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Windows 8.1 - Failed Symbolic Link Caused Windows To Be Unable To Log In

I was needing to have my Users folder on my Hard Dive instead of my SSD where my Operating System is. However, after following the answer provided by @2mc56 on a Microsoft Community question, I was ...
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New user profile cannot run explorer.exe after transferring data from old profile why?

User profile on a win7 64 Ultimate got corrupted (and windows would create a default fallback profile on each login). I created a new profile (an administer) and transfered exiting profile files into ...
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Windows 8.1 - Howto copy user profile?

In Windows 7 I was able to copy user profiles by renaming the C:\User\userprofile folder to "Default" and then copy the temporary "Default" profile to any other existing profile in System -> User ...
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Why is Mavericks loading the wrong profile the first time I login?

I'm on an iMac which was recently upgraded to OSX 10.9.1 Mavericks. There are two users accounts, which both use it regularly. It only happens with one of the accounts: After a clean start-up, when I ...
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Windows 8.1 User left the homegroup and now I have 2 profiles and I ned the info to merge

I am running Windows 8.1 I am the only user. Well I made the mistake of leaving the homegroup and now I have two profiles. I need to get these profiles to merge. This is causing chaos because now when ...
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Set profile on fileserver but not let other users access the folder

OK, so I want to set the profile path and have it mapped to a drive letter, but I don't want everyone else to be able to access that folder. Just maybe admins and the actual user. ...
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Change username folder name that 'FIle history' creates in Windows 8

I followed the tutorial from How to rename user folder in Windows 8? on renaming user folder after the user has already logged in. Everything is working great, except, 'File History' tool still ...
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My Documents Redirect, Server no longer available, recover from local cache?

We had a major reshuffle in our company. Servers got 'removed' and domains disconnected. It's a whole mess I'm untangling. One users laptop recently crashed. I can't get it to boot into Windows ...
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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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Deleted C:/Users when deleting symbolic links, can't login now. [Win7]

Running Windows 7 64-bit. I had symbolic links for C:/Program Files, C:/Program Files (x86), and C:/Users to D:/Program Files, D:/Program Files (x86), and D:/Users, respectively. Tried to solely ...
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Possible to make user-specific setting changes when creating a new Windows user profile?

I'm configuring a Remote Desktop server, and each user account needs to have a predetermined but unique value set in a text (INI) file in %APPDATA% for a piece of software configuration. I've created ...
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how to report a crash to Google Chrome if I don't want to share certain pieces of my profile?

I need to report an intermittent crash of Google Chrome (stable channel) that I experience several times a week. However I strictly don't to share with Google some pieces of my user profile (certain ...
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Windows 7 black screen at login

I have an HP laptop with two user profiles. My main user profile has started showing me a black screen with a mouse cursor at login which lasts for 2-3 minutes. The other user profile does not have ...
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Access is denied on User Profile - Windows 7

My system has four disks in it C: 120GB (SSD) for system D: 1TB E: 500GB F: 2TB My user is mark and my profile is here D:\Users\mark All disks are encrypted with truecrypt whole disk encryption. ...
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How to create a Win 8 User using an existing user profile

I've installed a new SSD and am re-paving my system with Windows 8.1. My Windows 7 system was run with the \Users directory redirected to my second drive (which I assigned the drive letter U: to). So ...
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Maintain user proiles when using sysprep

We've created a customized Windows 8.1 Pro installation (including all the programs, settings, and additional user accounts we need). We'd like to deplay this image onto about 90 of our computers, so ...
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Can/should one share the same user directory for different domain accounts

For work I frequently need to log into two different accounts on different domains, one at a time. I have different user names in each. It would be convenient to share the same local user ...
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Location option missing from AppData\Local, others. Why?

I'm in the same boat that it appears a lot of users are in. Precious little SSD space and an set of AppData folders in my profile that are constantly expanding in size. I would like to move this ...
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I can't delete a directory inside a junctioned directory

So this is the deal. A couple of days ago I moved my profile folder C:\Documents and Settings\fmunoz to a different drive D:\fmunoz. Today, I created a directory in my desktop using the ...
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Windows 7: Migrate user profile to another computer manually

Here is simple task I'm trying to achieve: I need to migrate user profile from old PC to new PC. What I got: Hard drive from old Windows 7 PC New Windows 7 PC I can't use Windows Easy Transfer ...
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Windows still thinks profiles are mandatory even when they are not

A couple of weeks ago, we experimented with mandatory profiles for users, but due to some issues with one piece of software, we had to revert back to roaming profiles. However, even though the ntuser ...
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Migrate from Local to Domain login - Win7Pro [duplicate]

I have a desktop computer that I just upgraded from Win7 HomePrem to Win7 Pro. I have added a Win2008 server to the environment, and I would like to start logging in to my desktop with a domain ...
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Cannot logon to my laptop Windows 7 Home Premium

I am getting the message user profile service service failed to logon. I have tried safe mode command prompt and still have gotten no results.
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Configuring .profile for use across multiple servers

I have a home directory that is mounted to several CentOS servers simultaneously, part of an OpenGrid cluster. Most of these server nodes are configured identically, so my personal configurations in ...
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What most significant changes can user do in the Windows 7 and 2008? [closed]

I mean what changes can user account (not admin) implement that have maximum effect on the system by re-configuring it legally? This is in respect of user account capabilities.
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Add an item to the 'send to' menu for ALL users (win7)

I know there is the question Add an item to the 'send to' menu for ALL users (winxp), but this does not work for Windows 7. I already know how to add an item to the 'send to' menu of one user by ...
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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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Moving to ActiveDirectory from indidivual profiles and keeping all settings

Currently we have about 25-30 systems and I am considering going to Active Directory for easier management and pushing of updates. However, playing around with Windows I have learned that it can and ...
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How to cleanup mangled/nested win8 user folders

I aborted an ssd drive scan by System Mechanic badly (not System Mechanic's fault), my default user profile got messed up, I created a new one, and now I have several user profiles. The User Folders ...
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Moved user profile location, now I can't add a user

While reinstalling Windows 7 on my new SSD, I decided to move my user profiles to one of my HDDs. I followed this guide: ...
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Does a virus run under all profiles or only the one that “caught” it?

My computer has the virus that tries to trick the user into buying some kind of Security software. It was installed when I was running the computer under the Administrative account. My questions is, ...
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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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Disk Partitioning and moving the user directory to the partioned drive in Windows 8

I have recently purchased a Dell Inspiron Laptop with1.9 Ghz Intel 2127U Processor, 4GB DDR3L RAM, 500 GB SATA HDD and Windows 8 (64 bit) pre-installed Operating system. Now is it really beneficial ...
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Windows XP user name changed to USERNAME.COMPUTERNAME, now account is back to defaults

I'm helping a friend with their Lenovo laptop running WinXP, SP3. We had done some updates, ran Microsoft Security Essentials, and cleaned off something called arcaadewebfirefox.dll that I thought ...
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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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Using TrueCrypt for encrypting user profiles on another volume [duplicate]

My computer (Windows 7) is equipped with two hard disks. One is for the system partition, Windows and the applications while the other contains the Users folder. Now I'd like to encrypt my volumes ...
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Where in the user profile are the Firefox search engine choices stored?

We have a large number of user profiles that were created on Ubuntu 10.04 and they had access to Google as a choice in the search bar and Google was the provider for queries typed into the super bar. ...
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How to restrict access to a specific wireless network to only 1 user profile in Windows 7.

Hi all, I'm using Win7 SP1. I've got multiple users on the laptop that can / must connect to a wireless network, lets call it Wireless1. I've got an second wireless network, (lets call it ...
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Transfer all settings and files to new AD user

We have a domain enviroment with 100 user. We have 300 colleague in the company. We have many officies and we used one user account / officies. We bought a new sever, and we bought 300 user CAL ...
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Create Windows 8 User From Linux Environment

I have a dual boot laptop with Win8 + Ubuntu installed on 2 separate partitions. Yesterday, as a result of a series of tweaking and things I shouldn't have been doing, I'm facing the evil user profile ...
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I have no “Local Users and Groups” entry in the Computer Management program in Windows 8. How do I get it?

I am trying to rename a user home directory on Windows 8 as for some reason it has taken part of the email address rather than the proper name for the home folder name. There is an excellent tutorial ...
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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 to backup a user profile and restore it in Windows 7?

I want to install a fresh copy of Windows 7, and remove the old one. How can I backup and restore my user accounts to the new installation to be as the old ones??
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Can I rename my User folder name? [duplicate]

My logon name is royin and hence , I have an appropriate folder in : Can I rename this folder to something else ? ( of course - not just rename , but letting the system know that from now on this ...
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How can I make a user template for OSX which automatically makes user folders on a separate partition?

I have setup a default user template on a computer which I am building an Image for our fleet of Macbook Retinas. We are using 10.8 and I have created the default user and moved it to the ...
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How do I change the username and the userprofile path of a domain user?

I have run into an issue with a piece of software we are using where users with a single quote ' in their name is causing the application to crash. I contacted support for the application and they ...
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Windows 7 user profile resetted at each login

After uninstalling and reinstalling a (buggy) software I'm working on, the following has happened: When I rebooted and logged in the first time, the whole of my Users folder was wiped out: ...
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What is keeping me on 'Preparing your desktop…' after my Windows 7 parition migration?

Here's the situation: I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 dual booting on one 120gb ssd. I recently purchased a 240gb ssd and wanted to migrate both of those partitions to this new one. I used Gparted ...
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How repair windows user profile after interrupted backup

I interrupted windows 7 backup, so after reboot, windows load in temp profile, in list of user's profiles, it marks like a archiving profile. Deleting profile status in reestr don't work. How to ...
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Recovering Windows 8 folder C:\Users\my_user

I had a problem with a bug on windows 8 where it is stuck in an automatic repair loop. I tried all possible solutions without success. Many ppl are facing the same problem. I tried many checkups and ...