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

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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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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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Installing messaging software displays error 1324 invalid character

Trying to install Reuters Messaging software onto a windows 7 pc we receive the error message Error 1324: The folder path 'My Documents' contains an invalid character We've tried installing the ...
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Easy ways to copy user settings across multiple Ubuntu installations?

I have my Ubuntu profiles at several PCs: desktop at home, laptop, 2 computers at work. It starts bothering me to re-tune the same things on each computer I work at. When I start working with another ...
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What steps should be taken to clean a pc when moving to a new job?

What steps should be taken to clean a pc when moving to a new job? I don't want to leave behind any personal information on my work computer.
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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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Migrating user files, docs, etc. between XP machines

In 'moving' from one machine to another, I have backed up desktop, my documents, and .pst files. Am I missing anything significant, considering the user only really used Office and the browser?
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How do you lock specific folders in Windows 7 without having to specify user privileges?

I have an external hard drive hooked up to my Windows 7 machine, and I would like to lock a folder with a password so that nobody can access it through my computer (or any other USB-connected machine) ...
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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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Script to move specific user folders in Windows 7

When I install Windows Vista/7, I move some of my user folders onto a new partition (i.e. Documents, Musics, Pictures, etc.). This does not include moving the whole User directory, just some of the ...
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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 ...
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My Vista user profile disappeared this morning. Why?

As usual I left my computer running overnight. This morning I turned on the monitor to see a default Vista user account instead of my own profile. But the Start menu showed that it was logged in as my ...
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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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Problems with Vista loading a temporary user profile

I'm having a problem in Vista. My machine has four users, one for each of us in the house. Whenever a user logs in before me, they log out, and then I log in, Vista loads a temporary profile for me. ...
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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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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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How do I delete a user profile on a Windows 7 machine that is part of a domain?

How can I delete the local user profile on a Windows 7 machine that is connected to a Windows Server 2008 domain? DelProf doesn't seem to exist on Windows 7.
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Corrupt Vista Account - With a twist

I have a Windows Vista system whose profile seems to have been corrupted. Many solutions seem to indicate that you create another admin account, log in as that account, and delete the offending ...
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Any browser that can let a user switch between Google or Yahoo or Facebook accounts quickly?

Let's say we keep one gmail account for work and one for private emails. Or one Facebook account for our personal use and another one for trying different apps. We can open two browsers and then ...
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sudo unable to write to /etc/profile

I am following the instructions on this site for Grails installation, but am not able to write to /etc/profile like it instructs. sudo echo ‘JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun’ >> /etc/profile ...
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How do I set the same profile to every user on a domain?

I need to set the user variables and settings for every user in a domain when configuring the workstation for a client. The setting preferences are: Advanced performance options - Visual effects ...
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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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Problem loading user profile on Windows 7

I'm having a strange problem on two of my home 64-bit Windows 7 machines. About 75% of the time when I boot from a cold start, my profile fails to load. The event viewer gives me this error: ...
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I want to create a versioned profile directory on WinXP. Is a DVCS the best way to do that?

I want my Windows XP profile directory (C:\Documents and Settings\) to be versioned, like with Vista Shadow Copies. What's the best way to accomplish this? Would putting the whole thing under a DVCS ...
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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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How to have more than 1 addons set installed on a single windows account?

I'd like to have different addons set enabled when I'm using firefox for every day internet browsing and different addons set when I'm using firefox as web development tool. Is there any painless way ...
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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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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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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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Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition

When I format the computer and reinstall Windows, my first step is move the "my documents" folder to another partition. In Windows XP it wasn't enough because the desktop folder and another user ...