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

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Can't login with new local users in windows 10

I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I would like to create a new local admin and remove the administrator privileges from my main user. I created the new user but when I try to login I get ...
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Power Shell script to delete the User profiles from the windows server 2008 r2 to local machine(Windows 7)

I tried the following script on a Windows Server 2008 R2 to delete the User Profiles on a Windows 7 client machine. PS C:\> get-content localcomputer-list.txt | get-userprofile | where {$_.LastUse ...
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Delete User profile older than X days globllay from all the COmputer within domian. Server 2008 R2 [migrated]

I need little help for deleting all the user profile form the Computer within my domain. if user is not logged in to particular computer for Than x Day in my case 60 Days. i have tried with default ...
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How do I set the user profile back to default location?

I changed entries in regedit a couple years ago when I installed a ssd to have my user account on a different drive. That drive is failing and even if I create a new account, the new account ends up ...
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How can I password protect my Outlook profile picture?

Someone is changing my Outlook profile picture without my permission as a joke, and I'm not sure how they're gaining access. I have a Windows login password, and have changed that. How else could ...
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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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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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How to copy user profile to administrator account?

I have created a user 'Admin' when i installed os windows8.1. I used to work with admin user since one year but in some scenario i need a administrator rights.Now i want to work with administrator ...
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Managing a your HOME profile files across multiple machines

What are the some solutions to manage synchronizing your $HOME profile files (.profile, .gdbrc, .vimrc, etc...) across several machines that are not necessarily the same distrib/OS (Debian, RedHat, ...
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What does `/profile` switch of Windows `runas` command exactly load?

The windows runas command has a /profile switch that per help message specifies that the user's profile should be loaded. What does it exactly load? What is understood by user's profile in this ...
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“Run as administrator” failing without message on Windows8.1, but “Run as different user” and consecutive “Run as administrator” working

Run as administrator now is broken the second time for me again after recreating user account locally. Neither on the command line nor via the context menu I can run as programs as an administrator ...
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How to copy user's profile from one terminal desktop to another?

we are using two terminal desktop servers of same versions at work. there is server A and B. Users tend to have only one fully customized user profile only at A or B. We want them to connect to load ...
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Shortcut to “User Profiles” manager under Windows 7

I'm searching, from a long time, to create a shortcut to the "User Profiles" manager. How is it possible? Windows surely has a link behind the button so why could I not get it?
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User Profile Service (Error 1501) Cannot create temporary directory

I believe the problem stems from this issue in my event viewer: Log Name: Application Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service Date: 5/30/2015 3:19:04 PM Event ID: ...
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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 ...
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User preferences (home) vanished after a power outage (Ubuntu + MATE)

After a power outage I've noticed almost nothing in my Ubuntu desktop is as if it was before. My home folder appears to be just fine, as are my desktop files. However, Compiz had no preferences setup ...
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Separate setups of Sublime 3

Is it possible to have two or more different setups of Sublime Text 3? What I mean by that is: I would like to have one Sublime with my Python settings. This includes the packages, theme, ...
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Roaming user profile not loading

I have a user on active directory who has a roaming profile set up. I have the address in the profiles tab like so: However, when I try to login to a computer using the profile, I get a message ...
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How do I transfer a user's Thunderbird profile from Windows to OSX?

I thought this was simply a matter of doing an effective scp -r user@PC:Application\ Data/Roaming/Thunderbird ~/Library/Application\ Support/ and restarting Thunderbird. But when I do this I get this ...
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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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Unable to uninstall dropbox in a roaming profile or to delete data from an existing dropbox

For several years i had a running dropbox installation pointing to a home directory on a network drive associated with my roaming profile in a windows 2012 environment. Some days ago, i realized that ...
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Windows 7 won't create Administrator account

Win7 REFUSES to login to newly created user account, logged in as admin creating 2nd admin account. The account creates fine, but always goes into a "roaming profile" login. Have deleted, and ...
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On ssh connection console is looking different with different users. Why?

There are two users on my remote machine. One is olduser, another one is newuser. Olduser ssh console is working and looking differently than newuser connection. There are two folders for each user in ...
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Windows 8.1 reverts to brand new user profile upon every reboot

I'm having a strange problem with a brand new machine that I just installed Windows 8.1 Pro on. The machine is connected to a domain and I logon with a domain account. Every time I reboot, the ...
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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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How to change default user directory to a different drive in Windows 7

How do you change default user directory to a different drive in Windows 7? I need a comprehensive recipe to change all of the followings. Default directory where future user folders are created. ...
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Cannot log into migrated Apple OSX 10.6 user profiles

The problem: I cannot log into either of two migrated profiles on an OSX 10.6 system What I did: I'm rebuilding an OSX 10.6 system for someone due to a failing disk. The old disk was unbootable but ...
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How to switch to a non-visible profile/person in chrome?

I created a 9th profile/person in chrome and want to switch to it. The problem is that I can't see it in the Switch person window. How can I switch to the invisible 9th person/profile? See ...
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HP laptop with windows 7

I am getting the message "The User Profile Service failed the logon" for my only admin account. All fixes I can find require an admin account or admin permission, which I cannot do due to the error. ...
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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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Can I use EFS to encrypt the user directory?

I want to know if doing so would prevent windows from logging in to the user or not, has anyone tried to encrypt the user profile folder or the windows folder?
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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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Reuse Windows user local account settings, export them as back up

I installed Windows 8.1 on completely formatted HDD. I spent about 1 hour to tune is the way I like it. Now, I want that all new user accounts I create on this laptop will be derived from the user ...
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how to surpress “protocol handler” pop up for anonymous\incognito chrome?

I'm running an automation on mac and on ubunto (using cucumber, selenium web driver, junit) during the automation I click a link with non http protocol an "External protocol request" popup appears. ...
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Accidentally moved Windows “My Videos” system folder to the %Userprofile% folder. Now it can't be renamed?

While moving some user folders from one harddrive back to the "default" location, I accidentally set the "My Videos" folder to be c:\Users[userprofile] I managed to fix the Registry to rename the "My ...
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What Chrome data is kept in which files in the profile folder?

I am trying to uncover anything useful from my corrupted Chrome profile (as Chrome doesn't sync a lot of things, like extensions local data, etc.) and I'm not sure what I should or should not copy. ...
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After recovery to restore point, Windows 7 missing pinned items and favorites

I believe a recent windows update was interrupted. The next day, I could not logon and was presented with the error "User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded". I ...
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Synced dropbox files on corrupt profile (Windows 7) [duplicate]

I recently encountered an error that my Windows 7 user profile was corrupt. After unsuccessfully trying many fixes I conceded to start a new profile afresh. After doing so (and thinking that I fully ...
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Migrate local profile to domain profile on same computer in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have found variations on this, but not this specific one. I have had a local account on my laptop for some time, which has just been joined to the company domain. I am a local admin, but not a ...
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Cannot delete user profile created on Windows Server 2008

I created an account on Windows Server. But the problem comes when i want to delete the user profile. I have tried deleting it from Control Panel -> Advanced Settings -> Users -> Delete the profile. ...
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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 can I protect my data from certain apps in Windows 7?

UAC helps protect the system from getting trashed by non-privileged apps. But how can I protect my data from getting trashed or misused by apps? Example 1: An app silently modifies the tags in all my ...
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Recover user profile after sysprep

So here are my user accounts: The last profile with the lock on it is the new profile that windows is booting from now. The other one is my previous profile that I had before running sysprep. My ...
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New Chrome profile: how can I migrate all browser data from one profile to another?

I've had a good look for about an hour on this and have come up blank. Apologies in advance if I'm wasting everybody's time with an elementary question. Running Windows 7. I've created a new Chrome ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium automatically creates user profile on logon

On logon of the system, Windows 7 Home Premium automatically creates a new user profile with a pre-determined name. When I deleted the profile and create a new profile with that name and then reboot ...
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Can I change the icon used to identify profiles in Google Chrome web browser?

I'd like to make the profile icons in chrome more meaningful. E.g. a pic of the profile's user, my company's logo for my work profile.
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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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How do I force Windows 7 to create a new domain profile with same name as an existing one?

I had a corrupt user profile (let's call it bob) affecting xslx files for Excel on a Windows 7 Pro x64 workstation. I verified that the issue was not present on other profiles on the same machine. I ...
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How to speed up preparing desktop of a new user in windows 7

We have a conference room computer that is used my many different people. As such every time someone new logs in it takes as much as 10 minutes from login to responsive desktop. Once the user logs ...
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How do I start Chrome using a specified “user profile”?

I use the new built-in "Users" feature of Chrome to switch between Home/Work accounts easily. However, Chrome remembers the "last" user profile you had selected when launching new windows. This is a ...