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

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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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fix Windows 7 corrupted user profile, without destroying settings?

I have read countless answers about corrupted user profiles, which all suggest re-creating a new profile and copying user files. I am looking for an alternative solution. I have a Windows 7 Home ...
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Persistent mapping of folders per Windows user?

We have a legacy application that lives in C:\APP, which is hard coded to look only in that directory for its config. The current setup is that there's a central server which is essentially a ...
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Windows 8.1, Domain Users logging into Mandatory Profile, skip Welcome screen, activity not saved

We currently use computers on domain and are used to Windows 7. We have a group of new computers which we would like to create a Mandatory Profile for, and have domain users login to this specific ...
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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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Chrome User Data profiles - Is deleting the User Data will delete all personal data I had on the computer I used and will leave no trace?

When at work, I used to login to Chrome sync so my bookmarks, extensions, saved passwords, histories, etc. are available to me. When Im done, I used to sign out from chrome to delete my saved data, ...
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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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deleting a user local profile in Win 7

Does deleting a user local profile in win 7, also delete MS Office files stored in the My Documents folder on C drive? I deleted a local profile and now user calims he is missing files in C: My ...
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Launch Google Chrome into new User Manager on startup

Recently, Google has introduced a new User Manager feature on the desktop versions of Chrome. It looks a little something like this As my parents have to deal with multiple Google accounts, instead ...
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Windows XP User Environment

I get message upon log-in "Windows cannot find the local profile." I get logged in using a temporary profile and all changes are lost upon exit. How can I log into my local profile?
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How to ensure specific Firefox Profile opens HTML extension file?

WinXP 64bit; Have Multiple Firefox Profiles, each running multiple tabs & windows, on specific topic/purpose Sometimes these tabs run in hundreds, adding to increased load & exit delay (+ ...
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Will upgrading to Windows 8 replace my corrupted user profile?

After a bit of structured troubleshooting I found out that my Windows 7 x64 user profile is corrupted. (Which leads to me being unable to print from Word or PDFs as well as denies me the usage of the ...
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Rename the user profile dir name in Windows 8 to the correct username, in a silent way?

When I log for first time in Windows 8 this is my user folder: C:\Users\Administrador.ELEKTRO-PC The computername is appended to the username (lol), but the real username is this: Administrador ...
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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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Windows 8.1 on 2 drive accessible from first?

I'll explain this as well as I can. I've got a SSD 250GB and Sata3 HDD 500GB. I'm using windows 8.1 SSD has main profile login via E-mail (Used for gaming and general use) HDD will be used for ...
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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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How do I find the Hex Values that I need to use for the thread below?

In this thread How to hide drive for specific users in Windows 7? it talks about how you can hide drive letters for specific users. I am trying to follow Nathan Hinkle's answer but I am at a wall ...
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Win7 loses PATH from user profile

Recently, a very weird thing started to happen that has not happened before: Suddenly, from out of nothing Windows 7 & "forgets" the part from PATH from the user profile. As can be seen on the ...
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Using Environment Variables in an AD Profile Path

When I set a profile in an AD object, I need to use a predefined environment variable, %BUILDID%. So the path would be \SVR-STAFF\Profiles$\%BUILDID%\Administrator.v2 ... But the path doesn't work. ...
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keeping local profile a different domain user

My question is about how to log in to a machine with a (newly joined) domain user account, while keeping the local user's settings/profile which have been established by the previous domain user ...
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Windows 7 x64 %userprofile% and %username% are wrong

2 days ago my PC was fine, no issues. I turned my password off so I could send my PC in to my dad's office so he could plug it in and I could download stuff remotely from my phone (the office has a ...
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Chromium: profile from a newer version cannot be used: error

It says that my profile is from an earlier version of Chromium. It even opens 3 or 4 windows with this message: That cannot be: I use this solution to constantly update the browser. As of today ...
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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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Windows 8.1 - Howto copy user profile?

In Windows 7 I was able to copy user profiles by renaming the C:\User\userprofile folder to "Default" and then copy the temporary "Default" profile to any other existing profile in System -> User ...
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Windows 7 profile loads without user desktop and applications

Windows 7 profile loads without user desktop and applications that are normally listed in all programs. It is not possible to launch CMD, task manager. user only has the option to log off. Hope you ...
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How can I tell if somebody is logged in with Temp Profile?

I have a user that is logged on but i dont think that their profile has loaded properly. I click on the start menu and it shows the correct username, but im wondering is there a way (once im logged ...
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How to Lock A Remote PC for Not to be logged by users

After the restart Remote PC, we need to run a VBScript on Remote PC before Users log in. Becuase sometimes, users log in and VBScript doesnt work properly :( So Remote PC must be locked by us. How can ...
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Is there a script "to log remote users off and after log them off to delete their profiles?

I found 6 simple scripts (.bat and .vbs) for remote pcs (Win XP and 7) to Clean Profile properly and faultlessly: Script: sending Ping to check Remote PC On or Off (.bat) Script: checking who logged ...
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Does replacing chrome User Data with my own - works without leaving any trace behind? Where else chrome writes data outside of User Data folder?

Does replacing Chrome User Data with my own - works without leaving any trace behind? Where else chrome writes data outside of User Data folder? I used to start office work by removing chrome User ...
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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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Why is Mavericks loading the wrong profile the first time I login?

I'm on an iMac which was recently upgraded to OSX 10.9.1 Mavericks. There are two users accounts, which both use it regularly. It only happens with one of the accounts: After a clean start-up, when I ...
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How do I create a local user in Windows 8.1?

I'm trying to create a new local user in Windows 8.1 x64. This user will be used to host an IIS app pool and connect to a SQL Server instance. However, when I try to start the app pool or login with ...
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Changing settings on user profile basis instead of whole server on Windows 2003 Terminal Server

Im trying to setup our terminal server (if possible) to have settings set on a profile basis not the whole server. For example we have an intranet page that is accessible on the T/S. One set of ...
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My PC is slow after moving Windows 7 profile to SD card [closed]

So I just moved my entire User profile to an 8gd SD card to avoid unnecessary hits on my HDD (my previous HDD died out of spindle failure , so this was a safe than a sorry step) Now , entire Cache, ...
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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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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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Vista fails to load user profile if i dont choose user account quickly

i know this question is kind of vague, but here´s what i know. When i turn on the computer and the user account selection screen shows up, if I choose a user right away everything works properly. But ...
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How to clone a User Profile? [duplicate]

I have a Windows user profile all setup with all settings the way I want them. I want to copy the entire configured profile to a new user account. How can I do that on Windows?
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After changing the location of special folders in Windows, Windows still uses the old location for some things

I have my OS installed on a solid state drive, but all my files are on a separate hard drive. To do this, I have changed the location of all of the special folders (Desktop, Documents, Pictures, etc.) ...
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Cannot access the User files in older Windows Partition

I have a single hard drive with two partitions - C:(187GB) and D:(30 GB). My laptop came with windows 7 pre-installed on C: drive. Recently something went wrong and the only solution was to reinstall ...
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How can I move the location of ntuser files

I am trying to use cygwin as the default terminal on Windows 7. I have changed the home directory to my user directory. ntuser files just fill up the prompt whenever I 'ls' with ntuser files. Is it ...
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Windows 8.1 - Failed Symbolic Link Caused Windows To Be Unable To Log In

I was needing to have my Users folder on my Hard Dive instead of my SSD where my Operating System is. However, after following the answer provided by @2mc56 on a Microsoft Community question, I was ...
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Windows XP user name changed to USERNAME.COMPUTERNAME, now account is back to defaults

I'm helping a friend with their Lenovo laptop running WinXP, SP3. We had done some updates, ran Microsoft Security Essentials, and cleaned off something called arcaadewebfirefox.dll that I thought ...
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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 to keep/back up my entire Firefox profile, including the saved passwords

I am using Ubuntu, and I need to reinstall it. I have tons of sites for which Firefox manages my access credentials. How do I back it up and reattach it to the Firefox installation I'll have after I ...
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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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Why would one user not have permission to run explorer.exe until after a different user had?

User profiles on a win7 box I have the displeasure of administrating all got corrupted (windows would create a default fallback profile on each login). I created a new profile (an administer) and ...
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How can I limit the usage time for an user profile in Windows?

I have 4 kids so the battle for time on the living room computer never ceases, I am also implementing an attempt at some level of control over how much time the kids get based on their behavior etc ...
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Windows 8.1 User left the homegroup and now I have 2 profiles and I ned the info to merge

I am running Windows 8.1 I am the only user. Well I made the mistake of leaving the homegroup and now I have two profiles. I need to get these profiles to merge. This is causing chaos because now when ...
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Set profile on fileserver but not let other users access the folder

OK, so I want to set the profile path and have it mapped to a drive letter, but I don't want everyone else to be able to access that folder. Just maybe admins and the actual user. ...