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using junctions and moving the Recycle Bin to the right partition

I have got two partitions on a PC running Windows XP: C: system partition D: data partition Usually every user has got his user profile on C:\Documents and Settings\<user> But I have moved ...
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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 modify Chromium's default data directory?

I believe I somehow messed up my user profile directories with my Chromium installation. Every time I launch Chromium, it tells me: Chromium cannot read and write to its data directory: ...
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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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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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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 repair windows user profile after interrupted backup

I interrupted windows 7 backup, so after reboot, windows load in temp profile, in list of user's profiles, it marks like a archiving profile. Deleting profile status in reestr don't work. How to ...
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Temporary profile instead of my regular one

I have windows-7 OS laptop connected to Domain, after installation it worked for a few weeks. Now, after logging it shows users logged in with temporary profile. My original desktop and My Documents ...
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Is there a way to manage browser [chrome] session cookies with a fast toggle for multiple users?

I feel I should go into more detail. My wife and I share a laptop and browse email. Currently we keep coming back to each others gmail accounts, having to log out and log back in. Are there any ...
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Delete and replace folder within %username% structure

I'm trying to clean up our Office Templates directory as it's gotten a bit overcrowded and needs a bit of a trim. I've initially written a batch file to copy the Templates directory and its contents ...
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How do I restore a delete windows 7 cached profile?

I deleted the wrong profile in Windows 7 and now I need to recover it.
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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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Broken %APPDATA%

I managed to break my %APPDATA% folder, by moving my user area from one hard drive to another. I just moved (rightclick, move) the [Username] folder to another hard drive, and ingnored a lot of the ...
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Software for avatar/user picture creation

I am looking for a software that allow me creating different user pictures/avatars. For example, like the one of my picture profile. I know that do exist many different online services, but I need ...
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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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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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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. ...
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Configuring .profile for use across multiple servers

I have a home directory that is mounted to several CentOS servers simultaneously, part of an OpenGrid cluster. Most of these server nodes are configured identically, so my personal configurations in ...
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How can I make a user template for OSX which automatically makes user folders on a separate partition?

I have setup a default user template on a computer which I am building an Image for our fleet of Macbook Retinas. We are using 10.8 and I have created the default user and moved it to the ...
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What is keeping me on 'Preparing your desktop…' after my Windows 7 parition migration?

Here's the situation: I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 dual booting on one 120gb ssd. I recently purchased a 240gb ssd and wanted to migrate both of those partitions to this new one. I used Gparted ...
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Does associating a Microsoft Account to a Local Account provide at least the same Windows 8 functionality as using only an MS Account?

When installing Windows 8 you are asked I you want to use a Microsoft Account or a Local Account. If you want to control the name of your USERPROFILE path you need to create a Local Account with the ...
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I used disk copy to clone my drive, now my windows 7 profile won't load correctly

I used easeuse disk copy, after acronis, clonezilla, windows image restore failed me. Basically it copys all sectors, I set it to skip bad sectors(40). The source drive works, it just gave me a couple ...
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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 hereĀ“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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Is it possible to prevent users from renaming volumes in OS X?

I installed a second drive in a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.6.8) and then moved (properly) the user folder to that drive. Then I decided the space in the volume name was a nuisance so I renamed it. I should ...
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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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Windows still thinks profiles are mandatory even when they are not

A couple of weeks ago, we experimented with mandatory profiles for users, but due to some issues with one piece of software, we had to revert back to roaming profiles. However, even though the ntuser ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Change username folder name that 'FIle history' creates in Windows 8

I followed the tutorial from How to rename user folder in Windows 8? on renaming user folder after the user has already logged in. Everything is working great, except, 'File History' tool still ...
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Remote Desktop Connection: Slow network connection

I am based in Hongkong. I have a Windows Virtual Desktop Installation in New York City. When I connect using Remote Desktop Connection, I see this message box. What is the impact of either choice? ...
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Installing web plugin for all users

I have conference rooms that are used for teleconferencing, but every time a new person logs into the room's computer they have to install the plugin (Blue Jeans video conferencing). We use Internet ...
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Cannot logon to my laptop Windows 7 Home Premium

I am getting the message user profile service service failed to logon. I have tried safe mode command prompt and still have gotten no results.
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Workstation loses display (text and icon) sizes

We have a few users who have to make their text and icons 150% larger and they have the problem that when someone else logs into their workstation the values of this zoom are changed back to the ...
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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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user's home folders, best method? (Windows/AD)

Im doing a Active Directory cleanup, as well as cleaning up the file sever serving the corporate shares. I have always used the method of opening up the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC. ...
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moving User directory failed mlink

I followed this tutorial: move user folder And after restarting my pc and logging in, i get this error message: "C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desk top refers to a location that is ...
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Moved old drive contents between drives and now my profile is gone

I had an old laptop, from which I moved the drive to an external enclosure. (Lets call this drive X) I have a new laptop on which I have installed Windows on the internal drive (Lets call is drive C). ...
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firefox could not initialize security component

One day I decided to have a separate instance of firefox running alone side my current instance - not the private browsing fashion. I knew profiles were the way to do it. So I did something like this ...
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Losing file permissions after rebooting Windows 7

I have a User directory full of files that are not accessible permission wise for the user who's home directory it is. Said user can't run Explorer. For example, it provides an error complaining that ...
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Desktop Infrastructure - My Windows 7 Loads the incorrect profile

I have Windows 7 Professional 64Bit installed, at start up when I enter my username and password it loads as per normal, but i could not see any of my programs installed or find any of my files, after ...
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How do I recover my corrupt Windows profile?

Recently, I converted my profile was converted from local to roaming profile, via the active directory users and computers tool. This was an experiment in which I should have used a test account, but ...