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

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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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Moving Windows 7 Internet History to new user profile

I've had a Windows 7, IE9 user with a corrupt profile so I renamed his profile to user.old and recreated his profile as user.domain. All of his files have been moved successfully except for his ...
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How to move your Windows User Profile to another drive in Windows 8

I like to have my user folder on a different drive (D:) than my OS is (C:). Reading the following post I decided to give it a try. All went quite well, untill I found out that my Windows 8 Apps won't ...
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Is there a way to manage browser [chrome] session cookies with a fast toggle for multiple users?

I feel I should go into more detail. My wife and I share a laptop and browse email. Currently we keep coming back to each others gmail accounts, having to log out and log back in. Are there any ...
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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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“Documents and Settings” junction is empty / What does it point to?

I dual-boot Windows XP and Windows 7 and unfortunately it looks like it will not be possible to merge the user profiles of the two operating systems. Therefore whenever I clean out the cruft from my ...
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Moved old drive contents between drives and now my profile is gone

I had an old laptop, from which I moved the drive to an external enclosure. (Lets call this drive X) I have a new laptop on which I have installed Windows on the internal drive (Lets call is drive C). ...
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Windows 7 x64 %userprofile% and %username% are wrong

2 days ago my PC was fine, no issues. I turned my password off so I could send my PC in to my dad's office so he could plug it in and I could download stuff remotely from my phone (the office has a ...
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Receiving 'the user profile service failed to login' when logging in

I recently tried to use this walkthrough guide How to Move your Windows User Profile to another Drive. Only after realizing that this would not work did I find that that my system restore point was ...
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firefox could not initialize security component

One day I decided to have a separate instance of firefox running alone side my current instance - not the private browsing fashion. I knew profiles were the way to do it. So I did something like this ...
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Why do I have three My Documents folders?

I'm trying to fix my profile on Windows 7. Currently %USERPROFILE% points to C:\Users\myUsername My Documents is also at C:\Users\myUsername \\profileServer\profiles$\myUsername has TWO "My ...
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How to recover C:\Users folder

Today I was moving C:\Users to another partition using symlink junction method. I had the great idea of making the symlink junction from C:\Users => U:\, instead of C:\Users => U:\Users. Sadly, ...
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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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Windows XP SP3 user profile issue

The machine is Windows XP SP3, and according to them, the machine was reset (appears factory reset) after dealing with their ISP to upgrade their router. The represenitive connected and did something ...
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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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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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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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Disable Profile Creation on Firefox

Is it possible to disable new profile creation in Firefox? Or password protect new profile creation? The problem is there is no point in installing say site blocking add-ons because anyone can create ...
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Can I change the icon used to identify profiles in Google Chrome web browser?

I'd like to make the profile icons in chrome more meaningful. E.g. a pic of the profile's user, my company's logo for my work profile.
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Losing file permissions after rebooting Windows 7

I have a User directory full of files that are not accessible permission wise for the user who's home directory it is. Said user can't run Explorer. For example, it provides an error complaining that ...
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How can I move the location of ntuser files

I am trying to use cygwin as the default terminal on Windows 7. I have changed the home directory to my user directory. ntuser files just fill up the prompt whenever I 'ls' with ntuser files. Is it ...
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How do I restore a delete windows 7 cached profile?

I deleted the wrong profile in Windows 7 and now I need to recover it.
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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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Change location of config files, Windows 7?

By default some programs save their configuration to the USERPROFILE folder. Typically this is C:\Users\Steven I would like to change where these programs are saving these files, possibly ...
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Map Windows account/Profile to Domain Account

I am using windows 7 Ultimate with user name MyNameWinAc And Pass1 as password. It has visual studio, Office and various other soft-wares installed. They have their own history and configurations. ...
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Administrator account is corrupted?

After successfully solving my previous problem i stumbled upon another shortly after. Once i logged into my administrator account i have noticed the following missing: Quick launch which also cannot ...
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Win7 user folder is now desktop folder

O.P. HI Everyone. I installed a SSD drive recently and thought I would move all my user folders (eg Desktop, My Document, My Music etc) off to another drive. To do this I right clicked on the ...
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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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How do I make installed software available to all users of a computer?

I installed Embarcadero Delphi software on Windows Vista. Later I had to delete the profile of the user account with which I installed Delphi. I created a new profile for myself, but now I cannot use ...
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Start Menu right-side items missing in Windows Vista

A Windows installation under my care has suddenly started behave rather erratically. One of the user profiles now has a Start Menu where all the right-side items are missing. There's another user ...
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Users unable to logon to only one server in domain through RDP

Today one of my colleagues decided to try and free up some space by taking the entire users directory from our Windows Server 2008 R2 installation to another drive. This has caused the problem of ...
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How do I start Chrome using a specified “user profile”?

I use the new built-in "Users" feature of Chrome to switch between Home/Work accounts easily. However, Chrome remembers the "last" user profile you had selected when launching new windows. This is a ...
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Strange behaviour of Google Chrome when started for non-default profile

I have 3 profiles created in Google Chrome (added from Chrome's GUI, not manually). They work okay, if a new window is opened under different profile from GUI (using user icon in the upper left corner ...
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Desktop Infrastructure - My Windows 7 Loads the incorrect profile

I have Windows 7 Professional 64Bit installed, at start up when I enter my username and password it loads as per normal, but i could not see any of my programs installed or find any of my files, after ...
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Specific User/MAC-address QoS router

Not being a fan of WiFi passwords, I wish to have an open network; at least for Guests. Unfortunately I haven't seen any ability within the current range of WiFi routers to enable QoS for specific ...
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The correct way to move /home to another partition on linux

I've moved /home to a separate partition, this involved creating and mounting the new partition, copying the old home directory over to the newly mounted one, editing fstab to mount the new partition ...
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Repairing file associations for a user profile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to repair a broken .EXE file association A system that I'm working on got the Windows 7 Anti-Spyware 2012 virus. Before it was giving to me it had been running a ...
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How can I tell if somebody is logged in with Temp Profile?

I have a user that is logged on but i dont think that their profile has loaded properly. I click on the start menu and it shows the correct username, but im wondering is there a way (once im logged ...
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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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Prevent creation of Contacts folder in userprofile

How can I prevent windows 7 from creating the contacts folder in a new user profile. It's not in the default user profile.
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How do I migrate my son's Windows 7 profile to a new Windows 7 machine?

My son has a computer on our home network that he has all set up with his links, settings, etc. His grandfather sent us a new computer. How can I move his user profile from the older machine to the ...
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Possible to copy Windows 7 local user profile link with junction point to new Windows 7 machine?

I am using Windows 7 in my old machine. All my I user profiles store in another HDD and I use mklink/j to create a junction point to c:\users. I bought a new machine with better performance and ...
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How to move the users profile entirely to another folder/partition?

Googling resulted in copying the users folder to my desired destination while being in safe mode, and then making a junction to there from the original users fodler. Do you know another way? maybe ...
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Windows XP User Profile is corrupted, now files are missing

I booted my computer and it gave me an error saying my user profile was corrupted. Once the computer booted all of my settings had been reset, all of them gone. The files were still there so I ...
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Virtual PC changing user

I have Windows Virtual PC running XP Mode. On a current local user <Mark> I have put the PC on a domain <mydomain>. Virtual PC works but I struggle to get the image I have working on the ...
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How can I reset a Windows 7 Guest account?

I managed to kill my computer's Guest acccount by deleting stuff from its %appdata% folder. I can't log in as Guest successfully. How can I reset the whole profile to a clean state?
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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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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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How can I create a Windows 7 user profile without the user logging in?

I've created a new user in Windows 7. I now want to FTP into the PC as that user but it fails because the user profile does not yet exist under c:\users\ If I log in as that user first, it creates ...
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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 ...