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

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Is switching user accounts like in Windows 7 possible on Ubuntu?

I'm moving to Ubuntu after a long time of using Windows. I've used Windows XP and 7 with other people at home so we change user accounts a lot and have them run at the same time. I'm wondering if ...
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Can I get into an “abandoned” user profile on windows 7 without the password?

I'm using my wife's old PC since she got a MAC several years ago. She has lost an important file that may be in her old user profile on my (her old) computer, but she has no idea what her password ...
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How can I keep user account settings across multiple computers?

I work with a team of around 15 people, all on different shifts. There are 5 different computers running Windows 10 where we work, and we use different machines from shift to shift, depending on which ...
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How to store users under E:\Documents and Settings instead of C:\ in XP

I know it is an outdated topic, but still I need a help on this. In XP, how do I store users under E:\Documents and Settings instead of C:\? I have been trying many methods, but nothing works. The ...
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how to copy properties from one google chrome user to another on OSX

I'm a big user of chrome (switch person) feature: i'm also a heavy user of chrome's custom search engines so it's very common for me to have like 100 different search engines for a specific ...
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Profile was replaced when I signed on to my Microsoft account

I am trying to set up my mom's computer. It is running Win 10 upgraded from Win 7. I created a standard profile for her and named it Joxxxxxxx. I was went to Windows Store to get some programs/apps ...
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How to prevent a Firefox parental add-on from being bypassed by editing files in the profile directory or creating a new profile?

FoxFilter is an add-on for Firefox that is supposed to provide parental control. However, I found the add-on to be easily bypassable in at least two ways: By running the Firefox profile manager and ...
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Should I copy ntuser.dat when I move a user profile?

When I copy a user profile from one hard drive to another one (I'm replacing the HDD), do I need to copy ntuser.dat and ntuser.ini ? I'm asking because I wonder if it doesn't contain the user's ...
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Using WIndows 7 SR1

I work in a company that does net support for 20 different schools. While working on accounts I might log my "test" computer in 10 different domains in one day. After a few days a login goes from ...
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The translation of a user-shell-folder is lost

In a Dutch installation of Windows-10 I had originally correct Dutch names for the user-shell folders like 'Documents' and 'Pictures', ie. in Dutch 'Documenten' and 'Afbeeldingen'. Unfortunately I ...
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Lost files while deleting users [duplicate]

I was trying to stop the need to login every time my screen went to sleep using Windows 10. I did not succeed, what I did do however was to delete my main user profile that contained all of my ...
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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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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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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 deleting user data in Windows 7 on shutdown or start up

I want to make it so a user account is fresh every time someone logs on but I want to keep the desktop background,start menu,and the tool bar. How would I do this? I tried deleting the user profile ...
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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 ...