Questions about a user's profile, home folder and user space files.

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What (specifically) happens when you have Win7 move default user folders?

In C:\Users\Myself, I right-click on Videos folder, select "location" tab, click "Move" button, and enter "D:\Videos" as new location; then confirm that this location is added to the Videos library ...
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Profile name changed on Windows 8.1, mess with folders

I bought a new computer few days ago, with Windows 8.1 as OS. After years using Linux distros, I had to create a user profile. So I signed up with an old Hotmail profile and the profile created was ...
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Understand structure of Chrome User Profile data to Transfer to new PC/ OS & avoid Settings corruption Error?

Older answers are not working so I'm including things that may work in pieces. Chrome Version: 44.0.2403.155 m - 44.0.2403.157 m I used to be able to copy entire Chrome User Profile\Default from OS ...
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Incorrect profile path [duplicate]

Recently, I upgraded to Windows 10. After logging into my Microsoft account, I discovered that the path of my profile (%UserProfile%) is the beginning of my Email address, while I want a different ...
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Name of user profile folder on Windows 10

I recently installed Windows 10 on my machine. I logged in with my Microsoft account, as usual. But I noticed something strange: instead of being named "Thomas" as in Windows 8, my profile folder (in ...
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Can't login with new local users in windows 10

I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I would like to create a new local admin and remove the administrator privileges from my main user. I created the new user but when I try to login I get ...
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Power Shell script to delete the User profiles from the windows server 2008 r2 to local machine(Windows 7)

I tried the following script on a Windows Server 2008 R2 to delete the User Profiles on a Windows 7 client machine. PS C:\> get-content localcomputer-list.txt | get-userprofile | where {$_.LastUse ...
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How do I set the user profile back to default location?

I changed entries in regedit a couple years ago when I installed a ssd to have my user account on a different drive. That drive is failing and even if I create a new account, the new account ends up ...
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Managing a your HOME profile files across multiple machines

What are the some solutions to manage synchronizing your $HOME profile files (.profile, .gdbrc, .vimrc, etc...) across several machines that are not necessarily the same distrib/OS (Debian, RedHat, ...
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How to copy user profile to administrator account?

I have created a user 'Admin' when i installed os windows8.1. I used to work with admin user since one year but in some scenario i need a administrator rights.Now i want to work with administrator ...
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What does `/profile` switch of Windows `runas` command exactly load?

The windows runas command has a /profile switch that per help message specifies that the user's profile should be loaded. What does it exactly load? What is understood by user's profile in this ...
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“Run as administrator” failing without message on Windows8.1, but “Run as different user” and consecutive “Run as administrator” working

Run as administrator now is broken the second time for me again after recreating user account locally. Neither on the command line nor via the context menu I can run as programs as an administrator ...
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Shortcut to “User Profiles” manager under Windows 7

I'm searching, from a long time, to create a shortcut to the "User Profiles" manager. How is it possible? Windows surely has a link behind the button so why could I not get it?
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User Profile Service (Error 1501) Cannot create temporary directory

I believe the problem stems from this issue in my event viewer: Log Name: Application Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service Date: 5/30/2015 3:19:04 PM Event ID: ...
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Separate setups of Sublime 3

Is it possible to have two or more different setups of Sublime Text 3? What I mean by that is: I would like to have one Sublime with my Python settings. This includes the packages, theme, ...
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Roaming user profile not loading

I have a user on active directory who has a roaming profile set up. I have the address in the profiles tab like so: However, when I try to login to a computer using the profile, I get a message ...
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How do I transfer a user's Thunderbird profile from Windows to OSX?

I thought this was simply a matter of doing an effective scp -r user@PC:Application\ Data/Roaming/Thunderbird ~/Library/Application\ Support/ and restarting Thunderbird. But when I do this I get this ...
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User preferences (home) vanished after a power outage (Ubuntu + MATE)

After a power outage I've noticed almost nothing in my Ubuntu desktop is as if it was before. My home folder appears to be just fine, as are my desktop files. However, Compiz had no preferences setup ...
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Unable to uninstall dropbox in a roaming profile or to delete data from an existing dropbox

For several years i had a running dropbox installation pointing to a home directory on a network drive associated with my roaming profile in a windows 2012 environment. Some days ago, i realized that ...
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On ssh connection console is looking different with different users. Why?

There are two users on my remote machine. One is olduser, another one is newuser. Olduser ssh console is working and looking differently than newuser connection. There are two folders for each user in ...
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Windows 8.1 reverts to brand new user profile upon every reboot

I'm having a strange problem with a brand new machine that I just installed Windows 8.1 Pro on. The machine is connected to a domain and I logon with a domain account. Every time I reboot, the ...
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How to change default user directory to a different drive in Windows 7

How do you change default user directory to a different drive in Windows 7? I need a comprehensive recipe to change all of the followings. Default directory where future user folders are created. ...
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Cannot log into migrated Apple OSX 10.6 user profiles

The problem: I cannot log into either of two migrated profiles on an OSX 10.6 system What I did: I'm rebuilding an OSX 10.6 system for someone due to a failing disk. The old disk was unbootable but ...
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How to switch to a non-visible profile/person in chrome?

I created a 9th profile/person in chrome and want to switch to it. The problem is that I can't see it in the Switch person window. How can I switch to the invisible 9th person/profile? See ...
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HP laptop with windows 7

I am getting the message "The User Profile Service failed the logon" for my only admin account. All fixes I can find require an admin account or admin permission, which I cannot do due to the error. ...
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Windows 7 won't create Administrator account

Win7 REFUSES to login to newly created user account, logged in as admin creating 2nd admin account. The account creates fine, but always goes into a "roaming profile" login. Have deleted, and ...
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Can I use EFS to encrypt the user directory?

I want to know if doing so would prevent windows from logging in to the user or not, has anyone tried to encrypt the user profile folder or the windows folder?
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how to surpress “protocol handler” pop up for anonymous\incognito chrome?

I'm running an automation on mac and on ubunto (using cucumber, selenium web driver, junit) during the automation I click a link with non http protocol an "External protocol request" popup appears. ...
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Accidentally moved Windows “My Videos” system folder to the %Userprofile% folder. Now it can't be renamed?

While moving some user folders from one harddrive back to the "default" location, I accidentally set the "My Videos" folder to be c:\Users[userprofile] I managed to fix the Registry to rename the "My ...
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What Chrome data is kept in which files in the profile folder?

I am trying to uncover anything useful from my corrupted Chrome profile (as Chrome doesn't sync a lot of things, like extensions local data, etc.) and I'm not sure what I should or should not copy. ...
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Synced dropbox files on corrupt profile (Windows 7) [duplicate]

I recently encountered an error that my Windows 7 user profile was corrupt. After unsuccessfully trying many fixes I conceded to start a new profile afresh. After doing so (and thinking that I fully ...
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Migrate local profile to domain profile on same computer in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have found variations on this, but not this specific one. I have had a local account on my laptop for some time, which has just been joined to the company domain. I am a local admin, but not a ...
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Recover user profile after sysprep

So here are my user accounts: The last profile with the lock on it is the new profile that windows is booting from now. The other one is my previous profile that I had before running sysprep. My ...
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How can I protect my data from certain apps in Windows 7?

UAC helps protect the system from getting trashed by non-privileged apps. But how can I protect my data from getting trashed or misused by apps? Example 1: An app silently modifies the tags in all my ...
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New Chrome profile: how can I migrate all browser data from one profile to another?

I've had a good look for about an hour on this and have come up blank. Apologies in advance if I'm wasting everybody's time with an elementary question. Running Windows 7. I've created a new Chrome ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium automatically creates user profile on logon

On logon of the system, Windows 7 Home Premium automatically creates a new user profile with a pre-determined name. When I deleted the profile and create a new profile with that name and then reboot ...
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How to add a pre-made profile to gnome terminal

So I just re-installed Ubuntu, but before I did, I grabbed my old gnome-terminal profile. Now I want to put that profile wherever it is that gnome keeps the profiles, so I can select it through the ...
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Favorites Folder(Shell Folder) was set to %USERPROFILE% as its file location in Windows 8.1

I changed the location on all of my personal folders(shell folders), then realized that when browsing for a file from chrome, the favorites menu in the explorer navigation pane was empty. I went to ...
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Mac OS X: Change UID or permissions?

I keep the /Users directory on a separate hard drive, /Volumes/Media. I recently upgraded my main drive via a fresh install from Mavericks to Yosemite. I have two users (not including root): seamus ...
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Problems encountered after new user profile created by Windows 7

I am having an issue with my Windows 7 profile and was hoping somebody can help me sort it out. I am on a domain and the other day after trying to resume after hibernation as I always do, I couldn't ...
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User Profile seems to reset constantly

I have a user on my domain that when she logs out, her profile seems to get removed and recreated. First it was C:\Users\Username, then Username.Domain, then Username.Domain.000, and the numbers kept ...
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Local Profile To Domain Roaming Profile Desktop background black

Intro I've setup a Domain at my house and I want my local profiles to be a Roaming Domain Profile. This is what I did so you guys know all my steps: Let's use the local Profile Pikachu and the ...
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Blank start screen, failing to load outlook pst file. Cannot copy folders from C:\users\myuser

Something is massively broken with my user profile, and I'm struggling to find a fix!! When logged in as "myuser" my start screen is completely blank. Clicking the down arrow and it appears as if ...
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How to workaround when IntelliJ IDEA dumps files in profile and ignores junction?

I'm using Intellij on Windows and when I create a project it dumps a whole load of files into the profile. That's ok - because maven does this too. When maven does this I move the files to another ...
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Change Location of Personal Folder

I've set up a VM, where I only allow local user profiles via group policy. If I log in with my domain account, the location of the "Personal"-Folder which is by default "Documents" always points to a ...
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Issues with Temp Profile

I recently had to restore a laptop that was set up incorrectly. After the restore the machine had the trust relationship issue with the domain. I took the machine off the domain and when I came to ...
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I have a ~/.cshrc file that is sourcing another file, which should source an additional file but is not

I recently inherited an administration role for my lab and I'm still fairly new to this... so hopefully this question makes sense. Our system is set up so that one server hosts the data/user ...
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Internet Explorer 10 & 11: Downloading fails after moving user profile; extensions get renamed with underscore;

I face a major problem with Internet Explorer 10 and 11 after moving the user profiles from C:\Users to another partition (namely D:\Users). I followed this (german) tutorial ...
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What is the best way to delete all files in a user profile, without deleting the user profile in Windows 7?

I suppose this has been mentioned before, but the answers are quite inconsistent and might not totally address what I am looking for. I have a user profile created, and I want to delete all types of ...
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Win 7 workstation died. Moved Harddrive to external USB drive and trying to recover to new machine but some profiles are missing

I had a Dell workstation running Win 7 32bit. Motherboard Died. I pulled the harddrive and put into an external USB drive shell. I can access the drive from the NEW machine but the main user profile ...