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Questions tagged [user-profiles]

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

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Extracting identifiable data by websites from one VM to another

Apologies I'm not a techy..... I currently use Windows 10 virtual machines on VMWare Workstation for a few projects and wanted to know if there is a way to export all the identifiable data that a ...
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Setting up personal notebook for BYOD [closed]

Like most of the employee, I have a company issued notebook which can let me do most of the normal work (e.g. send/receive email, browse the web...). However, much of my responsibility is involving ...
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Copy Profile to a different Account Name

Is it possible to copy an account profile to a new account that has a different account name? If so, I would love some links to resources on how to do this or a quick run through here, if someone ...
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Local Mandatory Profile doesn't work after joining a domain

In our training environment we want to run several laptops with temporary profiles. This means that all changes should be deleted after the shutdown. Therefore we use a Mandatory Profile. The ...
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Move Evernote folder to %USERPROFILE\AppData

I don't like application data clogging up my user folder, so I'm trying to move my Evernote folder, which contains the databases and the main logs, from the default location on the user folder to %...
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What are these files in my Windows 7 user folder for, and are they necessary to keep?

I have the following files in my user folder: Although the files are system files, I'm constantly seeing them because I'm used to browsing Explorer with system files shown for the greater level of ...
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Remove profiles completely on Windows [closed]

I've set a Group Policy to remove user profiles not used for 30 days, they are training machines. This functions and removes them from the user profiles list (see borrowed image) but leaves the ...
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Running IE without user profile folder

I'm trying to run IE as domain user, which hasn't got a user profile folder on local pc. I'm doing it using runas /profile /user:xxx "pathToIexplore". Until I create a user profile folder (by login as ...
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chrome guest permantly on

I would like chrome to always start in guest mode. NOT --profile-directory="Guest Profile" which gives me options. ALWAYS in guest mode and not sharing profiles. incredibly frustrating and annoying....
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Windows couldn't connect to Profsvc service

I tried loging into windows and it throws me this error. This happens for my Visitor account. For admin account it just goes into 'Preparing Desktop' for hours. So i generally restart after that. I ...
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How to set up a computer with two hard drives?

I recently had to do a clean reinstall of my OS and took the opportunity to get my first solid state drive. The plan is to have my OS and programs on the SSD, and all my files on the mechanical drive. ...
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How can I remove my profile picture from Chrome's navigation area (AKA the “You” button)?

In Chrome 69, Google added a new UI that shows your avatar ("Gmail profile picture") in the top section of the browser even if you haven't signed into Chrome. I liked the old UI better, and I hate ...
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Disable Chrome / Google Login synchronisation

Is it possible to disable the synchronisation between Google Webpages and Chrome? I mean: If you login to your gmail account you are also logged in Chrome and vice-versa. To be clear I don't ask if ...
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Completely Reset Windows 10 Account

My issue is as follows: I have a default user account ("Administrator") on a Windows 10 machine, a built in account that comes with the operating system. I'd like to reset this account (possibly not ...
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Elelevated local admin Runas (or Start-Process -verb Runas) within profile of other user domain user. Is it possible?

I log in as domain user and i want in powershell (or in simple console, no matter) to run a program. the program clean user appdata unnecessary files so it has to operate within user profile. I can do ...
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Mouse clicks stop working shortly after login

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I am really out of ideas: When I log in (Windows 10), my mouse works fine for a short duration. Then this sound appears when you plug in a ...
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How to backup a local Windows 10 user profile and restore it in Windows 10?

Similar to the question How to backup a user profile and restore it in Windows 7? but for Windows 10: How can I backup a local Windows 10 user profile (including the user files) and restore it on ...
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Where is the registry location for the Settings > Devices > AutoPlay > “Removable Drive”

Where is the registry location, presumably under HKEY_CURRENT_USER, as the setting is user specific, for the Settings > Devices > AutoPlay > "Removable drive" option? The user has the option ...
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Windows Command prompt - Allow user / user group to run a specific command

I want to allow a specific user group the right to run format command. I have checked Microsoft documentation and this is what I have found : You must be a member of the Administrators group to ...
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Reset windows 10 user profile periodically

I have a windows 10 pc for presentation purposes. I want tot reset the profile and clean the desktop, my documents etc periodically. Preferably every time windows boots up. This way if a person ...
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New user profile, can't rollback? - Windows 10 Update April 2018 (1803)

I've just updated my Windows 10 to the April 1803 version, to find a new user profile established in place of my old Windows login. The /mr_g.MR-G directory is the now currently used profile, which is ...
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Automatically being logged out, and then logged into as SYSTEM

It had the typical new user profile, Windows 7 Home Premium base desktop backdrop, all icons base, and base taskbar. My running apps remained open, unchanged. Found this particularly odd, clicked the ...
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Delete login through Microsoft Account and move your data to Local Account [duplicate]

While setting up my Windows 8.1 laptop for the first time, I had set it up with the microsoft account. However, the account name had a space in it which now makes it difficult for me to run some ...
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Windows 10 update 1803 renamed the user account folder with .000 suffix

I installed the Windows 10 update version 1803 yesterday night. Some time later, I realized that for some reason, it had renamed my original User's folder with a .000 suffix. My user account name is ...
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TeamViewer is causing problems on my PC, sometime the Graphic software got corrupted and today my user profile got corrupted also

I have Hp EliteBook 8570w laptop which have windows 7 64x. I have not face any issue with it for around 5 years. but 2 months ago i install TeamViewer on my PC to be able to work on it remotely. and ...
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Windows 7 Embedded set to auto login as admin, but occasionally loads with a temporary profile

We have a system with Windows 7 Embedded. It's got Microsoft Security Essentials 4.10.209.0 installed. Automatic Windows Updates are disabled, and the last updates were installed last year in April. ...
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Can't use my windows profile: “We can't sign in to your account”

When I tried to use my computer today while turning it on it showed me (only) the we can't sign error, which is one of the two errros presented in my picture. I tried a few things but none worked. I ...
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UsrClass.dat not loading when booting directly into profile

Came across a strange issue with Windows 7 on 7 April 2018. Suddenly my computer would not load UsrClass.dat due to the file being open. This Means that the desktop is loaded without my personal ...
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Backup Modified PowerShell Console Colors Properties (Windows 10)

I don't quite understand how this works. So when I open up PowerShell as administrator, I can right click on the title bar, go to "Properties," then go to "Colors" and make changes. For example, I ...
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Chrome multiple-people/profile-switcher feature - how to set active person so that new opened web will go that person 's window

I use profile switcher feature in Chrome browser and want to have new web opened from my OS to be in a selected person aka. set active person so that new opened web will go to that person 's window. ...
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Windows 7 update changed user profile path to temp/moved old files

My aunt has an old HP G7 laptop. She was in word and saved stuff to her desktop and documents. She shut the computer off and it must have updated windows. When she restarted, her files were gone from ...
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During windows logon process, what is the sequence for Profile Load and GPO?

According to this article: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/markrenoden/2015/07/28/windows-enterprise-client-boot-and-logon-optimization-part-13-boot-phase-winlogon/, User Profile loads after Group ...
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Using %userprofile% vs \\server\profile\user

I am currently in the process of deploying DWG TrueView on Windows Server 2012 R2 which is used as a terminal server. Since the users don't have any admin rights I need to set some registry keys to ...
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How to stop Windows from loading the default account at startup

Is there a way to prevent Windows from loading the default account at startup? One can press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to stop the loading but by then the default account is already loading. Is there some ...
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"The User Profile Service failed the logon” error. No solution working

The User Profile Service failed the logon error is popping up each time I start my computer (on Windows 7, workgroup environment). Even Safe mode starts with Default Profile I have tried following (...
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Is it possible to completely duplicate the state of a user profile?

I have spent hours adjusting the local user profile on my machine... and "OH BOY" is it far off from a typical clean install of Win 10 Home. Started with a clean install, proceeded with a change of ...
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Profile and logon issues - Win 10 - new user

I hope you can help. I bought my Win 10 laptop today - 16/12/2017 - and have two issues that, as you will see, I think are linked. 1) The first one is the trusty 'I want to logon without a password'. ...
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Transfer Files Between Users

Situation: Two user accounts, userA and userB Both accounts are on the same physical machine Need to move files from userA to userB Files can't be exposed (to the internet/other users, so can't use ...
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Windows 10: cannot use newly created user profiles

On my Windows 10 Professional workstation I have a strange problem. Every newly created user (local or domain users) creates a new profile, but the new profile is not usable. In detail, if I click ...
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Windows 10 how to make two identical accounts with shared access to files / programs

I need to know how to make an account that has access to all my main account's files (e.g. Desktop folder), programs, and permissions. Essentially, I need an extra account that has access to ...
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Delete registry key on certain condition

I have a troublesome problem to solve. Browsed internet for some time now but so far haven't got even close to resolving it. Apologies if this has been answered somewhere else. I look after a call ...
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Windows and Linux using same Firefox profile

I dual-boot Windows 10 and Lubuntu 16.04.3 on one machine. I use Firefox on both OSs. For a long time, I had them both using the same Firefox profile. In Windows, I left the profile in the default ...
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Windows 10 > Control Panel > Mail > Explorer.exe > Appliction not Found

Is there anyway I can delete all mail profiles in Windows 10 without launching Outlook 2016? Recent Windows 10 Auto-Updates broke this method shown below: That use to bring up this dialog: Is there ...
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Windows partition boots, but “The User Profile Service service failed the sign-in.”

I have a computer running Linux, with a second partition with Windows 10 for when I can't avoid it. Having not used that in months, I paid no mind when I got a new hard drive and used the opportunity ...
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Move user folders to secondary drive in windows 10 [duplicate]

I've got a notebook with a rather small SSD and a large secondary HDD. Now I want to install Windows 10 so the Userprofiles (c:\Users) are stored on the secondary HDD, since there is more space. I ...
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How to create a fresh profile in about:profiles?

Firefox has a profile manager in about:profiles. I created a new profile to troubleshoot compatibility issues, but absolutely everything including addons and about:config entries was moved to the new ...
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How can i Save User ProfileList and check every logon if exist?

I'm trying to save every sid under: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\" to some directory and I'm trying to control every logon my backup SID's exist or ...
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How to delete %Userprofile%\AppData?

I have got some Windows 7 Machines that more often run out of free space on the Hard drive so I have written a Batch Script to Clean up the C:\Windows\temp, C:\Windows\logs\CBS and the C:\Users ...
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Old user profile on used laptop

How do I delete the previous owners windows user profile in windows 10? The pc was running windows 7, i upgraded to w10, but cannot delete or rename original user profile