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Firefox default profile problem

Q: Firefox default profile problem

Frequently, I get the following message when trying to bring up Mozilla Firefox:
Firefox cannot use the default profile because it is in use. Choose another profile or create a new one.

The only way I can get rid of it is by logging out and logging in again. Have been using Firefox for about 4 months and this just started a few weeks ago.

Windows 2000
Foxfire 1.0.2

Thanks for the help.

A: Firefox default profile problem

I have a similar issue once in a while, instead of logging out try CTRL+ALT+DEL and end the Firefox.exe process in the task manager. You should be able to relaunch Firefox after doing this.

You can also take a look at this knowledge base article at mozillazine it might be helpful in your situation.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Mozilla_Suite_:_Issues_:_Profile_in_Use

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Hi,

I'm trying to create a new default profile, with custom desktop icons etc.

So I log into the built-in administrator account and delete the only other existing user profile. I setup the admin account profile how I want with desktop shortcuts and custom settings etc. Then I use a live ubuntu disk to rename the 'default' account to default.bak and copy-paste the administrator account and rename to 'Default', Then I log back into the windows administrator account and mark my new 'Default' profile as hidden. So then I sysprep the system ready for imaging, but when a new profile is created it does everything I expect, except the desktop has a desktop.ini file thats not hidden, same shows in the start menu and in every folder that I open, there is a desktop.ini file. Can anyone tell me why this is happening please?

Thanks

A:Default profile problem

Go to Start in Control Panel go to "Folder Options" then go to "View" scroll down to
"Do not Show hidden files, folders and drives" make sure that is checked. Now go to "Hide protected operating system files and folders (Recommend)" make sure that is check marked.

Then when done select "OK"

Edit: What do you mean by custom icons, are you using a icon pack software, or windowblinds? Did you change the Windows Shell32.dll file?

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In order to have my domain users login to a default desktop/profile when logging into a machine for the first time, I configured the local administrative profile and copied to the default user folder (permission to use: \everyone).

It works great with the exception of this: when trying to run setup.exe files (different apps) I will get the following error: Can't run 16-bit windows program - unable to locate setup.exe or one of its components.

All users have local administrative access to the machines. Even logging in as local administrator results in the same error message.

For reference, this error does not occur on XP systems where the default profile setup as outlined above.

Any suggestions or ideas on how to correct?
 

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As of today, in our domain environment consisting of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Enterprise machines, we are experiencing the "User Profile service failed the sign-in - User profile cannot be loaded" error message whenever a user tries to login.
This only affects users new to the particular machine. If they have signed on before and already have a cached account the computer logs them in with no issue. This is occurring on both Win8.1 and Win7 machines. We are an academic institution so this is becoming
a huge problem in our labs. Students generally use different computers so this is popping up very frequently. I have a solution for the issue. It appears that on the non-working machines that the "Default" user profile is corrupt. I have discovered
that if I find a machine, Win8.1 or Win7, doesn't matter, that is allowing first time users to logon I can copy the "Default" user profile and replace the corrupt one. I must first permanently delete the corrupt profile before copying over the new
one. I am doing this over the network by navigating the C:\users\ folder. Even this way is becoming cumbersome though as we have over 1000 computer in labs. I have googled and googled and I keep seeing the same answers offering various solutions, none which
are any more practical than my method. I cannot find information on a cause or a reason of why this would just crop up out of nowhere. I suspect maybe a Windows update but I cannot verify that yet. ... Read more

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I've got 4x VMs created from a template that need to be used by VDI users in the near future. I've been logging onto them to test them but get the same errors on all of them when I try to logon:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service
Date:          26/11/2015 16:36:50
Event ID:      1515
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Description:
Windows has backed up this user profile. Windows will automatically try to use the backup profile the next time this user logs on.

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service
Date:          26/11/2015 16:36:50
Event ID:      1511
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Description:
Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off.

After doing some Googling everyone seems to opint you to the same help article
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947215

but the entry under ProfileList for my profile has ".bak" on the end of it. Also, the problem is the same for anyone who tries to logon to t... Read more

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Hi all.

I have been up and down various boards over the last few days, and though I have found many suggestions, I keep finding myself in an endless loop.

I enabled the Hidden Admin account on my Win7 Pro laptop. The account was created without a hitch, but when I try to login, I get a defualt profile loading up. Blank desktop, and a very limited user profile. Not even a command prompt in the "Accessories" folder in the Start menu. When I try and access the Users folder, I get denied. Strange, as this is the "Super" Hidden Admin account.

I have found suggestions with regards to Regedit, but the account is not listed in profiles list. Only my original "Jay" account and system profiles (network, local).

I have tried to create other accounts. I created a Standard account, without a password, and I get this error.....

"User profile services failed the login....."

This error too led me to a Regedit solution, but again, the account is not present. In fact no new user folders are created when I make a new account.

When I try to view Users folder from my "Jay" account, which works brilliantly, there are no other user folders. It's like it allows me to create new user accounts, but is loading a default profile instead with all accounts I create.

Restore point won't work as I cleared all but my most recent the other day ( my one account is doing great, so I cleared my restore points and made a system i... Read more

A:Hidden Admin account default profile problem

Hello Jay,

You might see if this may be able to help you fix this user profile error.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, I'm trying to copy a "dummy" admin profile in Win7 that i have specificly created and configured to the default user profile but the copy to... option is greyed out.
Any help would be greately appreciated.
Thanks.
 

A:Unable to copy specific profile to default user profile

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Deal all,

i need urgent help. i shut down my Pc normally at my work and when i started today morning and put my user name and login , a windows apears with the following message.

WINDOWS CANNOT LOAD THE USER'S PROFILE BUT HAS LOGGED ON WITH THE DEFAULT PROFILE FOR THE SYSTEM DETAIL- THE SYSTEN CANNOT FINE THE PATH SPECIFIED

please tell me how can i get my profile back to work normally as before.

thanks
 

A:Windows Cannot Load The User's Profile But Has Logged On With The Default Profile

Have you read this KB article?
 

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windows cannot load users profile but has logged you on wit default profile

This computer is a memeber of the company domain and we have been logging on with the same user for years. I am able to login in safe moded with this user.

I have tried to rename the user folder in the document and settings folder. I followed the advice in this article
http://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-support/windows-xp-support/227832-windows-cannot-load-users-profile-but-has-logged-default-profile.html

That didn't get me anywhere.

Thanks
Richard

A:windows cannot load users profile but has logged you on wit default profile

I would assume that the profile is damaged...create a new one...moved files from old to new.

Copy Data from a Corrupted User Profile to a New Profile in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

Louis

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Deal all,

i need urgent help. i shut down my Pc normally at my work and when i started today morning and put my user name and login , a windows apears with the following message.

WINDOWS CANNOT LOAD THE USER'S PROFILE BUT HAS LOGGED ON WITH THE DEFAULT PROFILE FOR THE SYSTEM DETAIL- THE SYSTEN CANNOT FINE THE PATH SPECIFIED.

remember that i am having windows XP

please tell me how can i get my profile back to work normally as before.

thanks

A:Windows Cannot Load The User's Profile But Has Logged On With The Default Profile

Corruption of the user profile can be a pain to sort out, especially if it’s the index file that’s failed. SOMETIMES, however, simply logging off, leaving the computer at the ‘Press Ctrl+Alt+Del’ screen for about 30 seconds or so, then logging in as usual, can solve this without any further intervention, so I’d suggest giving that a go first.

Further suggestions are a bit more involved.

Log in as another user with administrative rights (such as Administrator) and then open the My Computer icon and navigate to the local hard disk and into the Documents and Settings folder. Look there for the folder which has the same name as the user who’s profile cannot be loaded and go into it. You may have to unhide hidden files and folders (from the Tools menu, select Folder Options and then the View tab, then, in the Advanced Settings box, under Hidden Files and Folders select ‘Show hidden files and folders’) and then locate the file NTUSER.DAT and rename it NTUSER.OLD, then log out, and back in as the failed user. This should replace the corrupted file and allow you to log back in.

If that fails for any reason, again, log in as another user with administrative rights (such as Administrator) and then open the My Computer icon and navigate to the local hard disk and into the Documents and Settings folder. Look there for the folder which has the same name as the user who’s profile cannot be loaded and rename the folder; usu... Read more

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Ok, just today i closed my browser, then remembered i needed to do somthing else on it, so when i tried to restart it, it said that the default profile was unusable because it was all ready being used, which it wasn't, the only way i could get into the browser was to make a new profile, but when i did i lost about 100 bookmarks (duh, different profile i know) and then i went and searched every inch of the browers options and what not trying to find the profile settings, there is none... thats gotta b dumb as hell... so i went to the firefox help page and they said to find the profiles folder and that i would hav to edit it from there, the directory they said it was at did not exist on my comp, so i went to search and tried searching for the folder, nothing... i can not figure out how to go back to the default profile whatsoever, its like it just vanished and now this new profile that im using is my default... i hav never had a single problem with firefox until now... if anyone knows how to get back that profile it would help me greatly, thx.
 

A:Profile Problem with Firefox

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Has anyone come across this issue happening frequently lately ....

In the past 3 weeks I must have had 20+ PC's / Laptops that have had the same problem (see image below)
Although I know how to fix it and I have had it crop up before, I've never had it hit so many units in such a short space of time.
I've browsed quite a bit to see if there is some sort of virus/malware that may be causing it but there doesn't seem to be anything out there that might be the culprit.

I've scanned all the units for virus/malware and they all seemed to come up pretty clean. +15 of the units were win7 and +5 were win 8.

Any clues would be most welcome
" User Profile Service you have been logged on with the default profile for the system, please see the event log for details or contact your administrator."

A:User Profile Service - default profile

Hi there .. There are loads of Posts on Google about this one .. Here is one below

How to Fix Temporary Profile in Windows 7

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Hi All,
 
I'm having an issue with Firefox.  I while back while talking to IT support for another application I may have inadvertently done something to my user account.  Trying to assign administrator privileges I think.  Ever since then my Firefox has not been working and my desktop icons are all screwy.  I've been working around it.  
 
I decided to uninstall Firefox and reinstall it.  Still have the problem.  When I try to open Firefox I get an error saying: 'Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded.  It may be missing or inaccessible'
 
I'm using Windows 7 64 bit.
 
Can anyone help?
 
Thanks,
L

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This Firefox User Profile box keeps coming up!!! Sometimes as often as 3 times a week!!! And sometimes as often as 2 times a day!!!I right click on the Taskbar & select Task Manager. I then click the process at the top of the screen. I then click firefox.exe. I then click on End Process. When the next box comes up I click Yes.When firefox comes up again the problem is supposed to be solved but many times it is NOT!!!Can anyone tell me how I can prevent this annoying problem from happening over and over again.

A:Firefox User Profile Problem

Have you tried a complete uninstall/reinstall of Firefox.Note: You will have to go back and redo all of your personal settings (Options), as deleting the Profile folder will erase everything Firefox related.You will be starting with a clean slate.To completely uninstall Firefox, you will need to delete your Profile folder.This file is not removed when you uninstall Firefox from Add/Remove. It will retain all of your previous settings, and re-apply them to your new install, if it's not deleted.That's why, when you install a new version of Firefox, your previous settings, bookmarks, passwords, etc., all remain the same.For a Fresh (start from scratch) install, this folder has to be removed.You might want to make a copy of the Bookmark.html file, before you uninstall, and save it to somewhere you'll be able to find it.This is where all of your Bookmarks are stored.Set windows to show hidden files,How to see hidden files in Windows Then navigate to:C:\ Documents and Settings \ "your user name" \ Application Data \ Mozilla \ Firefox \ Profiles \ default.random characters \ Bookmark.htmlAnd make a copy of the Bookmark.html fileThen you can replace, the new one created, with the old one, you copied.After you install Firefox, delete Bookmark.html, and replace it with your saved copy of Bookmark.html.Restart Firefox.That way, you'll have all of your Bookmarks back.Now for the uninstall.Uninstall your current version of ... Read more

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Hello All,
Here's my problem. I've erased my profile from Mozilla Firefox. I HAVE NOT however erased the profile files.

I have since created a profile with a different name. I would like to import the old profile info (bookmarks inparticular) to my new "default" profile.

As well, what if I wanted to import info from another Mozilla Firefox profile?

Can this be done?

I've tried everything but I can't seem to figure it out.

If you do post please be advised that I am not all that familiar with Firefox.

Thank you all for your time.
 

A:Solved: Mozilla Firefox...Erased Profile but not files...trying to import to new profile

I move mine manually all the time. If you just want to add the bookmarks.html, just move the one you saved to the new profile. Here is the official instructions from Firefox on backup and restore of the Profile.
 

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Just put on the Windows 7 RTM. 15 minute install : most impressive. Then a 2 hour wrangle trying to get Firefox 3.51 going : most infuriating.

Previously I have shared Firefox profiles in dual-boot without a problem. One just has to point Firefox on the second OS at the location of the original profile with FF profile manager. However..

I am getting the following error message with Widnows 7 every time and with every profile.

"Firefox cannot use the profile because it is in use.
To continue, close the running instance of Firefox or choose a different profile."

I have tried every suggestion on the Firefox help page (but the last) without success.
Profile in use - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

To be honest I suspect it is something to do with folder permissions in Windows 7. Immediately after installing Windows 7 I had to change the drive letter assignments using Disk Management, because Windows 7 did not take the lead from my XP drive assignments as I had hoped.

However, having changed the drive letters back to my liking (apart from C: for Windows 7) I found all drives, folders and files to be read only!? I selected all and changed their properties to read and write (including the option to change all subfolders), but it does not seem to have worked properly. Every further subfolder is still read only! My patience with this is wearing thin. What can be done?

A:Firefox - Problem sharing a profile in dual-boot

I use same profiles folder for Windows 7 and Vista. No problem at all. My profile folder is in a drive which has the same letter in both boots. For instance. It is always f:\Profiles, no matter if I boot 7 or Vista. Never had a problem. Just make sure FF is the same version in both boots as 3.5 has some incompatibilities with previous versions (specially passwords)

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When using Excel 2007, I can't create hyperlinks with Firefox set as my default browser.
This is a problem because all my stuff is on Firefox, but when I'm working on the excel document (or anything else) and I want to create a hyperlink, I right click the cell, click hyperlink and the get an error message saying 'An error occured whilst browsing files', I have to then revert to IE8 as being the default browser, where it works ok.
Does anyone know a way around this small irritation?
Thanks
 

A:Solved: Problem with firefox as default

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I wanted the ability to launch yahoo instead of outlook express when i click on email links, so i installed something on yahoos website that gave me the ability to do that, the only problem is i use firefox and when i click on the link it launches IE7 instead of another firefox window/tab. Anyone know how to fix this? I want it to stay in firefox because i have an extension that automatically logs me in and what not, its just more convenient if firefox handles it.
 

A:firefox and yahoo default email problem

Make sure you have set FF as your DEFAULT browser.
Otherwise, check the parameters/setup of that Yahoo utility. It may not be FF-compatible and go to IE, regardless.
As an alternative, start FF when your PC boots, and leave it open for the duration, then use the FF-extension.
 

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I wanted the ability to launch yahoo instead of outlook express when i click on email links, so i installed something on yahoos website that gave me the ability to do that, the only problem is i use firefox and when i click on the link it launches IE7 instead of another firefox window/tab. Anyone know how to fix this? I want it to stay in firefox because i have an extension that automatically logs me in and what not, its just more convenient if firefox handles it.
 

A:firefox and yahoo default email problem

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It gets really annoying when I forget to switch it to portrait and it automatically prints everything in landscape. This makes me waste a lot of paper and it's really a problem. Can anybody help?

A:[SOLVED] Annoying problem - Firefox prints in Landscape by default!

Are you switching page orientation in the printer's options, or Firefox's options? Just in case you haven't looked (apologies if you have), there is an option in Firefox's File Menu to check:

File > Page Setup > Format & Options. Click 'Portrait' in the 'Format' section.

If that's already done, type about:config into the Address Bar and press 'Enter'. Copy and paste this: print.use_global_printsettings into the Filter box. See that the value is set to 'True' (double-ckick on the entry to change it).

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Hello,
this issue is persisting on my work windows 8 computer ( not 8.1)

each time i sign in to my user session ( corporate ad account ) i have the following visible symptims ;
- i receive the welcome to windows 8 screen and animations like i just installed or logged in to the system for the first time
- once finished the desktop are is empty at first in windows explorer ( i used to receive an error saying that desktop folder cannot be found or sth but now it's gone )
- the desktop icons are restored once i toggle the start menu and go back to the desktop and sometimes i have to kill or restart the windows explorer process
- the current keyboard language is defaulted to English instead of french which is set by default ( original override because of my keyboard , the system default language is english in UI )
i have to go to control panel language settings and i have to save and exti to be able to toggle to french , if not alt shit toggle does not find french as being listed !
- some applications store their settings and detect the C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile
I have this issue since a few months now ,
i'm not exactly sure when it first happened But i read somewhere that someone got it because after installaing some software but no mention which software or what type of software can cause this effect in windows 8
can somebody help ?
thanks in advance

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Hi: I work in an area were I administer settings for about 60 users. I want them all to have the same home page regardless of who logs on to their machine. I have figured out a way to do that with a default profile created by me..

However, now there is something wrong. When I go to paste the copy of "Administrator" profile in doc/settings, it tells me that "it can't do it because ntuser is being used by some other person".

Can someone please help me figure out how to fix this probem. Please email me directly(because I don't always get to come here and look).

[email protected]

thanks

Dean
 

A:Default Profile XP

Edit the registry key in the .DEFAULT user registry hive and delete all profiles on the computer. Then when anyone logs on, they'll have that home page.
 

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Hi there,
I have just setup a domain based network using what knoladge I have on the matter. This is which is limited, so I have a couple of maintiance and setup questions to ask. I am going to start with the once I have the biggest problems with on thi tread, pease help!! =S

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I have setup roamin profiles and home directories on my domain network using windows 2000 advanced server. I have tried and seam to be going arroud in cirlces trying to make a good profile i can get all my users using. I idally want two profiles, one for administrator, and one for basic-level users. Basically; using this all i want is different user permission set (i.e admin ad user permissions) and things like mapped network drives, and desktop themes. Also favorites, and my documents link to the home directory and printers, e.t.c.

If I cannot have different types of profiles (administrator and user) how could I just make it work for one profile all the accounts load up with the things i listed above.
I hope that makes sense, I have given enough information, and that someone will be able to help.
Many thanks in advance.
p.s u might notice there asre two of the same threads close by, by me, the other called profilex, this is a type, ad i did not mean to endup with to threads saying the same thing!
 

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When I setup windows 10 I remove several apps and programs but every time a new domain user logs in it re-installs everything. Is there a way to setup a default profile when all users login? Thanks

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hi, some of you will remember me as some guy who has been running around trying to block registry access for users on an XP Home machine. I succeeded finally (by adding a "blockregistrytools=1" value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System). Seeing as how the XP registry is different from the 9X one, i was wondering if anyone knew what "tree" stores the default profile (eg, all the values that are used what a new user is created.) and are there two different profiles, for administrators and limited users? thanks
 

A:XP Default profile

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Hii

last night when i went to got on i got a message along the lines of "cant load profile, being sent to temp profile". and true to its word, it logged me on with a default profile, by this i mean close to empty desktop and settings, very few services running and so on.

i poked around for a while and have found a few things,
in event viewer under windows logs -> apps i have this error:
"Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system.

DETAIL - Access is denied."

if i open up a cmd my default dir is set to "c:\users\TEMP\" but if i run "whoami" i get the correct "laptopname/Josht"

if i make a new profile they seem to load fine so at one point i thought id just try to migrate my self to a new accont but that fails as "You are currently logged in to a temp profile"

i also notced under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList" that my user is called "\S-1-5-21-2874428609-2562944749-1494310866-1000.bak" none of the others have a .bak.

the sercuity on my home folder allows full control for "administrators" and "SYSTEM" but for "josht" (me) was missing "full control" and "modify", i thought this was a bit weird so i set it for full control but on sevreal folders it got denied access (AppData and alike)
sadily it didnt help

im totally at a loss here, i... Read more

A:Being logged on with to default profile.

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Hello,

I have a Compaq Presario 1560CF Desktop PC and my dad did a system restore yesterday but he used a different profile for the restore. Now, under C:\Documents and Settings\ there are two folders:

Compaq_Owner.A
Compaq_Owner.B

where B is the restored folder. It's not go any of the programs and settings previously so I can't do a lot of my work on B.

Now everytime it starts up, it boots in to B. When I log out, it doesn't show my the option to log in to A.

How do I change the default profile back to the (unrestored) folder?
 

A:change default profile

Your easiest option would be to create a new account with the name you want. Then, copy the profile you want into that account and delete the unneeded accounts.

You can copy the account from an admin account. Go to Start > Run, and type:

sysdm.cpl

Under the Advanced tab is the profile section and copying is an option within.
 

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I am having some wierd issues with the Default User..

My goal is to copy over a pre-designed profile to the default user folder, via the User Profile settings in the System Settings dialog...

This has worked before, but now, it doesnt seem to work quite right..

Shortcuts are not appearing (on desktop/program menu/quicklaunch) that I know were there before, and icons on the desktop are not the places I want them to be.

What happens if I delete all the contents of the defualt user folder, and then copy a profile into it.. would this work?

Why is it doing this all of the sudden..

And I need this done - this is a base image of a computer that will be put onto 17 in 1 room, all with different accounts, but need to have the same things show up for all..
 

A:XP Default User Profile

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Please help....

I have managed to delete my xp-home default users profile.

So I am having trouble creating a new user account.

Any suggestions please?

Adrian
 

A:Default XP users Profile

Maybe you could restore it. Did your check the Recycle Bin? If it is gone just copy another user folder and name it Default User. Then change the Attributes to Read-only and Hidden, which is done by right clicking the folder, selecting Properties, and checking the boxes.
 

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Hi,

I have got my user profile setup the way I like it with the desktop icons, settings etc. How can I copy these settings to the default profile? I have tried copying the links folder to the default profiles links folder which does the sortcuts on the desktop etc but it doesnt do the computer icon or user profile icon. I have read that I need to edit some registry settings but I cant find any specific information anywhere. The point of what im trying to do is when a new user profile is created, it will automatically look the way I want it and software EULAS will already be set for example - it's to be used for an image.

thx

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I am currently trying to setup a default user profile for the computers that I often am required to image and then profile. We do not use roaming profiles because most users have their own computers. But everytime I setup a computer I then have to login as the user and set them up with the tweaks we use.

I have figured out how to get the Default User profile to take most of the tweaks that we use, then I can just copy the default user folder from one computer to another to complete the profile setup that way but I have not determined how to get everything to work.

Currently my main concern is how do I configure the default user profile to have default settings for outlook? Normally I would need to open outlook and create a profile in outlook using the users username as the email the exchange server is 90% of the time always the same. Is it possible to create a default user profile that can automatically setup outlook's profile as well using a predetermined value? Something like %%username%% so that I do not need to configure every computer that comes through her everytime someone new logs onto it?

If this is possible I would greatly appreciate any help!

Thanks,
Tehedra

A:Default User XP Profile

No intention on bumping this thread just wanted to add some more information.

I believe this may need to be moved to the Outlook area on the forum now instead but here goes, I have determined how to automate the profile setup by using a PRF file. From what I have read once you have a working PRF file, which I do you can set the ImportPRF setting in

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\11.0\Setup\ImportPRF=%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\DefaultProfile\default.prf

This is where I saved the default.prf file I created. As well it says to make sure FirstRun key is deleted which I have done. Now when I run the PRF file manually without going through the registry it works like a charm, but when trying to use the registry to do this it does not use the PRF file and just runs as normal.

Is there anything I could be doing wrong? Any other suggestions?

Again thanks,
Tehedra

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Gmail has recently been VERY slow in responding and a message came up suggesting a few things to do if it continues. One of these brilliant suggestions was that my profile may be corrupted and proposed doing this to create a new profile:-
%USER PROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User data\Default

Then to rename the Default file to Backup Default. So simple and so stupid. I assumed that the new Default file would take over all the contents of the old Default file. WRONG ! It created a brand new file with nothing in it and re-invented the wheel. I ended up with a skeleton Chrome system with nothing there, all my old system was GONE !

A moment of panic, then common sense took over and I pit my humble brain against the idiot who suggested that insane measure.

I renamed the new Default to Default Backup and renamed the old Default from Backup Default back to Default. My old system came back immediately and all was normal again. It never cured the Gmail slow response, but I got my system fully restored.

Next move was a pleasure, I deleted the crap new renamed Default Backup file to the Recycle Bin and deleted it. I am now back to normal perfection and can only hope that imbecile who suggested that stupid thing to do is confined to the Funny Farm where he belongs.
 

A:Changing your Profile Default

Think of a possible cause of a problem;
test the hypothesis in a non-destructive way (which includes knowing how to get back to the original condition);
fix the problem if the cause was found or else resume with the original condition having eliminated one possible cause.

I've used that trouble shooting technique for computer related problems for at least 50 years. Since I am obviously also an "imbecile" could you inform me (in very simple terms, of course) what exactly is wrong with that technique, and why I should remove it from my tool box?

It's too bad you had the same slowness with the new profile, but at least now you know that profile corruption is not the cause. Or maybe it's not good to know that?
 

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  I manage computer labs at a school.  I image the lab computers using WIM images.  When I create the image, I use copyprofile in the answer file to copy the Administrator profile to the default users profile, and I have a number of items
configured in the profile that each user gets when he or she first logs in.
  So now I need to make a change to that default profile. Is there a way to change the default profile without having to reimage the computer all over again?

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How do I make changes to a default profile in XP so that everyone who logs into the computer gets all the settings I have specified in a default profile?

I know how to copy a profile from one user to another, but I want to be able to establish settings (desktop wallpaper, etc) on an XP machine and then ghost or image the drive... and have every person who logs into the machine get all the settings in their newly created profile.

Thanks!

Joel
 

A:Modifying the default profile in XP?

Have you tried logging in as Admin and setting it up that way? or possibly creating a login script or a batch file that will run the first time they login and profile gets built?
 

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Hi. i'm sorry if i ask something dumb coz i am!
i'm new in using windows 7 and dont know how to cook the system. all i can operate is the one and only microsoft word.
so here's my problem: my laptop was reinstalled. and when i checked it, i found the default profile (or computer?) name changed to be "test".
C:\Users\test
is there any way to change the name? coz i cant right-click it...
thank you in advance.

A:How to change default profile/computer name?

Hi

Before doing the following, make a backup of your essential data (photos, music, documents etc.) in case those are lost when you make the changes.

You will need your Admin Credentials - Go to Control Panel>User Accounts and Family Safety>User Accounts>Change Your Account Name
To change the Computer Name - Right Click My Computer from the Start Orb (Or Desktop)>Select Properties>Modify via "Change Settings"
Hope this helps and keep us posted on your results

Regards

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Hey guys,
Our company has been following a procedure for several years for the installation and setup of Windows XP Pro based client machines. One of the settings we always did, was once one profile was setup (eg Administrator) to company standard; we would restart the computer, log on as a different user (not Administrator), navigate to "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator" and copy all the files and folders and paste them into "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User" (overwriting all of the default users settings). Then we would be able to log on as a different user, and it would pull up the default user profile (which is matched with the Administrators profile now) and it would be fine.

Now we are dealing with windows Vista based client machines, therefore having to redo the procedure. We have been able to adjust most settings, but we have got stuck with this one. In "C:\Users" there is a "Default" profile, and we tried to copy across the profile we adjusted, and logged on as a different user, but it hasn't carried across the profile changes.

Does anyone know how we can get around this? Its a setting we really need to have, if we can't do this, then we might have to stick with Windows XP Pro for now.

Thanks

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There's not a lot of hard information online about the correct way to make User Profile 'X' into a new default profile.

Getting a new user-profile configured properly is simple enough. What I'm having problems with, is making that profile the new system default, so that ALL new user-profiles created thereafter end up with all the same settings.

I'm a PC tech and I can do this easily in XP, but the XP method doesn't work in Vista. And a quick Google seems to indicate that not too many folk are aware of a method that DOES work. There are a lot of opinions, but nothing I've found so far has been 100% workable.

So, does anyone here have a simple and succinct walkthrough for this process? Like, have you personally tried (not just read about) a method that works? As I said, I'm a tech, but I'm not a programmer or a vbs guru, so I'd prefer something that's straightforward.

Thanks :-)

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Been using some tips from Using Microsoft Windows Vista to do this... I get the Administrator account set up completely just the way I want it. Then I set up the user accounts. Only problem is when I go into the other admin account or the standard user accounts for that matter, they don't appear to be in Vista but rather look like XP. When I try to copy my admin user profile I get an error message. I was able to do this successfully on a previous computer. What am I doing wrong?

A:Configuring The Default User Profile

are you refering to the actual admin account or a admin account that you have set up
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/...2752&SiteID=17

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Hi,

I am used to setting up xp machines where i would log in as myself and make all of the desktop, network and shell changes and copy my profile over top of the default user profile. this would ensure that any user logging into the computer for the first time would have the setup I want them to have so they can start working right away.
Is there a tutorial on how to do this on windows 7?

thanks,

A:Default user profile tutorial?

I believe what you need is the group policy editor. Type "group policy" into the search bar and click on it. That should let you make changes for all users if I'm not mistaken.

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Hi, could someone answer a question. i am setting up 20 computers in a school and want all the users to login with the same username and password. is it possible to have 1 profile for the one user that goes onto all the computers once they login. i want to stop messing with all the settings etc.. so when they logout nothing is remembered.
at the moment i can login with the user but they can add files and folders to the desktop, change shortcut names and right-click and access the software for the video card to change settings.
i don't know if i'm going about this the right way, the group policies seem to work but i can't lockdown the pc as tight as i'd like.

Thanks in advance
 

A:group policy and default profile

Deep Freeze would be a good solution.
http://www.faronics.com/html/deepfreeze.asp

Windows Steady State might be able to do what you want as well.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/sharedaccess/default.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/sharedaccess/seeit/classroom.mspx
 

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I'm trying to copy my profile to the default profile on a laptop and I found that the default profile isn't listed as a choice. Anyone know why this is and how to fix it?
 

A:Solved: Default Profile not listed

You can't use the "User Accounts" tool to copy setting sover to the Default use since the default user is not really a user.

What are you trying to accomplish? Copying desktop settings to the default so everyone sees the same desktop?
 

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I work for a large public school district. We have been playing with Windows 7 and find that it may be a very solid product to use in our district... but there's a catch.

Businesses may be different, because typically there's only 1 user who users 1 system. However, in a school district, we have hundreds of students who use the library. Hundreds that use any of our computer labs. Hundreds that may take CADD, Business, Photoshop, or a series of other classes. As a result, our computer installs for each lab/school (elem/middle/high) vary by a lot.

The fix? Default profiles. They have been a blessing to use. Since we're using XP Pro SP3 in our district, it's easy to do. Set the profile up the way we need, desktop icons, program settings, printers, etc... copy to default, and BAM. Every student has the exact same stuff.

In order for Windows 7 to work in our environment... we need this... I tried Vista a few months ago for testing and I gave Vista the thumbs down for this exact reason. Windows 7 is looking to be a promising stepping stone for the future of Microsoft, so I'm sure it'll be here for quite a long time.

How can we edit the default profile? What's the process in copying the default profile over? How can I accomplish what I explained above with 7 that I do currently in XP?

I keep in close contact with several other school districts. Although the others are eyeballing 7, nobody is planning to act for at least 1 year into 7's release. However - I'm positive nobody in ... Read more

A:Windows 7 - Default Profile. How can I edit it?

Details are on step 9.
How to Sysyprep Windows 7 Machine / Copy Administrator to Default Profile | eHow.com

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Once again here I am looking to you all to re-learn how to do something?

I?ve created the master profile I want to use. Now I want to make it the Default User profile. OK, we reboot ? log on as the Local Admin - go to System Properties - Advanced ? User Profiles ? Settings ? select the profile to be copied AND? the Copy To button is grayed out!

How does one copy the New & Improved Master Profile and make it the Default User profile?

On a side note the New & Improved profile is a whopping 5.68G is size! It all seems to be located in the Local, Low Local and Roaming folders. How important is this stuff to my new profile? Anything to do with XP Mode I need for and older app?

A:Copy To the Default User profile

You can read this: How to fix a damaged profile to see if it will do what you want. Althought I think you will need to view that advanced tab as administrator.

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This issue bubbles up from time to time, but I've never seen an authoritative answer on it.  I know of several workarounds, but I'd like not to go down that path if it's not necessary.
Question -- Has anyone successfully managed to get specific Application Configuration settings to
override settings that may exist in a Default Protection profile?
Simply put, we use EMET 5.5 and deploy all 3 default protection profiles (Internet Explorer, Recommended Software, and Popular Software).  We're running into an issue with Excel while attempting to load the Power View add-in.  After searching,
I was able to find official documentation that states the Power View add-in requires EAF to be disabled on Excel (at least in EMET 5.2).  I've added the exception to the application configuration via GPO so that it the name matches exactly what the default
profile has for Excel.
value name: *\OFFICE1*\EXCEL.EXE
value: -DEP -Caller -EAF
After refreshing group policy, I see two entries for Excel by the exact same name.  Official documentation from the User's Guid for EMET 5.5 states explicitly that "if the same app is configuration in Application Configuration and in one of the
Default profiles, the Application Configuration settings take precedence", but I'm not really finding that to be the case.  The Power View add-in is still not functioning properly.
Does anyone have any insight to offer?
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Once again here I am looking to you all to re-learn how to do something…

I’ve created the master profile I want to use. Now I want to make it the Default User profile. OK, we reboot – log on as the Local Admin - go to System Properties - Advanced – User Profiles – Settings – select the profile to be copied AND… the Copy To button is grayed out!

How does one copy the New & Improved Master Profile and make it the Default User profile?

On a side note the New & Improved profile is a whopping 5.68G is size! It all seems to be located in the Local, Low Local and Roaming folders. How important is this stuff to my new profile? Anything to do with XP Mode I need for and older app?
 

A:Copy To the Default User profile

Here's a nice step by step with screenshots.

http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=security/windows-7-copy-default-profile
 

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OS: Windows 7

I have been looking at how to create a default profile without using SysPrep. There is a lot of information on the web on how it could be done in XP by just using a "copy to" command, and how it is not possible under Windows 7. The officially supported method from Microsoft involves using SysPrep. Official method despite being too complex for most also has the added disadvantage that it is meant to be used when setting up an image for deploy. I needed a method that I could use on a PC during any stage of its life cycle (i.e. both pre-deploy and post-deploy times) without going through SysPrep.

There are several ways listed on the web on how to "fool" Windows into accepting any profile as Default. A sampling of those methods is: creating a user and then copying its c:\users folder and renaming it to Default, OR updating DefaultProfile registry key to point to the desired profile's folder, OR using a hack to enable 'Copy To' button in Windows Profiles dialog box, etc. All of those methods work to an extent BUT also result in side-effects to solve which MS brought up the SysPrep method. I have also come across methods which attempt to resolve these issues by running a bat file to update certain registry keys upon every logon. That wasn?t acceptable to me either due to extra overhead of maintaining a bat file/login script, etc.

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A:Here's how to create a Default Profile without using SysPrep

That looks like it should work.

Similar to what I do when building pe (except when building pe I use the default hive itself - not ntuser, because I point the profileimagepath at x:\users\default )

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Is there an easy way to have a profile for every user than logs on to a machine with the desktop, pinned programs, theme, wallpaper, and favorites already set?

In Windows XP all I did was set up a profile how I wanted it under Administrator, logged on to another administrator account, and copied the NTUSER.DAT file from the Administrator to override the one in Default User. After that I logged back into Administrator to delete all the other user accounts. This doesn't seem to work with Windows 7, and there is both "Default" and "Default User" profiles.

A:Default user profile settings

I'd like to figure this out as well. I have this tutorial I haven't been able to try yet.

"I got this to work, but it's no where near as elegant as with XP and Vista via the User Profile "copy to" method above:

Customize a user profile as needed
Go to Control Panel and create a new dummy admininstrator
Reboot, log in as the dummy admin
Browse to C: and go into the Folder settings and Show all hidden/system files
Browse to C:\Users and CTRL-drag the Default folder to make a second (backup) copy of it
Browse to C:\Users and CTRL-drag the customized user profile to make a second copy of it
SHIFT-DEL the original Default folder
Rename the customized folder copy to Default
Create a new dummy admin and reboot/log in to test it

I've not tested this extensively yet but this seemed to work with the exception that the desktop background pic was gone leaving a black background. I fixed this easily by re-selecting the correct background pic.

I really hope that MS restores the previous method as this seems very sketchy to me and I'd hate to have to use this in a production environment"

Windows 7 RC1 Default User Profile

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I'm trying to set up a Windows 8 image. I want to edit the default profile so that when a new user signs on, they have the settings that I choose. In Windows 7 Pro, we could log on with a dummy account, edit the profile how we wanted it, then just copy and paste the information into the Default User Profile. With 8, when we do this, it doesn't always work. Most of the time, once it's on the domain, domain users cannot sign in. Or when they do sign in, the Metro tiles don't work. If anyone has found a good way to edit and set up the default profile I would love to hear it.

Thanks

A:Need help copying/modifying default profile.

Hi BigMattAttack, welcome to the Eight Forums.

It's easiest done in Audit Mode while setting up the Windows for an image. As the method is exactly the same in Windows 8 as in Windows 7, our tutorials for this can be found on our sister forums the Seven Forums:
User Profile - Customize During Installation - Windows 7 Help ForumsSystem Preparation Tool - Use to Customize Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums
Kari

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Hi,

If you use Windows Administrative Tools> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to Restore Default Profile, the rules for Mail , People, and other apps will be gone.
 

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Greetings everyone. This is my first post however, I do use this site for information and research. Here's my scenario:

I have created an Windows 8 Professional image on a Dell XPS 12 and have everything configured. I'm ready to customize my Default user profile but I'm not sure that I'm doing it correctly. I have created and imaged several Windows 7 PC's.

Steps to customize Default profile:

1. Log in as an administrator with another account (not the built in administrator account).
2. Double click the Users file (c:\users) and select show hidden files.
3. Right click on the Default hidden folder and rename to Default Back.
4. Make a copy of the profile that you want to customize (c:\users\joe)
5. Rename the copy of joe to Default.
6. Got to Advanced system settings and delete original joe profile.
7. Run sysprep.

Results:

Everything works with the exception of the Metro tiles. After you copy the original profile and rename it to Default, the Metro tiles stop working. You cannot open any of the built in Metro apps such as IE, Mail, Calendar, Messenger, etc...

Please tell me that I'm doing something obviously wrong. The above method works on my Window 7 images but has an adverse effect in Windows 8 by disabling the Metro tiles.

Thanks is advance,

Joe

A:How do you prepare the Default profile before imaging?

Finally figured it out and the Modern (Metro) tiles work!. The Windows 8 procedures for customizing the Default user profile are completely different from Windows 7. I'm attaching some useful links below that will allow you to make a copy of your Default profile successfully:

How to Customize the Default User Profile by Using CopyProfile: How to Customize the Default User Profile by Using CopyProfile

How to Capture an Image for Deployment: How to Capture an Image for Deployment (Generalize)

How to Customize the Start Screen: How to Customize the Start Screen

Removing Built-in Applications from Windows 8: Removing Built-in Applications from Windows 8 - The Deployment Guys - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Removing or Updating Windows 8 built-in Windows Store apps causes Sysprep to fail: Removing or Updating Windows 8 built-in Windows Store apps causes Sysprep to fail

Hope this helps.

Joe

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I am currently setting up an image for a small business. The image is Windows 10.
I have the admin profile all set up the way I want the other profiles to look, after sysprep has been ran and the oobe crap has worked.
Question is, how do I get the standard default profile to look the way I have my admin profile?
For instance, I have a custom background with the company logo, a few changes to the start menu and taskbars, and some desktop shortcuts.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Copy default profile for imaging

You need to use the CopyProfile component in settings pass Specialize in your answer file, setting its value to True:

Code:
<settings pass="specialize">
<component ... (here the long list w. language, processor architecture and so on) ... >
<CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
<component/>
</settings
Tutorial: Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums

Notice that as has been discussed in the above mentioned tutorial thread, the CopyProfile component has a minor bug and we are waiting Microsoft to fix it. At the moment it also copies the recent files of the built-in administrator in Audit Mode to default user profile, and adds the built-in admin's desktop to end user's Quick Access. Workaround is to completely emtpy the built-in admin desktop and recent files in Audit Mode before sysprepping, and removing the Desktop shortcut from the File Explorer Quick Access.

Kari

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In the past... (since windows 98, sorry, showing my age) We have always been able to do the first time logon, setup all the applications, desktop settings, IE settings, everything, with a 'profile' user. We then rebooted the machine, logged on as adminstrator and Deleted the contents of the 'default user' folder and copied that 'profile' user sub folders into the 'default user' folder. We would then reset the permissions on that, 'default user' and all the sub folders of the 'default user' folder to allow access. This way when ANY user logs into the machine all the settings are as they should be rather than having to go through them all again from the begining each and every time a FTL (first time logon) occurs. It is also very helpful when a profile becomes corrupted and you have to start over.

When I try this in windows 7 64bit I've now messed it up so that ANY new user that logs in gets an error message saying they've been logged in with temporary profile and all changes will be lost when log out. Although, all the setting seem to be there. So I'm just missing the something that tells windows 7 this new default is ok.

Can this still be done? What are the steps now? What has changed and how do we accopmlish this, at one time, simple task? {I have done this successfully with Vista 32 bit}

I have asked MS about this but I don't like their answer as they don't like us doing this.

A:creating a re-usable default profile

the only way to do this now, is during sysprep, by using the /copyprofile switch.

if your customizing an install, you can get everything the way you want it on the administrator profile, then run sysprep and the copyprofile switch will copy it to the default user. You could also push most of the setting through active directory. The rest you can get with regedits.

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I am the project coordinator for an internet/computer program for seniors at a senior center. I just set up a new computer donated by IBM in our lab. It has windows 2000. For the last 2 weeks Windows has been automatically logged onto administrator. I just created a new user profile for the seniors because I don't want them to accidently mess up our settings. This gives them a whole new desktop. I want to know how to make this guest user profile the default that automatically comes up when the computer is turned on so the seniors do not have to remember a password. I also need to get an internet connection set up on their desktop, but when in the guest account I cannot set up an internet connection through the connection wizard. Can anybody help?

Thanks
Senior PC
 

A:user profile default Windows 2000

I think you can find the information here
http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/win2k.htm
 

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A:Default Profile and Printer Access Denied

Also, I am in a domain environment.

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Folks,
Why does double clicking not automatically launch the Netscape 8.1 and instead it comes up with the profiel screen. I do not have any profile but only shows up something called default. This is very annoying and when you click on hyperlink in emails or any other application this default screen has to be clicked before Netscape launches. Anyway to shut this option or should I go back to IE?

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I am presently running Windows 8.1 32 bit. When I had Windows 7, I changed the default location of my Music files to another disk. They still reside on that disk. I would like to be able to select Music and have my Windows 8.1 system find everything related to Music on this alternate disk. I would guess that the method of doing this may be different for Windows 8.1 than it was for Windows 7. The article I used for Windows 7 was written by Brink. Can someone direct me to the appropriate tutorial to make this similar change for Windows 8.1. Thank you in advance.

Richie Rein

A:How to change default location of a profile in Windows 8.1

Hello Richie,

If you like, you could add the folder on the other disk to your Music library.

Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

Afterwards, you could also set this folder to be your default save location for the Music library.

Library - Set Default & Public Save Locations in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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w7 64 bit .... sp1
Yesterday I went to use PC and it said 'preparing desktop' and created a default profile.
I did a sytem restore back 24 Hrs ... and it recoverred and worked fine.
Today it's back again, tried restore to same point ... no fix, tried an earlier restore - same problem.

I did a google and found issue related to switch users (which we do use)
Windows 7 user profile lost when you log off or reboot

but there is no .bak profile there only the correct named profiles.

My profile is admin ...

Also noticed that if I look under "my computer" my D drive (Apps & data) is missing ... looked underthe accounts for 2 other users ... they have correct desktoips ... but they aslo can't see D:\

Not sure if that measn I have lost my HDD (OS is on sepearte C:\ SSD)
In case it's relevant ... when I switch on it boots to normal 'select user' icons ... and accepts user passwords.

A:Loading default profile (urgent help needed)

Hi,

I would suggest to run Hardware Diagnostics on your computer. If there are no errors, then try restoring system back to factory settings and then check the performance of the system. Ensure backing up your data before reinstalling Operating system.

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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...5BLN];Q319974

First of all... I have played with renaming folders a bit to try to get this to work correctly... so if the steps I describe don't make perfect sense for my results, I'm sorry. I expect those who are able to help me will know what's going on regardless.

I followed the article... simple instructions to create a default user profile (profile template username was "Create"). I then created several new profiles based on the new custom default profile. I think what I did with renaming folders was logged in as each new user and had to change "Create's Documents" to "My Documents". But when I browse someone else's profile in "Documents and Settings", their my documents folder is called "Create's Documents". But when I log in as that user, it is "My Documents". I hope you follow.

How do I get it to act like it is supposed to? I need to get rid of the traces of this user "Create" and replace them with the respective usernames. "Create" has to be stored in the registry and/or in the default user profile's directory somewhere. How do I get rid of it? I should have named it something other than "create" so I could more easily search the registry.

I don't want to have to delete all these user accounts and restore the original default profile and create new ones and set them all up individually. Besi... Read more

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There's not a lot of hard information online about the correct way to make User Profile 'X' into a new Default profile.

Getting a new user-profile configured properly is simple enough. What I'm having problems with, is making that profile the new system default, so that ALL new user-profiles created thereafter end up with all the same settings.

I'm a PC tech and I can do this easily in XP, but the XP method doesn't work in Vista. And a quick Google seems to indicate that not too many folk are aware of a method that DOES work. There are a lot of opinions, but nothing I've found so far has been 100% workable.

So, does anyone here have a simple and succinct walkthrough for this process? Like, have you personally tried (not just read about) a method that works? As I said, I'm a tech, but I'm not a programmer or a vbs guru, so I'd prefer something that's straightforward.

Thanks
 

A:Vista - Create new default user-profile?

Did you run accross this thread?

http://social.technet.microsoft.com...p/thread/62ed66ad-71cd-43c3-83c0-5303d77176b8
 

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I hope that I am not posting a duplicate question, but I am having some problems with the setup of a new Windows 7 PC. I am ordering new PC's for my company, and all are comming with Windows 7 now. Before, on my Windows XP PC's, I could easily setup a profile and get the settings exactly how I wanted them, then, copy that profile over the default profile. After that, anyone that logged in to the PC would have the settings that I set in the "new default" profile. I am not able to do this in Windows 7 and was hoping that someone could help me figure out how to setup a default user profile. I would really appreciate any help on this.

Thanks!!

A:Customize the default user profile in Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheMessiah


I hope that I am not posting a duplicate question, but I am having some problems with the setup of a new Windows 7 PC. I am ordering new PC's for my company, and all are comming with Windows 7 now. Before, on my Windows XP PC's, I could easily setup a profile and get the settings exactly how I wanted them, then, copy that profile over the default profile. After that, anyone that logged in to the PC would have the settings that I set in the "new default" profile. I am not able to do this in Windows 7 and was hoping that someone could help me figure out how to setup a default user profile. I would really appreciate any help on this.

Thanks!!


Hi, TheMessiah (Nice Nickname btw )

Type "User Profile" (without the quotes) into start and press enter.

You should come to this screen, where you can make those changes:

Thanks,
ZeshanA
If I helped, please click the scales at the top right of my post.

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Hi everyone!


I really changed the default location of all my Existing, newly,public user account's profile folder to another new location.
However, there is a default user account's profile folder is still in the default location '%SystemDrive%\Users\Default'




*This user account is for what?



Besides, the most strange is that the modified date of this folder as the screenshot below shows is very old, although I have installed the windows very recently in 5/01/2013.



Also, all the files and folders inside main folder 'default' are dated as '17/03/2009' as the screenshot below. However, the one highlighted is dated recently.



Even my laptop wasn't purchased at this date '17/03/2009'; however it was purchased in about 2011.

Finally, is it recommend to change the default location of this user account to another locations then I delete this and all its content?

A:What is the default user account's profile folder for?

This is a last resort user profile if any other profile will fail to load.
Do not worry about it. Moreover, it is better not to touch it.

In case of any hardware or software failures with your newly, public user account profiles that Default profile will help you at least to login into your computer. The date is off because it was copied from the one when that particular version of Windows was created.

Recommendation: keep it and DO NOT change it's location.

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hiiiiii
     i have windows 7 prof 64 bit machine. And this machine under the domain and i have install printer on that machine.
When domain user logon on there machine and try to set default printer it is not able to set default.I want to set this as default .so how can i solve this issue........help

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Hi,

I'm wondering if there's a way to have a default domain profile but to make sure that it only applies to the XP PC's?

We run a Windows Server 2003 domain with XP clients. In my last company I configured a default domain profile which lived in the netlogon share. The only problem was that when an administrator logged onto one of the Windows 2003 Servers they would also get the default profile, which had been configured for XP.

Thanks in advance

Greg
 

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Hidy ho all,

I have a win 7 pro x32 laptop that had a single profile loading up the default user profile rather then the users profile.

I should metion, I have removed a whole mess of viruses and spyware from it.

I searched around online, and found this: http://www.landviser.net/content/ho...er-modified-profile-wiping-all-settings-files. As well as a few videos and other websites backing up this process to get a users profile to stop loading up the default profile and load the users profile.

I followed the instructions and rebooted the laptop. Only to find that now all user accounts are loading up the default profile. No matter if the user accounts were on the laptop prior to trying this excersize, or ones I just create now. They all load the default user profile.

How do I get the accounts to load their profiles and not the default?

Edit: Just an update, I managed to get into regedit and undo the solution I linked above. Now there is a single profile not loading into the default profile when I login. The one I created today and the one previous profile (which is the profile I'm trying to fix) still load the default profile when I login to them.

My problem is, when I navigate to the profiles section in regedit, they don't show more then 1 of each profile name. The profile I'm trying to fix shows as a .bak file, but thats the only profile in the list with that name. And when I changed the association from .bak to .tmp, the other original profile changed to... Read more

A:Solved: All user profiles going to default profile

Do yourself a favor, backup all your data, then wipe and reinstall.
 

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Hello All

Each time I install a new program and ask it to create a shortcut on the desktop it creates it under the public user account.

Is there a way to either disable the public user account or set the default that when a new program creates a desktop shortcut it creates it under my user name?

Thanks in advance.

A:Default profile for desktop shortcut items

Welcome to Seven Forums bhavz. the Public desktop is the All users desktop. Do the programs give you the choice to install for all users, or just automatically dump the shortcut on the Public desktop? You might be able to make the Public desktop read only, but if you are installing as an administrator, it may not make a difference. A Guy

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I know, the MS way is to use SysPrep, but that seems enormously OTT when all I want to do is create a Windows 7 Default Profile for our domain.



So, according to my (Google driven) research an easier method is toLogon with a user account
Make it 'so' (i.e. set the default profile how you want it for all new users)
Log off
Log on as Admin
Rename c:\users\default (as default.bak, or .old, whatever)
Rename the folder for the user account used in step 1 to 'default'
Apply Full control permissions to 'Everyone' on the new Default folder.
Simples!

Except that at step 7 I get 'Access Denied' on many of the profile's sub-folders...be that with our domain's administrator account or the local administartor account.

Am I doing something wrong (polite answers only, please!)?

A:Creating a new Default user profile for our domain

One thing that could cause this issue is the fact that the user folder tree contains some symbolic links for compatability with badly written older programs, that assume the folder name will always be the same, over OS changes.

The default for these symlinks is to have a deny permission set for all users including admins to prevent the accidental creation of endless loop situations, where links are called for folders they link to

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When I try to login to Windows a message is displayed "Windows can't load the user's profile but has logged on with the default system profile. Reason: insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service." That isn't the message word for word because after 20 seconds the message automatically closes. Then there is only the cursor (which can move) and a blue back ground and nothing loads. When I press ctr+alt+delete I get a message saying "The application failed to initialize properly (0x000012d) Click on OK to terminate the application". When I press the power button the laptop goes into hibernation and when it comes out of it I need to re-enter the password, so it's not completely dead. It's a Compaq nx9600 with Windows XP Pro.

Sometimes little things change: for example this time it showed an message titled "Parser Message" but the body of the message failed to load.

Edit: I tried booting into safe mode and it worked, the next time I tried booting the laptop normally it worked. Why does this happen?
EDIT: but it only worked the one time after booting into safe mode

Edit: Every time I properly turn off the laptop it can't login the next time but if I hold down the power button it can login next time.
 

A:Cannot login to Windows - default system profile

The hard drive is probably corrupt... Try formatting and re-installing XP
 

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When I log into my profile on my computer I'm missing documents and all kinds of desktop items as well as the wallpaper being a plain light blue. But when I search for the documents I can find them but it says they are located under my documents and when I go there, there's nothing there. I tried system restore but there was nothing to choose for a restore point that wasn't how it is now. How do I get my profile back to how it was?

A:My profile only boots in default mode and I can't get it back to how I had it

It's very possible that your old profile has been corrupted. See these directions from Microsoft on how to create a new profile and then transfer over your files to the new profile.

BMR777

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Windows cannot load the users profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system.
I'd got this message when I log in. and I can not find my printer on some of the program

A:Windows cannot load the users profile but has logged you on with the default pro

You won't find anything that you had, as this is a temp profile, also when you log off
nothing will be saved.

Now can you tell us about you PC

Make/Model
Domain member or stand alone computer

A few more details please.

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I have XP SP3 machines in a domain. there's a policy for My Documents redirection to the network drive (each users have their own folder on the network drive). I would like to setup a dummy profile with all the appropriate settings. I copied the dummy profile to the default user profile; however, all the users logged on with My Documents mapped to the dummy profile. Is there anyway to fix this? Or can anyone suggest a better way to setup a standard profile?

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I'm a registered poster on these forums, and I sign in with my Microsoft/Office username and password.  But my Profile has some old information, especially in my default signature.
How do I change my default signature?  There's no sub-window for it when I go to Edit my Profile.  Where is it?
Is there a deeper Edit Profile page that is not easy to access?  There doesn't seem to be a link to it anywhere.
Funny how MS's own forums are not as good as the standard forum style so many people use.

glnzglnz ? In the office, Dell Optiplex 7010 with 4GB RAM, Win 7 Pro 32-bit and Office 2010. ? At home, Dell Optiplex 7010 with 16GB RAM dual-booting Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit. ? Also still have Dell Optiplex 755 with 4GB RAM with Win XP Pro
SP3 (which still gets updates with the POS hack) and Office 2003.

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I just moved my 4 year old Dell desktop into a different room and upgraded to Windows 7. I purchased a wireless network adaptor to connect to my home network. I set up the network profile on my Dell and typed in the password, but unfortunately every time my computer goes into sleep or is rebooted I have to reconnect to the network manually. In the network Properties I've clicked on "Connect Automatically" and typed in the password. But, and this is really strange, every time I reboot or come out of sleep the password has to be reentered and the "connect automatically" is no longer clicked. Am I crazy? Has anyone else encountered this? I suppose I'm missing something really basic, but am not sure what to do. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Native WiFi Default Profile for home network

I am sure that you are well beyond this error now. Regardless, I am replying because I need help for the same issue. Even if I end up solving it myself, I will post my answer in this thread.

I plan to take the steps outlined in this post next. If that doesn't work, then I will have to read Microsoft developer documentation on the Native WIFI profile and hope that a deep understanding leads me to the solution.

I'm not a Windows developer nor am I a .NET developer, but I do know programming, so I'm hoping it will make sense regardless.

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I need to replace the system's Administrator profile settings with my own -- or copy my profile to that account. (I know. It's dangerous. Bla bla bla! I built this computer myself and I run my other Win7-x86 computer this way. I NEED the extra access the account provides.)

This is Windows 7x64 SP1 Ultimate retail.

The problem is that when I fresh-installed Win7-x64 to this new computer I forgot to rename the Administrator account to myself and login to it by default. So I've put all this work into setting up my own account (part of the Administrators Group) and now want to see if I can transfer all of that work to the Administrator account after logging on to it.

I can copy Appdata over without a problem. Libraries are easy to change too. I'm worried about registry settings, Tasks, visual settings, etc. etc. If possible this includes program installations but I'll add these later if necessary.

Another reason I'm asking is because Win7 64bit has a lot more security restrictions than 32-bit. So many changes I've made, such as registry tweaks to enable video codecs, I haven't been able to apply to the Local Machine, or to All Users.

I don't think I can use Windows Easy Transfer because it will simply create a new account named something like Me2, right?

A:How to copy my profile settings to the default Administrator account

Forget it.

Completely unnecessary and can only be problematic.

The built-in administrator account is seldom, and for most, never needed.

I disable the account, and the Guest account.

please go to a command prompt, that is, run cmd.exe
run following two commands and upload the resulting files that will appear on your desktop:
wmic sysaccount get Domain,LocalAccount,Name,SID,Status /format:table > %userprofile%\desktop\SystemAccounts.txt

wmic useraccount list full /format:table > %userprofile%\desktop\UserAccountsFull.txt

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

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Hi all,

I do image maintenance for my team, and have been using the default profile (copyto) practice since Windows 7. I copied my image user profile to the default and set the permissions as I always do. I cleaned up the reg hive as I always have done, and recreated my Administrator account to test it. I found that the start menu simply doesn't open after being copied to the default profile. I tried looking online, but couldn't find any working solutions. Any advice?

Thanks,
Spirited

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I had an issue with Sharepoint 2010 opening documents in read only mode. I tried a few fixes I found searching Google, but nothing worked. Then I found a fix that said to do some of the other steps i've done already, and if those fail rebuild the windows profile.

So i rebuild my profile, everything with Sharepoint is fixed, i'm having no other issues, until i tried to open a .jpg file yesterday. I have no program associated with .jpg after the profile rebuild, and i can't find the default photo viewer in Windows 10 to reassign it to the .jpg extension.

I've seen reg hacks to get back the old Win7 photo viewer but i don't want that one, I never liked it in the first place. I did like the Win 10 one. Is there a trick i'm not finding to get the Win10 default photo viewer back?

A:Lost default photo viewer after profile rebuild

Hello Kormath, and welcome to Ten Forums.

The default app for .jpg files is the Photos app.

Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10

If the Photos app is not listed in "Open with", then you might see if resetting it using OPTION TWO below may restore it to be able set as the default app.

App - Reset in Windows 10

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I used "Firefox.exe -ProfileManager" command, in order to create a new profile in Firefox 3.6.4 (installed on Vista 32 Business). I created a new profile, tried it, and it worked. After File->Exit in Firefox, I again used Firefox profile manager, this time to delete the newly created profile and clicked "delete files" button (and not "Don't delete files"). After that, as I wanted to open Firefox again, I got the message: "Firefox cannot use the profile "default" because it is in use. To continue, close the running instance of Firefox or choose a different profile". (As I read on Mozzilla forums, that this might happen sometimes after using Profile Manager)

Then I checked if it's really in use, but realized that there was no "firefox.exe" running in Task manager as expected, and so there should be another problem. I searched for my "default" profile, {xxxxxxx.default} and "bookmarks" under all possible folders such as ?/Roaming/?, but I couldn't find them. In order to be able to trace the tracks of my "default" profile, I again created a new profile using Profilemanager, but this also could not help me.

I only can see the new profile file now, but no trace from my "default" profile and my saved "bookmarks? and tabs with "hundreds" of links, which I use since many many years. I fear, because they appear to be gone, but I hope that there should be a way t... Read more

A:How to restore “missing” default profile and bookmarks after using ProfileManager?

See:http://kb.mozillazine.org/Recovering_a_missing_profile

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Around 4-5 years ago, I bought a HP computer, which I have never had any problems with other than a trojan that Norton took care of around a year ago. It is currently running on Windows XP Home Service Pack 2, and I believe it came installed with this.

Two days ago (December 22nd), I turned on my computer, and as normal I left it to load but when I returned, the computer had loaded up with the default HP desktop, with most of my desktop folders and applications gone (I guess as if I had loaded a new user profile), but most of my extremely old ones remained, for example one that I installed on December 29th 2005 remained. I did not check if any files were missing, but as my folders didn't appear on the desktop, I'd persume they were. I'm the only user of the computer, and thefore am the only one with a user profile.

After turning on my computer again, it loaded normally, with everything as it should be.

When I turned it on today (December 24th) the same happened, and I resolved it the same way, but it's beginning to worry me now, and making me think that sooner or later it will always start like this. I have backed up all my files, and should be able to afford a new computer by April, so I need it to last until then at least.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
 

A:Windows XP Home SP2 Loading Default User Profile

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I have XP SP3 machines in a domain. there's a policy for My Documents redirection to the network drive (each users have their own folder on the network drive). I would like to setup a dummy profile with all the appropriate settings. I copied the dummy profile to the default user profile; however, all the users logged on with My Documents mapped to the dummy profile. Is there anyway to fix this? Or can anyone suggest a better way to setup a standard profile?
 

A:setuping a default user profile with My Documents redirection

Never copy a profile! it always turns out bad. just create a new profile / user name. group policies from the server can not be over written at the workstation level. the network admin will have to create a new group policy specifically for your system. if you are the admin you need to read up on group policy.
 

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I've configured a fillable pdf document with an automated email address submission button, which all seems to be working just fine. However, when I test it, Windows doesn't seem to know which default email client to use for email purposes.

I know that to change your default email client you:

1) The settings are located in Start>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs>Set Programs Access and Defaults>Custom
2) Click the arrows pointing down to expand the Custom entry.
3) The email programs you have installed on your computer should be listed here. Place a check next to your preferred email client.
4) Press the OK button.
5) Exit the Control Panel.

My setting appears to be correctly set to Mozilla Thunderbird, but when I invoke the Submit (email) button on my pdf form, I get:

What additional tweak(s) do I need to make from here to integrate my email client ( I could have sworn I was done . . .). Thanks!
 

A:Changing Default Email Client - Choose Profile?

This posting has elicited a surprising absence of replies, so I thought I would try to resurface it, and append a little bit of additional information.

I tried initiating the automated email address submission feature again, but without great success. I reset the default email manually, and when I invoked the email submission, but that generated this dialog box.

From there, clicking Continue generated the following output from the Microsoft Exchange.

However, I still can't understand, why if I've set Mozilla Thunderbird as the default email application - why the email submission script doesn't pass the form through to Mozilla Thunderbird. Does any of this additional information help?
 

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Is there a way to copy a profile to the default profile without using the Audit Mode feature when it was built? I know that the Audit Mode should have been use but at this point it to late to do that now. That got to be some app are "hack" way to still copy a profile to the main default profile on Windows 10.

Thoughts? Thanks in advance for any foresight anybody can give.

Z

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I Mistakenly Deleted My Mozilla Default Profile Folder (the only one) - I was following someone else's advise regarding a different Mozilla issue in which they said by doing this it would go away, and everyone else had thanked him, so I trusted it, but I didn't back up my bookmarks at the time. It asked me if I was sure that I wanted to delete my profile folder and that it couldn't be undone, but I did - My major bad :(
It happened 11 days ago and I haven't used my computer very much, but have tried using 3 different Data Recovery Software Programs. It still hasn't found and recovered the actual Mozilla Default Profile Folder with all my original bookmarks. I have tried several other routes but no can do. Yesterday, I switched back to Mozilla 2.0, and now in the profiles section there are 3 folders, and one is called wp16zhbp.Default User, but there is no bookmarks.html in there; Yet, it's 212 KB (I think that would be about the size of all my original bookmarks), and it said it was created on July 7th at 3:44 pm, which I believe was around the actual time that I accidentally deleted it. There are also 2 other folders in the Profiles section, and one of them does have a bookmarks.html, but it's new, and not the original one. So far, I have recovered several times what I have thought was my original default profile folder, and have saved them in the other different drives but of course not C drive, and so far, non of them are it.

Maybe the most important question is: Is... Read more

A:Mistakenly Deleted My Mozilla Default Profile Folder (the only one) Any Hope?

do a search on your computer for the file bookmarks.htm or bookmarks.html . Hopefully one of them would be it.

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I have a Windows 7 64 bit computer that is connected to the internet through an ethernet cable to a 2-wire modem. Other computers at my home are connected wirelessly but I am not. I do have a NetGear print server and connect wirelessly with it to a printer. I am suddenly getting the notification "Native WiFi Default Profile Connected" even though I have been running the computer for a year without ever seeing this.

Is the wireless USB connection over-riding my ethernet connection? and is it possible to revert to having the ethernet connection be dominant? I prefer the ethernet connection for speed.
 

A:Solved: Native WiFi Default Profile sudden appearance

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Hello I admin a large number of PCs in a Active Directory Domain.

I would like to have a group of computers that all log in with the same user name,
load a fresh new default profile. Not interested in a mandatory profile.

Is the a registry key or something that will cause windows to not save changes
and reload a fresh default profile for a particular user name?

Thanks
Jim

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Hey all,

My Windows 7 Home Premium x64 spontaneously started using C:\Users\Public as its default profile and as such all my usual settings have turned to poop. Things were working fairly fine but I was having a couple little errors like when I was trying to change my wallpaper so I thought I would do a restart. When it booted back up most of my normal desktop icons had gone. When I booted up Firefox all my usual addons and the way I have it set up was gone or different.

I was concerned as I thought I had lost all my desktop icons so I opened up C:\Users\MY PROPER USER NAME\Desktop and all my icons were sitting in that folder. I right clicked on one of the icons on my desktop and saw that it said it was residing at C:\Users\Public. Also if I open up "my documents" or "my pictures" etc. all my normal stuff isn't there as it is using C:\Users\Public\Documents etc.

I'm also afraid that it'll be using a LOT of wrong settings for my programs as it doesn't seem to be accessing "MY REAL USERNAME\Appdata" for some things (ie. Firefox).

Does anyone know how Windows 7 deals with what profile to access by default? Is there an easy was of changing that? Registry key or something?

Regards.

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A bit more info on how it might have happened:

I had been using my computer perfectly all morning (and it's been flawless for months). Put it to sleep this arvo which is something I don't do very often at all. Woke it back up a few hours later and everything wa... Read more

A:Win7 spontaneously started using C:\users\Public as my default profile

Have you tried a system restore to a point in time before this problem occurred?

Other than that, your user profile may be corrupted, so you might want to consider creating a new user accoint before deleting your old one.

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I have a problem that I've been unsuccessful in searching for a solution to.

I recently had to create a new admin profile in Vista because my single admin profile that I always use had the following error: "Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile."

I tried a bunch of fixes, but the only solution to getting my profile back (somewhat) was to create a new profile and copy the files from the old one to the new one. For some reason this worked, but I did have to change a few settings in the new profile that didn't stick (internet defaults, autofill, outlook settings, things of that nature). I deleted the old profile via the "delete this profile" option in user accounts. When I go into the user accounts area, it no longer shows the old profile that I deleted. However, when I shutdown my computer and restart it tries to load the deleted profile. I have to click on "switch user accounts" in order to log on to my new profile. Other solutions I've found tell me to set a default auto login but that isn't what I'm trying to do. I want to associate my new profile as the default profile. I can see that some of my settings aren't sticking so I imagine that it's because this isn't the default. Maybe there is something in the registry that needs to be deleted as well? I just want there to be no trace of the other user profile. It's no longer needed or necessary.
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A:Solved: Deleted faulty user profile, but still shows up as default

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I Mistakenly Deleted My Only Mozilla Profile Folder called Default - I was following someone else's advise regarding a different Mozilla issue in which they said by doing this it would help solve my initial browser issue, and everyone else had thanked him, so I trusted it, but I didn't back up my bookmarks at the time. It asked me if I was sure that I wanted to delete my profile folder and that it couldn't be undone, but I did - My major bad
It happened 2 weeks ago and I haven't used my computer very much, but have tried using 3 different Data Recovery Software Programs. It still hasn't found and recovered the actual Mozilla Default Profile Folder with all my original bookmarks. I have tried several other routes but no can do. A week ago, I switched back to Mozilla 2.0, and now in the profiles section there are 3 folders, and one is called wp16zhbp.Default User, but there is no bookmarks.html in there; Yet, it's 212 KB (I think that would be about the size of all my original bookmarks), and it said it was created on July 7th at 3:44 pm, which I believe was around the actual time that I accidentally deleted it. There are also 2 other folders in the Profiles section, and one of them does have a bookmarks.html, but it's new, and not the original one. So far, I have recovered several times what I have thought was my original default profile folder, and have saved them in the other different drives but of course not C drive, and so far, non of ... Read more

A:Mistakenly Deleted Only My Mozilla Profile Folder (Default) - Recoverable?

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Firefox is my default browser and i want to set it to use a specific profile when opens external links. The registry location for the default browser is in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command and the value is something like this "E:\PortableApps\Firefox\firefox.exe" -osint -url "%1"
I tried to change the value to this: "E:\PortableApps\Firefox\firefox.exe" -profile path_to_profile -osint -url "%1" But it didn't work.

Any idea how this can be done? Is it possible?

A:How to make default browser open external links with custom profile?

Hi:

I'm not 100% sure that's possible.

But I'm pretty sure the folks at the very active Mozillazine.org community would be able to answer your question:

Firefox Support

In the interim, these links might contain some helpful information:

Shortcut to a specific profile
Using multiple profiles - Firefox
Opening a new instance of Firefox with another profile

>>No matter what, I would be certain to back up my profile and its important contents (especially bookmarks), before doing anything aggressive, "just in case".

I hope this helps,

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Hi, can anyone tell a novice like me how to find my firefox profile on my PC so I can attempt to transfer my bookmarks into FF 1.5 from my 1.0.7 version & how can I go about it?

Laymens terms please all!!!!

Cheers

Mike
 

A:Firefox 1.5 profile

updating to 1.5 should automatically capture your profile . I upgraded yesterday without problems .

in case you're still nervous download a small program called mozbackup which will save your profile before you do it .
http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/
 

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I tried to start firefox today, and it asked me to choose a profile. I tried to choose the only one i had (named "Monkey") but it wouldn't let me, saying that it was already in use. I didn't have firefox open before trying to open it, but it still wouldn't let me sign on my regular profile, so i had to create a new one. The new one doesn't have any preferences, bookmarks, themes, etc.

How do i get back to my original profile?

A:Firefox Profile?

Try this:

Close firefox and make sure its not running in the background.

Start >> Run then type in blank

"firefox.exe -p"

I hope it works!

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Ok so with all the firefox betas, and addons that may or may not work (despite nightly tools) does any one know a decent way of switching on the fly.

A:Firefox Profile switcher

On the fly, no; but you could add the

-ProfileManager

switch to the shortcut command line, and then it will ask which profile to load on startup. More here (if you haven't seen it),

Managing profiles

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