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

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How to implement a secure personal web browser on an office PC?

My employer has a thankfully enlightened view regarding web usage during working hours and I would prefer to remain signed into my own personal web pages that I will view during quiet periods or ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I limit other (administrator) users access to my profile?

We in our club have a computer with Windows 7 Professional that every club member may use. And everyone has their own separate account. Those accounts have to have administrator priveleges since I ...
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Can I restore one of my user's profiles in Vista?

My youngest daughter uses my 4 year old laptop, which has Windows Vista installed. Somehow she got some Trojan (Vista Internet Security). (I'd love to know how that happened, seeing as how she is a ...
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Profile not loaded correctly (Cannot access registry)

Every so often, I log on and get the Following Message: User profile was not loaded correctly. You have been logged on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you ...
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Where did the “All Users” folder from XP go in Windows 7?

I'd like to place some files in a folder that shows up on all user's desktop on a machine. What do I need to know about the differences between Win7 and XP to do this? Is this still possible?
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Missing Profiles in Ubuntu User

I've got a zen slice running Ubuntu. I set the thing up as root and had "normal" bash and vim profiles, however the new users I've created for myself and others have no profiles. I've tried copying ...
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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 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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What information is stored in NTUSER.dat on Windows XP?

What information is stored in the registry hive NTUSER.dat? Please try to be specific and avoid answers like "user settings."
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how to remotely open an URL in Firefox in a specific profile?

I have several instances of Firefox with several different profiles running. Among them profiles with the names "software" and "test". I am trying to open an URL from a bash script to have it open in ...
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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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Make Google chrome with specific user profile as default browser

Is it possible to set Google chrome with a custom user profile as the default browser? When I set google chrome as the default browser, it picks the "default" user profile as against the custom one I ...
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How do I fix a Mac OSX Profile call to missing /usr/local/bin directory?

Somehow, possibly in-between installing RVM and MacPorts, I get an error message whenever I open up my terminal in Snow Leopard that complains that I have an invalid identifier in my bash export. I've ...
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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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How to fix corrupted Administrator account or create new admin account in Vista

I have a Windows Vista system whose profile seems to have been corrupted. Many solutions indicate that you create another admin account, log in as that account, and delete the offending profile ...
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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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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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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/7 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 folders ...