Windows Thread, Profile Repair in Technical; I know a chap who has had the same roaming profile for years (since XP came out). Now for some ...
22nd May 2009, 11:11 AM #1
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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?
22nd May 2009, 11:17 AM #2
Why not create a new profile and copy across his My docs, favourites etc, even his application data can be moved?
22nd May 2009, 11:39 AM #3
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!
22nd May 2009, 12:03 PM #4
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24th May 2009, 04:27 PM #5
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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