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

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Default Profile

How can I set the default profile to be loaded on a bash login? My system was loading my user profile instead of the system one. I had it working properly and seemed to have accidentally broken it ...
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How do I change the home directory name in Windows 10? [duplicate]

In Windows 10, when you create an account using your Windows Live ID, your home directory name is a truncated version of your e-mail address. For instance, for a hypothetical drseuss@live.com, the ...
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Secondary hard drive contains exact copy of my user profile

I'm running Windows 10 version 1511 (build 10586.63). Windows is installed on my SSD (drive C:) and my hard drive (F:) is used for holding various data. This evening I noticed that drive F: contains ...
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How do I restore settings after restoring my user profile in Windows 10?

I just got signed in with a temporary profile, and managed to get back to my old one using this tutorial. There is one problem however, and that is the fact that all my windows settings are gone--eg. ...
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Is there any way to change %USERPROFILE% for one application only?

Well my question is just what is says in the title: I have a application that seems to have charset conversion issues with my %USERPROFILE% directory. Is there any way to change the location of ...
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How to rename the User folder to default Microsoft-account folder-name in Windows 10?

I installed Windows 10 on one of my PCs when the machine was offline. So Windows created a local account. Later when that device went online, I linked it with my Microsoft account, but now that ...
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Can I unlink my Windows (8-10) computer user profile from my hotmail account?

When I got my computer, Windows basically demanded that I put in my hotmail account information. I have now upgraded to Windows 10. I would like to know if it is possible to now unlink my Windows ...
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Set DefaultAccount for another user?

I have a small problem where most programs do not work because the profile path has Cyrillic characters which Windows 10 finds "invalid". I can't change the profile name using registry hacks because ...
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Windows 10 Administrator Your account has been disabled. Please see your system administrator [duplicate]

I recently had a problem after installing Windows 10 which required me to start in Safe mode to rectify it. Since then I can no longer "restart" and the only screen that comes up is : " Administrator ...
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make NTFS Junction system hidden on Windows

I'm trying to migrate my user profile to a separate partition an I've got to the point of adding the compatibility system Junctions to the new profile. However I don't want to see them in my profile ...
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Windows cannot find the local profile

My computer was infected and the damage was almost completely removed. The only problem that persists is that my local profile on Windows XP is corrupted. When I try to log on, I get the following ...
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System owns this folder

Occasionally I get messages telling me I can't access, modify or delete specific files and folders, even when I am an admin. For example the windows.old folder because system owns it. I am on Windows ...
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Associate existing user profile folder with new account

I'm trying to create a new standard user in Windows, generate its user profile folder, then load that user's registry hive and modify some registry settings for the new user. This works, but as soon ...
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Can not synchronize Notes.app on the mobile profile user

In my company we are using the mac os x server to setup user mobile user profiles on some Mac OS X, and the users needs that only the notes written on Notes.app to migrate to every machine the user ...
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Windows 7 all profile IE add-in

We run some software that requires an IE add-in and a small bit of software (including .net) to be installed. The problem is if a new user comes onto the PC we have to re-install all of the add-ins ...
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Windows 7 logon failure- User ID and password appears to expire over weekend

In September, a user was upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7. We are in a corporate setting, so, we are on a network. This user previously had NO issues logging onto her laptop or the network. ...
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Proper way to transfer user profile from Win 8.1 to Win 10?

I am replacing some of my coworker's computers. The old computers have Windows 8.1 and the new computers have Windows 10. In the past when both computers had Windows 8.1 I would just copy the entire ...
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Simple user & project management tool without ticketing wanted

I'm looking for a simple and easy to use tool which allows me to set up projects with work-packages and users that are assigned to those. But - I don't want to deal with tickets, start/end dates or ...
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Is there a way to set daily time limits for user on a windows 7 PC?

I want to limit some users daily computer usage on the family PC. Currently we only have one user account set up on it, but I could create new ones. So Is there a way to set daily time limits for user ...
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How can I reuse an old user name?

After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Home my (local) user profile seems to be broken. So I want to create a new local profile but using the old user name. Therefore, I renamed the existing ...
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User gets logged on with temporary profile - Windows 2012 R2 RDS

We have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS running as a virtual machine. From time to time, no specific shedule identifiable, a user session will be redirected to a temporary profile. Whenever this happens we ...
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How can I move between computers while maintaining the user's session?

I run a small home domain network so that everything is managed centrally- programs, files, etc. There are a few users and both laptops & desktops are used on the domain. For many reasons I often ...
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Windows 7 user folder hidden

A friend has a problem with her Windows 7 computer. Her user folder has disappeared from C:\Users. She can login, all files are there, but the folder is not visible inside the Users folder. A week ...
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How to restore D:\Users back to C:\Users after move [Vista]

What will be the best way be to restore D:\Users back to C:\Users after move? Computer is running on Vista OS and I think to get Users folder on another partition was used method described here ...
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Unable to login to my old local User/Profile

I am running a Windows 7 on my Laptop. Quite recently our office got a Windows Server 2012. Now the IT guy created a Domain User on my laptop to connect to the server. Afterwords when I tried to ...
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Files are inaccessible because a temporary account is used, how to fix?

I can't access my files. Each time I login it says "you have been logged in with a temporary account. You can't access your files". Its really disturbing can't do anything with my laptop.
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Delete Windows 7 cached credentials for all the users

I know how to delete my profile's cached credentials. The issue comes when theres is a user that get locked out again and again due to a credential cached within another user profile. If you go to ...
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Firefox: restore all default font settings

Recently I installed Firefox 40.0.3 on a new system. I copied my old user profile (created under an earlier version of FF) and so far everything works. However, in my old profile, there are lots of ...
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How can I reset the User Profile location in Chrome to the default?

I thought I'd speed up my PC by moving all my browser caches over to my new RAMDisk. For Chrome I modified the shortcut so that it passed in the override flag when launching the executable. ...
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Setting the picture password in windows 10 never applies

I've set the picture password on windows 10 but at the log in screen I never see the picture, I am only able to log in with the password or the PIN. Local account, not on a domain.
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Unload User Data in Windows 10

How can I totally unload User Data Session when I sign out, restart or shutdown my PC in Windows 10? Because I always have continuously error recorded in event viewer every time I sign out from my ...
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explorer.exe, windows 10 slow login with one user

I have 3 users on my computer using Windows 10. One of them recently became slow to login (6 seconds instead of 2). I looked in event viewer and both users have the same history when loging in. It ...
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User Profile Service Failed User Profile Could Not Be Loaded on Windows 10

I've upgraded to Windows 10 in the last few weeks, and I had to update some drivers to get things working. Aside from that, it has been great. Now I am trying to create a new user via the Settings ...
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How do I change the User Profile location in Windows 10?

The default location for User Profiles are C:\Users. I would like to move this location to another drive (i.e. D:\Users). I've already been able to customize the library locations, however there are ...
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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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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 ...