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    Accidentally deleted default profile - how do I get it back?

    In clearing up a bit of space on a workstation by deleting profiles I have accidentaly deleted the default profile. Existing users are ok logging on but any new student to the pc will not log on to the network. How do I reset the default again - it's not in the recycle bin before anyone asks!

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    Oh dear - Several options come to mind, retrieve from a backup or extract from the image of the PC? Both only help if you have the systems in place.

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    Can you not just copy it over from another computer?

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    Or as Nick says - copy from another machine!

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    Edit: Looks like I was too slow

    Copy it from another PC that is the same make/model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    Can you not just copy it over from another computer?
    Thanks Nick. Why didn't I think of that, brain fugg!

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    Indeed - wasn't my first thought either!

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    Nor was it my first thought when I did exactly the same thing once; I ended up re-imaging the PC before it occurred to me there was a better way!!

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    Microsofts system restore might help if you still have a admin profile left on the computer!

    Start - Run - type : restore. click rstrui.exe

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    Quote Originally Posted by noser View Post
    Microsofts system restore might help if you still have a admin profile left on the computer!

    Start - Run - type : restore. click rstrui.exe
    Unfortunately System Restore does not restore profiles

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    My supervisor did this, i spend hours trying to sort my pc out afterwards, with all the evil security bugs. realised he had deleted the default user profile. I just coppied it from another machine and it worked fine

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