles including your old one. Go into that folder and you will see sub folders, one for Documents, Desktop, favorites, photos etc. I would copy the contents of these folders one at a time into your new profile under the same sub folders.

As for checking you hard drive for errors
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...s-in-windows-7

The file system can become corrupted especially if you have a lot of unexpected shutdowns. You may also want to check for bad sectors. This takes a lot longer but it will let you know if your hard drive is developing physical defects.
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Oh I have external harddrives to back everything up. I just need to know how space I need so the computer will fail to logon again, if I turn the computer off and on. How much do I need?
If you value you data, you should already be backing up on a regular basis.
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Old 04-07-2018, 06:03 PM
 
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Okay thanks, I'll do that! I already have everything backed up on external harddrives. However, I still want a second copy on my computer harddrive. So how do I copy and paste everything to a new account, without the hard drive running out of room?

Some of my programs won't copy to another hard drive cause I am only allowed one copy of the program by the companies. I can try to get the companies to give me another copy, but I was saving that for an emergency more so, when I needed it.

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Old 04-07-2018, 07:56 PM
 
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You shouldn't need to copy programs, just those items in the directories under the profile (C:\users\yourusername). Programs are normally installed in Program Files and Program Files (x86)
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:48 PM
 
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Okay thanks, but if my hard drive is corrupted, what if the corruption made it's way to the programs and corrupted them as well? Shouldn't I copy the programs as well therefore?
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:03 PM
 
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First check for corruption. If none is found that answers the question.

Windows 7

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...s-in-windows-7

Do you have an anti-virus program?
Do you use Malwarebytes?
Do you use Ccleaner?

Sorry if I missed mention of these earlier. I'm pretty tired tonight.
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