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

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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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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 ...
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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 ...