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How do I change the User Profile location in Windows 10?

The default location for User Profiles are C:\Users. I would like to move this location to another drive (i.e. D:\Users). I've already been able to customize the library locations, however there are ...
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explorer.exe, windows 10 slow login with one user

I have 3 users on my computer using Windows 10. One of them recently became slow to login (6 seconds instead of 2). I looked in event viewer and both users have the same history when loging in. It ...
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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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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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How to create a Win 8 User using an existing user profile

I've installed a new SSD and am re-paving my system with Windows 8.1. My Windows 7 system was run with the \Users directory redirected to my second drive (which I assigned the drive letter U: to). So ...
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After a repair/chkdsk, all NTFS junction points are gone

I've been repairing a Windows 7 64-bit installation. In the process, the Windows partition was subjected to several rounds of automatic repair, chkdsk, sfc, even a volume shrink. Long story. Anyway, ...
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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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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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Windows 7 logon failure- User ID and password appears to expire over weekend

In September, a user was upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7. We are in a corporate setting, so, we are on a network. This user previously had NO issues logging onto her laptop or the network. ...
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Delete Windows 7 cached credentials for all the users

I know how to delete my profile's cached credentials. The issue comes when theres is a user that get locked out again and again due to a credential cached within another user profile. If you go to ...
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Setting the picture password in windows 10 never applies

I've set the picture password on windows 10 but at the log in screen I never see the picture, I am only able to log in with the password or the PIN. Local account, not on a domain.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to cleanup mangled/nested win8 user folders

I aborted an ssd drive scan by System Mechanic badly (not System Mechanic's fault), my default user profile got messed up, I created a new one, and now I have several user profiles. The User Folders ...
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Recovering Windows 8 folder C:\Users\my_user

I had a problem with a bug on windows 8 where it is stuck in an automatic repair loop. I tried all possible solutions without success. Many ppl are facing the same problem. I tried many checkups and ...
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New command-line path not set after transferring configuration to new user profile

Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, 64-bit. I was having a problem with my user when using a program called Hugin, which, I think was due to the fact that I had a user name containing an "&", i.e. ...
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Reinstalling Windows 7 and Re-attach Users directory

I have followed the many guides on how to separate my OS from my data files. I have Windows 7 installed on C: and my "Users" directory installed on D: with a Junction from C:\Users -> D:\Users. My ...
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Windows XP SP3 user profile issue

The machine is Windows XP SP3, and according to them, the machine was reset (appears factory reset) after dealing with their ISP to upgrade their router. The represenitive connected and did something ...
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Merging (Using the Same) User Profile for both XP and 7

I am currently dual-booting Windows XP and Windows 7. Each OS has its own user folders (\Documents and Settings\(All Users | Bob Bobson, etc.) in XP, and \ProgramData | \Users\Bob Bobson, etc. in 7). ...
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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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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 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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Default Profile

How can I set the default profile to be loaded on a bash login? My system was loading my user profile instead of the system one. I had it working properly and seemed to have accidentally broken it ...
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Set DefaultAccount for another user?

I have a small problem where most programs do not work because the profile path has Cyrillic characters which Windows 10 finds "invalid". I can't change the profile name using registry hacks because ...
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Associate existing user profile folder with new account

I'm trying to create a new standard user in Windows, generate its user profile folder, then load that user's registry hive and modify some registry settings for the new user. This works, but as soon ...
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Can not synchronize Notes.app on the mobile profile user

In my company we are using the mac os x server to setup user mobile user profiles on some Mac OS X, and the users needs that only the notes written on Notes.app to migrate to every machine the user ...
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Windows 7 all profile IE add-in

We run some software that requires an IE add-in and a small bit of software (including .net) to be installed. The problem is if a new user comes onto the PC we have to re-install all of the add-ins ...
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Proper way to transfer user profile from Win 8.1 to Win 10?

I am replacing some of my coworker's computers. The old computers have Windows 8.1 and the new computers have Windows 10. In the past when both computers had Windows 8.1 I would just copy the entire ...
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User gets logged on with temporary profile - Windows 2012 R2 RDS

We have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS running as a virtual machine. From time to time, no specific shedule identifiable, a user session will be redirected to a temporary profile. Whenever this happens we ...
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Files are inaccessible because a temporary account is used, how to fix?

I can't access my files. Each time I login it says "you have been logged in with a temporary account. You can't access your files". Its really disturbing can't do anything with my laptop.
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How can I reset the User Profile location in Chrome to the default?

I thought I'd speed up my PC by moving all my browser caches over to my new RAMDisk. For Chrome I modified the shortcut so that it passed in the override flag when launching the executable. ...
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What (specifically) happens when you have Win7 move default user folders?

In C:\Users\Myself, I right-click on Videos folder, select "location" tab, click "Move" button, and enter "D:\Videos" as new location; then confirm that this location is added to the Videos library ...
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Profile name changed on Windows 8.1, mess with folders

I bought a new computer few days ago, with Windows 8.1 as OS. After years using Linux distros, I had to create a user profile. So I signed up with an old Hotmail profile and the profile created was ...
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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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“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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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 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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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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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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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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User Profile Service failed the logon after unplugging non-OS drive with “Users” folder

I have used this article to move my C:\Users directory and everything inside of it to another physical disk: http://lifehacker.com/5467758/move-the-users-directory-in-windows-7 As per article, I move ...
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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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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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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 ...