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Restoring permissions on fixed corrupted profile?

Q: Restoring permissions on fixed corrupted profile?

I'm going to try restoring a corrupted profile by copying files from the corrupted one to a new profile. I have the following questions:

1. Microsoft's "Fix A Corrupted User Profile" page advises not to copy ntuser.dat, ntuser.dat.log, and ntuser.ini. My corrupted profile has quite a few files beginning with ntuser, some look similar to keys in the profilelist section of the registry, some have different names than the three MS refers to. Should any of them be copied into the new profile?

2. The corrupted profile shared files with other computers, based on the profile's user name. What's the best way to maintain the share and ownership settings? Will renaming the old profile and then changing the name of the new profile to what the old one was called maintain these settings?

3. I'm going to take this opportunity to move some of the larger files in the corrupted profile off my C: drive. Will that create a problem if they are not transferred to the new profile?

Thanks very much for any help.

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Preferred Solution: Restoring permissions on fixed corrupted profile?

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This topic is a continuation of the closed topic here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1408950When I last worked on this computer I was denied access to even the most basic features. Now that I'm coming back to it I've discovered that these symptoms have disappeared. I'd like to be able to tell the computer's owner that the system is clean. Here are the logs you requested:DDS.txt:DDS (Ver_09-09-24.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Compaq_Administrator at 19:24:40.05 on Tue 11/03/2009Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.1494 [GMT -5:00]FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\ANIWZCSdS.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\arservice.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\RMSvc.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ARPWRMSG.EXEC:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\PreSonus\1394AudioDr... Read more

A:Restoring permissions

Hi a9642,

I will look over the logs and post back soon.

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I've skrewed around with trying to fix this infection for some time now. I managed to get my permissions + control panel back and etc., but once someone logs on thier side of the computer or i even relog, the virus is back and i have to re-attain my permissions. Here is my Log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:17:20 AM, on 9/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
D:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
D:\Program Files\NetZero\exec.exe
D:\Program Files\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe
D:\Program Files\NetZero\exec.exe
D:\Program Files\NetZero\qsacc\x1exec.exe
D:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
D:\Program Files\Kaldana Studios\Revelation\Revelation.exe
D:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
D:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minis... Read more

A:Shell.exe, Changes Permissions..semi fixed it but...

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G'Day all.
First email from a newbie. I run a windows 2000 network at my office, and I would like to know if anyone knows of any programs that will backup and restore the shares and permissions on files and folders?

My plan is to transfer these files temporarily from one W2K server to another, then rebuild the initial server, and transfer these files back.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.


A:Restoring Permissions and Fileshares?

I belive that OpenView OmniBack II has that capability.
check the HP web site http://www.hp.com. Also take a look at this article http://www.winnetmag.com/Windows/Article/ArticleID/149/149.html

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Somehow, I no longer have full permissions to parts of my hard drive, even though this is an administrator account (and the only one on the computer).

For example, when I try to replace files in Program Files, it says "Destination Folder Access Denied - You need permission to perform this action". Downloads to My Downloads occasionally fail as well. Trying to set the folder permissions via Properties -> Security gives an access denied error.

Any suggestions?

A:Restoring full permissions

Make sure that you have ownership
If you do not have ownerhsip, usually the system/trusedinstaller has ownership. These are usually system files which should not be touched. Program files can affect your programs.
That being said, if you are sure that the files that you are trying to change are your files and changes will not cause problems, try this
Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

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I was tweaking some security permissions on my partition D and removed the options "Authenticated Users" and "Users", now I can't access it, even though I'm an administrator. After some time playing with it it seems I can't find how to add those two permissions back like it was. Can anyone help me or guide me?

Many thanks!

P.S. Attached is my partition C and D security settings. Partition C is how I want partition D to look like.

A:Restoring partition drive permissions

I don't know if doing a system restore would bring it back, but it's worth a try.

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A colleague has removed all the permissions on an external USB connected drive.

She right clicked on the Drive > properties > Security and then removed ALL the permissions

I tried seeing if we can restore - but it says the administrator does not have permission to change the permissions
How do we restore the drive back again ?


A:Restoring Permissions on an external USB drive

You may need to change the owner first?
Open up the security tab
click advanced
Owner Tab
Change your administrator account to the owner.
Try editing permission.

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I played around with the junctions that divert some stuff to other folders and for the

"C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu"

I removed inadvertently the Administrators Group from the security tab (Everyone and System still there)!

Now, since you are not allowed to EDIT or ADD (but REMOVE.... ridiculous btw) HOW do I restore the defaults (Everyone, System AND Administrators)?

Many Thanks for your help folks....


A:restoring default permissions on junctions

Hello Patrick

Welcome to Vista Forums!

You may be able to do a System Restore to a point before the changes.

Messing around with Junction Points is a bad idea.

Later Ted

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Hi guys.. i think how it started is i was scanning with my anti virus.. and i had some errors so i click optimize.. then i tried to start playing my games then it said, corrupted files on C please run CHKDSK on C drive.. i did run and it says cannot proceed on read only/the volume is too big schedule on your next restart? and i click yes but it never fix anything..
please help...
just a summary i have corrupted disk, probably the C one and i dont know how to fix it.. can tell me how?

A:Corrupted Drivers cannot be fixed..

Chkdsk only finds bad links between drivers. It doesn't scan drivers and replace them with good copies. You do have a program in your Vista installation, however, that does do this, and it is called the System File Checker, or SFC.

"Run as Administrator" a command prompt and type in sfc /scannow

The program will scan every protected operating system file on your computer for errors and if it finds a bad file it replaces it with a good copy.

Then, restart your computer.

Hope this helps the problem!

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Hey all,

A colleague of mine is trying to remove some spyware from her XP box. Problem is, it was installed while her son had a profile on their machine and since the profile has been deleted, she can't get in and remove it - my thinking is she lacks the privileges to do so without his profile being active. Am I thinking correctly on that? And if so, is there a way to reconstitute an old profile so she can fix this problem? Thanks for any help.


A:Restoring an XP Profile

when the profile is removed, creating it again won't give access.

the files are still there until overwritten by formatting/installing and htere's some software that can recover them but i don't use, am familiar with any.

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Hi Everybody,

First post here should be an easy one.. Well after running sfc/scanow in cmd prompt I finally solved all my issues.. the problem I am having if I run sfc.exe it still says there are corrupted files but there is not.

I looked in the cbs log and it stated at the last part the all files and transactions have been repaired which they have.. I will post that part in code.. now why is when I run sfc.exe it reports there are still corruption and my question is can I clear that so it report no integrity violations??

here is part of the log:

Repairing 2 components
2017-01-17 22:55:51, Info CSI 00000332 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2017-01-17 22:55:51, Info CSI 00000334 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"opengl32.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-OpenGL, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2017-01-17 22:55:51, Info CSI 00000336 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"opengl32.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-OpenGL, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2017-01-17 22:55:51, Info ... Read more

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Hi Everybody,

First post here should be an easy one.. Well after running sfc/scanow in cmd prompt I finally solved all my issues.. the problem I am having if I run sfc.exe it still says there are corrupted files but there is not.

I looked in the cbs log and it stated at the last part the all files and transactions have been repaired which they have.. I will post that part in code.. now why is when I run sfc.exe it reports there are still corruption and my question is can I clear that so it report no integrity violations??

here is part of the log:

Repairing 2 components
2017-01-17 22:55:51, Info CSI 00000332 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2017-01-17 22:55:51, Info CSI 00000334 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"opengl32.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-OpenGL, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2017-01-17 22:55:51, Info CSI 00000336 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"opengl32.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-OpenGL, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2017-01-17 22:55:51, Info ... Read more

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Yesterday I tried to do a system restore due to bad audio drivers I installed, and got error 0xc0000022. So then I ran CMD sfc, and I got the error, "Windows source protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them". So I don't know how to manually fix corrupted files, so I'm wondering if you guys can help me. I have my sfc details here. SFC Details - Pastebin.com. Thank you.

(Sorry if I put this in the wrong thread, I don't know where to put it.)

A:Corrupted files not fixed through sfc scan through CMD.

Hey, there is a known issue with a recent Windows Update (KB3022345), it causes an irrepairable corruption warning (which is a false report, the files are not corrupt in reality). If you have this update installed then do one of the following:
- Uninstall this update (it is Windows 10 preparation update) or
- Run the fix from The Tech Cookbook – Windows 7 update (KB3022345) causing corrupt files

After the above, run another SFC /scannow. If you still get a corruption, attach it in your next post.

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Just as the title says...
Can a corrupted winrar file be fixed?
thanks for any info!

A:can a corrupted winrar file be fixed?

WinRAR provides for several recovery options, however they have to have been used for the creation of the file, not after the fact.

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Hi all,

I had a bit of a network security breach earlier today. And decided later to fiddle around with the security permissions of my drives in a attempt to reduce the risks to my system.

Then I made a huge mistake that I only realised afterwords, "naturally",...

I had set the drives system permissions to not allow any changes to be made to the drive or its permissions...!

Now I am quite stuck with my finger up somewhere since I do not find any way to restore the permissions to default and I have no backup to restore to. I have attempted the suggested cmd method of,

secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

But does not get all of the database entries restored, I have gone to administrator and accessed the regedit to no avail.

Please help I did see another thread where the following batch file was given to fix a similar problem but it gives me an error.

Bat file unlock:

@echo off

title File/Folder Restriction Menu
echo Folder Restriction Menu
echo Please Enter Access Level...
set /p a=Enter Path Of File/Folder:
set /p b=User Name:
set /p c=Permission Type:
if %c%==deny goto lock
if %c%==grant goto unlock
if %a%==menu goto start2
if %b%==menu goto start2
if %c%==menu goto start2
cacls %a% /e /d %b%
goto start2
cacls %a% /e /g %b%:f
goto start2

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A:Need help in restoring default permissions of system on specific Drive

Blade, the problem with your batch file is that there really is not a batch label called :start2

which is what the batch file is looking for to goto..


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Hello everyone,

I'm currently having an issue accessing many of the files on my computer. I suspect a permissions problem.

Due to performance issues (as well as a problem with creating and keeping System Restore points), I recently did a clean re-install of Windows 7 (restored my Toshiba Satellite to out-of-the-box state).

After that, I restored all of my personal files from an external HD (WD Passport).

However, now I'm unable to open many of my files.

I initially ran into this problem when trying to open many of the sheet music PDF files I have stored in my Music folder. After seeking help in the Adobe Reader forum, someone directed me to this link: Learn How to Take or Assign Ownership of Files and Folders

This started to get me on the right track. I followed the directions there, but it didn't do the whole job. Instead, I also did this:

Right click on "Music" > Properties > Sharing Tab > "Share..."

This opened another window ("Choose people to share with"). There was only one name listed--Lauren S. with Permission Level of "Owner." I didn't add anything, only clicked "Share" at the bottom of the window. Somehow this gave me access to the files in my Music folder.

My big problem is that I can't seem to replicate this success with any of my other folders. For instance, I can't open ANYTHING (pdf, doc, odt, txt, etc.) contained in my Documents folder. Trying to follow the same steps didn... Read more

A:Suspected Permissions problem after restoring to Factory Settings

Well, I seem to have come across something that fixed my issue in part.

Through the CMD prompt, I entered the following:
icacls "C:\Users\MY NAME\My Documents\EACH SUBFOLDER" /reset /t

I'm not sure why, but I couldn't do this just for "My Documents." It only worked if I did each subfolder individually.

Since my original post, I also discovered I couldn't open anything in "My Pictures" either.

The above command prompt didn't work for the general "My Pictures" folder, and before resigning myself to typing it for every subfolder, I decided to screw around in the Properties tab and figured out a solution through sheer dumb luck.

I can't say precisely what I did, but it was something like this:

Right Click on "My Pictures" > Properties > Security > Advanced

Once here, I cleared "Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent" and somehow deleted all the users listed under the "Permission entries" list

Somewhere in here, I got some scary looking boxes that popped up with warning about users and permissions, but after several hours of dealing with this nonsense, I was just like, "F*** it, let's try," and clicked OK on everything.

After that, I clicked on the "Owner" tab (at this point "Current Owner" had a note that they were unable to display the current owner).
Clicked on "Edit..."> Other Users or groups... > Advanced... > Find Now
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I deleted a user profile for an XP user login and found out later that there were word documents associated with that profile. What is the best way to retreive the deleted word documents.

A:restoring user profile

I would try System Restore to see if I can go back to the nearest restore point, retrieve the files, then undo the restore point. It's better than having to use recovery programs to try and retrieve the files.

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I have laptop runing XP, I deleted profile and all the files that goes with it. now I want to restore the profile. What do I do?

Systems restore and goback did not work.

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I was not getting my profile switcher tab in google chrome. then i was wonder and did not get any answer after visiting on many platform then i have decided to update my google chrome browser and and profile switcher work good. also used and alternative keyboard shortcut that is Ctrl + Shift + M

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Came here and fixed the "profile cannot login" problem. Changed the .bak to the main and the main to the .bak etc... Once I did that it solved the problem for a while but when I started my computer this morning had the same problem. Fixed it again and did a system restore. Now when I login the wireless Internet won't go past local only connection. Firefox won't open. Control panel doesn't load if I go to the new view versus the classic view. I created a new account as an admin but it tells me access is denied when I try to connect to the wireless network. On top of that firefox still doesn't work. Also i cannot log off or shut down. I have to hard boot it to start over. Basically same problems as the other profile. Anyone know what should I do to fix it?

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Following a system crash which I had to repair Windows 2000 using an Emergency Repair disk I have been unable to access certain files on my system.

The files are located in the same directory on my second hard drive designated D: and a shortcut to this "Work" folder was in my Start menu, the files are mainly Excel Spreadsheets and when I attempt to open them (whatever method I use) I get the error message: "Unable to open read only file: filename.xls".

I have checked the file properties and their attributes are NOT set as read only, I can see the files in Windows Explorer and I can move them to different directories but they cannot be copied.

I have gone through the security settings for the whole drive and reset ownership etc, but this has made no difference, I can access files in other directories with no problems, any ideas?

A:Permissions corrupted?

Can you right_click on the files and select properties? Check the security settings for owner. I suspect that the repair form the ERD reverted the system to sometime before and the owner of the files no longer exists to the system. If you can get there as an adminstrator account, take ownership of the file and change the permissions to allow yourself what you need. Hope this helps.

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My daughter got a virus on her laptop which held all her photos. Of course, she didn't have them backed up. We got the virus removed and using Wondershare Data Recovery, we got tons of jpgs to sort through. Now I'm down to the hard stuff. I can see the photos clearly in the details (thumbnail) but when I try to open the jpeg, it's mostly scrambled. I've tried viewing with the default windows photo program and Picassa. Is there something I can use to make the photos come back?

A:restoring corrupted jpgs

worth a try

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Corrupted files found by sfc /scannow cannot be fixed(please see attachment). Have gone through the sfc tutorial. The attached files cannot be fixed with chkdsk /r/f. I believe Windows7 SP1 is corrupted as my laptop cannot implement many of the current updates, and have errors when attempting to update (please see attachment). The laptop is from CyberpowerPC thus Microsoft will not allow me to download a Windows 7 SP1 ISO, which would allow me to perform repair install.

Any suggestion greatly appreciated.


A:Corrupted files found by sfc /scannow cannot be fixed.

Run this command in CMD as administrator.

dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

This should repair the corruption.

Also when this is finished, perform a Disk Cleanup. Select "Clean System Files". Check the Windows Update box, and whatever boxes you feel need cleaned up. This may take a bit of time to complete if you've never performed this task, overnight while you sleep is not a bad option

Please let us know if this gets you sorted.

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I have windows XP. I already have an admin account.

I now want to create 2 more accounts, one for games and one for work. Is there a way to assign permissions to each profile regarding what programs they can run? (I don't want the work one to be able to play games and the other way around.)

A:User profile permissions?

Here is the result of a search of the Microsoft Knowledge Base


If you find what you need print the article for reference.

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We have a requirement on our laptops that the Admin user will create a fixed set of wireless profiles but non-Admin users cannot add/remove/modify them.

We can't find a way to keep these profiles locked down so that the users cannot change them. Is there a way to do this with Windows 7 Enterprise? Group Policy perhaps? Thanks!

A:Wireless Profile Permissions

Are you using any Server OS?

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Hi there,

I am in the process of selling my PC with windows 7. I am planning on getting a separate serial key for my new build and want to be able to restore my profile and settings from my current PC.

Will I able to use my system image from this PC that I made a back of onto my external HDD and restore it onto my new PC with a new Windows 7 serial key? I currently have Home premium right now but my next build will likely have Pro if that makes any difference.

A:Restoring profile from a seperate Windows 7 key

To be sure that there are no problems a Windows Easy Transfer Would be the answer.


I used it going form Vista to Win 7 and it worked like a charm

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I believe my folder permissions have been screwed up for a long time and now I have major difficulty trying to install and uninstall programs....the latest is installing sharepoint designer 2010....also,  a while back I tried and cannot do an in-place repair...etc....I don't need my computer to be perfect but if I can just get it to allow programs and window updates to install...or repairs for that matter...I'm not worried about permission perfection or security on my computer, just want it to work, even if that means all open.......I assume the registry may be affected as well but I cant say for sure...any help would be appreciated...I've attached the SP Designer setupexe log file from the temp folder....maybe someone can figure this out ?...I have a bunch of locks on a whole slew of folders and would simply like to clear those settings and open everything up...if that's at all possible?...many thanks.

A:folder permissions corrupted

- Try "Windows Repair". The program puts Windows to a working default state, including file permissions
Follow the instructions provided. Disable internet & antivirus and run the program with all boxes ticked (Under "Start Repairs"). Should take about 30 minutes on a healthy system.

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please help! i need to restore files i lost last week. is there any place or person i can talk to that can help me figure out what to do tonight?

A:restoring corrupted and lost files

Hi jorymartindale and welcome to TSF

Can you tell us what files you need to restore?
Will your computer boot up at this point?
Do you have the Windows install CD?
Did you delete some files, or is there some malware at work?

These things will help us help you.

Best regards,

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I made the mistake of using CCleaner and having it "fix" registry errors. Some of my basic functions (only a couple) aren't working correctly. I plan to upgrade to 7 the first chance that I get on or after Oct 22nd. Also, with the upgrade, will it be a download with detailed instructions on how to back up data etc?

Thanks in advance for any responses.


A:Solved: Will corrupted registies be fixed with Windows 7 upgrade?

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Sorry if this is long. Hope someone is up for the challenge. I have talked with a couple pros and they have not been able to figure it out.

I am currently in the process of migrating from one 2k domain to another 2k domain. The DC's for each domain are 3 feet apart (100mb). The existing domain has about 16-18 real users, plus service user accounts and whatnot. All profiles are roaming profiles that are saved on the file server.

Existing users from the existing domain can access files on the new domain, thanks to a trust setup. Likewise, new users on the new domain can access files on the old domain. All is working there.

My goal is to recreate the same users on the new domain, and have them load their existing profile from the existing domain, while logged into the new domain. When a new user loads the existing profile, there are minor permission issues.

The new user can properly load the existing profile, and properly save most changes on exit. However, certain user level session settings are not loaded, and cannot be changed. For example: if I open Windows Explorer, hit View -> Details, go into folder options and tell it to save the current settings, and then close and open again, it will not load as View -> Details. All shortcuts listed in the user's startup folder do not run. Basic layout of desktop icons is not being loaded. If these basic things are not functioning properly, then I am sure there are deeper permission issues that will appear in the fu... Read more

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Hi there,
I have run a domain on some Windows 2000 servers.
I have had to do a clean install on it all over the last weekend.
I have setup a share for roaming profile, and one for redirected doucuments.

I need to be able to get into, edit, and delete the contents of people profiles / documents.
However I am not entirely sure how to do this.

This means permissions should enclude;
Full control for the domain User, System, Administators

The owner should be adminisators.
--I think!

So far, somehow, The profiles are creating themselves while The domian user, System, and administrator, with full control over the folder. The user is designated as the owner - and to do what I want, it eds to be designated as administrators.
-How can I make it so all profiles created are like this?

On the user documents folder the only thing that is how I want it is the User has full control. It needs the administors and system to also have full control, and there is so far no owner set.
-How can i get this how I need?

Any help will be appreciated as I need it sorted before I have to re-open the network tonight - obviousaly!

A:Roaming Profile Permissions? - URGENT!!! :s


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I reverted back to a last known working config, from the safe mode menu, after I got malware that I couldn't get rid of. It was a good one. Power loss and everything. Now, my user profile, we'll call 'Ray', has errors when trying to access anything from mIRC, to Firefox, PaintBrush, SpyBot, Adobe, etc... and anything in between. I get the pop-up that looks like this(I can't screenshot on that profile, sorry):The pathnames in the title look correct. I can't access regedit, I can't access system from the Control Panel. I've checked google for 2 days now and I have found nothing helpful, other than "Does that profile have admin permissions?" and the answer is yes. From profile Admin, I can see that Ray has admin permissions. I've had people suggest environmental variables, registry changes in the CDM key (which I don't have in local_machines for some reason).Sorry I can't follow most the rules with pasting logs from the programs you've requested. They won't work on that profile. I am running Windows XP SP2 on an HP laptop.As a side note, my scrolling on the touchpad no longer works on that profile either. Minor in comparison. I'm sure I can fix that later.I'm a stay at home dad, so should be able to respond pretty quickly, as I will do the same thing I did yesterday; sit at the PC and Google the same question 100 different ways!

A:User Profile Permissions broken (I think)

I would try following the steps in this guide: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-antispyware-2011

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I have done it again. We have 5 users on our nearly 10 year old Dell, XP Pro, SP3, IE8 and I have dumped a user profile with all of Outlooks contents. Grey Wolf helped me years ago when I encountered a similar brain outage. How can I restore the profile and the .pst file for this user? I have rebooted and totally turned off the CPU numerous times and the log on goes to the default profile. From start, explore, I can locate and open that users desktop and all its files from the missing profile. Documents are intact as well...HELP from a techie to a slow thinker please...uziyah

A:Restoring lost profile on multiple user CPU

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Hello all,

I recently did a repair install using this set of instructions, however because the laptop I was fixing is not mine, I did not have the admin password, so I used this site to reset it to *BLANK*. I also reset the main user's password to *BLANK*. While in the Recovery Console, I copied the required files, ran chkdsk /r, and the system was ok.

However, the first thing I see now is an admin account. The old user profile is gone-- the files are still there in C:\Documents and Settings\olduser, all intact. I used these instructions to attempt to restore it by creating newuser, except instead of using Copy To, I manually copied the Documents and Settings folder from olduser to newuser.

As I said, the files are safe, but the installations are not-- Windows Installer, Word, Photoshop, and a whole bunch of olduser's folder now give me some form of error msg that essentially says: "this installation was for the old user, application will now shut down".

This means, of course, that even attempting to copy Windows Installer to it using a USB doesn't work, since it won't recognize a USB. It can read CDs well enough, though, so my plan right now is to go out and buy a whole bunch (just ran out!), then add whatever is missing one by one. I spoke to the owner, so I'll be receiving the installation CDs in case I do format, but like I said, that's a last resort.

What I want to do now is to avoid making a backup, formatting (what was the... Read more

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Hello, I am asking about a relatives laptop, that was running Windows 10. His HDD was getting bad, and we managed to backup his user account files to a couple of DVD's using the standard backup program. However, we could not get a full system image, as there were too many hard errors, and a chkdsk could not fix it. He sent it out to a repair shop, but the guys there got a bit lazy, and although they put in a new larger HDD and a fresh copy of WIN10, they did not even set up an account for him with a password! He logs in as "user", so I guess they just used some default!

My question is: If I attempt to use the user files backup, should I create the account first, THEN restore all the user file hierarchy backed up successfully prior to the repair, or is WIN10 backup clever enough to bring back all of the user security/credential/MIB records as part of the restore process? Our main interest is the Outlook PST email files (to see the old emails and archive again), but it would also be very useful for him to get the same C:/users/<name>/library folders as he had before. Thanks, TD

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I have a question about the command sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=D:\Windows When trying to copy good files back on an existing, but corrupted copy of Windows from a disk or stick pen copy of windows.

Lets say my stick pen copy of Windows 10 is on Drive L:
My corrupted copy of Windows 10 is on drive C:

can I use the stick pen copy to overwrite the corrupted files with the command sfc /scannow /offbootdir=L:\ /offwindir=D:\Windows ? ( This scenario is from the boot up command prompt, not while running windows.)
Given the drives I indicated, if I didn't enter this command correctly, would someone be so kind as to correct me. Thanks.

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I recently got a dell latitude 10 st2e from a friend and wanted to reset it. I did and then all the drivers were gone as expected, but when i went to get them from the dell website. the drivers would work. for example the intel drivers on the dell website started a boot loop, i got in to the main desktop and it instantly shut down everytime until i reset it again. so dell im asking for a request to fix all the drivers or give me older drivers that work. thank you   

A:dell latitude 10 st2e drivers on website are corrupted or not fixed.

What OS are you installing?  The only drivers listed are for Win 8/8.1
Also, after installing Windows 8/8.1 the Intel Motherboard chipset drivers must be installed BEFORE installing any device drivers.  If the chipset drivers are not installed, device driver installs can fail as one of the things the chipset drivers do is identify all the devices on the motherboard.

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I work in a large company with hundreds of computers. Recently (since July) we've been finding that new users can't log onto some of our 64-bit Windows 7 Enterprise computer for the first time. The security permissions on C:\Users have been changed, removing the usual groups:

Authenticated Users

With new groups:


I can add the local Administrators group to the Users folder, but there are many files/folders within C:\Users\Default where I can't change the permissions. Existing User directories don't seem to be affected.

All of the computers have the same image loaded. Those in the same AD groups may or may not be affected. They are all at the same patch level.

Does anyone have ideas about what may have happened to change those permissions?



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I need some help. I've found similar situations in different forums for solutions but none seem to do any good for me.

When I initially set up my PC, I partitioned off 20 GB of my 320 GB hard drive to install a dual-boot for Vista, while still keeping XP as my more commonly used OS. Recently, I made the decision to switch to using Vista more often. I needed more space for that partition, there was only about 3 gigs left of that 20. So I took another 40 GB off of my XP drive, and merged it to my Vista partition. Everything seemed fine, but then I went to log in to Vista, and as soon as I sign in to Windows, instead of the normal appearance of the desktop, I get a blue screen (not the blue screen of death, just like a normal blue desktop, except with no taskbar) and the message:

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them."

But it also says this for every other program or windows component. I can get explorer and the taskbar to come up if I run it from the task manager, but nothing works. No admin tools or control panel options, nothing. Just task manager and I can hit CTR-ALT-DEL and get all my shutdown options. When I try to take back permissions or claim ownership over them, I get:

"Device is not ready"

Is this fixable? I've tried everything I can think of. I did a full DSKCHK, I tried repairing the OS with the install disk. I'm running out... Read more

A:File Permissions Corrupted After Merging Partitions

When you run explorer from the Task manager, what is the drive letter assigned to Vista?
It should be C: If is is not, (remember what it is) you need to boot in safe mode and probably from the task manager run Regedit. Then go to HKEY_Local_machine/System/Mounted devices. Here you will see a list of the drives and the letters assigned. Whatever explorer said was the VISTA drive needs to be renamed C:. First find what is named C: and rename it to a unused letter then rename the Vista drive to C: Then reboot.
Note only do these if the Vista drive shown by explorer is not C:

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I have the dreaded "access denied error in Win 7 Pro and cannot access my cd rom or thumbdrive to use my ISO image to repair my operating system.  I found a registry fix that might address my issue but it seems my registry is missing the keys the fix describes
(ie: from http://superuser.com/questions/240600 Begin Quote:
I faced the same problem , what i did was:(Windows 7)
Ran Regedit and navigated to HKU\z\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Right clicked, then click new, then create a new key. Then rename it to Properties. In Properties create two new dwords
DeviceType Type:reg_dword Value:00000002
DeviceCharacteristics Type:reg_dword Value:00000100
Then Uninstall the driver of cd/dvd from Device manager.
Scan for New Hardware. Boom!! Problem Solved." end quote
I don't have a "Control" or "Class or {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318 entry under Current Control Set for my user or default user under HKU. I don't know if this is a good fix or not., I don't know what to do next. I couldn't use a system disk if I had one because I can't use my CD ROM.  I can't use the ISO on my thumb drive because I have the same issue on those drives as well.  My CD rom, etc. do not list any permissions and the system cannot access them,my system won't allow me to change the permissions either, even with elevated command prompt, etc.  Anybody have an idea how to fix this?  I don't have a restore point that... Read more

A:ACCESS Denied to CD Rom - No permissions set - corrupted reg files

After youv virus scanned,you could run the file checker.
Reinstall the driver (Disk management, right click on the CD/DVD drive,open Properties, click on the Hardware tab, click the properties command button, click on the driver tab, and uninstall the driver.
Then click on the Disk Management Action menu, click on Rescan Disks, it,ll re-add the drive.
Download and install Tweaking.com Windows all in one repair tool,follow the instructions carefully to make registry backup and restore point and check the box to fix cd,dvd drive.

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This is not a virus but just a simple corruption. If this occurs simply go to "computer > click the usb that is corrupted > properties > Tools > Check now! Just tick the top check box and once finished you shall be able to delete that annoying 80mb file! Hope I helped those people that were stuck on this just like myself!

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Hello you guys. I have a problem this morning when I tried to log in. It saids:"Windows cannot load the user's profile because it may be corrupted." Can anybody try to help me to solve this problem plz? I've tried to do a System Restore but since I never turn it on so the problem cannot be solved by that.

A:Profile corrupted

As long as you can log in to Windows, this should help you.


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Hello you guys. I have a problem this morning when I tried to log in. It saids:"Windows cannot load the user's profile because it may be corrupted." Can anybody try to help me to solve this problem plz? I've tried to do a System Restore but since I never turn it on so the problem cannot be solved by that. I even tried to create a new profile but got this message when I tried using "Copy To" - "Failed to set Security on the Destination Profile. Error - The configuration registry database is corrupt. Help me plz.

A:Need help on corrupted profile

Try taking ownership of the old folders

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So when i turn on my computer, i get the 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 then restarted into safe mode, created another profile but i get the same message. It tries to log into a temporary profile but a window pops up with a red circled x and its blank and won't go any farther than that.

So it sounds like i'm screwed Anyone have any suggestions? I have pictures/ videos and work stuff that i have to get off of it before i can re- format which will take a ton of discs since they are so large, i 'm so upset!

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much

A:Corrupted Profile

Try this:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

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Not entirely sure where this should be posted, but my computer is experiencing something...

Last night everything was working splendidly, then I turned it off as per usual. I wanted to charge my phone, so I disconnected a plug from the sockets under my desk, which turned out to be the lead for the CPU, and it was still in the process of turning off.

This morning I plugged it back in and proceeded to log in as I usually do. I typed my password into the login and it told me after a few seconds that my profile could not be lloaded or found and that there was something wrong with it, linked to me unplugging it accidentally last night. I clicked ok, and it redirected me to a temporary login.

After a couple more attempts, it let me onto my real account, but the background was plain blue and my documents and setting were... nowhere to be found. Starting to seriously worry about whats going on with it, if all my data and documents have been lost I will be extremely depressed and will probably hack my head off with a big knife...

Anybody know whats going on/how to give my computer life? Would be VERY much appreciated. Thanks :)

A:Corrupted Profile? :s

Hello and Welcome to TSF!

I don't think that your Files are gone. Before you do below procedure, I would consider a System Restore, restore it to a point that your computer was working.

Navigate from Local Disk 'C'=> Documents and Settings=> in here locate you User Account or better yet dbl click each Account Profile and see if you can find your files and folders.

Please update us.

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My user profile says services invalid! It did this after my firewall protection expired and I didn't renew it. I tried going into safe mode and create a new account to copy all my files onto and remove the corrupted file but it won't load the page to create a new account?? So not sure where to go from here?

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