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Cannot write to user folder after recovery

Q: Cannot write to user folder after recovery

I just recovered my windows system partition from an Acronis backup.
Everything works fine except for anything that needs to write to Appdata.
Cannot download, cannot run Dropbox, or create new user profile at logon.
I have tried "Take Ownership", have set my user as owner via security settings, have given my user full control, but nothing works.

Would welcome any advice or info.

Thanks in advance.

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A: Cannot write to user folder after recovery

Try a system refresh.

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My comp kept getting a "failed to load operating system" message when attempting to boot. I ran the FIXBOOT command from the windows CD's recovery console.

Now it starts to load but wont boot because it says its missing "l_ntl.nls". So I got the 6kb file from another comp running 2000 and put it on a floppy to put on the hard drive. In the windows CD's recovery console, I type

copy A:l_intl.nls C:\WINNT\System32
Failed to copy file.

However, copying to the straight C: drive works fine. Is this some sort of permission problem?
 

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Hello,

I have a application that work with Hardware lock and after run try, to write file "HLBSrvc.dll" to system32 folder, but user work with this application is Standard user, Show message [Cannot create file "c:\windows\system32\HLBSrvc.dll".
Access is denied]
Also I can not change permission system32 for this user.
Now how can i access to my user to access system32 folder without change his to Administrator.
Please guide me
Thanking you
Soks Sia
 

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Hi all,

Im not sure if anyone else has had this problem or noticed it, but I have enabled the GPO prevent users from adding files to the root of thier users files folder on our network as we use folder re-directs to my documents which in theory should keep everything tidy. This works up until a point, if I try and browse to the location and create a file I cant. If I try and drag a file into that location I cant, but as soon as I try to save as it lets me - any ideas why this would be?

A:Disable write access to personal folder (root location of user area)

It only affects Windows Explorer not applications using the win32 file APIs. Which is why it resides within the "Windows Explorer" group policy tree.

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Hi,

We are using windows 7 and all our clients are under the domain. one of our dept member requested me to create a share folder in his pc in which user can create edit modify any of file but not to delete any of file.
So is it possible or not???
Please help me out this issue.
Thanks


Rakesh Kumar

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Hi,

I had a problem with a user account logging on, group policy editor error, so I logged into the other account I had on the laptop and removed the culprit user account from the control panel - manage accounts. and When asked to keep or delete files, I 'Kept' files, the idea was to create a new profile and copy the data across (I know I should of created the new profile and backed up the data first but I didnt) but basically, the user account folder was removed anyway during the process and an empty folder was created on the desktop with the account name as its name.

So I now have no data. I have tried Recuva and NTFSGetDataBack to try and recover the missing folder but no luck in actually recovering it, the recovery software doesnt find the missing folder or data, can any one offer any suggestions please?

Thanks

A:User account folder recovery

Hi -unkn0wn-

You could try a System Restore point, but if the folder Windows created is empty, and NTFSGetDataBack didn't find anything - were there definitely files in the profile to begin with? Or was the user account accessing the shared Libraries?

Make sure you're scanning the C:\Users\ folder with the data recovery software.
Follow the instructions for fixing a corrupt user profile:

Fix a corrupted user profile - Windows Help

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Hi All,

I'm a computer clutz so I apologize if I'm explaining things poorly. I had to do a system restore to a prior point (two days ago) to fix a problem on a windows 7 dell PC. It worked but it moved all of my files and user profile to my C drive.

I no longer see my user account when I go to start computer. I did find my files (at least some of them) under the c drive in C/OS/Users. Is there a way to automatically get them all back where they orginally were rather than attempt to manually move them and hope I'm placing them in the correct area?

I also seem to have lost all of my bookmarks and cannot recover them on Firefox - is there any way to get them back?

Thank you so, so much for any help in advance!

A:Windows Recovery moved User Folder & deleted bookmarks

Welcome to Seven Forums.

For Firefox Bookmarks try this
Ctrl + Shift + B will show all bookmarks then Import and Backup > Restore

You should keep them backed up too Firefox Bookmarks - Export (Backup) and Import (Restore) - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi All,

I'm a computer clutz so I apologize if I'm explaining things poorly. I had to do a system restore to a prior point (two days ago) to fix a problem on a windows 7 dell PC. It worked but it moved all of my files and user profile to my C drive. I no longer see my user account when I go to start computer. I did find my files (at least some of them) under the c drive in C/OS/Users. Is there a way to automatically get them all back where they orginally were rather than attempt to manually move them and hope I'm placing them in the correct area? I also seem to have lost all of my bookmarks and cannot recover them on Firefox - is there any way to get them back?

Thank you so, so much for any help in advance!
Specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4010 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461837 MB, Free - 344934 MB; E: Total - 38 MB, Free - 0 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc.,
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Windows Recovery moved User Folder & deleted bookmarks

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A twist on the creation of user folders on a drive other than C: in Win 7 Ultimate. Does anyone know if one could designate a user folder location such as E:\Data instead of using the users name and being a subdirectory of "Users". I am the ONLY one on my computer - and it would seem much easier to look to the top folder in the E drive than clicking thru E:, users, name, documents, project. I fully realize that I can set up shortcuts, but when you are in an application that wants to place a file somewhere else and presents you with an explorer windows it is a pain. The only method I thought of is using redirection with symbolic links. Every time I try to use symbolic links, I end up with something other than I anticipated. Any ideas would be appreciated - setting up new machine so anything goes!

A:User Profile folder - static folder instead of created by user signon

User Profile - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi All,
We've got a couple of machines that are bitlocker encrypted, but don't have the recovery keys in the Active Directory.
I've followed the following
manual and I wanted to fix this using the following command:
Manage-bde -protectors -get c:.
This gives me the TPM ID (there is only one ID in there, it's the TPM ID).

Volume C: [OSDisk]All Key Protectors    TPM:      ID: {1C46B0C8-2846-47A0-BE55-66BC41640B74}


Then I wanted to use the following command to save it to the AD:
Manage-bde -protectors -adbackup c: -id {1C46B0C8-2846-47A0-BE55-66BC41640B74}


BUT, apperantly this is not allowed..
ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x8031003a):
The key protector specified cannot be used for this operation.


How can I fix this? I don't really want to decrypt / encrypt the drives again...

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On build 10586 I noticed a new Desktop Icon: 'desktop' - solid yellow icon. No need for that on the desktop so I put it in the Recycle Bin and to my amazement a popup appeared - "This folder is too big to recycle, do you want to permanently delete it?" after it compiled the size.
IF were to go ahead and do this - the Desktop clears out of folders, a blank Desktop.

On build 10586 I noticed a new Desktop Icon: 'my user name' . I had no reason to go directly to that folder in C:\Users so I put it in the Recycle Bin and to my amazement it started to compile the size, after that the popup would have appeared - "This folder is too big to recycle, do you want to permanently delete it?"
IF were to go ahead and do this - the ENTIRE CURRENT USER FOLDER would be GONE.

I'm now running 11099.rs_release.160109-1156 - which "fixed it" by requiring Administrator approval to continue.
Why is any Desktop Icon once deleted deleting any other file but itself?

System Restore wouldn't do any good for that 700GB of videos gone.

A:10586 Issue - User Icon deleted leads to User Folder DELETION

Have not seen that on mine. Are you sure that no third party utility placed that icon, along with maybe third party Internet Security software.

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Hey guys

when I try to uninstall BitDefender 9 Pro. I get an error message saying "Unable To Write To Specified Folder: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\" I checked and I cannot find a Installer Folder, with or without Hidden Files and Folder on.

Help? lol

[edit] I cannot uninstall ANYTHING through Add/Remove Programs
 

A:Unable To Write To Folder

Heres an uninstall article http://kb.bitdefender.com/KB260-en-...er-9-Internet-Security-uninstall-methods.html
 

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I am trying to write to this folder as I need to replace 2 drivers with more updated versions. I am running as Admin and I have the UAC set to Never Notify. I right click on the folder and uncheck read only. Then I go to the Security tab and attempt to edit the permissions. However even as Admin the buttons to add and edit permissions are "Ghosted Out".

A:write to system32 folder

you may need to take ownership first
tutorial on how to here
Take Ownership Shortcut

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I'm having no luck making a Windows 7 folder write accessible to XP. I've turned off password protected sharing and given both "Everyone" and "Guest" read/write permission. I can access the folder, but whenever I try to transfer a file to it, I get:

"Error Copying File or Folder - Cannot copy ____: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

Any suggestions?

A:Can't Write to Shared Folder

Anyone?

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Hi,
I am able to read but not able to write on shared folder from Windows 7, however i was able to do the same from Windows XP compture.

I have following setup:

1) Shared Folder is on Windows 2003 server on same workgroup and network. Private network
2) Accessing Shared Folder resides in Windows 2003 server from Windows 7 Premium. Can read folder but cannot write anything to the folder

I made sure that folder has access to "Everyone" - read and write on shared folder on windows 2003 server. Drive is not full.

I am getting message on Windows 7 compture that "You need permission to perform this action"

I am pulling my hair off with this issue. Seems like it is small issue but not able to resolve.

Thanks in Advance

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I have Vista 32 and need to set up a network folder to allow my scanner write to it and save documents. I can not change the option "read Only" in the general oprions tab under properties. please help

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I have changed permission and also the Owner of the Windows folder to me but I still cannot write since I get access denied. And also I cannot change the read only flag because I receive access denied again.My account belongs to administrator group and UAC has been disabled. I searched thru GPEDIT.MSC for something relevant but haven't found anything.

A:How to write to C/Windows folder

Have you tried to put UAC back on to the first settings and see if that works?  There seems to be some issues with having UAC off and being able to perform some tasks as running Gadgets.  Maybe this is another one of those instances where having the UAC on is needed.I jsut checked and i am able to modify files in my C:\Windows folder and i have UAC on the lowest setting before actually having it turned off. ~Alex T.~Windows Desktop Experience MVP~

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Hi! I did an new install of windows 7 (home first then upgraded to pro)
I want to hide a user by doing this on the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows NT \CurrentVersion \Winlogon \SpecialAccounts\ UserList ..then add dword32 by my username value to 0
I did this on my old laptop and it worked perfectly.

Now I've done the same thing on my new laptop. It works but stangely, the folder still appears in c\users.

The user is not visible in the panel control\users or at the start of the PC

I'm sure i've done the right thing, what is causing this? Could it be a bad install of windows? Please let me know if you have a idea!

Thank you very much for your help!

A:Hide user by registry stange problem: User still appears in C folder

If you log into that user it is going to have a user directory, regardless if you have the user hidden or not.

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I have requirement in windows 7 Pro
Users work on one software and save the files in D: drive, i want to prevent delete files and folder so give permission in user group
allow write.read, modify and deny delete
After giving that permission when user save the files than the error is "you dont have permission to modify in this network location",
but user try to save file second time than it will save, so first save error came and 0 kb file create in that location and second time it will save with actual data. so user need to save two times and two files created with same name.
Is there any solution to fulfill this, or any third parth software i can use ?

Thank you.

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Hi
using windows 7 I am unable to move user profile folders to a different drive (C drive space is limited), I have attempted to move it via the MMC LU&G snap-in and it refuses to work both with old accounts that already existed and new ones that had never been logged in. I have attempted with each of the accounts I want to move to no avail, the whole user folder remains in C:\users rather than B:\users (I have used this method successfully before, admittedly on a different virtual machine, unsure as to why it's failing on this one). I have also attempted to rename the folder in C:\users to C:\users\*username*.old while keeping the MMC settings the same but that only throws up a temporary profile error, also searched through the registry for the keys that define the location of the user folder using the administrator account to no avail.
How do I get Windows to do what I want rather than what it wants?
Thank you

A:Unable to move user folder (C:\user\*username*) to different location

How about this method to move User Profile - Change Default Location

It is a the safer method to move User Folders - Change Default Location.

If not try SFC /SCANNOW Command.

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My user profile became corrupted after years of problem-free usage (no clue why), so now I always end up in a temporary account after a reboot.

As per Microsoft's instructions I found here Fix a corrupted user profile - Windows Help, I

1. created a new account
2. logged out and logged in again using another account (not the newly created one)
3. tried to copy the data from the account that had its user profile corrupted to the new account.

However, under C:\Users, the user folder I want to copy from is a white generic icon (not a folder) and it is padlocked and has a size of 0KB - so I can't open it to copy from. Looking at how much data is on C: it looks as if all my data could still be there (I hope).

How could I get access to copy all data from my old account into the new account?

Many thanks in advance for some hints as to what to do!

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Hi I have been having trouble gaining access to my user/(user) folder to get to my app data details, if i right click there is no option to run as administrator, i havn't changed the share options but i did follow these instructions








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Christian Smith


If you wanted to remove it, just right click on the folder > Properties > Security > Click "Edit" next to change permissions > Click "add" > if the folder is nothing really personal etc, type "everyone" Into the dialog box. Hit the enter key and "Apply", "Ok" etc.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Hope that helps.


and it stated that i didn't have permissions. (as it ran through a list of items )


I then followed these instructions
Local Users and Groups Manager - Open

and in both option 1 and 3 it stated that "this computer is running windows 7 home premium. this snapin may not be used with this version of windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the user accounts tool in the control panel."
in option 2 the local user and groups option is not there.
as far as i am aware and in the user account option i am the only user running on this computer (and as administrator)

i am therefore at a loss and any help would be gratefull

A:how to remove padlock/gain access to user/(user) folder

Hello worligig,

You might see if installing and using Take Ownership may allow you to be able to access it afterwards.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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how to resets Attributes

Recovery console

Command : ATTRIB

+ sets attribute
- resets attribute

-c Wrong

AttrIb -c wrong
attrIb - c wrong

Unknown Correct

Unknown file name

Just hard drive reset attribute
OR
hard drive reset compress/decompress

My hard drive 4096 byte Compressss
MBR in virus
there are two hard drive available
Compressed Hardd drivve Cannot formatt
Warning the Not Contained the hard drive

A:How Recovery Console? How Command write

attrib -c isn't a legitimate command.

Click Start, then run, type cmd /k and press Enter.

Type help attrib and the available commands for that are shown.


EDIT: ah, you are IN recovery console. I take it you have a compressed drive and are trying to uncompress to do something.

Right?

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A past virus must have caused this.The C:\Users folder is not visible in explorer for some reason.I can still visit the contents and the pc works fine,but this is not right.Also, there is a lock on my users/alexandros folder icon.Maybe it has something to do?

A:Users folder not visible in explorer,lock on admin's user folder icon?

Oh,note that i went in and tried to give "users" read and write rights of the users\alexandros folder to see if the lock goes away ,but i saw the processing was taking too much time and also some files had access denied so i quit.I hope i did not mess up

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Hi,

How to get the folder name which is having Read and Write Permission(for all users)

Regards,
Nidheesh

A:How to get the folder name which is having Read and Write Permission

Hi Nidheesh,

Try the following in a CMD window:


Code:

dir /A-R
/A = attribute
-R = files that are NOT read-only files

Regards,
Golden

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I've got a corrupted file in my CD write folder that I have tried to delete every way I can think of...without success. So every time I log on to the computer a message pops up that says I have files that are ready to be written to a CD. The file and the folder it is contained in are also part of every CD write job I set up since they always in the CD write folder.

Does anyone know how to purge corrupted file from the CD write folder? Not a major problem, but after several months, it is driving me nuts.

Pete1231
 

A:Undeletable file in CD write folder

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Hello,
I have a network of computers in my office running on windows 7 and one main computer running on windows 10. I have a folder shared on my windows 10 pc and i can access this folder on all computers on my network. I can read but not write on this shared folder on my other pcs on the network. I tried sharing everyone (read/write) on the properties but still same problem...please help

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So I was browsing my email and found a msg that I was chosen to beta test the new MMO Skyforge which I had registered for almost a year ago. Excited, I followed the directions to download the beta client file, and when I ran it, I noticed that it was trying to default to an additional disk drive that I had plugged in that was from an older rig build (the only component that survived a lightning strike). It should have defaulted to my C drive but instead is trying to install on the older drive which is marked as F drive.

So I tried to change the location, and I got a msg I've never seen before: "Insufficient permissions to write to folder....."

HUH?!

I'm logged in and ran the program as administrator, and yet windows refuses to allow me to install it.

Is there a way to fix this?

**UPDATE01**: I decided to try and run a command in cmd prompt as administrator: sfc /scannow, thinking that maybe there might have been corrupted files in my OS (Win7 Ultimate 64). sfc found nothing. Still stumped.
 

A:Insufficient Permissions to write to folder

Right click on the folder, and select properties. Make sure the Read-Only attribute is unchecked/deselected, as it could've been installed as read-only for some odd reason.
From there, open up the Security tab. Scroll through the list of "Group or user names", and look for your Windows log-in name/username.
If you do not find your username there, select Edit... underneath that list, select the Add... button near the middle of the window, and enter in your Windows username, and select OK. Make sure your username is highlighted.

After that, try and set the Permissions to Allow:Full Control. Select OK. If it asks you if you would like to apply settings to sub-folders, then yes apply changes to sub-items.
Let me know if this helped you out.
 

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Hi I have a Windows program that is installed in the default C:\Program Files (x86) folder, and of course it cannot write some of the data it needs to write to that folder. I assume that is because of the Windows 7 permissions.
Is there a simple way to allow this particular program to write to its install folder despite permission restrictions? I already moved its data folder to my data partition but this is for some files that I do not have the option to move to another folder.
Thank you.

A:Program cannot write to installed folder

Run the program as administrator. Right click the programs .exe file and click 'Run as Administrator". Then it can do what ever you need it to, despite permissions.

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I am applying a solution to take backup from clients machine to a shared folder location, the share management will be done through their AD accounts through a backup application.

However, I want to prevent user from accessing the shared folder location and deleting contents
it would be possible to use another account for shared file access but am looking for better option.

if Anything from the following can be done it should be great:
- Modifying permissions to allow writing and modifying content but not deleting
- Disable web access to shared location through windows explorer
- Only allowing access to shared location through the backup application in any way
Really appreciate any help.

A:Shared folder, write but not delete

not done any Active Directory work for a while but I'm sure the delete permission was separate so a deny could be applied the the delete for the group concerned who would have the other permissions, you would need to check the stacking of the actual permissions to be sure though, a deny is a dangerous thing for sysdmins as you often forget what groups you've assigned yourself as for testing

Also it's worth having a look at Sysinternals as I think they still have some advanced AD tools

As most of the others should be possible through normal NTFS permissions and even the parental controls it should be possible using Group Policy

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I am unable to copy files to the Program Files or Program Files (x86) folders, despite my status as Administrator on a single-user system. As an advanced user, I have many legitimate needs to place files there and cannot live with this level of protection
from myself.
How can I defeat this? Many thanks.


Rick A.
Pleasanton CA

A:Can't Write to Program Files folder

Mark, that worked -- thanks a million, as I would never have found that little needle in the Windows 8 haystack. I do not in any way consider this to be progress or evolution in OS design...

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On Startup, Windows displays the "File waiting to be written to CD" message but the folder is empty.
If I attempt to copy a new file to the CD, it casches to the temporary folder but will not write of the CD. Either the "save and retry" message appears or sometimes a "file is wrong size". The file has been identified as CAKTIZWD, which no longer exists on my computer.
I can read the CD but can not write to it.
I am running Windows XP SP2 on a dell Inspiron 6000 laptop.
The CD is OK. I can burn CD's using Roxio.
I have run Mcafee virus scan and System Mechanic registry cleaner in an attempt to clear the erroneous tag, with no results.
Your assistance is appreciated
 

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I clicked on the Hidden box of Properties for a couple of my folders.

I lost my limited user account folder in the Users folder. How do I get it back?

Thanks,
theAdmiral

A:I lost my limited user account folder icon in Users folder.

You mean you hide it? If that what happened, just change the folder view setting to show up the hidden folders.
Refer here:
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

If that isn't what happened, then elaborate the situation much more.
Take Care

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Help! After a reboot that didn?t work correctly and having to boot in safe mood then regular boot up my desktop, Files and programs available are all not the same.
It looks like I am a different user even though my user account name has not changed.
My Documents is not showing my true documents. I cannot see MS Office Excel, Word, etc? I can see MS Outlook 2013 but it?s asking me to setup when I already did previously.
I can navigate to c:\users\userId and find all my true documents (My Document).

What can be done? Anything?

A:User Account now not pointing to correct user folder

Hello David mate first try these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 start at point 15 and then do a ckdsk Disk Check

then work through the other stuff

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Hi guys.

Windows 8 screwed up my old user account so I had to transfer to a new one. Unfortunately that new one was named after my email address for some reason as I logged on as a microsoft account rather than a local one. Hence in my computer its called users/email_000

This is very annoying.

I've read tutorials on this from other versions of windows ie. here : User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Forums

However it doesn't work for Windows 8. When I try one of the earliest steps (renaming the user folder itself) I cant do it as its 'open in another program' even though that User is not logged on.

Any workarounds? Ive created another admin local user, to no avail.

Thanks for your help!

A:CHANGING User Account Folder names as well as User Name

Hello Chookyman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The best method to do this is to create a new user account with the name you want, make it an administrator account type or leave as a standard user, sign out, sign in to the new account, then delete the old account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello all,

This is my first post, I am looking forward to getting involved with the community here

As the title says, I cannot log into my Windows 8 computer and I get the error message "The user profile service failed the sign in. User profile cannot be loaded"

This appears to be a common problem from the searching around I have done, however none of what I could find addressed my particular issue.

The setup I have on my desktop is a SSD boot drive with Windows and a HDD data drive. When first installing windows I followed this tutorial to move the user folder to the larger data drive. It has been working fine for nearly 2 years.

I purchased an additional SSD with the aim to setup a RAID to increase the capacity of the boot drive (need more programs!). During installation I was doing a bit of debugging work and booted up the computer without the data drive (where my user profile is) and I received the aforementioned error. After shutting down and rebooting with the original setup of drives (Boot drive and data drive) I am still getting the error.

What I can only assume is when attempting to login only using the boot drive it created a temporary user profile that it is now trying to load and is no longer pointing to the data drive even after replacing it.

Hopefully someone will be able to help me out!

Many thanks in advance ,

Josh

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I have an XP desktop SP-3, stand-alone, no domain or network.

I have 2 users: Admin (Computer Admin) and Staff (Limited),

I want ?Staff? to be able to login and only Read from CD/DVD, no writing

I want ?Staff? to be able to login and not be able to write to C: hard drive

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] XP Lock User CD/DVD Write and Hard Drive

I'm not sure about the CD/DVD drive, but on note about the hard drive. Right click on your hard drive in My Computer, Properties. Then click the Security tab at the top. That should allow you to set the proper permissions.

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I have an external drive connected to a computer (running Windows 8) that's shared on a home network, accessible by 3 other machines (these machines run Windows 7). The permission is set up such that all other 3 machines can access and read files from the external drive, and they have no problem doing so. Within that external drive, I have a folder with permission set for Everyone and full control, because I want to allow other 3 machines to edit files in or copy files into that particular subfolder. Despite that, other 3 machines cannot edit files in that folder, nor able to copy files into that folder. I checked permission tab of that folder from a network machine, and it does display Everyone with full control. Any suggestion? Thanks.

A:network user unable to write to subfolder with permission

Originally Posted by namsilat


I have an external drive connected to a computer (running Windows 8) that's shared on a home network, accessible by 3 other machines (these machines run Windows 7). The permission is set up such that all other 3 machines can access and read files from the external drive, and they have no problem doing so. Within that external drive, I have a folder with permission set for Everyone and full control, because I want to allow other 3 machines to edit files in or copy files into that particular subfolder. Despite that, other 3 machines cannot edit files in that folder, nor able to copy files into that folder. I checked permission tab of that folder from a network machine, and it does display Everyone with full control. Any suggestion? Thanks.



Besides the permission settings on the sharing tab you also need to go into the Security Tab and add permissions for Everyone there as well. The link below shows you how.

HDD sharing - Windows 7 Forums

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I had moved 'My Pictures' folder away from C: \Users\username\My Pictures when I first set the computer up and I had it in another partitioned drive (E.

For space reason I wanted to move it back to it's original location above and moved the whole folder across to the C: but instead of having it as a folder in the username folder as it should be I merged it in error with the username folder!

The folder is now named My Pictures and has the path C: \Users\My Pictures\ in the registry. I have (hopefully) attached the properties of the folder which shows that there is no location tab. The network path is shown as \\HOME\Users\username.

How do I clean up the folder back to it's standard user folder detail without the merged detail of My Pictures and I guess the easier part is to create a new My Pictures folder and point the registry to it (as per the detail in the top line).

Please help a newbie!

Cheers

Dan

A:How do I unmerge User folder and 'My Pictures' folder merged in error

Have you tried a System Restore back to a date prior to doing what you did? That MAY fix it.

System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools

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I tried to completely rename my pc acct, user profile folder, etc; using this thread:

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

It didn't work. The 1st time I booted, W-7 had created a new acct with beginning user settings (taskbar programs, desktop, display, etc). I then reversed the changes and logged off. I rebooted and my original desktop and name appeared.

But, I also found an additional entry in C:\Users: a Temp folder with a padlock icon attached.

An instruction I followed in the rename procedures was to reverse any shared folders in C:Users.

For now, I've abandoned the rename & just want to clean up the damage. What should be done with the Temp folder with a padlock icon?

A:Temp folder with padlock icon in C:\User folder after try PC rename

I would not recommend a full rename as shown however you can go in users and rename your profile there. Since programs could still be using the original folder I would leave that be. If you tried to log into the account and you had not changed the registry correctly then Windows would have created that temporary folder. You can take ownership of it and look inside of it to make sure that you don't have data in there but I suspect that you don't. Provided that there isn't anything in there that is vital and your profile is working correctly then you should be able to remove that folder. Take Ownership of file

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I am trying to recover my laptop with the CD. It ran all night and now gives me: Write sector failure 1 drive = 128, sectors 3722527-3722591. What do I do!?

My HDD is a Toshiba MK6021GAS. I tried to run the Hitachi diagnostic test, but its not a Hitachi disk drive. I have this posted in older versions of windows but I am confused what I have here...on the bottom of the laptop it shows XP, but I saw "starting windows 98" yesterday..
 

A:Recovery Disk--Write Sector Failure

Using another PC, download and burn the Ultimate Boot CD. This self-booting CD has several manufacturer's HD diagnostics. It sounds like your HDD is going south ...
 

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i copied a portion of my sys32 folder to my cdrw drive because i'm stupid. and i wanted to see if i could use it to alter my sys32 on my other machine. don't ask.

yeah, i soon realized the folder's write protected and i can't burn the foler, or delete the copy. now i can't burn anything unless i use a different profile.

i tried properties > uncheck read only. i'm guessing the answer lies somewhere in folder options.

help is appreciated, as always.
 

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I am just wondering as to whether you can alter the write protection in a USB drive.

Do you have to scan the folder - check for errors like in my 500GB Seagate USB external disk drive?

I am just enquirying as Seagate are saying that I must have used it with a Mac which I have not.

I just wish to put some other data on the disk and able to transfer to another computer.

A:Write protected folder - USB Disk Drive

Go into the properties of the drive and make sure all permissions are checked, you should be able to do anything you want with the drive. Is it brand new, did the problem just start ?

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I have recently installed a program and when I try to open it it says "error#41:unable to write to the temp folder... There is plenty of space so im not sure why it is doing this.. i have cleared my temp folder and deleted several programs... the program that is saying error#41 isnt a big program at all.. and i can still download bigger programs and they work without a problem!
 

A:Unable to write files to the temp folder

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Hi all,

I need to execute the Windows command:

metaflac --dont-use-padding --remove --block-type="PADDING" Filename.flac

For every file in a folder, including every file in the subfolders! (Two levels of subfolders.) The file name extension is as mentioned above .flac.

I understand a batch file is the best way to accomplish this, but what should it contain?

Many thanks!
 

A:How do I write a batch file for all files in a folder?

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Hi,

I notice in Windows 8 slight changes have been made to where screen shots are written to. In previous versions of windows they've always been written to the clipboard with each additional screenshot being overwritten but now in windows 8 they appear to be written and stored in a folder which means you can take multiple screenshots without the previous one being overwritten.

I want to know if it's possible to make that feature available in windows 7 since it was a big leap for me to upgrade from XP and if it wasn't for carrying features over from XP I wouldn't have upgraded ie T800's Folder Options X It would be really neat if they could add that to their utility

A:How to change screenshots to write to a folder rather then clipboard ?

Believe you'll need a clipboard enhancer utility and there are many, some are free. Rather than recommend a specific tool you may want to do a web search for free download clipboard utility

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