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    I know a chap who has had the same roaming profile for years (since XP came out). Now for some reason, he is unable to log himself in. Windows reports a security error and will log him in using a temp profile...etc.

    Since his profile is his life (literally), I am not able to remove it and give him a new one.

    To that end lies my question...Are there any tools that will attempt a repair of the profile without deleting anything?

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    Why not create a new profile and copy across his My docs, favourites etc, even his application data can be moved?

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    In these circumstances, I would rename his old profile.

    Then let a new profile be created making sure everything possible is redirected in this one.

    Then copy the relevant bits of the old profile into the new one.

    To some extent I do this with profiles here as I use it to rescue Favorites... personal preferences for the setup of M$ Word, Excel, etc are lost and that's the users problem!

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    Thanks chaps!

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    You have several options. Rename the existing profile and restore their profile from a backup or secondly, create a new profile and simply copy the Favorites folder. Their My Documents should be mapped and not part of the profile as such. This is the recommended approach.

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