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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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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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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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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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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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moving User directory failed mlink

I followed this tutorial: move user folder And after restarting my pc and logging in, i get this error message: "C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desk top refers to a location that is ...
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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 do I change HOMEDRIVE HOMEPATH and HOMESHARE in Windows XP?

I have got a laptop which is configured to have the user profile in a network drive. This is causing me a lot of headaches since the connectivity to my company is very slow. I want to relocate the ...
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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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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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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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I used disk copy to clone my drive, now my windows 7 profile won't load correctly

I used easeuse disk copy, after acronis, clonezilla, windows image restore failed me. Basically it copys all sectors, I set it to skip bad sectors(40). The source drive works, it just gave me a couple ...
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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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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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Firefox: Using multiple instances with different profiles?

Let's say, Firefox's instance is running with profile 1. Is it now possible, to start a new Firefox instance with profile 2? Normally, when Firefox is already running, no new instance is created. ...
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In windows XP how to get back my profile?

I have a windows XP machine with split drives: C:\ - just OS D:\ - my data I ran out of disk space and when logging into my profile, it popped with some error stating that since it didn't have any ...
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Sound does not work on the administrator profile.Works on a non-administrator profile on Windows XP

Initially I suspected a missing driver, but then sound ( for movies,songs etc ) works fine on the other non-administrator account, but does not work when I log in to the Administrator account. And ...
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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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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 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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Windows Vista Home: Error Profile cannot be load?

On a Windows Vista home are two user-acounts one with administrator-proîviledge and annother one as a user. Now it happens that the account with admin-rights doesn't work anymore: Profile not ...
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Moving Mac OS X user folders?

Is it possible to move the user folders (not the home folder itself) e.g. documents, photos, music etc to another location e.g. inside my Dropbox on Mac? If so how do I do it? I know I can do this ...
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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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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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“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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Merging (Using the Same) User Profile for both XP and 7

I am currently dual-booting Windows XP and Windows 7. Each OS has its own user folders (\Documents and Settings\(All Users | Bob Bobson, etc.) in XP, and \ProgramData | \Users\Bob Bobson, etc. in 7). ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...