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

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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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How can I change username in Windows 8.1?

Apparently lusrmgr.msc is not available in the Windows 8.1 version I'm using, and thus I can't change my username under the Local Users and Groups tab. I would like to rename my user profile name so ...
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How to add a pre-made profile to gnome terminal

So I just re-installed Ubuntu, but before I did, I grabbed my old gnome-terminal profile. Now I want to put that profile wherever it is that gnome keeps the profiles, so I can select it through the ...
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Favorites Folder(Shell Folder) was set to %USERPROFILE% as its file location in Windows 8.1

I changed the location on all of my personal folders(shell folders), then realized that when browsing for a file from chrome, the favorites menu in the explorer navigation pane was empty. I went to ...
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Mac OS X: Change UID or permissions?

I keep the /Users directory on a separate hard drive, /Volumes/Media. I recently upgraded my main drive via a fresh install from Mavericks to Yosemite. I have two users (not including root): seamus ...
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Problems encountered after new user profile created by Windows 7

I am having an issue with my Windows 7 profile and was hoping somebody can help me sort it out. I am on a domain and the other day after trying to resume after hibernation as I always do, I couldn't ...
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User Profile seems to reset constantly

I have a user on my domain that when she logs out, her profile seems to get removed and recreated. First it was C:\Users\Username, then Username.Domain, then Username.Domain.000, and the numbers kept ...
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Local Profile To Domain Roaming Profile Desktop background black

Intro I've setup a Domain at my house and I want my local profiles to be a Roaming Domain Profile. This is what I did so you guys know all my steps: Let's use the local Profile Pikachu and the ...
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Blank start screen, failing to load outlook pst file. Cannot copy folders from C:\users\myuser

Something is massively broken with my user profile, and I'm struggling to find a fix!! When logged in as "myuser" my start screen is completely blank. Clicking the down arrow and it appears as if ...
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How to workaround when IntelliJ IDEA dumps files in profile and ignores junction?

I'm using Intellij on Windows and when I create a project it dumps a whole load of files into the profile. That's ok - because maven does this too. When maven does this I move the files to another ...
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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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Change Location of Personal Folder

I've set up a VM, where I only allow local user profiles via group policy. If I log in with my domain account, the location of the "Personal"-Folder which is by default "Documents" always points to a ...
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Issues with Temp Profile

I recently had to restore a laptop that was set up incorrectly. After the restore the machine had the trust relationship issue with the domain. I took the machine off the domain and when I came to ...
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I have a ~/.cshrc file that is sourcing another file, which should source an additional file but is not

I recently inherited an administration role for my lab and I'm still fairly new to this... so hopefully this question makes sense. Our system is set up so that one server hosts the data/user ...
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Internet Explorer 10 & 11: Downloading fails after moving user profile; extensions get renamed with underscore;

I face a major problem with Internet Explorer 10 and 11 after moving the user profiles from C:\Users to another partition (namely D:\Users). I followed this (german) tutorial ...
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What is the best way to delete all files in a user profile, without deleting the user profile in Windows 7?

I suppose this has been mentioned before, but the answers are quite inconsistent and might not totally address what I am looking for. I have a user profile created, and I want to delete all types of ...
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Win 7 workstation died. Moved Harddrive to external USB drive and trying to recover to new machine but some profiles are missing

I had a Dell workstation running Win 7 32bit. Motherboard Died. I pulled the harddrive and put into an external USB drive shell. I can access the drive from the NEW machine but the main user profile ...
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Windows 7 Pro temporary profile loading

I have a Windows 7 Pro machine that I recently have set up. I joined the domain and when I attempt to login as a certain user, a temporary profile is loaded. I have followed all of the typical steps ...
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Upgrading primary SSD with user profile on second drive

first time poster looking for some advice. My current setup (Win 7 Pro) consists of a 120Gb SSD as my primary drive with Junctions configured to put my user profile onto a secondary 2Tb HDD. I ...
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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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Ways to get into windows 7 safe mode

Long story short, i own an Asus Zenbook (UX32A) which is running windows 7, the only user on the system has a corrupt profile (user profile service failed the login error). I've researched how to fix ...
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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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Create User Profile Specific Hosts File?

I know that by editing my C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file I can block any site, but I would like to take this a step further. Is it possible to have different version of this file for my ...
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How to rename user and change associated file pathways(Windows 8)

I would like to change my user name and at the same time change file pathways to include the new name. The reason is that the user name I am currently using contains greek letters and that is a ...
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OS X Server legacy support

I've been searching for some time but haven't come across an answer to this seemingly simple question: If you have a Mac server running the latest release (Server App, Yosemite), how old can the OS X ...
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Copying `/Users` on Windows 8 over to another Windows 8 installation to retain settings?

I've got an installation of Windows 8 on a drive that has bad blocks within Windows installation folder or registry. Obviously the drive is on its last leg, however it appears that the files within ...
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Windows 7 Temporary Profiles on New PC's

2 new ASUS Pro laptops, i5, 4GB RAM etc. Windows 7 Professional. Im trying to set them up onto our domain. I ran through the name change and domain join procedure through my computer -> right click ...