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