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Why are there directories called Local, LocalLow, and Roaming under \Users\<username>?

I have a workstation running Win2008 that's logged in an AD domain and I have a dual boot with Ubuntu Linux. When running Linux, I'd like to be able to use the same Thunderbird profile I use under ...
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How do I change HOMEDRIVE HOMEPATH and HOMESHARE in Windows XP?

I have got a laptop which is configured to have the user profile in a network drive. This is causing me a lot of headaches since the connectivity to my company is very slow. I want to relocate the ...
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How to start different profiles with Google Chrome when startup?

How do I start different profiles with Google Chrome with different favorites, and so on?
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sudo unable to write to /etc/profile

I am following the instructions on this site for Grails installation, but am not able to write to /etc/profile like it instructs. sudo echo ‘JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun’ >> /etc/profile ...
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How do I stop Outlook from asking me to choose a profile?

Microsoft Outlook 2003: I used to have two profiles with my Outlook, but I deleted it and now only have one. It is still asking me for what profile to choose. I have tried selecting the option to set ...
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Bash not loading '.profile' in new session on Linux

I'm setting up a new Linux machine I got from our IT dept, and noticed .profile is not loaded when I start a new terminal session. The current shell is Bash, though I changed it from the default sh it ...
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Create Firefox Profile via Command Line

Is it possible to create Firefox profiles via the command line? I need to programatically launch Firefox with different proxy settings. From my understanding, I can do this via creating a profile. ...
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How can I set different taskbar icons for Firefox profiles in Windows 7?

Is there a way to have different taskbar icons for two different Firefox profiles? I have two shortcuts which point to bat scripts which launch Firefox profiles in following manner: start "" ...
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How can I force Thunderbird to download all emails by IMAP?

I just created a new Thunderbird profile. Unfortunately Thunderbird only downloads recent messages. I need to get all my messages and subfolders. Any idea?
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Open hidden configuration files without using Terminal

I made some changes to my .profile which corrupted the Terminal app. I can launch terminal but I no longer get a prompt. I can't show hidden files in order to delete the .profile or .bashrc files. ...
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What steps should be taken to clean a pc when moving to a new job?

What steps should be taken to clean a pc when moving to a new job? I don't want to leave behind any personal information on my work computer.
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Outlook 2010 - make it use the only profile automatically

I recently had to re-install my machine with Windows 7 x64 Professional, and Office 2010 including Outlook. Since that new installation, whenever I launch Outlook, it prompts for the the profile to ...
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How do I disable the profiles button in Chrome?

Since Chrome version 38, there's a pretty ugly button in the title bar of the Chrome window that allows you to switch profiles quickly. Since I'm the only one that uses my computer, this is not ...
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Starting Firefox with a specified profile from the dock (Mac OS X)

I have different Firefox profiles for each version I have installed on my system and I know I can specify the profile name I want to use like this: ...
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Can I make Terminal.app open different profiles with shortcut like iTerm?

I've been using iTerm for a while, but I switched back to Terminal.app in Snow Leopard due to the Visor plugin. Most of thing works pretty well after I switched to Terminal.app, except in iTerm, I ...
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Where are the user profile directories of Google Chrome located in?

Where are the user profile directories of Google Chrome located in? It may seem like a very simple question, but I couldn't find it. I checked inside %APPDATA%, but there were noting relevant there. ...
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Is it possible to regenerate firefox's profiles.ini from existing profiles?

I recently accidentally filled my home partition in Ubuntu. Before I realized what happened, I restarted Firefox because it was acting strangely (understandably). Now, when I start firefox with the ...
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Reducing the size of your Windows profile

I've heard people say you should move documents from your Desktop to My Documents, in order to reduce the size of your Windows profile. Aren't both the Desktop and My Documents part of your profile? ...
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Move Firefox user settings to another folder on same machine

Due to company restrictions where I currently work, My windows users folder %USERPROFILE% is space restricted. I get a warning that I must delete files before I can log off. Because of that, I have ...
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WLAN/LAN Profil Tool (with IP-Address configuration)

Anyone know a good free tool for Vista/Windows 7 to manage WLAN/LAN-Profiles with the possibility to change the IP settings in each profile.
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Use Firefox profile manager without changing default profile

I use different Firefox profiles for different things. (This is Firefox 16.0.2) I have one general-purpose profile that I use for normal web browsing, plus some others for other things (e.g., ...
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FF4 profiles portability Windows/Linux

I'd like to move Firefox 4 profiles from an old Windows box to Linux and see all the profile data I had on Windows (bookmarks, passwords and everything) on the new workstation. I can't figure out ...
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How can I make Firefox use addons for multiple profiles?

I created a new profile on firefox for testing reasons. I notice no addons except Skype is on it. How do i set up addons to work across profiles? I have about 10 and I'd rather not download them ...
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Thunderbird Profile Encryption

Is there any way to encrypt my Mozilla Thunderbird profile (stored emails and such) to protect them with a password? Solutions such as using Windows encryption or TrueCrypt won't work because I only ...
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How do I rename the computer name/root in Mac OSX

I'm new to Mac. I would like to rename the computer name/root title that shows up when I open the terminal. Usually it's like computername:~ xxx$ Any and all help is appreciated!
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How can I use my macbook in grayscale?

Is it possible to make my Macbook monitor display grayscale instead of full color? How can I do that? I looked in the Displays preference plane "color" tab but didn't see anything that looked like it ...
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How do you move your profile folder in Windows XP?

Is it possible to move completely you profile folder in Windows XP (Pro) to a new location? I'm talking about %USERPROFILE%, not the My Documents folder.
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Selecting which Outlook profile to use

I have two Microsoft Outlook 2010 profiles. I want my primary profile to be loaded by default, no questions asked, when I start Outlook. I have set this up correctly in Control Panel, Mail. ...
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Apple Preview and Chrome Color Profile Accuracy?

I have been having some issues with understanding how Apple's preview deals with Colour profiles. I have noticed that when viewing a standard sRGB image on my Dell u2711 or Macbook Display that the ...
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Synergy config being shared across computers

For some reason, I am unable to change where my synergy 1.3.1 profile data is being stored. With the result that when I start up, both computers end up reading it from the same shared file. ...
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Microsoft Outlook 7 with Windows XP - various problems

I have various issues with Outlook at the present time. First of all, in trying to fix one problem I have created a couple more. When I open Outlook now it asks me which profile I want to open... this ...
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Is it possible to retrieve lost Windows XP profile information?

I'm running Windows XP Professional on a PC which is less than a year old. About 3 months ago I got an error on boot saying windows could not find my profile. At this point it created a temp one. ...
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How do I stop Outlook from asking me to choose a profile over and over again?

I have the same problem as mentioned in this post: How do I stop Outlook from asking me to choose a profile? But unfortunately the solution doesn't help. It was already set to this required setting ...
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Is there an online identicon creator? [closed]

I thought the pictures associated with our profiles were automatically generated until they were manually changed. A lot of people have these cool identicons based on their IP address. How can I get ...
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Update Windows 7 laptop domain profile over VPN

I have a company laptop that is a member of our domain, and I access the network using the Cisco VPN client 5.0.07.0290. I just changed my domain password at work using my desktop computer, and now ...
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How do I fix “Your profile could not be opened correctly” in Chrome on a Mac?

The full error message is "Your profile could not be opened correctly. Some features may be unavailable. Please check that the profile exists and you have permission to read and write its contents. ...
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Windows 7 is taking too long to boot and to open profile

It's taking some minutes until my windows 7 load. Then it asks for my password. After I enter the password it takes 1 minute or more to load the basic and some more minutes to start everything. This ...
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Copy Chrome Profile from PC to Mac?

I am currently trying to migrate my Google Chrome profile from my PC to my new Macbook. I have done the following: Backed up the "User Data" from the PC to a network share; On the Mac I installed ...
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Linux: How to apply ICC profile to whole desktop?

I have a monitor with oversaturated red (HP LP2475w). I am able to apply ICC profile to various apps like GIMP and Firefox and Gnome. But I'd like to apply it to everything - because e.g. Flash ...
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Share an ATI Catalyst Profile across several/all users

We've set up some hotkeys in the ATI Catalyst Control Panel on a communal machine, and we're trying to share this among a number of users, possibly all users. The profile is stored as MyProfile.xml ...
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Script to load Wi-Fi profiles [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 7 x64 and I need a script to load 2 wifi profiles. I have exportred the XMLs from a current system. I just need a way to deploy the profiles to people who don't know the first thing ...
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Mac Mail Get Unexpected Email Address When Config Email by .mobileconfig File

I want to simplify e-mail account configuration on Mac OS, after a lot Googling I think this work can be done by generating a template profile file (.mobileconfig) from iPCU and deploying this ...
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Google Chrome is opened in a wrong profile if launched from shell

I have a Google portable edition installed into the C:\ProgramData\GoogleChromePortable\ directory. It has a single - Default - user profile, customized to my needs. All works fine as far as I open ...
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multiple users' firefox bookmarks to new laptops

Our workplace is getting new laptops in a month and they will need their bookmarks transferred to the new laptops. We don't do roaming profiles for them (they use one laptop on our domain). I am ...
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Where to move Outlook .NK2 File in Google Apps Profile?

I have set up a Google Apps profile in Outlook 2007. Having copied my outlook.NK2 file from the old profile, I'm not quite sure about the .NK2 file in the new profile. Where can I find it? Can I ...
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Take xp machine off domain but keep accounts

I recently had a domain controller go down at my company (small biz) and its going to be a while until we get it running again. Is there a way to remove the domain from the laptops but still have the ...
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Windows 7 Powershell profile not working- after setting unrestricted

I just upgraded to Windows 7 and I want to get my Powershell profile up and running. I load PS and set the execution policy to unrestricted with my 'run as admin' powers, then put my profile in the ...
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Printers from multiple workgroups

I have a windows laptop that is on one domain at my office but I'd also like to be able use the printers on my home workgroup when I'm at home. Is there any way to do this, such as maybe having ...
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Where to create a .profile on Mac OS X

I'm using Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Which folder do I create my .profile file in? I like to create a path for /usr/local/mysql/bin – any tips on how to export this path? I only know how to type it for ...
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gvim profile for perl programming

can you get some good easy gvim profile file for perl programming ?