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Files Missing after doing Move from Admin profile to newly created profile

Q: Files Missing after doing Move from Admin profile to newly created profile

Ok so my buddy's ancient xp laptop has failing video. I logged onto it as an administrator and shared all the users documents. I proceeded to another pc in the house running Vista and created an administrator account with the same credentials as the laptop's then copied (mostly I used copy but for a few folders I used the move command) over the network the primary users profile folder. It took two attempts. It failed to connect the first time but succeeded after I returned to the laptop and disabled simple file sharing and gave the laptops administrator's user account I shared the folders from security permissions to all user folders in question.

I had my friend's girlfriend verify all her pictures were in place on the Vista PC and they were. I felt like "see I do know my stuff". They aren't computer people and have alot of old failing machines I keep going for them. I do this for a living and must have donated a not insignificant amount of time keeping their aging stuff going and I've had a string of having to tell them I simply couldn't make things like HD transcoding and playback run "any more better" or that I couldn't software fix failing hardware on their aging collection of machines. So I was happy for the successful move.

My bud's girl ended up staying on the PC's Admin's profile FaceBooking and reminiscing about the irreplaceable pictures that absolutely needed to be saved from the laptop. The ones of a recently lost loved one the loss of which they were taking quite hard. It was obvious she was happy to still have them and that made me feel good that something finally worked without a hitch. This went on for quite awhile until it got late and the whole time I couldn't stop thinking about getting her stuff off that profile and moved to a Limited user account.

History has taught me again and again the only way to keep my donated time down to a minimum in certain situations is to keep them using limited user accounts. So when she went upstairs I created her a user account on the PC which is running Vista with her name and quickly logged onto and off of it making sure the profile's user account's folders were created.

I logged back onto the Admin account I previously created for the move which matched the credentials of the failing laptop's and navigated to the newly created users desktop folder and copied some stuff from the moved laptop's desktop folder. Success. At this point my buddy who's been tossing back beers for hours now tells me that it's 9:30 he understandably so feels like turning in. It's not like I'm yet again working for free right? I wonder if I was swapping a motor in his car at no charge he would be rushing me out with only a few bolts left to tighten but I understand it seems to him like I'm doing nothing but keeping him from turning in at this point. So I say "give me just another few minutes" not wanting to drag the move out another day.

I selected the four remaining folders in the transferred laptop's user's folder and gave them a move command to the newly created limited users Documents folder instead of putting Pictures in pictures and movies in movies, music in music like I started to do with the desktop folder. Then in the agonizingly slow fashion everything computer related over there always seem to go the transfer window after the UAC move permissions prompts displays that the move is going to take an hour plus but just long enough for him to say "that's it I got to turn in" before flashing to zero and seemingly completing successfully. Then I notice the source folder still contained a full pictures folder and a music folder so I reselected them and gave them the move command again accepting the uac prompts and a do this for all move and replace for files of same name and size.

That seemed to do it, the source folder was empty but I saw to my dismay as my long time friend complained of the few intervening minutes that passed and how he's calling it and turning in that the destination folder was also devoid of the a fore mentioned pictures folder. I say "you don't understand I need another minute" as I switch to the newly created user profile again hoping that possibly in the difference in the My Documents structure between XP and Vista somehow maybe they were written into pictures not documents but they were gone everything was gone and my buddy now kinda pissed at all of HIS time I'm wasting sent me home.

Sorry to be so long winded but I've already dumped so much time into this I was hopping to crowd source another one of these things tonight in the hopes that tomorrow when he inevitably calls after his sure to be angry girl discovers her pictures missing somebody on here has been kind enough to volunteer some thoughts that might stream line the whole what if I try this process I'm facing to attempt a recovery.

I'm wondering if something like Undelete will work on the source folder for files moved to another profile like it very often works for deleted files or any other ideas anyone might have. This was a perfect end to one of those days and may brain seems to be be able to write a little but not think at this point in fact I haven't looked back at what I've been writing so even though it seemed to make sense as I wrote it it might all just be a bunch of gibberish.
Thanks for the read me sleepy now

Preferred Solution: Files Missing after doing Move from Admin profile to newly created profile

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A: Files Missing after doing Move from Admin profile to newly created profile

You could have summed this up in a lot less words.
Try to recover your files using the free Recuva.
If that fails, try the Free PhotoRec a part of TestDisk.

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Good Morning and a happy new year, helpful people :-)

Yesterday I ran into a weird, and apparently unique, problem.
The actual problem is described below the bold text, everything before that is just introduction.

I wanted to create a user account on my netbook for my girlfriend. She has a MacBook, so to get some actual work done, I created a new user for her on my Desktop PC, and so she would be able to work on the train or whatever, I wanted to set up Live Mesh between her user profile on my Desktop and a user profile on my netbook.

On the desktop, everything went fine. I created a new user account with her name, registered a windows live account for her mail address, logged her on, set up Live Mesh for her and let her work.

Then I wanted to do the same on my netbook. Since I use Live Mesh myself for the same reasons I wanted to set it up for her, I wanted to create the same user account on my netbook as well.

That was where the trouble started:
I created the new profile, and rebooted (just in case).
When I tried to log in, I got an error message saying that the user profile service failed to log on, and that the profile won't be able to sign on either.
THen I logged onto my own account, which worked fine, and tried to run a program under her account (using "Run As"). That didn't work either, the system reported a profile error.
I tried finding a solution online, but all I could find said I should delete the profile from the registry's Profile List, as t... Read more

A:Newly created user profile not registered correctly

You could delete the new corrupted created profile before creating any new account.

Here some links to tutorial forums:

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Hi. I'm having this problem where when I tried to log into my computer it gave me this thing that my user login has failed and a temporary profile had been created. I was looking at other form posts with this problem and going through the steps. But while I'm in safe mode at the moment I still can't get into my administrative account on my computer. It won't let me access it because the profile is corrupted(I'm assuming?)

I was using: User Profile Service failed the sign-in - Fix in Windows 8 this thread to help me. But I'm stuck on step five because it just says: profile image path: c:\users\TEMP which is not my user profile but under the .bak it says my correct profile.
I don't have another admin profile. I'm the only person who uses my computer.
Ugh I don't know what the hell I'm doing I'm terrible at this kinda thing.
Please help :'(

A:User profile login failed and temporary profile created

Hello Emily, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Are you able to do what's in the blue note box under step 1 in Option One to enable the built-in Administrator account to use to repair your account from instead?

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Haven't been able to find an answer to this. What I thought was my admin acct "GLW" did not have full privileges, even though User acct showed as Admin. I'd go to do something and o/s would say no privileges. Sometimes if I clicked continue it would work, but most of the time not. I'm sorry to say I've done so much I can't tell exactly everything. However...
I've been able to create an Administrator account. GLW is now GLW-old and is Standard.
What I want to happen is that everything from GLW-old be inherited to the new Admin acct. (e.g. desktop and icons, etc.).

Note: During Win7 install I named the system FOGL. In the following 4 locations...
- Control Panel/Users/Manage Accounts shows... Admin; GLW-old; Guest.

- Explorer shows... C:/Users - FOGL 32.2 GB and dated 7/31/17; Default; GLW; Guest all with 0 bytes.

- Computer Management shows... Administrator, no full name, built in acct, member of Administrators [note the ending 's'; FOGL, GLW-old as full name, nothing for description, member of Administrators; Guest, no full name, built in acct, member of Guest.

- Task Manager... GLW\Admin 2ID Disconnected; GLW\FOGL 3ID Active

I'm able to log into Admin and GLW-old.

In the end all I want is the new Admin acct - I'm the ONLY user. I don't want Default, Guest, nor GLW-old. I hope you can sort this out for me. Thank you.

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I had this guys profile become corrupt and it gave him the warning message but said it would create a TEMP profile so he could still log in to XP. I did some renaming and copying over of his old profile stuff to a new one and noticed the TEMP profile was no longer there in the Documents and Settings. Does anyone know if the TEMP profile becomes hidden, moved somewhere else, or deleted?



A:TEMP profile created when a profile becomes corrupt

Welcome to TSG....

How to recover the damaged user profile in Windows XP


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I'm working on a computer that appears to have gone through the "Windows Recover" virus/malware. The user appeared to do a good job of removing the virus and used System Restore to dial the system back about a week (which unfortunately is the furthest back the restore points go for some reason). Everything seemed to work except for the main users account, which had it's profile locations changed to something like c:\users\TEMP.username-PC.000. It was pointing to this directory instead of the original directory. I then opened up regedit and found the entries at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders all pointing to the wrong folder, so I manually edited every entry to point to the correct folder and restarted.

This ended up working against me. When I logged into the account none of the shell folder shortcuts in the start menu would do anything when you clicked on them. The menu would stay up and it was as if I was clicking on nothing at all; no response.

Instead of reversing the edits I had just made manually I decided to try using System Restore to revert the system back to the earliest date, which the owner of the PC said they had done themselves before I got there. I figured the worst that could happen would be it would be just as it was when I first looked at it.

After performing system restore I can only log into the Administrator account. Every other account on the system produced the error message "... Read more

A:"The User Profile Service failed the logon" on a fresh, newly created account

It's probably a typing error but I think you are referring to the Windows Recovery fake computer analysis and optimization program. The owner of the PC only used a restore point that took the machine back one week, which by the sound of it, was not succesfull. System Restore cannot be relied on to remove a virus infection as the restore point may have the infection saved in it. Also, once a system is comprimised by an infection it opens the door for other infections to get into the system.

Only a few helpers with the appropriate permissions can give advice on Malware removal outside of the Malware forum so in order to have the system cleaned of the infection you should open a new thread in the Malware forum.

The other option is to do a full reformat and clean install of the OS.

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This question has been raised before by others but apparently no solution was offered by anyone.

I have two user profiles on the same PC with one (main user)having the administrator rights.

Today, when I attempted to log in as the main user, I got the following message:

" Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator."

I found one microsoft support note which suggests that a new profile needs to be created and the contens of the old profile except .dat files have to be copied in the new profile folders.

However, all my folders in the original profile including MY documents and Favorites are EMPTY.

I am unable to retrieve valuable files. Can anyone suggest a step wise procedure to locate where my files have disappeared.

By the way, I tried system restore operation to restore the system three days backward. yet, everything is the same and the folders are empty. so, i have undone the system restore. thanks

AS AN ADDITIONAL INFO, if it might help, i have discovered rather large "FOUND.000" folders ion"C" drive. the last one has the size 897 mb which is about the same time that the folders and files disappeared. i have read that these foldrrs are similar to .chk files and can be remvoed. however, i am not sure of this in view of the missing data.

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After a power failure , I could not have access to my only account (Ron Wolpa) which was administrator (DETAIL : I CAN?T REMEMBER THE PASSWORD I USED DURING INSTALLATION) .
After booting and rebooting many times I could load an empty desktop screen.
I remember to have read an error message stating that the info on my profile could not be found , the exact words I can?t remember :

C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop refers to an unavailable location. ?..

Once in the corrupt desktop (none of my icons loaded, nothing at all ) by luck I gained access to the control panel through an icon on the task bar icon tray.
This enabled me to create a new account , named Emergency , that is where I am now writing this message.
I wished I could repair my old administrator account and spare me the work of reconfiguring everything on my new account that has not admin privileges.
At the point I am , without the admn password , what is the best that could I do ?


A:Admin account profile corrupted , created a new account..


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Hello All,
Here's my problem. I've erased my profile from Mozilla Firefox. I HAVE NOT however erased the profile files.

I have since created a profile with a different name. I would like to import the old profile info (bookmarks inparticular) to my new "default" profile.

As well, what if I wanted to import info from another Mozilla Firefox profile?

Can this be done?

I've tried everything but I can't seem to figure it out.

If you do post please be advised that I am not all that familiar with Firefox.

Thank you all for your time.

A:Solved: Mozilla Firefox...Erased Profile but not files...trying to import to new profile

I move mine manually all the time. If you just want to add the bookmarks.html, just move the one you saved to the new profile. Here is the official instructions from Firefox on backup and restore of the Profile.

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Admin account worked fine on Monday.  The kid used her (non-admin) account in the meantime.  Now it won't log into the admin account - "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded."  I've read a few other boards on this issue, so I am now doing a thorough virus scan and will include results as soon as they're available.  But I am not confident about moving forward with any of the paths I've seen laid out, and some of them don't apply if you can't access the admin account anyway, so I wanted to start a thread here (I've gotten fabulous help here several times before).  It's running Vista Home Premium SP2.  AVG 2013 Internet Security.  Can't think what other specs may be relevant, but am happy to provide whatever would be of use.  Thanks!!

A:User Profile svc failed logon. User profile can't be loaded." on admin acct.

I got the same message when attempting to login on Windows 7, after no previous problems or changes before shutdown the night before. It continued to loop back to the logon screen even after rebooting. I ended up having to log on in Safe Mode, then do a system restore to restore back to the last restore point, which was a system checkpoint a couple of days earlier. That fixed it, and I've had no problems since. I hope that helps.

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Tried to log on to my ADMIN profile to make changes to user accounts and got the dreaded "User Profile Service" service failed the logon on.

Can anyone advise how to fix this problem?

A:Admin profile - "User Profile Service" error showing.

Hello Dogwalkersg5, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This may be able to help you fix this.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Hope this helps,

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I set up a user profile given I'd been using my administrator user profile all along. Now how do I copy my desktop and browser, files to my user profile? I have Windows 7 Home Office Professional on my PC

A:Solved: Transfering desktop/files from Admin to user profile

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Hi, I'm having a problem with my 32-bit Windows 7 computer. It was originally a Win XP, but it was upgraded to a Windows 7 Ultimate from the person I bought it from (on craigslist). The computer itself is a Fujitsu tablet PC (laptop).

Yesterday the last thing I did was save my homework to my flash drive, then I shut down my computer.
But once I got home some hours later, I turn on my computer and my desktop items are gone! It was like I'd gotten a whole new computer.
A message bubble pops up and says that my user profile may be corrupt, and a temporary profile is being used instead.

I first tried restarting my computer, but it loaded the temp profile. I tried again, but nothing changed. So while I searched for solutions online I scanned my computer with Microsoft Security Essentials, but it didn't find anything, so I tried a System restore.
It seemed to work at first, some folders on my desktop came back, but none of them were the files I want/need.
I undid the system restore since it really made no changes, but at least the temporary user account isn't loading anymore. I haven't installed anything lately either.

I've seen other people with similar issues, but none of the answers are quite helping. Some look very risky, and I'm not the most computer savvy person so I'd rather not try them. As a reminder, I bought this computer used with Windows 7 (genuine) installed, so I don't have the CD. It's been working well since I bought it months ago.
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A:Corrupt user profile/files missing


Originally Posted by SilverKeaton

It was originally a Win XP, but it was upgraded to a Windows 7 Ultimate from the person I bought it from (on craigslist).

Is the copy of Windows 7 you purchased a full retail copy?

Validate your Windows 7 OS - www.microsoft.com/genuine

Regards. . .



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Hello Experts
Windows 7:
Brand: Compaq Presario CQ58
OS: Windows 7, Home Premium edition, 64 bit
For last few weeks, my firefox and chrome were hanging every few minutes and every scroll down was turning out big pain as my cursor circle never ends. The system so unresponsive that I hated my system. This coincided with I activating the Microsoft Essential anti virus, and Trend about to expire.

The physical memory consumed was always 97 -100%. It was a hell using my just 1 year old system. So I have installed Opera and used Rev-uninstall to wipe clean of Firefox and Chrome, using moderate option. I realized later that I have have saved my favorites which over the year painstakingly collected. But that is least of my worry. That day the system behavior with Opera was awesome, physical memory at 40 % I had a started to like it. But when I shut down, it took unusually long time to shut down and next day the system when restarted said " Preparing Desktop" and I see the following.
1. Desktop is wiped clean
2. There is a message C:\windows\system32\profilefile missing location and I could not run any application
3. The search option too is gone.
4. I could able to open word 2013 with error message box. I think RevUninstall deleted critical files.

-My efforts which failed --
1. Restore to various points before the events - Failed
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A:Profile file, search and other windows files missing

Hi First you should not have anything saved to the recovery drive and you are unlikely to be able to copy what is there, since this is usually the recovery image for your machine to be put back to factory settings.Now you should check the user manual on how to make a system disc as it will have the info you need Manuals for Compaq Presario CQ58-100 Notebook PC series - HP Support Center

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I think I was able to remove the virus but  can't find my profile or documents and pics. Here is my hijackthis log: Thank you. I have a Windows 7 Lenovo SL41. Thanks in advance.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:27:06 PM, on 5/9/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16521)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPOSDSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\tpfnf6r.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Zoom\TpScrex.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Message Center Plus\MCPLaunch.exe
C:\Program Files\DDNI\Lenovo Idea Notes\DDNIMSGUser.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2014\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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A:Please Help Find my Missing Profile and Files. Virus Removed.

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As of today, in our domain environment consisting of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Enterprise machines, we are experiencing the "User Profile service failed the sign-in - User profile cannot be loaded" error message whenever a user tries to login.
This only affects users new to the particular machine. If they have signed on before and already have a cached account the computer logs them in with no issue. This is occurring on both Win8.1 and Win7 machines. We are an academic institution so this is becoming
a huge problem in our labs. Students generally use different computers so this is popping up very frequently. I have a solution for the issue. It appears that on the non-working machines that the "Default" user profile is corrupt. I have discovered
that if I find a machine, Win8.1 or Win7, doesn't matter, that is allowing first time users to logon I can copy the "Default" user profile and replace the corrupt one. I must first permanently delete the corrupt profile before copying over the new
one. I am doing this over the network by navigating the C:\users\ folder. Even this way is becoming cumbersome though as we have over 1000 computer in labs. I have googled and googled and I keep seeing the same answers offering various solutions, none which
are any more practical than my method. I cannot find information on a cause or a reason of why this would just crop up out of nowhere. I suspect maybe a Windows update but I cannot verify that yet. ... Read more

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When I am logged in as admin or logged into my sons user account I can access the internet. When I am logged into my husbands user profile I cannot access the internet. It was working before. I am slightly computer stupid so please talk easy to me! :)

A:Internet on admin & 1 user profile but not on other user profile

It tells me "The proxy server is refusing connections" ????????????

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Every time I boot up my pc, which is running Windows XP Prof. Edition,
after a shut down, a new profile is created. How do I stop this ? is it a virus or any othe adware attach ?

A folder called "TEMP" which is been created without my knowledge is holding this new desktop. though its deleted its been created again & again
I scanned the pc using Avira & melware bite. No virus of other melware was identified

Pls Help

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hello there ,

i have 3 account on my xp , all with administrative power , one administrator , IInd deadman and IIIrd mine xXx , now yesterday all of a sudden i couldn't log into mine for no reason , i logged on into administrator to c if anythin was wrong , it logged in perfectly , now it can login back into xXx again , but all the settings r gone , and it's a new account by the same name .

but when i got to mycom-=properties-advance-userprofiles - i c two xXx userprofiles one local and other as backup , anyway i can restore it back ??

I donot use system restore and Norton Antiviurs 2003 is byfar the only application i installed yesterday ,. any ideaz ???

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Every time I boot up my pc, which is running Windows XP Prof. Edition,
AT every restart the destop settings are as a new profile created. How do I stop this ? is it a virus or any othe adware attached ?

A folder called "TEMP" which is been created without my knowledge in c\windows\ document & Settings is holding this new default desktop. though its deleted its been created again & again
I scanned the pc using Avira & melware bite. No virus of other melware was identified

Pls Help

A:New profile settings been created

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there is a profile that keeps on popping up with 3 square boxes for a name that shouldn't be there. everytime i delete it, the profile keeps coming back. any ideas??

A:unwanted user profile created

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When I tried logging in recently my windows xp pro machine said it could not find my profile and it created a new one (I was disconnected from network). Now I am reconnected, but it still is using the new one. Hoe can I tell it to use the original profile. I see the files there.

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I need to replace a RunOnce procedure from XP. Using it with Win 7 is interrupted with UAC prompts which is an unacceptable option and disabling UAC within our environment is not an option. I am attempted to replace the process with Task Scheduler. However, I only want this to run when a new user logs on to the PC. I am open to other suggestions if this can?t be accomplished through Task Scheduler, but the solution can only run when a new profile is created.

A:Schedule task to run when a new profile is created using Win 7

Hi jennnnnnn and welcome W7 Forums

What is the function of this procedure?

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I had been the only user on my machine, but I decied to create another account so my house mates can use my computer without potentially screwing up my stuff.

I had been using the default admin profile--stupid i know, but it didn't matter.
to be able to create the profile for my housemates i had to create an admin account first, which i did for myself. I lost all my prefernces and setting and stuff, but was able to get most of them back by going into the default profile and grabbing all the application data.

things are working fine for the most part. except for 2 things:

1. when i download things from firefox they don't actually show up on my desktop even though that is where they are supposed to download to.

2. i'm hainvg trouble connecting through my FTP client to the various servers i use. it will connect once after i start windows, but once i break the connection it wont connect again. i've tried multiple ftp clients (FTPx and Filezilla) and the problem is the same in both. I've restarted my network several times as well.

other than getting a new monitor changing the user accounts is the only major thing i've done to my computer recently.

any ideas?


A:recently created new user profile in XP now certain things don't work

1.Are you sure the download filepath in Firefox points to the desktop of the account your in,and not another account ?

2.Try FTP using PASV,or temporarily disabling your firewall,or both.

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Will someone please help me with this problem I experienced this morning? I booted my computer and LiveUpdate appeared requesting me to update. I clicked ok and went through the normal Norton LiveUpdate process and restarted my computer when finished. When I logged-in, everything was missing from my desktop and all of my files were missing. Found out later that my user profile was duplicated with an invisible extension that could not be seen from the log-in screen. All of my files are still on the C: drive but I have to go through Explore to get to them. Does anyone know what caused this duplication and how I can get rid of it? Thank you, Jerry

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I am trying to move my Firefox profile from my Win7 to W8CP, and I cannot find appdata. Does it still exist? Do I need to first unhide hidden files and folders?

Edit. Nevermind. It was just hidden, and unhiding it worked just like it did in 7. Got my profile moved!

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I'd like to know if do you have any idea the best practices in removing to cleanup user profiles in windows 7?


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computer started getting pop ups randomly even with mcafee running and even after using spybot. Then somehow some fake antivirus "My PC protector" installed itself on the system and things went to crap. Girlfriend tried to go back to a restore point but nothing happened. As of right now no exe's work. Tried to install maleware bytes and avg, avg install ended in an error while the anti maleware installed and but whenever I try to run the computer can not locate the file. Also, I notice that another user profile has popped up named adminstrator that I have never seen before on other start ups. I continuely get the windows/system32/dosapoma.dll not valid windows image error. Tried to do a few registry fixes like the zip file everyone seems to mention, that seemded to install but didnt work and I couldnt open regedit anyway.

Really at a loss of what to do next.

Been in safe mode for the whole day and still the computer is crap. Anyhelp would be very much appreciated. Thanks guys.

Almost forget, have no current access to boot cd or anything, they are at parents house about 3 hours away.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 13:08:24.45 on Sun 02/14/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.688 [GMT -5:00]

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A:No exe's will open, bad image error and virus created administrator profile

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Have - so far - been unable to move my Thunderbird profile from an old WinXP computer to a Win7 machine.
I have followed the various advice I have found on multiple sites. No luck. On sticking point is the mail storage locations got separated somewhere between Win98SE, Win2000 & WinXP, as well as several email accounts along the way. Some are located under Document and Settings|<user>|Application Data|Thunderbird. The rest are under Documents and Setting|Application Data|Mozilla|Profiles|default|...etc -*.SLT files.

I have thought to move the *.SLT mail to the normal folders under the user and edit the prefs.js file to point to the new location. Then move to Win7.

Has anyone tried this? Think it might work?
I really need some advice. The WinXP machine needs to be retired and email is the only thing it's being used for.

A:move Thunderbird profile From Win XP to Win7(64)

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Hey everyone,
I am having an issue with Outlook 2007 on a Windows Vista Business 64-bit OS. I am switching computers in my office and currently have someone else's Outlook email and profile setup on my new machine and my profile on the old one. Long story short, I'm looking to remove my profile from my old one and initialize it one my new one. How is this accomplished? (Also, the email account I'm interested in syncing with outlook is provided by a third party so I have no idea about this stuff)

A:Move Outlook profile from one computer another

Hi Sparticus039

See if these links help with your move:

Let us know if that works for you or not.

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Some things arent working so well anymore in my current User Profile (it is a local account with administrator privileges) so I decided to create a new one and basically make that my main one, transfer all data over and then delete this one.

Now, the way I figured it, for the contents of my personal files folders like Documents, Pictures, Videos, Music and Downloads, all I need to do is cut the content from my current C: \Users\[Currentprofilename]\ folder and paste them into the respective folders of the same name located in C: \Users\[Newprofilename]\. Same counts for the contents of the Desktop folder, obviously.

But the complicated part is moving the contents of the hidden AppData folder, which contains the Local, LocalLow and Roaming folders. I understand these contain the installation directories for many games and programs that I have installed, and contain personal user settings as well.

Can I just move them over after deleting the AppData folder of the new profile first?

I tried and I kept getting certain issues like "file is in use cant be moved" or "file not found". What am I doing wrong?

A:Windows 10: I want to move to a new user profile

Hi please see here but scroll past the fix registry part How to Fix A Corrupt User Profile in Windows 10

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First, owing to my own ignorance and arrogance, I completely hosed my main user account. I created another one which is able to run my programs.

I want to move my Firefox profile from my old user to my new user. I went to the Mozilla support site but either I didn't understand or the info was wrong. According to those instructions I created a new profile in the new user and then copied the profile from olduser\Roaming\Mozilla\Profiles to newuser\Roaming\Mozilla\Profiles. According to what I read, this was to solve the issue. Not. Obviously there is a lot I don't understand.

Any suggestions?


A:How to move a Firefox profile to new user?

I've seen people link to a program called Mozbackup that does exactly what you want.

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i just had my computer hit by thunder but the HD are still readable. so i bought a new one installed all the apps i had on the previous one. now, i would like to recover my profile as it took my weeks to do it and keep every configuration of the different emails etc ... at first i was thinking to copy paste the folder as this was working fine under windows xp, but i experienced some bad reaction while doing this. is there a way to do this without losing the previous config ?

thanks for your help

A:How can a move a profile to a new computer after a crash ?

Quote: Originally Posted by tugz


i just had my computer hit by thunder but the HD are still readable. so i bought a new one installed all the apps i had on the previous one. now, i would like to recover my profile as it took my weeks to do it and keep every configuration of the different emails etc ... at first i was thinking to copy paste the folder as this was working fine under windows xp, but i experienced some bad reaction while doing this. is there a way to do this without losing the previous config ?

thanks for your help

What parts of your profile are important?

Docs/Music/Pics etc can just be copied over to their respective folders

What email app where you using?

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Hi everyone!

I moved a user who was originally outside of the domain, *into* the domain. The problem is that upon moving it, the profile didn't follow. I'm thinking there's a folder somewhere that holds these old values and I would be able to copy from old to new.....can someone point me to where this old file resides, or is there a better way to achieve my objective?

Thanks in advance!

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hi, today i strted cleaning my pc from trojans. so i had to go to safemode to clean proper (still far from it ). okay so i start in safe and i notice there are 2 admins. HP_Admin and just admin. okay was fine, was puzzeld as to why but okay. i made a new admin account and deleated them both. well my pc shuts down on its own.(has been doing it since i got trojan.) and i start up in safe mode to run another scan, and to my surprise there is yet another admin profile. now my quetion is. does windowsXP make a defult admin profile for safemode? and why can i not see it out of safemode. I tried to got to user accounts to deleat it and it is no there. i can only see it at the choose user profile in safemode bootup.

A:more than 1 admin profile?

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Hello. Last year my computer hard drive crashed and a friend helped recover our files and cloaned everything onto a hard drive he had on hand, about 70gb. Well this week the hard drive suddenly became full and the comp went from working perfectly to...well not. I woke up one morning to find that it wouldnt open any files programs etc because disk was too full. I rebooted (cause that fixes everything, right??) and it wouldnt load my user profile it said it was loading a temporary profile because my disk was too full to load mine. This temp profile is very generic, no internet or programs loaded and obviously none of my personal files. I was able to find my files by going through "my computer" and finding them somehow so I know they are there. Anyway, I've deleted programs and files (not easy when it wont DO anything)and free'd up some space. The problem now is, I can not get my original profile back. I thought once there was enough space on the hard drive, it would just come back after a reboot, but it doesnt. There is one user profile (who i'm on now) that remained intact. Wierd. So, the big question is....HOW DO I RESTORE MY ORIGINAL PROFILE?

A:Hard Drive Full- Temp User Profile Created, can't get old one back

no one can help?

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I have one user on my network who complains that his icons get all messed up on his desktop each time he logs in. I went over to check it and sure enough, he powers his pc on and logs in, he doesn't have any of his icons on the desktop. He logs off and back
in again, his desktop icons are back.
Now, for some background;
Server: Windows 2003 SBS
Workstations: Windows 7 Pro
We run folder redirection on the My Documents and the Desktop

Checking the eventlog shows that when he logs in, it is creating a new profile so the folder redirection is delayed until he logs in again. When I check the local drive C:\Users, I see that his username is not there but a directory called TEMP is. Permissions
are good. When I log into his machine with a test account, the test account TESTUSER folder is created under C:\Users

What gives here?

A:when user logs in for first time c:\users\temp directory is created for his profile

A temporary profile is issued each time that an error condition prevents the user's profile from loading. Temporary profiles are deleted at the end of each session, and changes made by the user to desktop settings and files are lost when the user logs off.
A user profile consists of the following elements:
1.A registry hive. The registry hive is the file NTuser.dat. The hive is loaded by the system at user logon, and it is mapped to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry key. The user's registry hive maintains the user's registry-based preferences and configuration.
2.A set of profile folders stored in the file system. User-profile files are stored in the Profiles directory, on a folder per-user basis. The user-profile folder is a container for applications and other system components to populate with sub-folders, and
per-user data such as documents and configuration files. Windows Explorer uses the user-profile folders extensively for such items as the user's Desktop, Start Menu and My Documents folder.
We can perform the following method to resolve such issue:
1. Restart your PC to release the locks on your profile.
2. Log on with another administrative account
3. Delete C:\Users\%username%
4. Delete C:\Users\TEMP
5. Delete the registry key matching your SID from
NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList". Check the value "ProfileImagePath" to make sure you pick your own profile.

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Hi to you all Can someone tell me how to transfer my "Main account Profiles, Settings Desktop shortcuts and Passwords etc from my Main account the ( A1 )account Profile) to another User Account on My PC called (B2) Using using Windows 8.1 I also have an Admin account and a Microsoft Account. The original account ( A1 ) just stopped loading at log-in saying "Cannot open Cannot Load - user profile" so I have had to use another Account (B2) but all my stuff Mainly all the shortcuts to my Doc.s Etc and Icons are on the ( A1 ) profile Desktop, thanks guys

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Hi All
I have a mouse and keyboard corruption which I haven't been able to fix.Tried uninstall and install the drivers lots of times and restored to an earlier point, no joy.
Consequently I created a new user and the mouse and keyboard are working perfect.
How could I use/share any programs/applications I have installed and use in the newly creted profile?

A:move all installed applications/programs to new profile

Am I allowed to bump my two week old post?

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Hi Experts

I have upgraded my old laptop that has windows 7 ultimate and outlook 2010 used for work domain (IMAP not POP3) ,,,,,I backuped the outlook profile from this location below :


Then I copied the backup to a new laptop that has windows 7 ultimate and outlook 2010 as well and to same location above.

sending and receiving emails working fine but I lost the auto complete email addresses from the new laptop

Wouldn't copy the complete profile should copy every thing (email,setting ,calender,,,,etc ) ?


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So my laptop was pretty messed up and i had to reinstal Windows7. Had a clean laptop for two days, then tried to turn it on and got a message saying an error occured and it can't read the hard disk, ctr alt del to restart ( this was the reason i had to reinstal ). I restarted and it booted, but now it says it can't log on to my user account, which is the only account on this laptop. I only get this message and OK button which takes me to log on screen.
Tried everything..like checking for errors - an error occurs and it can't run that
Tried system restore - again, error.
Tried to delete/create new user account - it does nothing when i click on those options in control panel.
Tried regedit - the search won't find regedit, went to windows folder, found command.com, but it won't let me use it.

Oh and in safe mode, everytime i access My computer, i get a big error saying C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refears to a location that is unavailable. It could be on hard drive on this computer, or on network......

Any thoughts?

A:Can't log on to my profile (admin) Win7

Welcome to Seven Forums
Have a look at this thread from Microsoft Forums - Microsoft Answers
Noticed that you are unable to create another account - have you tried enabling the hidden Admin account?

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Once you are a able to create another account you can follow the following from Microsoft - Fix A Corrupted User Profile

Fix a corrupted user profile

Your user profile is a collection of settings that make the computer look and work the way you want it to. It contains your settings for desktop backgrounds, screen savers, pointer preferences, sound settings, and other features. User profiles ensure that your personal preferences are used whenever you log on to Windows. If you tried to log on to Windows and received an error message telling you that your user profile might be corrupted, you can try to repair it. You will need to create a new profile, and then copy the files from the existing profile to the new one.
To create a new user profile

To create a new user profile, you must first create a new user account. When the account is created, a profile is also created.
The steps that you should follow will vary, depending on whether your computer is on a domain or a workgroup. To find out, see "To check if your computer is on a workgroup or domain" in What is the difference between a d... Read more

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Help! I was setting up a new Windows NT 4.0 SP5 machine and in my hast have accidentally removed the administrator profile. We are using AutoLogin in the registry and now I can't edit the registry to take AutoLogin off.
Is there a way for me to edit the registry in DOS? Is there any software I can download? All I need to do is remove the autologin and then be able to login as the administrator. I would rather not have to reload the machine from scratch. If I attrib the winnt directory and copy system.dat and user.dat, can I edit on another machine? Please help ASAP if you can..

Shawn Haley
Systems Analyst
Royal Doulton USA

A:Lost Admin Profile - NEED HELP

if the machine is on the network you can use regedt32 to connect to the registry remotely and then remove the autologin.

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Hi guys any help greatly appreciated.

I have an old work laptop that has UAC enabled and prevents me as a user downloading anything. When I try to alter anything I get the pop up on the image attached

Is there anyway at all I can disable the UAC from my profile? I do not have the admin password or even know the username.

Apologise if this has already been dealt with and for my severe lack of technical know how


A:Disable UAC as a non admin profile

Hello and welcome:

How did you come to acquire this "old work laptop"?

Also, it would help to see the system specs:
System Info - See Your System Specs


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Yesterday I changed the name of my main (and only) profile. Today I tried logging on with the new name and I can't get in. I can login using my old username but I am no longer an admin, can't access any of my folders, and cannot change anything in the user profiles without admin user/pass. I can't login as admin because I never turned the option on either. I've tried logging on as admin, administrator and default but I can't get any of them to work. Anything I can do?

A:Admin Profile Problems

Yes, System Restore to before you made the change.

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Dear all,

I would really appreciate some help with a problem caused by utter stupidity on my part.

My parents just bought a new Dell laptop with Windows Vista 32bit and because they are getting on a bit, I'd offered to set it up to their liking. At one point, they commented on having to log on every time on start up, so I set about changing this.
To change it to an automatic login, I went to the start menu search and typed "netplwiz", getting me to the User Account Control. There I proceeded in my hurry to make them happy, rather than check the automatic login, to delete the only login on the computer. I then happily rebooted it, not realising my mistake until it restarted and asked for a password and then notifying me that no passwords had been found.... but that I still needed one.

The situation now is thus:
- The login page recognises the username, but not the correspondent password
- It recognises no other users
- It requires a password to log in
- No password recovery disk was made prior to my brainless actions

Is there anything that I can do to solve this? I cannot imagine it was that easy to delete the only admin account on the computer by mistake and shutting oneself out complete and irrevokeably...

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

Kind regards,

A:Deleted admin profile

Do a system restore to a point before you deleted the account.

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I have 3 profiles set up on my PC. Two are set up as admin users and one is set up as a limited user. The limited user and one admin profile are working correctly however the third profile is giving me problems. It will log in with the correct password and appears to load the profile. However when you try to open a program it says windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. If I set the same profile to a limited user it will open programs (firefox, ie, etc.)I have ran the gambit of spyware detectors and found them all to be clean. SAS, MB, Spybot, HJT, and combofix. I did just find this entry in the Event Log which may or may not identify the issue. Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: UserenvEvent Category: NoneEvent ID: 1505Date: 10/11/2008Time: 4:09:12 PMUser: *\*Computer:*****Description:Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system. DETAIL - Access is denied. For more information, see Help and Support Center at This seems to indicate that I have a corrupted profile -- http://www.microsoft.com/technet/support/e...v&LCID=1033. Any idea of how to find this backup to the profile? Anyone concur that this it what seems to be the problem?

A:XP Profile Not Working as admin

I also would say that the original profile is corrupt, based on my limited experience.

There is a copy of the ntuser.dat file in C:\Windows\Repair on my system. I suppose that can be used to replace the damaged ntuser.dat file which appears in your personal Docs & Settings.

I think I would backup the profile contents...in case using the new file results in a wipeout.


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