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Old 10-23-2011, 06:03 PM
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Xp cannot load profile, opens a temp profile with no Documents
Client was in a big hurry as assignments were overdue. I had to make haste
I created a new profile and moved everything over and told her to delete old one once
She was absolutely sure nothing was missing
I was wondering if there was an easier way of doing this, or anything in D7.
This is quite a common problem




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Old 10-23-2011, 06:14 PM
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Xp cannot load profile, opens a temp profile with no Documents
Client was in a big hurry as assignments were overdue. I had to make haste
I created a new profile and moved everything over and told her to delete old one once
She was absolutely sure nothing was missing
I was wondering if there was an easier way of doing this, or anything in D7.
This is quite a common problem
Nothing in D7, but I think maybe it's about time!

I haven't seen a corrupted profile in a while, but I've always pretty much done what you did. But you're right there has to be a better way.

I think this can have several causes, don't quite remember. I know a corrupted NTUSER.DAT file (the user registry that ends up being HKCU when you login.)

One option might be to simply delete it - unknown if a new one will get created or if Windows still logs you into the temp profile.

Maybe overwrite it with the default NTUSER.DAT is a possibility...

Then there is the user profile location registry hack not sure if that would solve this issue.

Similarly there is user shell folder redirection... Perhaps just create a new user profile and instead of moving the files from the corrupted profile, just use folder redirection in the registry. A neat idea, but that's a little sloppy for my tastes.

Will have to do some experimentation on this. Does anyone know how to actually CAUSE this problem????

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I remember that post! But thanks for giving D7 another chance, I'm glad you did! Hope those words are tasty
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Great program, I've used this successfully a few times
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