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

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How to fix corrupted Administrator account or create new admin account in Vista

I have a Windows Vista system whose profile seems to have been corrupted. Many solutions indicate that you create another admin account, log in as that account, and delete the offending profile ...
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How do I force Windows 7 to create a new domain profile with same name as an existing one?

I had a corrupt user profile (let's call it bob) affecting xslx files for Excel on a Windows 7 Pro x64 workstation. I verified that the issue was not present on other profiles on the same machine. I ...
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How to speed up preparing desktop of a new user in windows 7

We have a conference room computer that is used my many different people. As such every time someone new logs in it takes as much as 10 minutes from login to responsive desktop. Once the user logs ...
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How do I start Chrome using a specified “user profile”?

I use the new built-in "Users" feature of Chrome to switch between Home/Work accounts easily. However, Chrome remembers the "last" user profile you had selected when launching new windows. This is a ...
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How can I change username in Windows 8.1?

Apparently lusrmgr.msc is not available in the Windows 8.1 version I'm using, and thus I can't change my username under the Local Users and Groups tab. I would like to rename my user profile name so ...
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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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Make Google chrome with specific user profile as default browser

Is it possible to set Google chrome with a custom user profile as the default browser? When I set google chrome as the default browser, it picks the "default" user profile as against the custom one I ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7 Pro temporary profile loading

I have a Windows 7 Pro machine that I recently have set up. I joined the domain and when I attempt to login as a certain user, a temporary profile is loaded. I have followed all of the typical steps ...
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Upgrading primary SSD with user profile on second drive

first time poster looking for some advice. My current setup (Win 7 Pro) consists of a 120Gb SSD as my primary drive with Junctions configured to put my user profile onto a secondary 2Tb HDD. I ...
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Script to move specific user folders in Windows 7

When I install Windows Vista/7, I move some of my user folders onto a new partition (i.e. Documents, Musics, Pictures, etc.). This does not include moving the whole User directory, just some of the ...
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Ways to get into windows 7 safe mode

Long story short, i own an Asus Zenbook (UX32A) which is running windows 7, the only user on the system has a corrupt profile (user profile service failed the login error). I've researched how to fix ...
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How do I get Windows 7 to recognize a Junctioned User folder?

I'd like to junction or hard-link my C:\Users[me]\ folder to a folder on my D: drive for space reasons. This has worked for me in the past, but after a recent reformat/reinstall of Win7 x64, Windows ...
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Create User Profile Specific Hosts File?

I know that by editing my C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file I can block any site, but I would like to take this a step further. Is it possible to have different version of this file for my ...
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How to rename user and change associated file pathways(Windows 8)

I would like to change my user name and at the same time change file pathways to include the new name. The reason is that the user name I am currently using contains greek letters and that is a ...
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OS X Server legacy support

I've been searching for some time but haven't come across an answer to this seemingly simple question: If you have a Mac server running the latest release (Server App, Yosemite), how old can the OS X ...
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Copying `/Users` on Windows 8 over to another Windows 8 installation to retain settings?

I've got an installation of Windows 8 on a drive that has bad blocks within Windows installation folder or registry. Obviously the drive is on its last leg, however it appears that the files within ...
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Windows 7 Temporary Profiles on New PC's

2 new ASUS Pro laptops, i5, 4GB RAM etc. Windows 7 Professional. Im trying to set them up onto our domain. I ran through the name change and domain join procedure through my computer -> right click ...
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How do I open multiple files as part of gVim's launch procedure?

I use gVim a lot in Windows at work to edit text files. I want $VIMRC to always be in buffer 1, and my vim_cheatsheet to always be in buffer 2. I tried putting "e $VIMRC" in my .vimrc, which didn't ...
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Using Junctions (or directory link) to mirror profile for two different domains?

I have a weird setup at work. My computer is linked to two domains, one's the primary domain which I'm logged into 99.9% of the time. The other domain is primarily for SQL Server management (and ...
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Create a new user's profile from the command line

I am creating an installation script that should create a few users, and set some registry settings for them. In order to use reg.exe to modify their registry, I need to have the location of their ...
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User Profile Service failed the logon after unplugging non-OS drive with “Users” folder

I have used this article to move my C:\Users directory and everything inside of it to another physical disk: http://lifehacker.com/5467758/move-the-users-directory-in-windows-7 As per article, I move ...
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How can I close a Google Chrome profile?

When I install Windows or Linux (Ubuntu/Mint), I start off by installing Google Chrome. I sign in and sync 4 users within Chrome (4 Gmail accounts). My extensions are sync'd as well. There is a ...
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Windows 8.1 custom default start menu layout does not include shortcut

I have a custom default layout for my Windows 8.1 start menu. It works about how I want. However, one item is missing. I need to include a shortcut to a network share on the start menu. Including this ...
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Lost “part” of my user profile

I had an issue with Excel, which caused me to have to manually turn off my machine. On rebooting, I logged into a different profile. I had the same programs, same chrome data (bookmarks and ...
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How to implement a secure personal web browser on an office PC?

My employer has a thankfully enlightened view regarding web usage during working hours and I would prefer to remain signed into my own personal web pages that I will view during quiet periods or ...
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How to change the permissions on a CD-R in Windows XP

I have an old Windows XP box with an unprivileged user who nonetheless needs to create backups to a CD-R. It appears that this is not allowed under the default privileges. Is there a way to enable ...
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moving C:\Users folder to a network location

I want to relocate my user directory C:\Users\Edwin to a mapped network drive E: (i.e. mapped from a network share \\192.168.22.9\share). The difficult part is in relocating the user directory ...
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Putting User Directory on Mapped Network Drive on Windows 7

I want to relocate my user directory C:\Users\Edwin to a mapped network drive E: (i.e. mapped from a network share \\\\192.168.22.9\share). The difficult part is in relocating the user directory ...
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Delete and replace folder within %username% structure

I'm trying to clean up our Office Templates directory as it's gotten a bit overcrowded and needs a bit of a trim. I've initially written a batch file to copy the Templates directory and its contents ...
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Is it possible to prevent users from renaming volumes in OS X?

I installed a second drive in a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.6.8) and then moved (properly) the user folder to that drive. Then I decided the space in the volume name was a nuisance so I renamed it. I should ...
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Share configuration files between two users

I have a program which will be used by two users. It saves it data in $HOME. Is it possible to share the config files (or only one of them - the database) between two users? My idea was a symlink. ...
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fix Windows 7 corrupted user profile, without destroying settings?

I have read countless answers about corrupted user profiles, which all suggest re-creating a new profile and copying user files. I am looking for an alternative solution. I have a Windows 7 Home ...
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Persistent mapping of folders per Windows user?

We have a legacy application that lives in C:\APP, which is hard coded to look only in that directory for its config. The current setup is that there's a central server which is essentially a ...
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deleting a user local profile in Win 7

Does deleting a user local profile in win 7, also delete MS Office files stored in the My Documents folder on C drive? I deleted a local profile and now user calims he is missing files in C: My ...
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Launch Google Chrome into new User Manager on startup

Recently, Google has introduced a new User Manager feature on the desktop versions of Chrome. It looks a little something like this As my parents have to deal with multiple Google accounts, instead ...
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How to ensure specific Firefox Profile opens HTML extension file?

WinXP 64bit; Have Multiple Firefox Profiles, each running multiple tabs & windows, on specific topic/purpose Sometimes these tabs run in hundreds, adding to increased load & exit delay (+ ...
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Will upgrading to Windows 8 replace my corrupted user profile?

After a bit of structured troubleshooting I found out that my Windows 7 x64 user profile is corrupted. (Which leads to me being unable to print from Word or PDFs as well as denies me the usage of the ...