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

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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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Windows 8.1, Domain Users logging into Mandatory Profile, skip Welcome screen, activity not saved

We currently use computers on domain and are used to Windows 7. We have a group of new computers which we would like to create a Mandatory Profile for, and have domain users login to this specific ...
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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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Windows XP User Environment

I get message upon log-in "Windows cannot find the local profile." I get logged in using a temporary profile and all changes are lost upon exit. How can I log into my local profile?
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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 ...
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Rename the user profile dir name in Windows 8 to the correct username, in a silent way?

When I log for first time in Windows 8 this is my user folder: C:\Users\Administrador.ELEKTRO-PC The computername is appended to the username (lol), but the real username is this: Administrador ...
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Is moving all the user folders to an encrypted directory enough?

In Windows 7, is it enough to move all the subfolders of c:\Users\Username\ to an encrypted file system to have all the important information, like Firefox, Chrome and Intenet Explorer passwords, ...
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Windows 8.1 on 2 drive accessible from first?

I'll explain this as well as I can. I've got a SSD 250GB and Sata3 HDD 500GB. I'm using windows 8.1 SSD has main profile login via E-mail (Used for gaming and general use) HDD will be used for ...
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Profile not loaded correctly (Cannot access registry)

Every so often, I log on and get the Following Message: User profile was not loaded correctly. You have been logged on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you ...
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How do I find the Hex Values that I need to use for the thread below?

In this thread How to hide drive for specific users in Windows 7? it talks about how you can hide drive letters for specific users. I am trying to follow Nathan Hinkle's answer but I am at a wall ...
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Win7 loses PATH from user profile

Recently, a very weird thing started to happen that has not happened before: Suddenly, from out of nothing Windows 7 & "forgets" the part from PATH from the user profile. As can be seen on the ...
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Using Environment Variables in an AD Profile Path

When I set a profile in an AD object, I need to use a predefined environment variable, %BUILDID%. So the path would be \SVR-STAFF\Profiles$\%BUILDID%\Administrator.v2 ... But the path doesn't work. ...
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keeping local profile a different domain user

My question is about how to log in to a machine with a (newly joined) domain user account, while keeping the local user's settings/profile which have been established by the previous domain user ...