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Win7 loses PATH from user profile

Recently, a very weird thing started to happen that has not happened before: Suddenly, from out of nothing Windows 7 & "forgets" the part from PATH from the user profile. As can be seen on the ...
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Using Environment Variables in an AD Profile Path

When I set a profile in an AD object, I need to use a predefined environment variable, %BUILDID%. So the path would be \SVR-STAFF\Profiles$\%BUILDID%\Administrator.v2 ... But the path doesn't work. ...
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keeping local profile a different domain user

My question is about how to log in to a machine with a (newly joined) domain user account, while keeping the local user's settings/profile which have been established by the previous domain user ...
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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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Chromium: profile from a newer version cannot be used: error

It says that my profile is from an earlier version of Chromium. It even opens 3 or 4 windows with this message: That cannot be: I use this solution to constantly update the browser. As of today ...
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copy local profile to new (same OS) computer

I have my main laptop which I have set up just the way I like it on Windows 7 (i.e. disabled areo, show all icons in notification area and customized the start menu to name a few). I've recently got a ...
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Windows 7 profile loads without user desktop and applications

Windows 7 profile loads without user desktop and applications that are normally listed in all programs. It is not possible to launch CMD, task manager. user only has the option to log off. Hope you ...
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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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How to Lock A Remote PC for Not to be logged by users

After the restart Remote PC, we need to run a VBScript on Remote PC before Users log in. Becuase sometimes, users log in and VBScript doesnt work properly :( So Remote PC must be locked by us. How can ...
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Is there a script "to log remote users off and after log them off to delete their profiles?

I found 6 simple scripts (.bat and .vbs) for remote pcs (Win XP and 7) to Clean Profile properly and faultlessly: Script: sending Ping to check Remote PC On or Off (.bat) Script: checking who logged ...
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Why is Mavericks loading the wrong profile the first time I login?

I'm on an iMac which was recently upgraded to OSX 10.9.1 Mavericks. There are two users accounts, which both use it regularly. It only happens with one of the accounts: After a clean start-up, when I ...
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How do I create a local user in Windows 8.1?

I'm trying to create a new local user in Windows 8.1 x64. This user will be used to host an IIS app pool and connect to a SQL Server instance. However, when I try to start the app pool or login with ...
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My PC is slow after moving Windows 7 profile to SD card [closed]

So I just moved my entire User profile to an 8gd SD card to avoid unnecessary hits on my HDD (my previous HDD died out of spindle failure , so this was a safe than a sorry step) Now , entire Cache, ...
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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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Vista fails to load user profile if i dont choose user account quickly

i know this question is kind of vague, but here´s what i know. When i turn on the computer and the user account selection screen shows up, if I choose a user right away everything works properly. But ...
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How to clone a User Profile? [duplicate]

I have a Windows user profile all setup with all settings the way I want them. I want to copy the entire configured profile to a new user account. How can I do that on Windows?
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Cannot access the User files in older Windows Partition

I have a single hard drive with two partitions - C:(187GB) and D:(30 GB). My laptop came with windows 7 pre-installed on C: drive. Recently something went wrong and the only solution was to reinstall ...
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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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Windows 8.1 - Failed Symbolic Link Caused Windows To Be Unable To Log In

I was needing to have my Users folder on my Hard Dive instead of my SSD where my Operating System is. However, after following the answer provided by @2mc56 on a Microsoft Community question, I was ...
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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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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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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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How can I limit the usage time for an user profile in Windows?

I have 4 kids so the battle for time on the living room computer never ceases, I am also implementing an attempt at some level of control over how much time the kids get based on their behavior etc ...
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Windows 8.1 User left the homegroup and now I have 2 profiles and I ned the info to merge

I am running Windows 8.1 I am the only user. Well I made the mistake of leaving the homegroup and now I have two profiles. I need to get these profiles to merge. This is causing chaos because now when ...
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Set profile on fileserver but not let other users access the folder

OK, so I want to set the profile path and have it mapped to a drive letter, but I don't want everyone else to be able to access that folder. Just maybe admins and the actual user. ...
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On Windows XP - Change monitor resolution based on which user is logged in?

In Windows XP Professional, each of our family members are listed as icons at startup. Is there a way to have the system change the monitor resolution based on the family member? For example, if ...
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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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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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Change username folder name that 'FIle history' creates in Windows 8

I followed the tutorial from How to rename user folder in Windows 8? on renaming user folder after the user has already logged in. Everything is working great, except, 'File History' tool still ...
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My Documents Redirect, Server no longer available, recover from local cache?

We had a major reshuffle in our company. Servers got 'removed' and domains disconnected. It's a whole mess I'm untangling. One users laptop recently crashed. I can't get it to boot into Windows ...
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Deleted C:/Users when deleting symbolic links, can't login now. [Win7]

Running Windows 7 64-bit. I had symbolic links for C:/Program Files, C:/Program Files (x86), and C:/Users to D:/Program Files, D:/Program Files (x86), and D:/Users, respectively. Tried to solely ...
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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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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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What does a status of “Backup” mean for Windows 7 local user profiles?

Summary: Upon logging on to Windows 7 RTM I get a message that my profile can't be loaded and a temporary user profile is created. I logged off and back on as Administrator. The user profiles ...
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how to report a crash to Google Chrome if I don't want to share certain pieces of my profile?

I need to report an intermittent crash of Google Chrome (stable channel) that I experience several times a week. However I strictly don't to share with Google some pieces of my user profile (certain ...
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Windows 7 black screen at login

I have an HP laptop with two user profiles. My main user profile has started showing me a black screen with a mouse cursor at login which lasts for 2-3 minutes. The other user profile does not have ...
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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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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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Temp profile used when User logs in

One of my users logged into his computer, Windows XP, last night only to be meet with an error message that it could not load his profile and he will be logged in using a temporary profile. Typically ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...