To switch between a roaming and local user profile


Open System in Control Panel.


On the Advanced tab, under User Profiles, click Settings.


Under Profiles stored on this computer, click the user profile you want to change, and then click Change Type.


Click Roaming profile or Local profile.


To open System, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System

If Roaming profile is unavailable, the profile is a local user profile See your Windows system administrator to create a roaming user profile 

If you use a roaming profile on more than one computer simultaneously, it will preserve the settings from the last computer that logs off.

Related Topics

System Properties overview

Delete a user profile

Copy a user profile

User profiles overview

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