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

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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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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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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 ...
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Setup multiple chrome profiles and pin them to Windows 7 taskbar with different chrome icons [duplicate]

Please, help me regain my sanity. Can someone write a step-by-step guide on how to set up multiple chrome profiles on a single Windows 7 machines, in a way that will allow me to pin multiple ...
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Windows Vista/7, Move Users Folder from bad disk to new disk

I have looked and looked and either I'm not using the correct search terms or this information is just not out there, so I come to you asking for help... My client's hard disk is bad, so I have ...
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New command-line path not set after transferring configuration to new user profile

Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, 64-bit. I was having a problem with my user when using a program called Hugin, which, I think was due to the fact that I had a user name containing an "&", i.e. ...
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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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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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Reinstalling Windows 7 and Re-attach Users directory

I have followed the many guides on how to separate my OS from my data files. I have Windows 7 installed on C: and my "Users" directory installed on D: with a Junction from C:\Users -> D:\Users. My ...
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Can I have two different users in Windows XP to use the same local profile (user alias)

I need to have two different userIds that map to the same local profile. What I really need is to have to users that are the same one. Is this possible? Thanks!
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Reassociating profile with domain

I have a Windows 7 machine that has been part of a Windows 2003 SBS domain for well over a year now. When I arrived back to work today from about two weeks off, I powered up my machine and tried to ...
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Why would one user not have permission to run explorer.exe until after a different user had?

User profiles on a win7 box I have the displeasure of administrating all got corrupted (windows would create a default fallback profile on each login). I created a new profile (an administer) and ...
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Supposed virus on Windows 7 automatically logging out on log in

I have the same issue as this: Windows 7 automatically logs out when logging in The windows 7 computer it straight away logs out when trying to log in (doesn't even get to the desktop on this ...
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Icon on user account desktop before the user has logged in.

Currently working on a Windows 7 deployment project and I have a requirement to place an RDP icon on a specific users desktop, lets call this user 'Guest'. The image itself will be completely vanilla ...
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If you associate a Microsoft Account with a Local Account in Windows 8, will it maintain the original Local USERPROFILE path name?

If you choose to use a Local Account, you get a nice "clean" USERPROFILE path of: C:\Users\username If you then associate a Microsoft Account to that Local Account, will it maintain the original ...
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Does associating a Microsoft Account to a Local Account provide at least the same Windows 8 functionality as using only an MS Account?

When installing Windows 8 you are asked I you want to use a Microsoft Account or a Local Account. If you want to control the name of your USERPROFILE path you need to create a Local Account with the ...
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Temporary profile instead of my regular one

I have windows-7 OS laptop connected to Domain, after installation it worked for a few weeks. Now, after logging it shows users logged in with temporary profile. My original desktop and My Documents ...
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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 ...