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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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Unload User Data in Windows 10

How can I totally unload User Data Session when I sign out, restart or shutdown my PC in Windows 10? Because I always have continuously error recorded in event viewer every time I sign out from my ...
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Windows 10 Administrator account has been disabled. Please see your system administrator [duplicate]

I recently had a problem after installing Windows 10 which required me to start in Safe Mode to rectify it. Since this I can no longer "restart" and the only screen that comes up is: Administrator ...
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How can I reset a Windows 7 Guest account?

I managed to kill my computer's Guest acccount by deleting stuff from its %appdata% folder. I can't log in as Guest successfully. How can I reset the whole profile to a clean state?
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How to deleting user data in Windows 7 on shutdown or start up

I want to make it so a user account is fresh every time someone logs on but I want to keep the desktop background,start menu,and the tool bar. How would I do this? I tried deleting the user profile ...
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encrypt a drive where the users profiles are on

I've installed win10 so that the profiles are on d: I would like to encrypt d: , but if I use bitlocker, I'm nomore able to login after that. Is there a way to handle this, and let windows decrypt ...
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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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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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Elevation: Accquiring the Admin Token in Administrator vs Standard Accounts in Windows

I've recently been confused by how UAC works between Standard accounts and Administrator accounts, As we all know, when UAC is turned on, UAC allows Standard Accounts or Administrator accounts in ...
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Missing old HDD Firefox profile after installing windows 10 on SSD

I had a PC with Windows 8 installed that had Firefox. I decided to upgrade it to SSD, and to install Windows 10 fresh (not as upgrade) to the SSD. The install went smoothly, with one (possibly ...
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Accidentally deleted user profiles on Windows 7 - can't log on with other users now

I did a horrible mistake about 2 days ago; I was thinking of cleaning up my PC, so I thought of emptying the user profiles' folders. There were also some users whose accounts I'd already deleted, so I ...
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1answer
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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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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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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 prevent a Firefox parental add-on from being bypassed by editing files in the profile directory or creating a new profile?

FoxFilter is an add-on for Firefox that is supposed to provide parental control. However, I found the add-on to be easily bypassable in at least three ways: By running the Firefox profile manager ...
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Transfer user profile from Windows 10 to Windows 7

I'm trying to consolidate some computers, I've got one for myself (win7) and my wife (win10) and would like to copy profiles from the windows 10 box to the windows 7. There are other questions (e.g. [...
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How can I Transfer Google Chrome's Data and Settings to another Google Account?

I use Google Chrome and I have 100s of bookmarks, history, search preferences, search engines, extensions, and apps installed. I want to have a new Google account, and I need to move everything from ...
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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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Load old profile with the same user on new domain (the domain name is the same with previous one)

Our domain server was crashed. We run a new domain server with the previous domain name. And create the same users. But when we log in it creates new profile, we have around 100 pcs, and it's hard to ...
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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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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 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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My account is in administrators group, but doesn't honor permissions for administrators group on remote share?

I am on a home network and not using a domain controller. My username is in the administrators group and I have UAC turned on. I have a share on a network computer that has certain rights for users of ...
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The translation of a user-shell-folder is lost

In a Dutch installation of Windows-10 I had originally correct Dutch names for the user-shell folders like 'Documents' and 'Pictures', ie. in Dutch 'Documenten' and 'Afbeeldingen'. Unfortunately I ...
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Can I get into an “abandoned” user profile on windows 7 without the password?

I'm using my wife's old PC since she got a MAC several years ago. She has lost an important file that may be in her old user profile on my (her old) computer, but she has no idea what her password was....
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How can I keep user account settings across multiple computers?

I work with a team of around 15 people, all on different shifts. There are 5 different computers running Windows 10 where we work, and we use different machines from shift to shift, depending on which ...
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Windows 7 Logged on with a temporary profile

I'm having a problem where after power faliure during a reboot Windows says there's a problem with the user profile and logs me in to a temporary one. This happens both with my personal account and ...
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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 to store users under E:\Documents and Settings instead of C:\ in XP

I know it is an outdated topic, but still I need a help on this. In XP, how do I store users under E:\Documents and Settings instead of C:\? I have been trying many methods, but nothing works. The ...
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how to copy properties from one google chrome user to another on OSX

I'm a big user of chrome (switch person) feature: i'm also a heavy user of chrome's custom search engines so it's very common for me to have like 100 different search engines for a specific ...
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Understand structure of Chrome User Profile data to Transfer to new PC/ OS & avoid Settings corruption Error?

Older answers are not working so I'm including things that may work in pieces. Chrome Version: 44.0.2403.155 m - 44.0.2403.157 m I used to be able to copy entire Chrome User Profile\Default from OS ...
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Profile was replaced when I signed on to my Microsoft account

I am trying to set up my mom's computer. It is running Win 10 upgraded from Win 7. I created a standard profile for her and named it Joxxxxxxx. I was went to Windows Store to get some programs/apps ...
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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 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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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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Should I copy ntuser.dat when I move a user profile?

When I copy a user profile from one hard drive to another one (I'm replacing the HDD), do I need to copy ntuser.dat and ntuser.ini ? I'm asking because I wonder if it doesn't contain the user's ...
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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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Using WIndows 7 SR1

I work in a company that does net support for 20 different schools. While working on accounts I might log my "test" computer in 10 different domains in one day. After a few days a login goes from ...
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Lost files while deleting users [duplicate]

I was trying to stop the need to login every time my screen went to sleep using Windows 10. I did not succeed, what I did do however was to delete my main user profile that contained all of my ...
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Secondary hard drive contains exact copy of my user profile

I'm running Windows 10 version 1511 (build 10586.63). Windows is installed on my SSD (drive C:) and my hard drive (F:) is used for holding various data. This evening I noticed that drive F: contains -...
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How do I change the home directory name in Windows 10? [duplicate]

In Windows 10, when you create an account using your Windows Live ID, your home directory name is a truncated version of your e-mail address. For instance, for a hypothetical drseuss@live.com, the ...
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Is there any way to change %USERPROFILE% for one application only?

Well my question is just what is says in the title: I have a application that seems to have charset conversion issues with my %USERPROFILE% directory. Is there any way to change the location of %...
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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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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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How to rename the User folder to default Microsoft-account folder-name in Windows 10?

I installed Windows 10 on one of my PCs when the machine was offline. So Windows created a local account. Later when that device went online, I linked it with my Microsoft account, but now that ...
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Windows 7: Migrate user profile to another computer manually

Here is simple task I'm trying to achieve: I need to migrate user profile from old PC to new PC. What I got: Hard drive from old Windows 7 PC New Windows 7 PC I can't use Windows Easy Transfer ...
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Can I unlink my Windows (8-10) computer user profile from my hotmail account?

When I got my computer, Windows basically demanded that I put in my hotmail account information. I have now upgraded to Windows 10. I would like to know if it is possible to now unlink my Windows ...
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User Profile Service Failed User Profile Could Not Be Loaded on Windows 10

I've upgraded to Windows 10 in the last few weeks, and I had to update some drivers to get things working. Aside from that, it has been great. Now I am trying to create a new user via the Settings ...
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Windows cannot find the local profile

My computer was infected and the damage was almost completely removed. The only problem that persists is that my local profile on Windows XP is corrupted. When I try to log on, I get the following ...
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make NTFS Junction system hidden on Windows

I'm trying to migrate my user profile to a separate partition an I've got to the point of adding the compatibility system Junctions to the new profile. However I don't want to see them in my profile ...