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    I set up my home PC with a couple standard user accounts for the kids. I'd like to know if there's a way to back up their entire profile in some easy, simple way. Maybe that's a copy/paste of the entire /Users/username/ folder? Or is there a tool?

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    Many imaging software like Acronis, or even the Window 7 backup untility will alow for backing up of user profiles.
    In the case of Acronis, as an example, one could restore just what is needed; User profiles.
    Read through their respective help files for such functionality.

    User profile credentials can be backed up and a target location specified.
    Look under User Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\Credential Manager
    >>Windows Vault.
    Can't speek from experience as I have never used it.

    You may also look under "Configure Advanced User Profile Properties" in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts. There might be some backup feature there as well, although
    I have never used them. You'll have to tinker a bit.

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    What Operating System are you using?

    So depending on your OS you could free built in features of Windows,

    Using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in Windows XP

    Windows Easy Transfer (Vista and up)

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