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

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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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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 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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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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Windows XP SP3 User profile restoration

I messed around by accident with the computer and I am a new IT intern. I restored my system as I had lost everything stored in my profile. A new profile 'mlinda" is created with a proper domain ...
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How to delete user account and profile on Vista

I have read already googled but all the instructions available do not describe the options I have on screen. Most of them described a "Delete Account" button where Vista will prompt whether want to ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium - Folder Redirection

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit if it makes any difference), and I would like to safely migrate C:\Users\paul to D:\Users\paul. My (home) network is a mix of Windows, and *nix boxes, and ...
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New user profile creation error - Windows cannot open *.exe

I have a Windows 7 laptop with the user "mydomain\boy" that cannot log in to the laptop. The error message is something like "User profile service cannot log in the user boy". I then logged in with ...
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How can I figure out when an user has last logged out? The user folder?

In C:\Users, does the date last modified of the user's profile folder equate to the last day they logged out?
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How to increase the number of items in the “recent” folder in Windows 7?

Windows 7 keeps a list of recently used files in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent. Based on my observation, it keeps 10 items for each file extension. So when you So ...
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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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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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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 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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Can I export/import a Windows Profile

I am about to move some users off a domain to using stand-alone account, and I'd like to keep all the users settings (eg thunderbird cache/saved passwords etc). Is it possible to export the settings ...
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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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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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using junctions and moving the Recycle Bin to the right partition

I have got two partitions on a PC running Windows XP: C: system partition D: data partition Usually every user has got his user profile on C:\Documents and Settings\<user> But I have moved ...
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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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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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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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Use Local Profile for Domain Profile on Windows 7

So I often spend lots of time away from my work network, and today I'm at the office, and I've logged on to the network just fine. However, I've heard that in Windows 7, I can associate a local ...
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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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How can I force Windows 7 to update the user profile path?

I renamed a user profile to a new name. This worked but when I look into the folder path, the old name is being used. Why? And how can I make the folder pathname the same as the new name?
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Each time when a 'users' logs on to Windows 7 they're prompted to setup their Outlook 2007 profile

We're currently trialling Windows 7 to replace XP. One problem I have is that each time a 'user' logs in, they're prompted to setup their Outlook 2007 profile. Has anyone seen this?
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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 ...
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How do you move google apps data folder?

I'm running out of disk space on my C: drive and I found that google application are taking up a lot of space. Picasa, Chrome, Google Desktop etc. Surely there's some nicer solution than hacking in ...
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Large Users Profile - Windows 7 - Machine running slowly

I have the MD of a client of ours who has a Windows 7 Profile that is currently 14GB thanks to Videos/Music and Documents. The first thing we did was to switch from roaming to local. What I need to ...
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Should I be concerned with deleting a user account

Somehow a user account got corrupted so following advice, I created a new user account. I now want to delete the old user account but I am a little nervous. A few main points: Both the new and old ...
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Unusual behavior with Windows XP and Log in to Incorrect Account Space

I am trying to repair my sister's computer. It is a Dell Inspiron 6000. It is running Windows XP, and I believe has service pack 3 installed. She has sent me the machine to examine. She has been ...
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Can I (re)move Microsoft Help files?

I have limited profile space and it seems that Visual Studio and Office insist on filling it up with "Microsoft Help" files. The are located in C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Microsoft Help (I'm on ...
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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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Google Chrome duplicate and open with multiple profile

I'm using Chrome 13.0.782.14 dev-m and have followed the instructions here, copied my Default folder to a test folder, then used the flag to point to that test folder. I found that below items are ...
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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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Store XP Pro user profiles on a networked drive?

In linux, it's easy to store user folders on a networked drive - just mount it on /home - but I can't seem to find any resources for this in XP Pro. Note that I don't need to move the whole ...
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XP Pro 5.1: User accounts give “”Your current security settings put your computer at risk" warning--why? Fix?

I'm the admin. When I log into my recently set up user session (there are two) the Win Security Center pops up a bar that says "Your current security settings put your computer at risk, click here..." ...
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What installation options do I provide (everyone/just me, local settings, shared settings, etc)

This is something I've wrestled with off and on for ages. I have several apps with Inno Setup installers. By default, they install for all users, but the program settings (in an INI file) stored in ...