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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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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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How to transfer files between mac users folder

I would like be able to copy files from one user profile to another. For example download photos to : /Users/user1/Desktop and then move than into /Users/user2/Pictures. Default Mac OS X setting do ...
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Alternate Directory name in C:\Users

I use SecureCRT on 2 computers. I have the configuration stored in a Dropbox folder. However this causes some problems because my username isn't the same on both machines. Is there a way, without ...
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permanently move the c:\Users folder to another partition in windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition I have a small fast install of windows 7 on an SSD drive. I would like to move the c:\Users folder to ...
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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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Windows XP having problems with Unicode symbols in user profile names

One person sent me a PC for some maintenance (physical and software cleaning etc.). I noticed one issue. It has Windows XP Pro with SP2 His name is Jānis (this Latvian name is the same as John in ...
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Generating new Opera user profile

How can I create new user profile for Opera? I like to keep lot of open tabs, but often when I work I need to look up things every now and then. So when I need to concentrate on something, e.g. some ...
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Are junctions affected if the drive is formatted?

I was trying to relocate my user profiles, so that they are not affected by any problems occuring in the drive on which the operating system is stored. I've managed to move user profiles using ...
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Moving a user profile to a different drive letter in Windows XP

Can someone please give me the right procedure to move a USERPROFILE from C drive to D drive in Windows XP? I found two questions on this forum and in one question the link is dead: How do you move ...
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How to delete user folders for old user in C:\Documents and Settings in Windows 2003

I have got an old laptop from a previous employee of my company. Because all the software I need is preconfigured on the laptop I am using the laptop as-is without un-installing or re-installing any ...
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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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Google Chrome shows error messagebox every time it starts

I removed Google Chrome 10.x dev version, and installed 8.x stable version again. After installing 8.x, chrome always shows this message box, every time it starts. Your profile can not be used ...
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I'm trying to conserve SSD space & want to move User Accounts to HD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition I have a newly installed Windows 7 install on an SSD, and have about 17GB free before adding any users or ...
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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 keep/back up my entire Firefox profile, including the saved passwords

I am using Ubuntu, and I need to reinstall it. I have tons of sites for which Firefox manages my access credentials. How do I back it up and reattach it to the Firefox installation I'll have after I ...
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What information is stored in NTUSER.dat on Windows XP?

What information is stored in the registry hive NTUSER.dat? Please try to be specific and avoid answers like "user settings."
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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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Install printer across profiles on Windows XP?

I am using gprint as a shell call to print pdf files. I have to install the network printer first, but the program runs under a different account. Is there anyway to install a network printer under ...
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Migrating user files, docs, etc. between XP machines

In 'moving' from one machine to another, I have backed up desktop, my documents, and .pst files. Am I missing anything significant, considering the user only really used Office and the browser?
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to transfer / associate local administrator account to / with a new Microsoft account?

Since 2004 I'm using same local Administrator profile. So far, I kept the account and its settings using wizards for every new upgrade. Respectively, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 without ...
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Windows 7 Domain users temporary profiles on netbooks

I have a bunch of users on a Windows 2008 Active Directory domain who are getting temporary profiles when logging on through netbook computers. When they log in to a desktop computer their profiles ...
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What's the point of the \Users\Default profile?

I'm a linux user and don't really know all that much about Windows stuff. I'm changing the default \Users directory and I see that there's a Default user profile at \User\Default that's a hidden link ...
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Setting up a new computer with an SSD

I am building a new computer (already purchased the parts, just waiting on them to arrive), and I am planning to use a SSD as the boot drive. My dad suggested moving the Program Files (and Program ...
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Is there a way to change windows local account profile to a domain account profile? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Migrate desktop user to domain user I have a user who has been using her local windows xp user profile. Now with Active Directory implementation, I want to have the ...
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How do I set the same profile to every user on a domain?

I need to set the user variables and settings for every user in a domain when configuring the workstation for a client. The setting preferences are: Advanced performance options - Visual effects ...
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How do I copy a user profile when changing domains?

I am going to be joining my computer to a different domain than the one it is on right now. How can I copy my current user profile and preferences to the new user profile that will be created when I ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I modify Chromium's default data directory?

I believe I somehow messed up my user profile directories with my Chromium installation. Every time I launch Chromium, it tells me: Chromium cannot read and write to its data directory: ...
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Transfer Win8 user settings between profiles [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I sync grouped Windows Store apps between devices? Is there a way for me to copy/save/transfer my "start menu" configuration, meaning the grouping and ordering of ...
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Removing a spare HDD from Windows XP causes User Profile to reset

I have 5 internal HDD's installed; HDD 1 IDE partitioned into C (OS) [Pri], I [Logic] HDD 2 IDE partitioned into F (Programs) Pri, G (Games) [Logic] HDD 3 SATA partition H (Empty) [Pri] HDD 4 SATA ...
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After a repair/chkdsk, all NTFS junction points are gone

I've been repairing a Windows 7 64-bit installation. In the process, the Windows partition was subjected to several rounds of automatic repair, chkdsk, sfc, even a volume shrink. Long story. Anyway, ...
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Missing Profiles in Ubuntu User

I've got a zen slice running Ubuntu. I set the thing up as root and had "normal" bash and vim profiles, however the new users I've created for myself and others have no profiles. I've tried copying ...
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Accidentally deleted user profiles on Windows 7 - can't log on with other users now

I did a horrible mistake about 2 days ago; I was thinking of cleaning up my PC, so I thought of emptying the user profiles' folders. There were also some users whose accounts I'd already deleted, so I ...
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How to have more than 1 addons set installed on a single windows account?

I'd like to have different addons set enabled when I'm using firefox for every day internet browsing and different addons set when I'm using firefox as web development tool. Is there any painless way ...
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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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Hibernate a user account when switching to different account in Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

Is there any way to have Windows 7 hibernate Bob's account when switched to Mary's account and vice versa? I.e.: Bob is logged in Bob clicks Start >> shutdown >> switch user Bob's session is saved ...
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User profile size and boot performance

This question appeared between two computer technicians that are friends of mine. One was saying that the user profile's size (mainly regarding desktop content) would affect boot time and even ...
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Adding root to a group

I am not new to Linux, but there's this strange behaviour I'm seeing on my Fedora 15 box. I want to add the superuser to a group called, say, thisgroup. # usermod -a -G thisgroup root # groups # root ...
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InnoSetup - Install an application “just for me” so that other users cannot access the executable

I have set up the installer for my app to offer a choice between "all users" and "just for me". The app needs admin access to install. If I install for all users a shortcut and start menu entry goes ...
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Porting SyncToy 2.0 Folder Pairs to New Profile

I recently had to reload my profile on Windows XP Professional. Basically, my profile folder was renamed to name_old, and my profile was reloaded to the same location at C:\Documents and ...
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After Windows 7 upgrade, profile is in C:\Users\TEMP

After upgrading Vista-64 to Win7-64, my profile is somehow mixed up in my actual C:\Users\[username]\ folder and also in C:\Users\TEMP\. It seems to mostly be in TEMP, including my registry data. I ...