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Solved: How to change you're profile folder locations?

Q: Solved: How to change you're profile folder locations?

I've recently re-installed windows, leaving all files the same appart from c:\windows.
I want it to use my old account folder (c:\documents and settings\adam), it is currently using "c:\documents and settings\", is there any way to change my profile folder back to my old one?

A: Solved: How to change you're profile folder locations?

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At my home, I have a Server 2008 R2 domain with all clients running Win 7. I personally do not like storing user documents and files in the C\User folder as it has a lot of other profile junk in it. I simply create a folder called C\Data and create MyDocs, Music, Download, Videos etc folders in it. After that I manually redirect each type of folders from the current location to these new locations. This allows me to easily backup the required data rather than all the stuff that I don't care for. When profiles get bloated, I simply delete them and then redirect folders from the new profile again. All the data remains in the C:\Data.

All this redirecting can get tedious. I am looking for a script (vb script, batch file, reg file, power shell script) that I can have pre-configured with locations and simply run when I need redirection.

Any help is appreciated.


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Hey all, I have an issue.
My C drive is a 64gb SSD. It has windows and basic documents and files. It has 1.5gb free. Ive looked thru everything and theres nothing i am willing to delete. And nothing of a size to bother moving.

My issue is. I have changed all the temp folders to my 2TB drive Q:
In both system variables and user variables both temps are set to Q.

However when running installers it still temp installs to C. Regardless of the fact its told to temp everything into Q:/temp

I have 3 programs i desperately need to install. first Visual Studio 2013. Ive set its install folder to Q.
But still it says it requires 6gb on C and 3Gb on Q

How can i stop it from writing to C completely... I have had this issue with any installer to be honest.

I could put my temp file locations anywhere any drive bar C and still itll write Temp to C.. This is something thats given me great frustration in the past and because of this - many many programs ive had to just get over and not bother installing due to this silly problem...

Its beyond me if all temp directories [system and user variables] have been set elsewhere and yet it still writes to C?


any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Unable to change TEMP folder locations

This is down to the program/installer writers not obeying the standards.
They are supposed to use the %temp% variable, but most are too lazy and just jump all over your system.

Microsoft have been just as bad with their installs.
I've had a situation where I've hidden a partition from the install by removing the entry from the partition table. I deliberately made sure that there was enough free space available on another disk. MS's install ignored the available free space and created a temporary partition where my hidden partition was (without asking) and destroyed 5 years of work.
Fortunately I had backed it up.

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I am networking, among others, 2 Win7 machines and 1 Win8 machine. One of the Win7's used the same user name and password as the Win8 machine. I wanted to fix it so that the two usernames and passwords were different--specifically I wanted to alter the Win7 user name and password. I though first about just changing the username on the Win7 machine, but recalled that doing so would not change the related user profile folder name in C:\Users. I could not recall how to do so. I found this tutorial on our Windows 7 forum. From a thread on the our Win 8 forum, I learned that the procedures of the tutorial also apply to Win8 (maybe there is a related Win8 tutorial that I didn't find).

After reading through the tutorial, I was uncertain about a few things and also could not figure out why proceeding as described would be advantageous in regard to what seemed like an easier way to get at least mostly the same result. So, instead of using the tutorial,

1. I added a new (administrative user--the level I wanted) having the user name and password I wanted.
2. Copied the files and desktop items (shortcuts and a few folders) I would need from the old account/desktop to the new account/desktop.
3. Did minor desktop customization on the new desktop (I usually don't do much theme-wise.
4. Deleted the old account, and all was good once I joined my HomeGroup and shared a few not HomeGroup items. The stage now is set to do an a Win7, Win8, Lion, and Mt. Lion networking experiment that I am i... Read more

A:Change User Profile Folder Name in C:\Users

Hello znod,

I agree that it is best and safer to create a new account instead of trying to rename the old user profile folder.

The tutorial is just how to do it if one really wants to, but I do have the note at the top of the tutorial that would be best to create a new account instead.

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I know this seems like a trivial thing, but just curious if anyone can figure out why it broke.

Originally, I went into C:\Users and went into the Properties of my profile folder. Went to the Customize tab, then Change Icon and chose a custom icon.

After doing this, when I would click on the start button and hover over my name in the upper right part of the start menu, the icon would change to that of my custom icon (visual explanation of what I mean:

Anyway, now the problem... it worked fine for several months, then it suddenly stopped showing my custom icon. As you can see in that picture it went back to the default generic icon when I hover over my name.

So I go back into the Properties of my C:\Users\David folder, back to Customize, but then beside the Change Icon button, the sample of what it will look like still shows my custom icon, yet it's not displaying anymore. For giggles, I click change icon and again browse to my custom icon, and hit OK on everything. But it's just not working.

I've tried choosing to restore the default icon option, and then change it to something custom again. I've tried different custom icons, Ive tried using native windows icons. In the GUI it appears as if my choice was taken, yet on the start menu the icon continues to just be the default one.

Just curious if anyone would have any suggestions. TiA!

A:Cant change my user profile folder icon anymore.

Hello Club,

You should be able to change your user profile folder's icon using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below through the Desktop Icon Settings dialog instead.

User Folders - Change Default Icon

Hope this helps,

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Hi! I want to know how to change a user profile name on an XP account. I have a account on this computer but then I want to change the name because the name has some weird characters in it that some programs don't recognize. The name i want to change is the user name that comes in the folder Documents and Settings in the Local C drive. Can anyone help me with this?

Someone told me that I might have to create a new account and then transfer the data from the other user profile 9as in from my current account) but I am not sure if this is what to do or how exactly to do this!

Thank You for taking your time to read this and helping me!

A:Solved: Change a user profile name (XP)!

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i want to change the location path for the whole system user proflies. i tried the KB from microsoft and they explain how to modify an user proflie but that is not what i want to do. i tried the system variable environment but seem not to work for administrator users or it not work at all. what i want to do is to change the location, for example, instead of users profiles to be stored in c:\documents and settings\ i want them in other partition as d:\documents and settings\ but for the whole system. meaning that apply for All Users, Default User, Guest, Administrator, and so on.

any procedure to acomplish it?

any help is welcome...

A:Solved: change user profile location

There seems to be some fairly good directions here and here, uless you have seen that already.

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The default locations for Vista downloads seems to be C:\users\your name\downloads. However, I would prefer them to go someplace easier to find, like my Desktop or my Junk subdirectory. I checked all over MS's Knowledge base & in the Vista help installed on my PC, but cannot find how to do this.I'm sure it's really basic, but it looks like I'm having a blonde moment on this one... Thanks for the help... you people ROCK!!!

A:Change Locations for Downloads

What Browser do you use?

If you use FireFox you can save them to desktop by,

Main tab

Save files to:

Next to that it says Browse, browse for desktop click ok then click ok again.

Internet Explorer, im not sure sorry.

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I was trying to redirect one of the folders to a folder my D drive, but I accidentally directed it to my D drive itself. Now when I go into Properties>Location of the folder and try to revert, it says

"Failed to build the list of regular subdirectories under D:\System Volume Information
Access is denied."

And when I try to direct it into the folder on the drive, it says

"Can't redirect a parent into a child.
The specified path is invalid."

Can someone tell me how to fix this?

A:How do I change the locations of folders on This PC?

Try the location tab "Restore Default" and start over

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I am trying to rename a user profile under C:\Users (I am logged into the Administrator profile on my computer), and am getting an error that the folder or file is in use, so I cannot rename it.

I have tried multiple options to fix it after researching online:
I tried ending the "explorer.exe" process, and then restarting it via "new task" in task manager. It was suggested that this would "unlock" the file or folder for a short period of time. It did not work for me.
I tried clearing both my recycle bin and my "Thumbnails" folders from Disk Cleanup. That also did not work for me.
I was going to try to disable thumbnail caching temporarily by following instructions online, but the computer was unable to locate "gpedit.msc".
Could anyone advise? This is a very important step of a process I'm being worked with on in a separate thread and I cannot proceed until I have renamed this file, and am afraid to restart the computer since I've just done a "takeown" command on this Administrator profile.

A:Unable to rename user profile folder under Administrator profile

Boot into Safe Mode and try again.

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When I installed IE7, it moved some of my folders and I have no idea where they went! So I uninstalled it until I could get further info.

For example: Usually to access my "history" folder, I go into C/documents and settings/my user name/local settings, and there is my history folder.

With IE7, that location has changed. In fact before I uninstalled it, I think I did finally find the history folder, but the history was not in there.

Is there a way to install IE7 so that it leaves my folders alone!?!?

If not, anyone know the protocol for how the new file folders are arranged?

I don't really want to install IE7, but I currently cannot access secure sites on IE6, even after doing EVERYTHING that was posted on one of the other forums that addresses that issue. I'm hoping IE7 will resolve that.

A:Ie7 Folder Locations

Internet Explorer History is a record of all Web sites that have been visited during a particular period of time. The default History setting is 20 days, which most people find sufficient. Generally there is no reason to change this setting for any other reason other than personal preference. Be warned though, if your History folder gets too large it may corrupt, so don't try to keep the maximum number of days in history (99 days).To reduce or increase the number of days a site is kept in historyIn Internet Explorer 6, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then under History, adjust the number of days.In Internet Explorer 7, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Settings button for Browsing History.We can control how our browsing history is displayed in the History pane. To access the History pane in Internet Explorer 6, click the History button on the toolbar. In Internet Explorer 7, click on Tools, then Toolbars.We can select view by date, view by site, view according to most visited sites, and viewed in order visited today. I personally find the view by date to be the most useful when searching an extended history. The ability to search in the History folder is simple yet powerful, but will only work if we type the search terms exactly as they appear on cached Web page, or in its URL or page title.Sometimes people use their History folder as a type of pseudo-Favorites folder. This is not really a good idea. The History folder is dynamic and URLs may di... Read more

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Hi All,

After a nice crash I can no longer change my wallpaper folders? I can download and install themes but as soon as I click on browse I can find and select a differant folder but no pictures are shown and the folder location next to browse does not change? I tried the reg file to enable this but no go. I'm using Windows 7 home premium. No system restore or current backups to try unless I want to go back a few months.

Any ideas?
Thank You

A:No longer able to change wallpaper locations

Hello Rockit,

Could you post back with a few screenshots showing all this to see if something may stand out as a cause?

In addition, double check the folder location to make sure that the images are still in the folder, and that they are not set to be hidden.

As a test, are you able to change your desktop background using OPTION THREE in the tutorial below?Desktop Background - Change
For now, you might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help if it's a corrupted file at faulet.

Hope this helps for now,

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ok im redirecting the locations of my documents my pictures my music and my videos to my second hard drive, my docs went smoothly but i cant figure out how to do the other ones when i right click and go to properties i get a different properties applet, and theres not target tab in it. heres a screen shot.

A:Changing Folder Locations help!

rollnw24inkmc said:

i cant figure out how to do the other ones Click to expand...

What other ones??
My Music, My videos, etc??

They are folders within My Documents. So if that folder is moved (as it appears to be) the others are moved as well.

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First and foremost, I do not want to disable OneDrive; I just want to make it behave.

I have an external hard drive that I save all my data to; however, to save to it in Windows 8.1 is a virtual nightmare. As you can see from the clip, OneDrive is the default selection, with Computer and Add a Place supposedly available.

However, when I click on Ad a Place, I get:

Which isn't helpful at all.

What I would like to see as a choice is my external hard drive, but after searching diligently, I can find no way to make my external hard drive the default location.

Thanks in advance for any help given.

A:How do I change default save locations in Windows 8.1

I don't know how I managed to do this, but I didn't intend for the large snips to show up. I attempted to delete the message but couldn't find a way to do that.

So, I guess I'm stuck with an ugly help question.

Sorry guys and gals.

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This applies for WMP 9 to WMP 11, but not 12. I could search that key for all monitored folders. Does WMP 12 have monitored folder locations anywhere, like in the registry?

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I recently repartitioned my new laptop so the OS is on the C drive and I'd like all the User/Library stuff on the D drive.

It all seems to have gone well except for the Music folder which was the first one I did.

I was following this guide;

Redirect a folder to a new location

and moved the My Music folder directly to the D drive without creating a new folder for it. When I tried to do the same with the My Pictures folder it threw up a warning, so I then found THIS guide;

User Folders - Change Default Location

I followed that for the remaining folders and they all seem fine and tidy now.

However, I think I made a bit of a hash with the Music folder as, when I open it in library it shows all the other folders I have on the D drive! Not good!

Hopefully, if I haven't explained this well, the attached screenshots will do a better job!

What I really need to know is, is there a way to undo this?

Thanks for reading.


A:Moving library folder locations mistake, help!

Hello Marco,

Use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default locations of any user folder that you moved to the D: drive. User Folders - Restore Default Location
Afterwards, it would be much easier for you to just create a new folder (ex: Music) on D, and include the new folder in a library (ex: Music library). Next, you could set the default "Save To" folder for the library to be the new folder on D. Just repeat all of the above for each library.

Hope this helps,

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Hi there,

Does anyone know of a freeware to copy a folder (with content and sub folders) to multiple locations?
I've discovered 2 programs that were able to do that namely LDMove and Solidcopy.
LDMove only worked properly for a few times but is now showing an error message at startup.
Solidcopy is okay but could be improved so I'm looking for a better program.
Thanks in advance.......

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I tried the artikel of Lawrence Abrams, work fine until i want to create file storage on a netwpork drive (NAS) mapped as a drive.
I want to acces my email from different computers , now i have two storages local on each computer.
Seems not to work on a network drive, any suggestions how to achieve this?

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In win 7 is it possible to configure a folder to save it contents across different locations?
I want to drop stuff I modify frequently into a folder that will save it on two drives so the files are backed up in case one drive breaks.
If not possible please suggest a work around.


A:Possible to configure a folder to save contents in multiple locations?

If your controller and drives support it, RAID (probably RAID 1) would fill your need. Not distinct folders, but it is a way to prevent a hardware failure on one drive making you lose all data.

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Hello, new to the forum.

First of all, I want to apologize in advance if this has been asked and possibly solved earlier, I tried performing a search but couldn't find anything. If there already is a solution to my problem on the forum, I would be grateful if someone can provide a link.

So basically, my problem is that start menu and desktop shortcuts for all programs I install point to the wrong locations.
This problem started happening after I recently reinstalled Windows, and as always, modified the registry to change the default "Program files" to the D:\ partition (My C:\ partition is reserved for Windows only)

I have made that change on earlier Windows installations, without any issues, but this time, shortcuts for all programs I install point to: D:\Program Files(x86)\, when in reality, most of these programs are 64 bit, and are located in the D:\Program Files\ directory.
The problem seems to only apply to 64 bit applications. If I install a 32 bit program, it will install in the x86 folder, and the shortcut will work properly.
I would greatly appreciate if anyone can come up with a solution to this problem as it is really annoying, because it basically renders all my start menu and desktop shortcuts useless.

Thank you in advance for any replies.

A:Program shortcuts point to wrong folder locations

Maybe im missing something here but
I thought that you could not put 32bit progs in a 64bit folder and vice versa.
From what youve said, it sounds like you configured that folder as 32bit, but named it 64bit.


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I changed the location the of my Pictures folder from the default C:\users\myname\Pictures to D:\onedrive\pictures, Worked great until I decided to use new Google Photo on Google Drive. Using File Explorer, I moved all photos from D:\one drive\pictures to E:\Google Drive\Google Photos. Then went to library/Pictures/properties/location/move and selected my new folder E:\Google Drive\Google Photos, hit apply, responded no to 'do you want to move all the files' and got pop up 'Folder cant be moved here - Access Denied.

I've tried restore to original, created other test folders on drive D and E - it wont save to any other location or restore to default location - get the Access denied.

A:Access Denied - moving Pictures folder to default or other locations

Originally Posted by DeputyDog65

I changed the location the of my Pictures folder from the default C:\users\myname\Pictures to D:\onedrive\pictures, Worked great until I decided to use new Google Photo on Google Drive. Using File Explorer, I moved all photos from D:\one drive\pictures to E:\Google Drive\Google Photos. Then went to library/Pictures/properties/location/move and selected my new folder E:\Google Drive\Google Photos, hit apply, responded no to 'do you want to move all the files' and got pop up 'Folder cant be moved here - Access Denied.

I've tried restore to original, created other test folders on drive D and E - it wont save to any other location or restore to default location - get the Access denied.

Sorry, I'm not at my Win 10 installation atm, but can you right-click the default Pictures folder and select properties? If you can, try adding a new folder(Include a Folder) from that menu and it will make links to the folder, rather than physically moving the folder(s). I had similar permissions issues trying to move my music folder in Win 7 and this was how I got around it.

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OS: Windows XP v2002 Professional SP3
1) I restored the computer system as I had lost everything stored in the old user profile.
2) A NEW USER PROFILE: 'mlinda" is created with the correct domain attached to it (eg. CAA MAU) and is fully restored.
3) The OLD USER PROFILE "m.linda" remains in the documents and settings BUT
- the domain is of a local computer (eg. SPARXX) and it no longer works with the (eg. CAA MAU) domain
4) The original "m.linda" user profile contains almost nothing in it (no documents etc)
5) m.linda is still listed in the userlist in computer management BUT NOT THE NEW mlinda
6) In administrator mode, I dont't see ALL the contents of the newly restored profile
How do I change user profile "mlinda" (that has successfully retored everthing) back to "m.linda" since the new profile has everything intact:

1) How do I safely delete the newly restored "mlinda" and ensure everything is back to normal with the OLD USER PROFILE: m.linda?

2) How to ensure that the correct domain name is attached to the profile, by transferring all the data from THE NEW mlinda (eg. domain: CAA MAU) to THE OLD m.linda (that currently has a local computer domain: SPARXX). User profile, m.linda has to be attched to domain: CAA MAU.

3) Should I be backing up before eventhough the new mlinda is in super condition?

4) I read in forums that the links to desktop can be lost by transfering. How do I retain it?... Read more

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HELP! I've accidentally moved my Documents Folder into my user profile folder by mistake and now i have a mess. basically I now have a folder that goes something like this: c:\users\documents\ and it contains a duplicate of everything that was already in the desktop\username\documents folder except now I can't rename or delete my user profile I don't have a restore point to go back to what can I do? any help would be very much appreciated please!! Thanks!!

A:Moved Documents Folder to User Profile Folder

You could try to open another user account. I think that would be a possible way to solve your problem.

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First, please forgive me if I have overlooked this issue in the many searches I have performed thus far.

I would like to know if anyone has a way to change all folder icons within a single folder to one specific icon without performing each one individually. I have over 1,400 folders within a master folder of which I would like to change the child folder icons. I really don't wish to perform this on a folder-by-folder basis.
This is not a Default Folder Icon Change inquiry. This is simply all child folders within a single master folder. I would also be interested if the change would affect all folders of a specific type. Windows 7 does allow the 'setup' of a folder to be distributed (details view with selected details, order, and column size for example) but the icon did not distribute as well.

Any suggestions?

A:Bulk Change All Folder Icons in Single Folder or Folder Type

First, a little bit of theory. What happens when a person sets a custom icon for a folder in Windows 7?
1. Attributes of a Folder change to Read-only (of the folder, NOT content!).
2. A hidden system file created inside that folder, which contains a link to the icon.

Thus, having such file as model, it is possible simply copy it across desired folders, and change attributes of those folders correspondingly.

Secondly, having this idea in my mind, I have put all of my little knowledge of Batch files together and created a script.
BEFORE script is started the following is needed to be done:
Master folder needs to be selected and a custom icon applied to it.

1. Script is placed inside that master folder and launched.
2. First, script checks if hidden system file with custom icon settings is there.
3. Secondly, script looks for subfolders and start changing its attributes.
4. Thirdly, script copies this settings file to all subfolders of current master folder, including all levels of subfolders.

For 100 folders it took about 21 seconds, for 200 folders with different levels of subfolders it took about 57 seconds on my laptop.

I have included remarks (comments) in the source code for better understanding what is going on.

UPDATE: Original file deleted. Script was not meant to be applied to system folders.
Please check a newer FIXED version at this post.


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I have 3 OS on my rig, witha huge amount of steam games. These are all installed under my 1st vista install. I need to use these in XP, but i dont want to go through the whole download procedure, and preferably without copying the full 30 gig. Is it possible to change the steam path? ~Cheers all

A:Solved: Change steam folder

Maybe log into XP, install Steam to the same folder on the drive it is put through the Vista install... Shouldn't erase the steamapps and such folders.
So Steam does not run simply by opening the exe from where it is?

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Hello TSG!

Today i was installing OFFICE 2007 one of my friends PC,
Problem is that

" OFFICE 2007 installing in C: drive Automatically"
i want to change the installation directory to another drive,
No option is coming up Just installing Everything by itself


A:Solved: Change Destination Folder

well I've got the solution
Thanks for doing Nothing

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I was just given a brand new HP Pavilion dv2225la (I live in Colombia) and my father put a name on it that I don't want in that /usuarios/xxxxx/mis documentos folder (users/xxxx/my documents) , I'd like to change it to my name and I've even changed all the names of the computer via My Pc properties window to mine but that folder name won't change. I know it's a small detail but I'm picky like that.

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium
1024MB of RAM
Intel Core Duo
32bit system

A:Solved: How do I change the name of the users folder?

ConsumingHatred said:

I was just given a brand new HP Pavilion dv2225la (I live in Colombia) and my father put a name on it that I don't want in that /usuarios/xxxxx/mis documentos folder (users/xxxx/my documents) , I'd like to change it to my name and I've even changed all the names of the computer via My Pc properties window to mine but that folder name won't change. I know it's a small detail but I'm picky like that.

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium
1024MB of RAM
Intel Core Duo
32bit systemClick to expand...

scroll to #3

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This has happened before. In fact, it's always happening. Some folders will properly update their folder picture accordingly, while others refuse to do so.

Anyways, I have a bunch of different folders where I store my music. Be it Games, Movies or whatever it may be. I've recently changed the tag and image on the entirety of mp3 files on several folders. Some folders managed to update the preview picture, while others didn't. The old images from the old mp3 files are still on display, no matter what I do. I even tried deleting everything inside one of the folders, but it's still displaying the images associated with the mp3 files that are no longer there. Go figure.

I'm clueless as to what's causing this as well as to how to fix it. Could someone help?


A:Solved: Folder Pictures Won't Change.

I've noticed on one of my systems that the picture will change after one or two Restarts. I don't know anything about the "why" or if there is a "fix."

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Hi everyone. I am wanting to change the icons for the folders in My Documents. The reason is because I had to recreate the My Pictures and My Music folders a while back when I had to create a new account and delete a previous one due to having lost my password. Right now they simply look like plain folders on the Start Menu. (Using Windows XP Start Menu) I found this article in Help:

Open My Documents.
If the folder you want to change is not located in My Documents or its subfolders, use Search to find it. To open Search, click Start, and then click Search.
Right-click the folder you want to change, and then click Properties.
On the Customize tab, under Folder pictures, click Choose Picture.
Click the picture you want to use to identify the folder in Thumbnails view.

To open My Documents, click Start, and then click My Documents.
You must be in Thumbnails view to see the folder picture. To switch to Thumbnails view, on the View menu, click Thumbnails.
In Thumbnails view, Windows displays up to four images from your folder on the folder icon by default. The images Windows displays are the last four images you modified.
Click to expand...

So I did what it said and went to the properties for the folder. But for some reason, there was no cutomize tab. Any idea as to what to do?

A:Solved: How do I change a folder icon?

Give this a try.

Click start > run > type rundll32 mydocs.dll,PerUserInit and click ok.

This should restore the special icons for "My Music" and "My Pictures".

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I probably did a dump thing (only the 100,000th in my lifetime!). I backed up my working folders on my XP desktop into a zip file where the options were set to save the relative path of each file. I then extracted the backup zip file to my Win 7 laptop, not remembering that Win 7's folder structure is different than XP's. So I wound up with a new folder on the laptop "Documents and Settings", with all the stuff that was under it. So I was going to open it, move the files from (XP's) My Documents to (Win 7's) Documents. . . but there's just a weeeeeee problem: The Documents and Settings folder is LOCKED!!

I have gone to the Security tab under properties and changed the permissions to allow EVERYONE full access, and it still denies me access. I downloaded Unlocker, but it doesn't show up in the menu when I right click the folder, so I have no idea what it's good for/how to use it. I can't delete it because that's not a choice on the menu when you right-click it.

BTW, yesterday it had a padlock icon overlay on it. Today it has a shortcut arrow. I also have no idea why it's showing as a shortcut.

How the he** do I get access to this folder??

A:Solved: Folder locked; cannot change permissions

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I'm trying to record a macro that will do the same thing as File/Open does but will leave the file listing dialog box open for me to choose which file in that folder to open.

When recording the macro, I get to the open dialog box of the desired folder and try to turn off the recorder but it won't let me. I first have to hit "Cancel" and only then can I turn off the recorder.

I think when I used to do this, I had to add one more line of code directly to the end of the macro that would reopen the dialog box but I can't remember what that was (I'm not that great a coder, obviously). When I run the macro the way I've described, it looks like nothings happened but when I then hit CTRL-O or File/Open, I'm at the desired location. I just need that file listing dialog box to remain open (or code to reopen it).

Here's what I have now:

Sub aaa()
ChangeFileOpenDirectory _
"C:\Program Files\"
End Sub

Any ideas?

A:Solved: Change folder using a Word macro

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The problem is that the protocol indicated; that is, rt. click icon on desk top, properties and change icon is not available anymore on my system. It used to work that way but somehow no longer. Instead, going to properties give you no avenue to change icons. Is this fixable?

A:Solved: change shortcut icon for folder?

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Hi girls & guys,I have done this many times but right now I have a brain malfunction & can't remember how to change the my documents folder icon.Searched google for an answer but not getting what I want.Searched TSG threads & not finding answer there.I have changed the icon many times because I have a custom icon that gets replaced with default icon when I make a system change.
But today I just can't remember how to do it.
It's such a nice day that my brain decided to take a walk & hasn't come back yet

A:Solved: change my documents folder icon

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For example, if I want to see the extension (e.g. .exe) of known files or if I want to see hidden files, in XP I would go into Tools>Folder Options>...

How do I get that for Vista?

A:[SOLVED] New to Vista, need to change folder options

same way

the options can also be found via control panel -> folder options...etc

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Can't find anywhere in Windows XP where to change the folder to
which downloaded files go. I know it's in there somewhere, but
I'm having a senior moment and can't find it!

How do I set my download folder to another drive /folder, not
desktop or downloads as XP is set up, please?


A:Solved: Change Default Download Folder

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Hard drive that Outlook stored folder was on dieded in shipping.Outlook stops loading at error (Cannot open Outlook, Cannot Find Stored Folder). My ? is how can I change the stored folder if Outlook will not completly load? Would like to refrain from reinstalling outlook if possible.

A:Solved: Change Outlook 2007 Stored Folder

Hi jbaway

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Control Panel > Mail Icon > Show Profiles button
Select your Profile and click the Properties button.

Data Files button > Data Files tab > Add > OK
Name the .pst file or keep the default name.
OK, OK, Close, Close, OK

Start Outlook 2007, it should load with the new .pst file.

If Outlook 2007 starts, see if Outlook Today will appear, click on the Top/Root folder of the Personal Folders. The date, and three headers should show, Calendar, Tasks and messages.

If the Outlook Today page is blank, it would be best to create a new Profile.
create a new e-mail profile in Outlook 2007
Let us know if that works for you or not.

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I'd like to change 'Desktop' icon (NOT icons in the desktop) so that the new icon would be used in the Address Bar, Quick Launch Bar, and Common Dialog - Places Bar.

Thank you.

A:Solved: Change Virtual Folder 'Desktop' Icon

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Ok so in a moment of stupidity I was messing around with "folder options" in control panel.

I ended up over my hdd option and I think I set "find" to the defult thing to do when opening/double clicking on a hdd because now that is what happens. Everytime I double click my pc opens search.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks a lot.


A:[SOLVED] Changed a folder option. Does anyone know how to change it back?

Assuming your single click still alows you internet access, go to Kelly's Korner and use line 215 right hand side to reset the Explore function.


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we had a windows server 2008 Domain network.
now we have deployed a brand new windows server 2012 R2 forest.
so we must disjoin client computers from previous domain and join them to this new domain.
when users of this new domain login to their computers, new profile folder is created for them (e.g. c:\users\u1.newdomain.lab, but this folder definitely doesn't contain their previous profile folder contents (desktop, documents, App data....)
what is the best solution to migrate user profiles from each previous user to related new user without any problem ?
i tried copying the entire profile folder of each user & replace it on the profile folder new user, but some problem arises, when this new user tries to login using this replaced profile folder.
i am not sure is it right forum to ask user profile related question?
thanks in advanced

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I am trying to figure out a way to change the GENRE tag throughout multiple folders without having to go into each folder separately to do this. Is there any kind of MP3 tagger thingie that will do this?

I have Windows XP and I have arranged the "My Music" folder like this:

-- ALBUM 1
-- ALBUM 2
-- ETC.

-- ALBUM 1
-- ALBUM 2
-- ETC.

AND SO FORTH. But some of the albums in the Classical folder, for instance, are tagged as Soundtrack or some other genre, and I want to have ALL the songs in ALL the albums in the Classical folder tagged Classical.

Right now, I have to go into each album, select all, and change the genry for that album. Then on to the next album ... ad infinitum.

I'm hoping there's a less time-consuming way.

Any suggestions?


A:Solved: Can I change genre tags througout multiple folder?

Get Mp3tag, a good, free tag editor.

To access your music files in Mp3tag go to File > Change Directory, select the Classical folder and make sure the "Subdirectories" box is checked.

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Hi Dialin in from downunder here.

You know when you go to save or open a file in XP, a little dialogue box pops up with your standard floder layout etc, but on the left hand side is a list of "favourite" locations with icons ... For example my computer has listed
"My most recent documents"
"My documents"
"My computer"
"My network places"

Is there any easy way to add a a folder to this list?

A:Is it possible to change "favourite" save/open locations

I believe you would have to make this change for each program. Do you have a specific program in mind?

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I am laptop user. About 2hr ago, i login to my lappy and discover that my profile is different. My folders on desktop went missing and some of the setting changed. Then i try on my own to solve it but to no avail. Fortunately i come upon my C:\Documents and Settings and discover that strange profile C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP and my original profile C:\Documents and Settings\p0716499 was still there. This imply that my previous setting and files are still in my laptop. However, I cant changed back to the original profile and struck with the temp profile.
Initially i suspect is registry problem so i DL "UPHClean Service" by miscosoft but to no avail. Now currently i suspect it might be the work of a virus. I need help. Thank anyone who help me in advance.

A:User profile path change to user profile path change to C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP :\Documents and Settings...

This morning when i woke up, i discovered a icon named "syminstallstub" on my desktop. I checked online and i believe that it could be a virus. I try to find ways to uninstall it but to no avail I not sure what did my younger brother do to my laptop. I feel that im damn unlucky and encounter 2 problems in a row. Please help me solve my problems.

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Hey guys,

Yesterday, I shut down my computer. A few hours later when trying to log back in, I get logged onto a blank profile, which I assume is a temporary profile.

Curiously the ProfileImagePath string under key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-842173820-3506557639-1618326103-1004 is pointing to C:\Users\Mike_2.Mike-PC instead of C:\Users\Mike_2, which I assume is a temporary/alternate profile. (which I didn't create)

This has happened before, but usually a few restarts fixed the problem, however, that doesn't seem to be working now.

My question is, is there a way to reassociate the profile with the correct user folder? Or do I have to transfer everything over to a clean profile?

A:Solved: User profile dissasociated from account/logging onto temporary profile?

Its not an association issue, the user profile is corrupt, and is replaced by a temporary one.

Best thing to do is create a new user account, and migrate to that.


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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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Where should default "start menu" folders be found?

I have a "start menu" folder sitting on my vista ho-prem's (SP1 w/x86) desktop and I suspect something's messed up "startup menu" folder locations.

Four other startup menu folders are at...

c:\windows\serviceprofiles\networkservice\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu

c:\windows\serviceprofiles\localservice\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu

c:\users\steven\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu

c:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu

Note FWHW & TWIMC, maybe it's just me (as I regularly use disk clean), but if not just me, then to avoid the techguy website's annoying overlay popups 'demanding' we either view a 'welcome' or we must click on that popup's exit button, I simply changed my favorites hotlinks for the forums to

I did that as such popups can be means to divert our browser either maliciously and/or result in depositing or recording potentially unwanted cookies and/or other undisclosed data onto/from our machines. Besides annoying and suspicious, I find such popups just a bit spam like, likely something none of us appreciate.

A:default "start menu" folder locations

wguru said:

c:\users\steven\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu
This is the current user's Start Menu

c:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu
This is the Public Start Menu, shared by all. Equivalent to the All Users Start Menu in NT/2K/XP
Click to expand...

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This is the first time this has ever happened to me. When I try to change my profile or try to look at it AIM shuts down. I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling and restarting my computer. AIM said that it was due to RAM loss or something along those lines. Please help!!!!!!!!!!

System specs

Windows XP sp2
Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz
Radeon 9800 pro 128 mb
1024 mb DDR RAM
120 GB HD

A:I can't change my AIM profile

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Hey all. First, please read carefully, the problem isnt the one that it first appears!
With that said, here we go. I have Call Of Duty World At War that was bought on Steam. Because it is pretty useless- cant get zombie maps working properly, and it takes forever to update patches (means no MP until the update cpmes out), I bit the bullet and got the DVD version. This I installed, updated to 1.4, etc. Now, I cannot use my MP profile on the DVD version, as it has a different key. I have tried profile copying, changing the key to the steam key, changing to digital/ non digital distribution, nothing works. I assume that the MP profile is not offline storable. I have tried activision help, who are worse than useless. The UK site directs to a help page, where I cant create a profile to ask a q as I dont live in the US. Steam are even less help.
If anyone knows a way out, would be much appreciated. Thanks all

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I partitioned my hard drive into two parts (1 for windows and 1 for all my documents and programs). I've changed it so that all my programs are installed onto the right folder, but they don't appear in the list when I press Start/All Programs. I want to change it from showing the C:\Program Files folder to the d:\Program Files folder.

Does anyone know how this is done?

A:Change "All Programs" Locations

nevermind. I realized none of my programs in my D:\ even work anymore. I'll just have to reinstall them all! Hip Hip HOORAY!

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When I'm in a folder and changes the folder view from, say, List to Extra Large Icons, the folder view changes for all the folders on my computer, which is a royal PITA. Is there any way to change the folder view only in the folder I'm in at the time and leave the setting for the other folders as is? Example: have picture folders set for Extra Large Icons and some document folders set for List and others, Details.

A:Change Folder View Setting from Global to Individual Folder

If this doesn't help I'm not sure what will outside some third party app,
Folder View - Apply to Folders

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Hello, first I want to apologize up front if this topic has already been posted with the problem resolution as well. I have searched throughout the networking and sharing threads but was unable to find what I'm looking for...

I have two computers in my home, a Tower PC and a Laptop both running Windows 7 Home Prem 64bit. Both computers use the same usernames and passwords to log-in to each respective computer locally.
Both PC's are in the same HomeGroup using the same HomeGroup password.

I'm attempting to access the user folder on my laptop remotely from my Desktop. I'm sharing the user folder on the laptop and the permissions are as follows:
Username: Owner
HomeGroup: Read/Write
Everyone: Read/Write --->recently added 'Everyone' in the hope that I'd be able to change the contents of the remote user folder from the desktop... In this case, I'm attempting to rename a folder within the remote user directory..

--When I go to rename the folder within the remote user's folder/directory, I get the following error:

-You need permission to perform this action.
-You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this folder
--Try Again or Cancel buttons are my only choices.

So why is it that I've given read/write permission (on the laptop end) to my user folder for 'HomeGroup' and 'Everyone" but am still unable to remotely rename a folder within that shared folder? I appreciate any help or suggestions you may have to help me through this. Again, I'm... Read more

A:Unable to change folder contents on remote folder in same HomeGroup

Hi Ducey, welcome to Seven Forums.
I trashed HomeGroup and did this, Network Sharing Set Up.pdf

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I click on the browse for more photos link---does nothing.

"Pictures" also does not show as a start menu option for some reason

A:Cant change profile picture?

Have you tried getting to the 'Browse' link this way?'

User Account Display Picture

Go to Start
Control Panel
User Accounts
Make Changes to your User Account
Change your picture
Choose a new picture for your User Account
At the bottom of the page, select ‘Browse’
This takes you to Windows Explorer and you can select any image in your system from here.

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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:


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:


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

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how to change from default profil to hp-HP\hp (my profil)?
please help me, cause frequent error

sorry for bad english

A:how to change user profile ?

dimashandoyo you want to change your Windows account Username?

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When i pasted a layout code on my page,it does not work.Instead it shows the entire code on my page!When i deleted the code,my profile does not change!It still shows the code!What can i do?

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i want to change the name in the red account name from control panel says its Jeff. and the licensed owner is jeff....i want that changed to jeff please....can i get some help?

A:How Do I Change The User Profile Name?


In the User accounts section on control panel there should be an option to change the name. However this does not change the name in the command prompt or the documents and settings. I had this problem a while back and the solution I chose was to create another account with the correct name and transfer my files accross to the new account then deleting my old one. Its a lot of hassle, but it fixed the problem.

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When shutting my desktop, Windows-7 automatically downloaded its latest update, asking me not to power off my PC.
The next day I started my PC and a window appeared asking me to either create-a-new-profile or select an existing profile.
Not knowing which profile I've been happily using, I chose "Default" profile.
Windows started but...
I lost all my bookmarks
Some of my cookies were erased so I had to enter my user-id and password at sites I visit daily.
On the right-portion where I enter URL's of sites I visit; there used-to-be a "search" field, it's gone.
How can I go back to where I can select the user-profile; before Windows did its latest update ??
It's definitely not the one I erroneously chose (default)

Thank You

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Hey all,

So Right now my wifi network shows as "Wireless_Home_Network 5"

I don't have any other wifi networks saved.

How do I get rid of the "5"?

I changed routers several times which is why I'm at "5", but the SSID and password were always the same, I don't know where this "5" is coming from?

Under my network profile it says "Wireless_Home_Network". So again, I don't know where the "5" is coming from?



A:How to change Network Profile Name?

Hello Chad,

Check to see if you may be able to change your network name using a method in the tutorial below.

Network Name - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Hello and thank you for your help.

I need to change a user profile name on a laptop using Windows XP -

I have searched but can't find how to do this.

How do I proceed please?

Thank you

A:how to change a user profile

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A twist on the creation of user folders on a drive other than C: in Win 7 Ultimate. Does anyone know if one could designate a user folder location such as E:\Data instead of using the users name and being a subdirectory of "Users". I am the ONLY one on my computer - and it would seem much easier to look to the top folder in the E drive than clicking thru E:, users, name, documents, project. I fully realize that I can set up shortcuts, but when you are in an application that wants to place a file somewhere else and presents you with an explorer windows it is a pain. The only method I thought of is using redirection with symbolic links. Every time I try to use symbolic links, I end up with something other than I anticipated. Any ideas would be appreciated - setting up new machine so anything goes!

A:User Profile folder - static folder instead of created by user signon

User Profile - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Forums

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How do you custom the icon from regedit for folder that contains data.
I have tried to modify the value for icon 162 with another icon inside the "Shell Icons" folder but does not work. It seams that the only icon that is allowed to be customized in this folder is #3 ( empty folder - no data). Where do i need to modify?

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Can you change icons on Program and Windows-folder in C:\ ?


A:Change Icons, On Program folder and Windows folder

Right click on the Program folder.... then properties ... then select the Customize tab.... and under Folder Icons "Change Icons"... then click on Browse and choose you .ico file

Folder Icon Change - Vista Forums

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OK, i have a win7 installed on main drive, added a mirored array as d: and pinted windows to store my docs and everything on that drive in case of failure.

I did have a c: drive issue and had to reinstall windows 7 again, on completion i found that the "my documents" folder on the mirrored drive had just disappeared.

I'm not sure if it's a security feature or something, but my username is different now since reinstalling. Of course this data is important, i've tried showing hidden folders but to no avail.

Any help appreciated.

A:Profile folder gone!

Hi introuble and welcome to SF!
Try Recuva. Select drive D. In the end of scan process, select only what you want to recover. Let us know the results.

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I have a similar issue - I would like to change the font size of just one of the profile in Vista. When I change the font size, it changes for all profiles in Vista. Does anyone has the steps needed to do this?

A:How to change font size for 1 profile only?

Hi, CrazyMogal, and welcome to the forums.

First of all, are you trying to change the font size for all Windows (such as using large Fonts on the display) or are you trying to change the font size in a particular program (such as IE or Firefox)?

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I've run into an interesting problem involving multiple profiles and changes to user groups. Previously, we migrated our end users to a new domain, and hacked the registry of each pc (HKLM/Software/Microsoft/WindowsNT/ProfileList) to point the users' new local profiles to their old local profiles.

For almost a year, this worked great. Then, in response to ever-increasing security threats, we decided to set up a second profile for each end user that didn't have administrative rights. (For political reasons, we can't simply strip our end users of admin rights in general, more's the pity.)

Here's what we did: We created a new OU with "local administrator accounts", logged into each pc and added the new account, then removed the pre-existing account from the administrators group.

For some of our users, including the ones we tested our procedure with, everything worked great. For those who still had accounts pointing to the local profiles from the previous domain, things went downhill fast. Every time one of these users logs in, Windows creates a brand new profile, with the following naming scheme: Username.Domainname. The next time the user logs in, the profile is named Username.Domainname.000, then Username.Domainname.001, etc.

Has anyone seen something like this before? We've tried giving the problem profiles full rights to the documents and settings folder, with the thought that we'd accidentally stripped away rights we hadn't intended when we ... Read more

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For a while now ive had a mini network, 1 machine running NT server and 2 using xp pro.

The xp machines have files stored on the server but loads of their own personal shortcuts, email preferences, etc etc. Everythings been great, but the server was getting old in the tooth

I finally got a new pc with server 2003 on it, set it up easily enough, copied files onto a mini disk and moved, and if i enter a username/password i can access it fine from both xp pro machines.

The problem is, when i change the login domain on the xp pro machines i lose all the local settings (i think a new profile is created). Is there a painless way to keep the old settings and just change the domain?. Ive read most the microsoft articles, and it is kind of confusing.


A:Change domain but keep profile settings?

If they are roaming profiles a copy is also stored on the workstation so when they are authenticated on the new server the profiles will sync up to the new server. You do need to specify a profile location for the new user accounts. Be safe and back them up to disk from the old server in case the profiles do not transfer.

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A user has a NT laptop and a NT desktop PC. The desktop PC is in the office connected to the LAN. The laptop has been connected to the LAN once only so that a cached NT profile is created. Other than that the laptop does not connect to the LAN but is used remotely via RAS to connect to an exchange server on the NT domain.

Issue: If the user changes their NT password on the network desktop PC and later on dials in on the laptop, they can't open their Exchange mailbox because the password they used to login to the cached profile on the laptop is now different from the network password. Subsequently the NT account on the network becomes locked because of repeated unsuccessful authentication attempts.


1. Is it possible to change the password of a locally cached profile. (Note: this is not a local account but a cached network account).

2. Is there a better way of configuring users in this situation?

Thanks for any help.

A:NT cached profile password change

In my experience you cannot change a password locally on a cached profile nor via RAS - you have to change it whilst physically connected to the LAN. The reason your user can no longer access his(her?) accounts is because the passwords are now out of synch.

I had a large community of RAS users recently and the only way to overcome this problem was to either ensure they only changed their passwords whilst connected to the LAN or else set their passwords never to expire.

To solve the immediate problem, you will have to set the password stored on the LAN back to the original one so it matches the profile on the laptop.

Good luck.


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I wanted to change it to soemthing which I call myself on other forums so its one less thing to remember and less confusing for me.

If I'm not allowed to edit my username then how do I delete my profile so I can sign up for it using the correct username this time?

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I changed my gmail profile picture it change everywhere it won't change here the G you see when your going to log in what is the fix to make the photo I pick to come in ?

A:Gmail profile picture won't change ?

Hi there,

Have you tried logging out of your Gmail and logging back in? Also, try clearing your browser cookies and cache files and see if that helps.

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I recently changed the user name profile of my laptop. Prior to the change, my user name was: C:\user\oldlaptop\... and it would have a padlock on it. I assumed that this meant it was an administrator account. Now, when I search in C:\user, I find both the new user name (newlaptop) AND the previous user name (oldlaptop) with a padlock attached to each of them. There are also two other folders in the User folder. One is Public, which I believe needs to be there, and the other is Default. The Default folder is greyed out.
When I go into User Accounts, all I see is Newlaptop. It is an administrator account. Can I delete the oldlaptop user folder or should I take some other steps first to see if it is still in use?

A:having issues with user name profile change

If you are nearly out of room on the hard drive, then you can remove the user profile (folders/files). Otherwise, just leave it.

If you opt to remove the folder/files, let Windows do it.
Restart the computer
Log on to an admin account that you plan to keep

Start > Control Panel > Add or remove user accounts

Select the account to the removed...
...and then select Delete the account.

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I just did a reinstall on a Dell Dimension 3000, and now when I click on my user name I get logged onto the "temp" profile instead of either my previous (before I reinstalled) profile, or the new one that seems to have been created since reinstalling, but is not visible from the User Accounts in the control panel. The User Accounts shows my account, my kid's account, and a guest account. When I look at the "All Users" file in explorer it shows many more accounts. How can I point a logon at a specific profile? I am not on a network or domain controller. This is a stand-alone home PC. Any and all suggestions are appreciated!

A:XP logging me on to "temp" profile - can I change?

I believe that the proper place from which to adjust profiles...would be User Accounts in Control Panel.If a new, temporary profile was created by were probably advised to create a new permanent one and transfer the settings to same. Did you do that?How To Copy Data To New User Profile,

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Hello, i bought Lumia650 and i can't change Color profile in setting. In my old phone Lumia730, it was possible. Now i can choose only level of color temperature, saturation... but i don't see profile standard/vivid/cool/advanced.
It possible fix it?
Thanks for help.

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I changed my gmail profile picture it change everywhere it won't change here the G you see when your going to log in what is the fix to make the photo I pick to come in ?

A:Gmail profile picture won't change ?

Hi there,

Have you tried logging out of your Gmail and logging back in? Also, try clearing your browser cookies and cache files and see if that helps.

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How can I specify my user profile to be on another partiion rather than c:. I've got all the stuff I want in My Documents on my E: partition. Thank you. I'm using Win XP Pro

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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".
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?


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


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I've downloaded some sample location code for the Windows Phone 7 (it's called Location Service Sample). I've downloaded the C# version.

I am playing around with application development, having done very little before and I was wondering can I do soemthing.

How would I tweak the code, so that it displays the area where it is. For example if I feed in coordinates for England, the text "England" appears, then provide Scotland coordinates, "Scotland" appears.

How easily achieved is this?

Thanks in advance,

A:Solved: WP7 Locations

I haven't looked at the code but you're going to need to...

1- Capture the coordinates
2- Lookup the coordinates and return the country/city/whatever
3- Make a place for the country/city/whatever in the app
4- Populate 3 with your value from 2

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I am trying to change my wireless network profile from public to private, but cannot for the life of me figure out how...

Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8

^^ Those instructions no longer work on 8.1, and when I go into PC Settings > Network > Tap my network I see no options to enable sharing. I don't have Pro on this particular tablet so I have no access to gpedit.msc nor secpol.msc. What the hell do I have to do to change it? Other than this one ridiculous fault, I think 8.1 is far better than 8 (so far anyway.)

A:8.1 change nework profile from public to private

Hello AmpedPotato, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yep, Microsoft changed it again on me.

I've updated the tutorial to add OPTION TWO for this now.

Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8

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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,

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I use a Lenovo T61 issued to me by my employer based in another city (they use a network I never connect to, except remotely via exchange). It has Vista 32 SP 1, and Office Pro 2007. My employer set up the machine and over time have changed the user profile that I use a few times. My profiles have administrator privileges, we'll call them desired profile and current profile. While logged into desired profile, I was trying to network between my home XP desktop, Linksys router, and said Lenovo. I changed the workgroup in system properties (previously it was "WORKGROUP") to match the workgroup name on the XP. I also messed with "Network ID", though I cancelled out of the wizard once it asked for a PIN.

Me: OK on system properties.
Windows: Restart to complete changes.
Me: OK
Windows: Restarts to login screen of previous unused admin profile (current) with no option to switch to desired profile.

Under C:\users my desired folder still exists with all data intact.
Under Settings\Control Panel\Users desired profile is not there, only current admin profile and guest. Thus I cannot login to desired profile where my working data and Outlook are located.

How do I reinstate my desired profile? The oldest restore point available is dated later than my changes to profile, though I'm not sure that would do it. I tried creating another admin account with the desired name, but you probably knew that wouldn't work either. I will transfer all data to, and recon... Read more

A:Change Workgroup = Deleted User Profile

Forgot to mention, that I shared the C and D drives. I wanted to be able to transfer files between the two computers.

Before I changed the workgroup I could see the shared drives on the XP but no access them, but could not see the Lenovo from the XP obviously. Now, it's the same. I shared all of C on the XP, but cannot access any folder I have not specifically shared.


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I crop it and click done cropping it loads this page : it just stays white and my picture never changes.

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Is anyone free? I would like to test update facebook profile picture without notifying anyone, following the steps in this article:
Can I add you as friend (or you add me) and then I will change my profile picture, you tell me if you get notifications about my profile change. I want to test if it works. You can unfriend me after the testing.
If you have a way of changing facebook profile picture without notifying anyone, let me know too.

Thanks a lot

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Is anyone free? I would like to test update facebook profile picture without notifying anyone, following the steps in this article: How To Update Your Facebook Profile Picture Without Notifying Anyone - Mom 2.0 Summit | Moms + Marketers + Media
Can I add you as friend (or you add me) and then I will change my profile picture, you tell me if you get notifications about my profile change. I want to test if it works. You can unfriend me after the testing.
If you have a way of changing facebook profile picture without notifying anyone, let me know too.

Thanks a lot

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Perhaps I'm not searching in the right location - searching for a small (unobtrusive) taskbar utility that will allow me to quickly switch between 2 different color profiles that I have set for my system - I frequently need to switch between these 2 profiles (1 bright basically default for viewing TV programs and the other darker and richer for gaming) - my current control panel 'intel graphics and media' applet does not provide any solutions - any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

*Windows 7 Ultimate x64*

A:Color Profile Quick Change Solution?

Seems making and saving two separate themes would be the easiest solution ?
Theme - Change or Save

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Can anyone help me access a folder that is protected. I had two hard drive in my pc, and the one with my operating syetem Win XP crashed some how and I was unable to run the operating system again due to some error message that was not fixable. So I took the main drive with WIN XP on out and formatted and installed XP on my second drive. So my second drive is now the drive with my operating system on. I put the first drive back in my pc and it still gets picked up with all my files on it, although I am unable to access the ones I require, ie. the ones in my profile id as it was password protected. Anyone know how I can access this folder, I know the password and security question answer but I cant copy or paste it and it doesnt ask me for a password, just says "Access is denied". Any help would be greatful as its got loads of documents on it I dont really want to lose. Thanks

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Hi, if someone wants to change the name of user account, I think it is only logically that he wants also change the user profile folder name, isn't it? But how can we do that? is it possible?

A:User profile folder

Hello Zuu,

You could use the tutorial below to also properly change the name of the C:\Users\(user-name) profile folder. The procedure is the same in Windows 8.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,

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I need help to restore my user profile and also delete files that are not appearing
Now what happened was that my 60GB SSD drive C disk was almost full and I didn't know why since I do try to keep it as empty as I can.All folders were nearly empty except I saw that in my users folder,specifically my profile folder there is 21GB of space taken in it,but when checked,all of the folders inside there barely all sum up around 4GB.
I did not know where to search or how to find the hidden files.After I right-clicked and went to Properties on the folder to search for any kind of settings or advanced tools to help me find what I am looking for,I really thought it was a good idea to mark "Hidden" in atributes and click "Apply"(big mistake)witch afterwards all folders disappeared except "Documents" and "Favorites" and most of my desktop icons also became invisible. Nothing was deleted since my profile folder still has 21GB of files in it along with the Desktop icons that disappeared but are still there(when I try to put a folder back to my Desktop it says it already exists there).
A bit later my profile folder also disappeared but the general "Users" folder still has 21GB of files in it.

So my question is,how can I retrieve my profile folder and retrieve all of my desktop icons that are gone and also how can I find that 16GB of files I can't see?

A:Desktop Profile Folder gone

Hi, welcome to the Forum.

I assume you can still get your computer started. Click on the Orb Button (the Start Button) down in the LH corner of the screen & select Computer. When that opens click on Local Disc (C. This should open a list of files, so double click on Users, when that opens double click on your user profile name that may have a small padlock on it. That will open a list of files & one of them should be Desktop. Right click on it & select Properties & under the General tab untick hidden.

You may need to do that with any other folders that you may have hidden.

If you want to find out what is taking up space on your SSD down load & install TreeSize free. I use it & find it very helpful for diagnosing what is taking up space on the hard drive.

JAM Software - Windows Freeware

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I have a folder called Temp on an internal drive labeled B: The properties of this folder is set to "General Items", and when I view the folder through Explorer (showing Details) I get the expected headings Name, Date modified, Type, Size, etc...

However, when I through any app (TextPad, WordPad, Chrome, IrfanView-Save for Web, etc) choose Save As... and navigate to that B:\Temp folder, it shows up as a music folder! With headings Name, #, Title, Contributing artists, Album, etc.

Most annoying!

Does anyone have any hints about how to change this so that it always shows up as a "General Items" type of folder?

A:Folder thinks it is a music folder... how do I change that?

Hello OppfinnarJocke,

This is most likely due to Automatic Folder Type Discovery. "Automatic Folder Type Discovery" is when Windows will automatically change the folder template of a folder to match the file type of the last file added or saved in the folder. For example, if your folder contains music files and you add a picture file, then Windows may change the folder template and view to the "Picture" template to match the new picture file. Basically just what you did.

If you like, you can use the tutorial below to set a specific template (steps 2 to 6) to be the default for all folders to disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery. Afterwards, you will still be able to set folder views and templates how you like though, but without Automatic Folder Type Discovery changing them for you.

Folder Template - Default

Hope this helps,

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I'm using Windows 8. In my "My Documents" folder (C:\Users\<MYNAME>\Documents), I have a folder (let's call it X) that contains yet more folders of images (let's call them X1,...,Xn). So the paths are C:\Users\<MYNAME>\Documents\X\X1,...,Xn. My "My Documents" folder uses the "Details" display. However, for folders X1,...,Xn (and ONLY those folders), I wish to use the display option "Large Icons".

However, changing the display for any of the Xi folders causes the display to change for ALL folders in "My Documents" (all folders in path C:\Users\<MYNAME>\Documents). I have tried several different tactics but have not been able to change the display for ONLY folders X1 to Xn.

I asked on another forum and someone said it might have to do with the concept of "libraries". I researched the subject but am not anywhere closer to finding a solution.

The folder X is program folder, and the Xi are folders that the program creates to stock the images. I could just manually move all images to the My Images folder (C:\Users\<MYNAME>\Pictures) since that folder has Large Icons display, but I would rather keep the Xi image folders together with its program folder X in My Documents. Anyone know how I can do this? It's driving me insane. I keep having to switch displays just to see icons of the pictures in the Xi.


A:Change folder display only for folder, not whole directory

Welcome to the forum what have you tried normally if you display the folder and change the view it keeps the setting

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I'm using Windows 8. In my "My Documents" folder (C:\Users\<MYNAME>\Documents), I have a folder (let's call it X) that contains yet more folders of images (let's call them X1,...,Xn). So the paths are C:\Users\<MYNAME>\Documents\X\X1,...,Xn. My "My Documents" folder uses the "Details" display. However, for folders X1,...,Xn (and ONLY those folders), I wish to use the display option "Large Icons".
However, changing the display for any of the Xi folders causes the display to change for ALL folders in "My Documents" (all folders in path C:\Users\<MYNAME>\Documents). I have tried several different tactics but have not been able to change the display for ONLY folders X1 to Xn.
I asked on another forum and someone said it might have to do with the concept of "libraries". I researched the subject but am not anywhere closer to finding a solution.
The folder X is program folder, and the Xi are folders that the program creates to stock the images. I could just manually move all images to the My Images folder (C:\Users\<MYNAME>\Pictures) since that folder has Large Icons display, but I would rather keep the Xi image folders together with its program folder X in My Documents. Anyone know how I can do this? It's driving me insane. I keep having to switch displays just to see icons of the pictures in the Xi.

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I have just bought a Win 7 machine and am reinstalling all my programs and data onto the new machine, prior to decommissioning the old one.

One of the programs is Publisher 2007.

I have a large number of user created templates that I also want to transfer. I have copied them from the old machine onto a USB drive but I canít find the directory on Win 7 to copy them to.

To try and find the template directory, I created a temporary template and saved it. I then did a search for that temp template and found it in the following path


However using Windows Explorer I canít find the AppData directory. I assume that it is hidden but in XP it is easy to unhide. How do I access it in Win 7?

Next question, there are several users on this Win 7 PC who would need to see all the templates. I donít really want to copy the templates to each user as this means that if one user creates a template, the others canít see it.

How do I ensure all users can see all templates?


A:Solved: Template Locations

You will find the option to unhide hidden folders when you open the "Computer" (or any other Windows Explorer type of window) and select the "Organize" pull-down. There you will see the "Folder and search options"

At that time, since you mentioned you felt to do the unhiding in XP being easy, you should be comfortable in using the "View" tab of the search options.

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When looking at the items under the STARTUP tab in MSCONFIG, locations are usually in the HKLM...Run, HKLU...Run or Common Startup directories. I've got some entries shown to be in the: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run. It starts with SOFTWARE, not local machine or anything else preceding it. I've searched for the file namesówith and without file extensionsówith no luck. I've manually searched the folders where these files are supposed to be. If these items have indeed been deleted, why do they still show up under the STARTUP tab in MSCONFIG and is there any way to get rid of them? Thanks.

A:Solved: Startup Locations

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Hi people,

I'm running Windows 8 64-bit on an Asus N56VJ, and I've recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 to dual boot with. Around that same time, for some reason, while booting Windows 8 I sometimes get the no more IRP stack locations error; the computer reboots, I select Windows 8 again from Grub, and Windows starts normally. All my drivers are up-to-date, as is Windows. Does anybody have any idea how to fix this?

Thanks a lot,

A:[SOLVED] No more IRP stack locations?

This is caused either by too many filter drivers getting in the way of device I/O, or one of them is abusing their position and filling up the IRP with a bug. Most common occurrence is dealing with file or network I/O since both often have a lot of drivers (e.g. A/V, device, apps, etc.) that can affect the I/O.

Beyond updating Windows and all your device drivers, also make sure to update your antivirus or even switch to another A/V temporarily. Also try to contemplate on anything else that may interfere with file or network I/O, such as proxy/firewall apps, file/disk encryption or other security software, etc. All of those can play a role in this. Look into updating or removing unnecessary applications that would be involved.

If you wish for a more specific answer to this, you'll need to give us the kernel dump for this BSOD. It's the MEMORY.DMP file in Windows directory. Zip it up (it compresses heavily) and then upload to a site like

In addition, after you do that, turn on Driver Verifier , get it to crash the system, then upload the minidump from that crash. Make sure to read all instructions carefully. If you experience a boot loop from DV just go into Safe Mode and disable Driver Verifier there, then restart into normal Windows.

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