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

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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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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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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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Moving users folder on Windows 7 to another partition

Question based on this answer. I want to do it like that, but I'm installing Windows 7 afresh. Can anyone provide the exact steps to follow?
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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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Windows7 corrupted profile - prevention exists?

I have dedicated Windows7 (not on domain) virtual machine for overnight automation testing. Some commands (mySQLdump, tscon.exe) must be run under administrator account. Last week administrator ...
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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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Is moving all the user folders to an encrypted directory enough?

In Windows 7, is it enough to move all the subfolders of c:\Users\Username\ to an encrypted file system to have all the important information, like Firefox, Chrome and Intenet Explorer passwords, ...
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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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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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Where in the user profile are the Firefox search engine choices stored?

We have a large number of user profiles that were created on Ubuntu 10.04 and they had access to Google as a choice in the search bar and Google was the provider for queries typed into the super bar. ...
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How do I change the username and the userprofile path of a domain user?

I have run into an issue with a piece of software we are using where users with a single quote ' in their name is causing the application to crash. I contacted support for the application and they ...
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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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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 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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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 can I remove 1 user name remember in IE

I am using IE 6 on Windows XP. IE remembers my 4 of my login names to my google account. Is it possible for me to just remove 1 login name and password that remembered by IE and keep the rest in tact? ...
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User Folder/Desktop path getting reset after Windows Explorer crashed

So my laptop was screwy this morning, mozy Home backup froze up and when tryign to kill the process, Windows Explorer crashed along with it. Windows 7 tried to do its normal recover, which went ok, ...
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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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How to selectively load device drivers in Windows 7

I sometimes hook up my laptop to a regular keyboard and mouse set. These require drivers that I don't want loaded when I'm using my laptop's own keyboard and touchpad. So... Can I tell Windows 7 to ...
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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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Hide folder from other users in XP?

Is there a way we can have user specific folders in XP that other users cannot access or use?. Thanx edit:I have my drives in fat32 filesystem.
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Changing the user folder in Windows 7

I know this could be a duplicate, but let me explain. Let's say I want C:\Users\Me to be a link to E:\me. Like the other question says, I tried doing mklink /d C:\Users\Me E:\me. However, I get a ...
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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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How do you change the location of the “location of configuration files” in foobar2000

Gentlepeep, I'm aware that you can change the general "location of configuration files" under the General Option of preferences. My requirement is this: My User Profile folder by default points to ...
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After changing the location of special folders in Windows, Windows still uses the old location for some things

I have my OS installed on a solid state drive, but all my files are on a separate hard drive. To do this, I have changed the location of all of the special folders (Desktop, Documents, Pictures, etc.) ...
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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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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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New user profile cannot run explorer.exe after transferring data from old profile why?

User profile on a win7 64 Ultimate got corrupted (and windows would create a default fallback profile on each login). I created a new profile (an administer) and transfered exiting profile files into ...
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Windows 8.1 - Howto copy user profile?

In Windows 7 I was able to copy user profiles by renaming the C:\User\userprofile folder to "Default" and then copy the temporary "Default" profile to any other existing profile in System -> User ...
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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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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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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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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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Remote Desktop Connection: Slow network connection

I am based in Hongkong. I have a Windows Virtual Desktop Installation in New York City. When I connect using Remote Desktop Connection, I see this message box. What is the impact of either choice? ...
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Installing web plugin for all users

I have conference rooms that are used for teleconferencing, but every time a new person logs into the room's computer they have to install the plugin (Blue Jeans video conferencing). We use Internet ...
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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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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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Configuring .profile for use across multiple servers

I have a home directory that is mounted to several CentOS servers simultaneously, part of an OpenGrid cluster. Most of these server nodes are configured identically, so my personal configurations in ...
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Workstation loses display (text and icon) sizes

We have a few users who have to make their text and icons 150% larger and they have the problem that when someone else logs into their workstation the values of this zoom are changed back to the ...
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Create Windows 8 User From Linux Environment

I have a dual boot laptop with Win8 + Ubuntu installed on 2 separate partitions. Yesterday, as a result of a series of tweaking and things I shouldn't have been doing, I'm facing the evil user profile ...
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user's home folders, best method? (Windows/AD)

Im doing a Active Directory cleanup, as well as cleaning up the file sever serving the corporate shares. I have always used the method of opening up the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC. ...
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How can I make a user template for OSX which automatically makes user folders on a separate partition?

I have setup a default user template on a computer which I am building an Image for our fleet of Macbook Retinas. We are using 10.8 and I have created the default user and moved it to the ...
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Windows 7 user profile resetted at each login

After uninstalling and reinstalling a (buggy) software I'm working on, the following has happened: When I rebooted and logged in the first time, the whole of my Users folder was wiped out: ...
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What is keeping me on 'Preparing your desktop…' after my Windows 7 parition migration?

Here's the situation: I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 dual booting on one 120gb ssd. I recently purchased a 240gb ssd and wanted to migrate both of those partitions to this new one. I used Gparted ...
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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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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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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 ...