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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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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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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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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 http://windows-hilfe-...
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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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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 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 http://...
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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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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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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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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. "C:\...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows Vista: Copying from an Admin profile to a standard user

I'm wondering if you could copy all the settings of an Admin-enabled profile to a standard user account? If not, is there an application that can help you achieve this? I didn't know I've been ...
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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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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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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 case?...
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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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How to copy user's profile from one terminal desktop to another?

we are using two terminal desktop servers of same versions at work. there is server A and B. Users tend to have only one fully customized user profile only at A or B. We want them to connect to load ...
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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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Moving users folder on Windows Vista/7 to another partition

When I format the computer and reinstall Windows, my first step is move the My Documents folder to another partition. In Windows XP it wasn't enough because the desktop folder and another user folders ...
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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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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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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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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 re-...
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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 can I limit other (administrator) users access to my profile?

We in our club have a computer with Windows 7 Professional that every club member may use. And everyone has their own separate account. Those accounts have to have administrator priveleges since I ...
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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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how to remotely open an URL in Firefox in a specific profile?

I have several instances of Firefox with several different profiles running. Among them profiles with the names "software" and "test". I am trying to open an URL from a bash script to have it open in ...
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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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Reuse Windows user local account settings, export them as back up

I installed Windows 8.1 on completely formatted HDD. I spent about 1 hour to tune is the way I like it. Now, I want that all new user accounts I create on this laptop will be derived from the user ...