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Copy User Profile with VBS Script problem

Q: Copy User Profile with VBS Script problem

Hello,

Can you help me?
I tried to copy a profile to another folder by vbscript, but folder Documents not copy complete. Why?
I now this forum not write or speak language vbscript but i search google, etc..etc and not have solution for this problem.

My code Vbscript.vbs


Code:

dim wshell, strusername, filesys
Const OverwriteExisting = TRUE
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set WshEnv = WshShell.Environment("SYSTEM")
Set filesys = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
StrUsername = wshShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%username%")
msgbox strUsername
Call BackupC
Sub BackupC
If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$") Then
If msgbox ("There is already a folder called C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & ". Do you want to proceed?",4, "Image Customization") = 7 Then
Exit Sub
Else
filesys.DeleteFolder "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$", TRUE
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$")
End If
Else
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$")
End If

If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername) Then
'**** DESKTOP ****
If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Desktop") Then
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Desktop")
filesys.CopyFolder "C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Desktop", "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Desktop", TRUE
End If
'**** QUICK LAUNCH ****
If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch") Then
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\QuickLinks")
filesys.CopyFolder "C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch", "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\QuickLinks", TRUE
End If
'**** FAVORITES ****
If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Favorites") Then
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Favorites")
filesys.CopyFolder "C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Favorites", "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Favorites", TRUE
End If
'**** SIGNATURES ****
If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Signatures") Then
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Signatures")
filesys.CopyFolder "C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Signatures", "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Signatures", TRUE
End If
'**** CRIA APENAS O FOLDER TEMPLATES ****
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Templates")
'**** COPIA O FICHEIRO PERSONAL PARA O FOLDER TEMPLATES ****
If filesys.FileExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART\Personal.xls") Then
filesys.CopyFile "C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART\Personal.xls", "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Templates\", TRUE
End If
'**** COPIA O FICHEIRO NORMAL.DOT PARA O FOLDER TEMPLATES ****
If filesys.FileExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dotm") Then
filesys.CopyFile "C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dotm", "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Templates\", TRUE
End If
'**** COPIA O FICHEIRO AUTOTEMP.DOT PARA O FOLDER TEMPLATES ****
If filesys.FileExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\AUTOTEMP.DOT") Then
filesys.CopyFile "C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\AUTOTEMP.DOT", "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Templates\", TRUE
End If
'**** CONTACTS ****
If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Contacts") Then
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Contacts")
filesys.CopyFolder "C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Contacts", "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Contacts", TRUE
End If
'**** LINKS ****
If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Links") Then
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Links")
filesys.CopyFolder "C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Links", "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Links", TRUE
End If
'**** MUSIC ****
If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Music") Then
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Music")
filesys.CopyFolder "C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Music", "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Music", TRUE
End If
'**** PICTURES ****
If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Pictures") Then
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Pictures")
filesys.CopyFolder "C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Pictures", "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Pictures", TRUE
End If
'**** VIDEOS ****
If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Videos") Then
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Videos")
filesys.CopyFolder "C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Videos", "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Videos", TRUE
End If
'**** DOCUMENTS ****
If filesys.FolderExists ("C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Documents") Then
filesys.CreateFolder ("C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Documents")
filesys.CopyFolder "C:\Users\" & StrUsername & "\Documents", "C:\Dados\" & StrUsername & ".$$$" & "\Documents", OverwriteExisting
End If
End If
End Sub
msgbox "done"
Thanks......

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Just a thought, did you password the default administrator account?

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Hello

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Would anyone happen to have an alternative solution that doesn't require an admin account to fix this?

A:Vista - The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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I came across a fix where you edit the registry if there is a duplicate entry in the profiles section but there isn't an extra oneExtra one? you mean the .bak key?Did you follow this guide?http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215

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What is the safest and simplest way(if any) to fix this problem and maintain the user data?(I did see support strings about this problem but they seem very complicated and confusing to me)

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A:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be load

Hej Stene, v?lkommen till Seven Forums .

See this tutorial for fix: User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Kari

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windows 7 will not let me log on to my administrator account.  this is my son"s computer. could he have downloaded something that is causing this?  how do i fix it? thanks!

A:the user profile service failed to logon user profile cannot be loaded

i was able to resolve the problem.  system restore in safe moce,

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Hi 

I have a very annoying problem on wireless tablets running windows 8.1 update. 
The tablets boot nice and fast (approx 30-35 seconds) to the ctrl + alt + del screen. 
However the network mandatory profiles used by students do not work for another 60 seconds after that. 
For the first 60 seconds or so after ctrl+alt+del shows up they get the error message "User Profile Service Failed the sign-in.  User profile cannot be loaded".  After that they
will login just fine.  
We've looked at procmon bootlogs and it shows BADNETWORKPATH the first couple of times you try to call the network path to the mandatory profile.  
We have tired setting various Group Policy Objects to force them to wait for the network based on various other posts on this  and other sites. 
Always wait for the network, Wait for group policy processing, wait for network timeout etc.  None of them seem to make any difference. 


Can somebody explain to me how to resolve this issue. 
Cheers
Da'flibble

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Hi

On my daughters W7 x86 PC the above message is happening when she tries to logon, the PC was set up with two users, I do noyt know if the other user can logon as she is away and we do not know the password.

What can I do to fix this error, all the fixes I can find require the user to logon, which is not happening.

Any ideas on how I can proceed.

Thanks

Daniel

A:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be load

Hello Daniel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help with fixing this error. The "In Preparation" section at the top will help to get logged into an administrator account to be able to do the rest of the tutorial. If you have any questions, then please feel free to ask.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a Dell laptop that has Windows Vista. Received the below message after I typed in my password for the adminstrator account

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

I went into Safe Mode and was able to get to the desktop of the laptop. I attempted to go to administrative tools to try and add a new user account but I don't see an option for that.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

Nancy
 

A:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User Profile cannot be loaded

Here is the Microsoft support article for that.
 

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Im trying to create a new user account on my computer, but every time i do that, Im unable to login to that name. Only the administrator account is accessible. All new accounts createdwill give me this message:
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." This applies to the guest account as well.

If this helps, when you go to C:\Users, only the main account's folder and a folder called "Public" is present. Im pretty sure it should have showed the folder of the newly created account. Because of this, im unable to copy files from my main account to the new account as the folder for it does not exist.

This is frustrating as im trying to create an account for my brother with parental controls. But we cant even access it without it saying that the user profile cannot be loaded. How can I fix this?

I've been following these instructions from Microsoft:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215
I went to the registry editor and went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. It seems that there isn't even any folder associated with the new account. I was only able to find a folder associated with the main account. But none for the new accounts.

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

Back to the beginning...what steps did you actually take...to create a new profile?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

Louis

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i encounter this problem when i try to login my account which is under a domain.

User profile service failed the logon User profile cannot be loaded.

Will the OU in ad will affected this problem? Firstly, this machine hostname have not move to Finance OU. But i can login my own account. my account has move to Finance OU. I try my colleague login id as well. His user account was also in the Finance OU. but he cannot login. he get the user profile service failed the logon. user profile cannot be loaded. This is cause by OU or is it the windows issue? i have try to rejoin the domain same problem. This is a new machine so i believe the registry fix on the profile list does not help at all. i try to copy the default folder under user to my usb and then transfer to the new pc same problem as well.

anyone have any solution to it ?

A:User profile service failed the logon User profile cannot be loaded

You'd need to ask your IT Adminstrator.

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I've searched for about a week now and have not found a solution. I followed the suggestions about the corrupt Profile and the .BAK SID, but neither are my situation.

My SID is fine - I did manage to find a temporary fix. If I delete and recreate the user in Active Directory on the server it fixes the problem. The problem is, I have 300 computers and every morning there are at least 10 - 15 users I must do this to. Not an ideal solution.

We bypassed Vista, so we had no idea that this Microsoft bug existed until last week.

A:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be load

Hello ! Welcome to SF !

Check this article from Microsoft run the Fixit and see if that help Error message when you log on to a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer by using a temporary profile: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"

- Captain

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lately when i try to turn on the Guest user ( its my first time to turn on it)
then when i try to log on using guest i encounter a error message?
the user profile service failed to logon user profile cannot be loaded , i already try to make another user but the message or error is still appearing ,

but my main user is working im just worried about this and i already try some solution here but its not working

im using Windows 7 , thank you in advance !

A:The User Profile Service Failed to Logon User Profile Cannot be loaded

Hello John,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help fix this for you. User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
If not, then I'd recommend to turn off the Guest account, delete any 501 key below found for the C:\Users\Guest account at the same registry location in the tutorial above, delete the C:\Users\Guest folder, and restart the computer. This will give you a fresh start with the Guest account as if you never turned it on.

S-1-5-21-4087885203-1817915059-2930943868-501

or

S-1-5-21-4087885203-1817915059-2930943868-501.bak




Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I would like to create a new user and migrate all data/settings/etc. from an existing user to the new user, on the same computer. Reason is some conflicting names between some computers on the same network and a Windows Home Server.

I tried changing the name of the user, but that doens't change the name of the profile. That created some confusion with Remote Desktop. Seems that even though I changed the user name, I had to log on via Remote Desktop using the old user name.

I've read about a method of creating the new user, logging on then off, logging on as the old user and just copying all the files from one user to the other after turning on show system and hidden files, etc. That doesn't migrate any settings I wouldn't think, only files. And another problem is there isn't enough hdd space to copy the profile, not sure what to do other than get a larger hdd, which I could do if totally needed.

I looked at the USMT, a little, but it looked like a lot of work for what I was doing.

I've also seen a 21 step method by Joshua Mouch which still involved copying the files.

Is there a way to just change the user name and then change the profile name that coincided with that user? That way no files are copied or moved, just changing the profile name associated with that user.

edit: I just found this, does this really work? That's all I want to do, change the user name and have that profile name match the user name.

1. Delete or rename... Read more

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I had the following error:

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

I googled how to fix it. I now can't get to my photos from my other user account. How can I get to them so I can burn them on a DVD and clear up some of my hard drive? I can still see they are there in my Picasa program just can't get to them on desktop now.

Thanks,
Nici
 

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

Use an admin account, go to the account's picture folder you had before, and answer yes if it asks if it should modify security. ( haven't done this in a while so I can't remember the exact wording )
 

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Im trying to create a new user account on my computer, but every time i do that, Im unable to login to that name. Only the main account is accessible. All new accounts I create with my account will give me this message:
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." This applies to the guest account as well.

If this helps, when you go to C:\Users, only the main account's folder and a folder called "Public" is present. Im pretty sure it should have showed the folder of the newly created account. Because of this, im unable to copy files from my main account to the new but inaccessible account as the folder for it does not exist.

This is frustrating as im trying to create an account for my brother with parental controls. But we cant even access it without it saying that the user profile cannot be loaded. How can I fix this?

I've been following these instructions from Microsoft:
Error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded
I went to the registry editor and went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. Apparently there should be two folders with S-1-5 that is followed by a long set of numbers but there is only one. It seems that there isn't even any folder associated with the new account. I was only able to find a folder associated with the main account. But none for the new accounts.So that method to resolve this problem doesn... Read more

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

Did you try the other 2 methods from that webpage?

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hi, when i try to add an account in my microsoft laptop windows 8.1, it always show The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. Im done doing the process suggested before but it doesnt work, so i decided to delete
the account and from now on, i cannot add an account in my laptop. 
note. Im already done fixing it, in safe mode and make changes to registry editor, the .bak one but idoesnt work

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Hey all 
 
Long time user of bleeping computer - gonna jump on in and join the fun and games!
 
Anyway I work in a small local computer repair shop and recently we had LOADS of Vista and Windows 7 machines with the error
 
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"
 
We can repair the fault changing the profile from temporary profile path and swapped the .bak extension in registry. 
 
But what the hell is causing it? We have had two machine back in within two weeks of initial repair. We figured windows update at first but its not a given. 
 
cheers!

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

Have you read this Microsoft Support article?
 
There are similar articles for Vista and XP.

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I have a very bad problem with my PC. It started yesterday and the vista system repair came up and scanned my computer. When it finished I clicked finish and my PC restarted then it did it again..and again...and again.
Then I went into safe mode and virus scanned everything but came up with nothing. So I restarted my PC and it said The user profile service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. So I clicked ok then my user account came up somehow. I clicked it and it took me to desktop except that half of my programs were gone and like nothing worked, all my documents, downloads, pictures were all gone. I can't do anything on that computer, can anyone help please??(I have googled it but none of the solutions work so I want to find an answer specific to my problem)
 

A:The User Profile Service failed the logon. User Profile cannot be loaded

Most likely it is loading a temporary profile.

First try a system restore to see if can recover the user profile.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/

If system restore fails to load while in windows or you get errors, try it from the recovery environment http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial142.html
Here is another solution to try if SR fails to work for you, it shows you how to create a new user account, then log into the new account and copy your old profile over to the new account. This article is for XP but the process is the same for Vista. See "Moving to a new user profile"

http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2004/12/15/get-it-done-recover-a-damaged-windows-xp-user-profile/
 

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Hey Guys so this happened to my laptop the other day and I have only got round to fixing it now, I tried a few options like editing the .bak files etc with no luck so I recovered what I could and just deleted the user profile an that seemed to of fixed the issue.

I was just wondering if their is anyway to delete the data off the old user user profile without having to format the hard drive. As its still taking up space on my hard drive even though the profile is deleted.

Many thanks in advance

Damian

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

Hello Damian, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Since you have already deleted the user account through the Control Panel, you should be able to just delete C:\Users\(user-name) folder for the old user account while logged in the new account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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 Hi all, I just got a new x1 Yoga, which I installed windows 10 comes without a Wifi driver, i download the driver and instaled, when i connect to the internet for a period, windows returns to the login screen and i receive the following error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded" when i try to login.i tried to edit the regedit by change rifcount, i tried to install windows 8 and 8.1 and windows 7 but still the same problem, i tried to install all driver with driverpack before connecting to the internet and stop the updating windows this helped me just for 3 days and the problem come back, Any ideas on how to fix this problemsorry for my bad language

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