Questions tagged [user-profiles]

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

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Win10 Pro 1909 multiple Administrator Account profiles

Built a Win10 Pro 1909 image to deploy to multiple workstations. Sysprep and WDS image capture went fine. Deployed to first workstation fine. Local built-in "administrator" account is activated and ...
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what's the difference between chromium temp profile and guest profile?

So I can launch chromium with a guest profile chromium-browser --guest or with a temp profile chromium-browser --temp-profile. The only one difference that I found was that you can switch to other ...
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Rename User profile and folders Windows 10

I'm trying to rename my User profile on a fresh Windows10 install. I've followed these instructions: Renaming a User Account Does Not Automatically Change The Profile Path However, I lose my ...
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Problems while moving data of Thunderbird

I would like to move my Thunderbird settings and data to a new computer. I am using the method described HERE, and I remember I managed to do it before like this. It seems like everything is copied ...
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Copy user profile (credentials) from one windows machine to another

After some googling: How to backup a user profile and restore it in Windows 7? How to backup a local Windows 10 user profile and restore it in Windows 10? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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renaming user file back after I accidentally set it as a file for videos

I was changing the locations of some files such as (Desktop, Downloads, Videos) from main disk C:/ to my second disk D:/ , due to lack of space, I have accidentally change user file to the main folder ...
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How to rename the “Personal folder” link in Windows 10

I added my "Personal folder" (what Windows 10 calls the user folder that takes your name) to my Start menu from the settings. Unfortunately, while clicking on that Start menu entry goes to my user ...
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Windows 10 Create Symlink directory which has user folder in target

I have an old application which has a file location hard coded on C, for example C:\apptmp. However trying to get this to work on Terminal Server type env. has proven to be a challenge since the ...
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Replace SID for Windows Profile

My account was deleted and recreated in the Active Directory. Now everytime I login to a Windows 10 PC I previously logged into, it creates a new profile as myusername.domain. Is it possible to ...
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Migrate Win7 -> Win10 profile with high-resolution choice of deployment

Yes, this is another question about migrating a user profile from one computer to another (Windows 7 to Windows 10 in my particular case). However - I'm not sure the user I'm migrating the profile ...
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Unable to Login after Switching to Local Account in Windows 10

I was trying to rename my User folder in Windows 10, version 1909, OS Build 18363. 418 to my correct first name. I opened an Administrator Command Prompt and used the command "net user Administrator /...
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Unable to login after renaming user folder in Windows 10 [duplicate]

I renamed my folder under Users in Computer Management from "denni" to "Dennis". I then opened an Administrator Command Prompt and used net user Administrator /active:yes and the command completed ...
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Messed up Windows 10 User Folder Registry

I was trying to, and successfully did, change the "Personal Folder" that some applications store their data in from My Documents to my User Folder. I don't like the clutter that it introduces to the ...
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Roaming profile sync issues - Especially Favorites folder

I have been experiencing errors with the User Profile service failing to upload part of a profile at log off after recent upgrades from windows 7 to 10 1803. This error is evident on the windows 10 ...
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What is the windows user templates folder for?

On Windows 7 Professional, my C:\Users\<my-username> folder contains a folder called "Templates" (i.e., C:\Users\<my-username>\Templates). However, I've accidentally deleted this folder (...
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clean up a windows 8.1 user profile

Is it possible to clean up a windows 8.1 user profile, so that all the customizations made after the creation of the profile itself, are deleted? As an example, the user changes the desktop ...
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how to find use with audit log who deleted the file?

I want to find who has deleted the file under the /home/oracle directory. my ausearch output like this: ausearch -f /home/oracle/ time->Mon Nov 25 01:00:02 2019 type=PROCTITLE msg=audit(...
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Combining User Profiles

I had an operating system corruption problem on a Windows 7 machine. I gave it to a local technician to diagnose and asked, if all was well with the hardware, to reload the OS from my back up. The ...
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Can I simply copy/paste user profile to move it?

I have a number of Win10 and Win7 computers in a domain that I have to move to a new domain. Everything stays the same, only the server is different (old domain was 2003 and stale). The idea is that ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 standard users from executing unknown .exe files?

Is there any option beyond separating administrator and standard users to prevent the installation of user-space programs (such as Spotify, using portable software, etc.)? We have a set of ...
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How determine most recent active local windows user accounts?

We have a few computers that many employees (70+) have used over the years. I am upgrading these and want to transfer the most recent users. Just the ones that have signed into the system in the last ...
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Can I check if the terminal was started by Visual Studio Code?

I have my VSCode settings configured to start the integrated terminal (using Powershell) in the current workspace folder: "terminal.integrated.cwd": "${workspaceFolder}" When I start a Powershell ...
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How can I get Chrome passwords from an SSD?

Is it possible to get passwords from an inactive user profile directory? The user is not synced, I only have the SSD of the original system. Copying the profile directory into a live install doesn’t ...
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USB B plugged in a desktop collects files from USB A

I was always wondering the below scenario Scenario: A USB stick (USB 1) is plugged in the USB port of a computer. Is it possible to connect another USB stick ( USB 2) in another usb port of the ...
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How to extract chrome userdata and import to other PC

I would like to deploy chrome userdata that I set to my team. I made userdata by using --user-data-dir option, and I set some setting values and chrome extensions. After then, I tested on my other ...
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Windows 10 user profile 5.4 GB normal? [closed]

I just noticed today that I have a user profile of 5.4 GB. Is it normal to have such a huge profile? This is Windows 10, profile under System\Properties\Advanced.
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How to set home directory on Alpine Linux?

On most Linuxes one would typically use usermod, but Alpine doesn't seem to have it, is there some other way to set home directory on Alpine?
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Microsoft Sync Center not working properly after UNC path referencing was changed via gpo

Anyone experienced Microsoft Sync Center Issues after move from a NAS to an EMC isilon based NAS (in the process changing Server Name & IP Address) resulting impact on Network shares UNC path name?...
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How can I reset a Windows 10 user profile bound to a domain user?

Is there a way that I can reset the Windows profile of my domain user so that all my files stay there and I only need to reconfigure my user environment? My Outlook client stopped connecting to ...
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Stop programs creating spam folders in Windows user Documents folder by conditionally changing the environment variable per application

As can be seen from other questions across the Internet and right here on SuperUser (e.g. Keep programs from using My Documents), Windows users find it very annoying that programs decide for ...
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Recover data from TEMP user profile [duplicate]

The operating system logged in the user as "temporary" user profile (TEMP). All the files were missing from desktop, documents, etc.. The user navigated into "c:\users\" and found the files under his ...
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Symbolic link two users document and desktop folders

I wonder if is any way to mirror Documents and Desktop folder between two users on Windows, I would that two users have everything the same on desktop and documents folders. I'm trying to do: mklink /...
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Resetting Default Hidden Administrator Account

Was duplicating some accounts and accidentally messed up the default hidden administrator account. Is there a way to reset this account to its default settings?
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Copying All User Data To Another Administrator Profile

Say I have an administrator user profile with certain settings (e.g. small icons on the task bar). How can I copy all of these settings and user data/files over to another already existing ...
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How to change Google profile directory location

Is it possible to change Google Chrome profile directory location and how to do it?
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Apparently I've got a temporary profile which needs fixing, but the fix didn't work

Over last weekend my Windows 10 machine got the May 2019 update (1903). At first it seemed fine, but I began to notice some issues. First in Outlook, as it lost track of where a .pst file was. Also ...
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How to reuse existing user accounts in a non-default location?

I reinstalled my Windows OS in a new SSD . I'd like to reuse the existing user accounts of my family. They are all in the now secondary drive. I'd like to maintain the accounts in the old drive since ...
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How to keep integrity of profiles in dual boot Windows / Linux when updating Firefox and Thunderbird?

I'm sharing my Thunderbird and Firefox profiles between Windows 10 (as portable app) and Ubuntu 16 (dual boot). I install all recommended updates. This worked for quite some time, until the version ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Manager Delete Profile

I'm using Windows Remote Desktop Manager 2.7. I have some profile saved as 'Global' profiles. Somehow, today, I have managed to save a 'File' profile, which does not appear in the 'Profile Managment' ...
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Domain controller infected with ransomware. How to transfer DC clients to a new domain?

Our company DC got infected with a ransomware & now unable to access to it. Is there any solution to transfer DC clients to a new DC without losing their user existing profiles? Need an urgent ...
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SP 2013 using 365 user Profile service

I started working for a company that has O365 but SharePoint is on-premise 2013 I notice they don't have User Profile Service on the farm. That was a reason I could not use audiences for navigation. ...
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Issue with Error 1310 when installing an app on Windows 10

Windows 10 I've been having issues with a particular desktop app that I've never had before. The app is having issues writing to a folder in the Documents folder. After verifying ownership of the ...
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Share Application Program for All Users on Windows 10

Just setup a Windows 10 Laptop, I have one base account which is administrator and 2 user accounts to be used by two other users. I installed an application ( Scratch Desktop ) from base user account ...
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Copy Profile to New Profile on Windows 10 Machine

I was having many problems with my Windows 10 installation, nothing crippling, but I was unable to use features like Windows Hello I could not change from local to a MS account. I contacted MS and ...
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Is it possible to elevate an application to run as admin without changing user context (profile)?

I've been coming across this more often as I roll out Windows 10 workstations and encounter various issues with our current software stack. Often I'll need to run an application or utility which ...
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How do I remove all traces of a user on a Mac without formatting?

I have a work computer that has lots of certs and configuration on it that I would like to keep. How do I remove all traces of a user on a Mac without formatting? I've updated Mac OS by signing in ...
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Is there any way to initialize a new user profile without logging in from the administrator account?

Let's say I'm logged in to this Windows machine with administrator privileges. Once adding a new user, the initial login with the account takes some time. After taking the time, I can quickly login ...
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Where does sysdm.cpl,EditUserProfiles get the data from?

Running this command rundll32 sysdm.cpl,EditUserProfiles will display the 'User Profiles' window showing details about the profiles stored on that machine. The speed at which this screen loads ...
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Duplicating a chrome user (incl. bookmarks, passwords etc)

I sometimes need to open the same sites on different sessions for testing purposes. Until now I did it with an incognito window, but I'd prefer if it was through a different chrome user, which is more ...
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Could I have problems if I create directories inside /home?

On a laptop used exclusively by me, whit only one personal user account (i.e. let's call it myuser), there could be any problems or annoyances in creating directories inside /home but external to /...

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