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After restored profile, one large folder is missing

Q: After restored profile, one large folder is missing

I am puzzled why, as far as I can tell, everything else seems to be there except this one single folder.

This is what happened: I run registry cleaner section in Ccleaner, and following that it was giving me an error message that the locally stored profile can't load, and it could only log me on with a temporary profile. Needless to say, I could not access any of the things in my profile.

I took my computer to the service place, but first nothing was done for 3 days (3 very painful days without my computer and being worried about the fate of my things on it...) and then the IT guy did work on it some, but I don't know what he did and I don't think he did much or didn't get far in any case, because when I picked my computer up there was no difference.

After that I was searching for some answers or suggestions on various forums etc. I tried system restore but it could not restore it. Then I ran chkdsk and it worked, it repaired one file (ntuser) and then my profile loaded back, looking like it always did before, except that as far as I was able to remember, one single folder is missing.

I looked in the hidden files and folders (by doing: windows explorer : tools : folder options : view tab : check show hidden files and folders : uncheck hide protected operating system files : OK) but I don't see it there.

The folder I am talking about was probably quite large, containing many sizable word documents and a number of pdf files. I think it was in "my documents" although it's possible that I kept it on my desktop, I can't quite remember.

Does anyone have some ideas if it's likely that it has been deleted (completely unrecoverable) or is it is possible that it is still around somewhere and if so, how to find it? It's name was "my ebooks", basically it was full of stories, but it had also some other things, such as my writing resources and various stuff I collected that I found helpful as a reference.

Edit: I forgot to say, I have windows xp, my computer is 5 years old.

A: After restored profile, one large folder is missing

Have you tried using Windows' search tool to search for the folder or files found inside it?
See if this software reveals anything...
http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

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Hi,

Yesterday i copied a large folder 51gb into my external hardisk and I used windows 7. One file name was too long and I was prompted. I selected skip file. I remember seeing the folder in my hardisk after copy. But no longer there today. the space still occupied tried using programs like pci recovery. not found.
The folder has many work files. please help;
 

A:large folder missing on external hardisk

try to used power data recovery....download it.....
 

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Now my problem is how do I found out which 12 files are missing in my backup.
I know that I can do the copy paste again and watch out for the error message. But it is a waste of time sitting in front of the screen. That was why I do it over night.
What is the best way to do this kind of work other than using some backup software.

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OK, I'll try and cover everything leading up to issue to give complete idea, so bear with me here as it started with a snowflake and now this giant snow boulder is barreling out of control.

Originally Win 7 Ultimate started having issues that could NOT be repaired regardless of method. Decided to wipe a Win XP HD and load a fresh Win 7 there, as this allowed me to keep all old info which I can access from the "New Win 7" OS. For the record, I have TWO HD, both with Win 7 (New and Old) Ultimate loaded, and BOTH drives are partitioned.

While on the "New" OS today, I had to access the "Old" HD via selecting the drive from the New OS as I needed to manually copy a text file over. So I had "Users" folder open, then selected my old administrator folder. While in there, saw a bunch of files that weren't familiar (I've show hidden files active for years and not sure why I never noticed them before). I clicked the rename option on the 1st NT.LOG file and opened Chromodo, pasted it in there to do a quick search on what it was, then when I went back to the "Users" folder, my old Admin. folder was completely missing? It's supposed to be locked (folder with lock icon next to it), so NO idea how it was even able to get moved or how it was moved/deleted? Even if the LOG file was inadvertently renamed, I'm completely BAFFLED how that would erase the entire Administrator folder.

Anyways, tried reopening the drive thinking maybe it was... Read more

A:Missing Administrator Folder profile Win7 Ult.

Also, while copying the Old Admin. folder from the Default folder BACK to the Users directory, while the copying was commencing, a popup appeared asking me to "Back up your file encryption and key"? A quick search suggests something was encrypted in the admin. folder, which caused the box to appear. BUT, since the encrypted files are presumably on the old OS folder, how in the world is the "New" OS able to decrypt them? Let alone encrypt them?

The box is still open by the way. If I click "Back up now" and save to a local media, would that corrupt anything? Meaning if it creates some kind of key for the old OS, will it get confused and NOT work with current OS?? Does that make sense?

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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
Questions:
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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Can I retrieve the lost data and photos?

A:Deleted User Profile In Error - Can It Be Restored?

First thing - the more that you use the hard drive that the profile was on - the more likely that you'll overwrite the data. So, stop using it if at all possible.Here's a freeware tool that may help to recover it: http://www.pcinspector.de/

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Thanks to any helpers on this forum who can assist me.....Carlyle

A:Accidentally deleted a folder in Windows 7 and now restored folder files are script

could you attach an example of one of these files to a post so we can have a look and see whats happened to them for you?

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I tried clearing both my recycle bin and my "Thumbnails" folders from Disk Cleanup. That also did not work for me.
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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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I had my friend's girlfriend verify all her pictures were in place on the Vista PC and they were. I felt like "see I do know my stuff". They aren't computer people and have alot of old failing machines I keep going for them. I do this for a living and must have donated a not insignificant amount of time keeping their aging stuff going and I've had a string of having to tell them I simply couldn't make things like HD transcoding and playback run "any more better" or that I couldn't software fix failing hardware on their aging collection of machines. So I was happy for the successful move.

My bud's girl ended up staying on the PC's Admin's profile FaceBooking and reminiscing about the irreplaceable pictures that absolutely needed to be saved from the laptop. The ones of a recently lost loved one the lo... Read more

A:Files Missing after doing Move from Admin profile to newly created profile

You could have summed this up in a lot less words.
Try to recover your files using the free Recuva.
If that fails, try the Free PhotoRec a part of TestDisk.

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This question has been raised before by others but apparently no solution was offered by anyone.

I have two user profiles on the same PC with one (main user)having the administrator rights.

Today, when I attempted to log in as the main user, I got the following message:

" Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator."

I found one microsoft support note which suggests that a new profile needs to be created and the contens of the old profile except .dat files have to be copied in the new profile folders.

However, all my folders in the original profile including MY documents and Favorites are EMPTY.

I am unable to retrieve valuable files. Can anyone suggest a step wise procedure to locate where my files have disappeared.

By the way, I tried system restore operation to restore the system three days backward. yet, everything is the same and the folders are empty. so, i have undone the system restore. thanks

PS
AS AN ADDITIONAL INFO, if it might help, i have discovered rather large "FOUND.000" folders ion"C" drive. the last one has the size 897 mb which is about the same time that the folders and files disappeared. i have read that these foldrrs are similar to .chk files and can be remvoed. however, i am not sure of this in view of the missing data.
 

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A:Solved: I restored my system, but am locked out of 'my documents' folder

Welcome.

If you follow this link it will tell you how to get access again.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

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http://www.driverscape.com/download/acer-crystal-eye-webcam

try to download the driver in the given link.
 

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A:Restored my system to an earlier date but files are missing.

Hi LST! I feel ur burden coz' it's one of the biggest problem I had during my very first encounter to system restore. First of what Operating System do you have?

Have you tried performing Undo my last System Restore? Performing this action would allow you to recover your documents and photos.

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A:Large index.dat folder

Welcome
I believe that folder perrtains to your browsing history. You may want to donload ccleaner and try to remove them, if you want the space.
Before taking any action, be sure that the folders that you want to delete are identical to the one shown here: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/cl...sing-ccleaner/

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Just FYI - I no longer use "cut".  I always use "copy", then I go back and delete if it's not needed.
I've lost too many files that way
 
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Your best bet would be to download an application like SpaceSniffer which would give you a graphical view of where the consumed space is going.

It's real easy to use. Just open the zipfile you download, drag the application to your desktop, and launch it.

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A:Large Folder-Corrupt Potential?

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Hello hendoben

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User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

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I recently discovered a folder on my C: drive simply titled Boot. (Filepath is C/Windows/Boot) It is taking up 27 GB of my 37 GB available space. It wasn't always that large, but must have increased steadily in size in the almost 2 years I've owned the computer. This Boot folder has 4sub-folders, ranging in size from 4 GB to 10 GB, totaling the 27 GB, but when I open any of those 4 sub-folders, there are only a few files of a few KB each. This is not a hidden folder, and I located what I believe is theactual boot folder needed to boot up my computer. I am not able to delete the C/Windows/Boot folder or any of the folders or files inside of it. (It says I need administrative privileges, but I’m the administrator and the only user of the computer.) Starting a few weeks ago, this folder is causing me to continually get “Low Disk Space” pop-up bubbles. The other night, I cleaned up some spaceon my computer, ended up with 750 MB of free space, went to bed, and woke up to find I was down to 42 MB of free space. I suspect that somehow, stuff is automatically getting dumped into C/Windows/Boot. Would love to be able to fix this so I’m not always dealing with the “Low Disk Space” message. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. (Laymans terms please, if possible.) Thanks in advance.

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Any clue as to what this file/folder is all about? And, more importantly, how to delete it? (Assuming it's not necessary.)

I was going to try to upload a .txt file here, but it is 62.22mb; and zipping the file only went down to about 42mb
I managed to take a screenshot of a small portion of the .txt doc contents. (I got that .txt file by using this DOS command: dir>0bad.txt)
You can see the obad1.jpg here on my website:
https://sites.google.com/site/stufff2share/rbfrbf

You can access the actual .txt document via my Dropbox account--it is a 62.22mb .txt file.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xmzxlmoajjslp5t/0bad.txt?dl=0

I've tried & tried to delete the folder...
~ via DOS commands
~ by right clicking it and selecting: delete.
~ by creating a .bat file

I've also tried to put the folder in my Comodo\s file list, so that I can mark it as: malicious.

I tried using: Fast Copy software --- because I read online that it might be good for deleting large files. (This 0bad file has about 1 million files in it--so says its Properties dialog box.)
I tried UBCD, but the CD would not boot up. (Despite using several diff CDs. I even tried it on another PC just to see if it would boot up--but no joy.


I tried to change its contents from a partially read only, by unchecking: read only. It took about 12 hrs for this process, but at the end of it, the: read only box is still "partially checked" -- meaning, it's not unchecked or check... Read more

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I have just received a running out of system disk memory notice on my Windows XP desktop computer. I was a bit surprised because I don't store much on the system disk, and as part of an exercise discussed on another thread here I had recently cleaned it up. I ran a scan with AVG free which came up with nothing and also Spybot S&D which cleaned out as many temp files as it could. After this I noticed one very large "hidden" folder remaining in the temp folder. It was called ~eu0000. In it was a single file called .eunf.
 
I have a dual boot so I could probably quite easily delete the folder and file, but before doing so I am curious as to whether it might have been caused by malware.
 

The composite image above shows the location of files on my very full system drive, as well as the results of the AVG scan.
 

 
This image shows the Windows temp folder (after the S&D cleanup) containing the offending large folder.
 
I should appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this.

A:Very large file in Windows\Temp folder

In it was a single file called .eunf
 

Is it eunf or just unf?

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and also when deleting files recycle bin shows a black icon..

please help...

A:Folder Icons Are invisible when viewed large

Hi Qwerty77
Try this:

1) Right click the folder and choose properties.
2) Click on the Customize Tab.
3) Choose Change Icon at the bottom
Pick an icon you want top use for the folder,then click ok.

You may have inadvertently clicked on a "white" space when choosing icons. (It is possible to create invisible folders in that manner, hence the black box.
Try right clicking on your desktop first, and click refresh.
Hope this helps...

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hello.
i love portable .paf apps and pretty much download all i can find that i "might" use one day. every time i try to enter the folder i keep them in, explorer goes into the not responding state like it is
indexing all the files, or scanning them for some reason. i have defender off, do not use any software based firewall or any real time antivirus scanner at all. the process to enter the folder takes over a minute and every time i restart my system the same thing happens again. as long as i dont shut down then it is instantly accessible like all other folders on all my other hdds including the same hdd that the folder is on. it only seems to happen with the .paf files.

the folder is only 409 files at slightly over 5gb.

any suggestions?

thanks

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It might do that once, but it should not be doing it every single time. You don't have to keep it in the Program Files folder, you can put it anywhere. I keep my portable apps in a folder off my C drive made for them, it never does this.

Welcome to Windows 8 Forums!

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Clicking on a large folder in Explorer can cause a slowly-moving green progress bar. In some cases this can take several minutes to complete.

A common cause is thumbnail caching of image and video files, resulting from having properties | customize | "optimize this folder for:" set to pictures, vs documents or General items.

The most likely solution: in Explorer, right click on folder, select properties, customize, under "optimize this folder for:", select either General items, or documents. Set check box "Also apply this template to all subfolders", then click apply.

The slow progress bar is apparently caused by Explorer scanning the folder and all subfolders to pre-render thumbnail images for image and video files. This happens if the "optimize this folder" setting is pictures or videos. This happens when merely clicking on the top-level folder.

If "optimize this folder" is set to documents or General, the thumnails are not rendered until you actually click on the folder or sub-folder containing those.

This was discussed in another thread on this forum, but it was full of speculative remedies, and the actual cause and remedy was not posted until the last thread (and one year after the thread was started): Accessing drives in Windows Explorer takes a long time

I'm creating this thread with a more exact title and concise description, to aid in finding the solution based on a symptom search.

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A:Slow Explorer progress bar on large folder

My "Slow" folder was set up for Videos. Optimizing it for General solved the problem.

Thanks,
Bob

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I have a small 64Gb SSD boot drive C:

I installed Windows ADK to enable EasusToDo imaging software to create a boot disk.

This has left 3 folders about 3Gb in size in my c:\users\me\appdata\local\temp folder

I have therefore very little free space left on the C drive.

The folder attributes are read only.

I as an administrator user have full access rights (confirmed in folder Properties) but when I try to delete the folders the error message asks for permission from me to delete. I give this permission, then it refuses, stating Try Again as it need permission from me.

This computer does not recognise boot CDs even though the BIOS order is set correctly. I was hoping to remove files using an Ubuntu live boot CD.

Windows Disk Cleanup utility just stalls - presumably it also cannot delete these files.

What to do?

A:Can't remove large files from Temp folder

Those are some pretty enormous temp files you have there. I've never heard of such large files in the temp folder before.
I've found using the program Unlocker really helpful in deleting stubborn files.

Download Unlocker 1.9.1 - FileHippo.com

You may need to reboot if the file is especially stubborn but it tends to work most of the time.

*Edit*

The 64-BIT version is located here
Unlocker Free Download

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I've got a little registry file that I run on all my new installs. One thing I been wanting to add to it is the ability to set the Folder View settings to "Large Icons" for "All Folders". The manual way to do this is...

- Open folder
- Right-Click > View > Large Icons
- Tools > Folder Options > View > Apply to Folders

So basically I'm looking for the registry key that I can change to set this via reg file. I've tried digging around in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU & Bags but it looks like those are for all folders. I'm looking for the one specific key/value that windows checks to determine what the folder view should be.

Thanks in advance!

A:Registry Key for Folder View > Large Icons

Hello XenonKilla,

If you like, you could set your folder view settings to how you like, then use the tutorial to back up these settings as a .reg file that you can use to restore them in any user account.

Folder View Settings - Back Up and Restore in Windows

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looking for software (freeware) that will divide my 1 large folder into small folder w/o modifying any of the files in the folder
 

A:divide 1 large folder into small folders

If you DID find such software, on what basis would it be dividing this large folder??

And, why not do it yourself from Explorer, by creating new Sub Folders and drag/dropping the files?
 

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I use OE 6 on an XP Pro platform, and I need to move a large block of business emails from one OE folder to another. There are roughly 8,000 emails in this folder, and I need to move half to a new folder so they will compact properly.

Is there a FAST WAY to "Select" or highlight 4,000 out of 8,000 emails? It would take hours to hold down the Ctrl key and individually click all 4,000. Using Edit>Select All will not accomplish what I need. In a regular Windows folder, one can hold the Ctrl key and drag the cursor beside a long list of files to select them. Is there any way to do something similar inside an OE folder? Thanks.
 

A:Moving a large block of OE 6 emails to a different folder.. How To?

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Hi
Thank you for taking the time to read my query.
I just restored a bkf file and the restored folder is smaller than the original bkf file. I need to delete the bkf file which is 12 GB but don't want to until I am sure all the files were restored.
I would like to figure out which files were not restored.
Is there any way to figure out which files are missing. After I restored the files, the report says that hardlinks could not be transferred but does not the size of them. The bkf file size is 33,754,314 bytes larger than the restored file,but the bkf file "size on disk"is 19, 099,648 bytes smaller than the restored folder!!!
When I left click on the bkf file and select properties it does not tell me how many files are in the bkf file only the bytes.

Is there any freeware/program that will tell me the number of files in the bkf properties dialogue box? Or even better let me look at the size and number of files in the three main folders I backed up.? I can not access/explore the bkf file only restore it. That would solve my problem. My backup tree is C:sharedhardlinkdata>beth>documents and settings>beth> and then 3 folders underneath
Thank you

A:bkf files:restored folder's size differs from size of bkf file

Try this

WinMerge

or

https://sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync/

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PLEASE HELP...

I have been converting my cd's to mp3s since the first winamp. This process has been extremely time consuming because I have many, many, many cds. Recently I have encountered a bug that continues to plague my priceless collection. I generally keep all my mp3 files in a single folder (over 6,000 files). I use winamp to access my media and create playlists for my mp3s. The problem seems to occur randomly. Very larger portions of my archive disappear when viewing my mp3 folder. Usually I will have ordered sections disappear. i.e (middle b - z gone). They almost seem deleted. The weird thing is that are still availible in a pre-created playlist or media list. Also, I can type the path name (if known) and access the file. I have tried many methods to backup the missing files but I cannot seem to crack this puzzle. Is there any software that might perform a deep scan of my HD for mp3 files and retrieve the missing ones? Then I might be able to back them up and look for a solution to this problem.

THakns!
 

A:Sections of Large MP3 Archive Missing

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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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Hi,

For a while now my Windows folder has been taking up more space on my 60GB SSD than I think it should. The size breakdown goes like this:

C:/Windows - 28 GB

- winsxs - 11.65 GB
- System32 - 8.45 GB
- Assembly - 1.63 GB
- SysWOW64 - 1.30 GB
- Installer - 1.17 GB
- Microsoft.NET - 1.03 GB
- SoftwareDistribution - 0.85 GB

I do regular registry fixes and temp file cleans, and I do regular inspections on my drives to remove unnecessary files and programs. However, the large increase in my Windows folder which happened about 6 months ago is really bothering me.

Is there any way get rid of some excess files? Or is this just a case of Windows inaccurately showing the actual amount of free space due to hard links?

Help is appreciated, thanks

A:Abnormally large Windows folder, size reduction possible?

Have you run disk cleanup?

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Hi all.
I have had lots of videos on my hdd for some time now building up a collection of car videos/movies. there is roughly 50gb+ of videos on one partition, 17+gb of these vids are car videos. When I go into my car video folder my HDD light comes on and loads like crazy, and then when I try to open one it takes for ages.

Also another problem which mite be related that I have is, Files go missing, eg. a 700mb car movie. the file is still there it shows all the bytes in properties and that is all correct, but when I try to open it says the file has been "compressed" or something along those terms. I know its not the codec, as I have just about every codec and these movies have worked previously. Especially after reformatting my files go missing from each of my back up partition drives. at the moment, 3.77gb of my fighting videos will not open :(

If anyone can help me, i would appreciate it. its really annoying not to be able to use the stuff on your HDD.

Thanks,
Mr. SaKaTuMi

A:Loads very slowly after opening a large folder of videos

hmmm....defrag your hdd and see if that helps. a good defraggin tool is diskeeper and perfect disk. so far i have experiences with diskeeper and it works great and the program is hella fast.

also since you are running winxp, try booting up with your winxp cd. of course and im sure you know this, you will need to change the boot order in the bios to cdrom as first boot device.

then when you boot up with the winxp cd, choose repair in the main console and it will take you to a command prompt screen. type out " chkdsk /r" without the "". also you will need a space between chkdsk and /r.

after it has finish, bootup to windows and see if this fixes your problem. also scan your computer for viruses, spyware, and malware. good luck

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I'm using Kolor Autopano Pro, on W8 Pro. In this application there is a 'Select images' control which opens an explorer window to choose the images for a pano.

Often it crashes with an exception c0000374, as follows:

Source
Autopano Pro (Build 12/03/2013 )

Summary
Stopped working

Date
‎12/‎05/‎2013 16:04

Status
Report sent

Description
Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Kolor\Autopano Pro 3.0\AutopanoPro_x64.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: AutopanoPro_x64.exe
Application Version: 3.0.5.400
Application Timestamp: 513f04c4
Fault Module Name: StackHash_58b1
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16420
Fault Module Timestamp: 505ab405
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: PCH_1B_FROM_ntdll+0x0000000000002C2A
OS Version: 6.2.9200.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 58b1
Additional Information 2: 58b107ff772738b9d40473f199a9bbac
Additional Information 3: 398f
Additional Information 4: 398ffb97eb84e25cb020526ceb62d673

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: dae2bdc92438601f1b7abf5ca3a5c973 (104288499)

In particular it crashes if I scroll the window rapidly while the thumbnails are still being populated.
If I scroll it one row at a time to the very end, such that all the thumbnails (from DNG, JPG and TIF files) are filled in then I can use the slider to scroll rapidly up and down the window, no problem at all. Cycling through the different ... Read more

A:Exception when scrolling a folder with 'large icon' view.

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (even though you're not reporting BSOD's): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Also, Please do the following (preferably immediately after the app crashes - it'll be easier for me to scan):
- open Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

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I did google a few times but couldn't find a way to solve. I'm using Windows 7 pro x64 (I think I upgraded from windows 7 home edition). I had same problem last week but while I was cleaning out some stuff windows was updated so I had to restart....and then there suddenly was 17 gbs free space. But ever since last update my HDD is down to attachments.

I'm on laptop with followings:

ASUS N61JQ-X1 16-Inch Laptop
1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Quad-Core Processor
4GB DDR3
320GB HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm using TuneUp Utilities 2011 (luckily the new guys who took over and messed up TuneUp stuff decided not to mess with anything before 2012 version) with Avast. As you guys can see from my attachments, Windows folder and System Volume Information alone are taking 50+ Gbs. I'm also wondering if I need all these crabs with amd64-microsoft-naturallanguages-blahblahblah? I have 84000 files of these craps. I do keep it hibernation which is about 3gbs. I moved system restore point to external HDD so no back up whatsoever in C drive, all games except few, which are located in D drive, are located in external HDD.

Is there any way I can possibly clean up from windows and system volume information without harming my computer? btw, I didn't do a single format ever since I bought this computer because it still runs smoothly. The only thing that's bothering me right now is C drive space, and I don't want to format because I'm going to grab a new machine for programming at th... Read more

A:Window folder and System Volume information too large.

Note: I see you moved System Restore to another drive, no idea how that affects the following! Follow it regardless.

Avast Bug

Please read https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=162041.0
Also check https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=166697.0

Avast sets System Restore disk usage % to 50.

You can try:
- go to control panel-> programs and features -> Avast -> change
- remove the component NG (down below).
- change % back to 10% (windows default) or whatever you like it
- restart
- check if % is what you set
- check restore points (seems this NG delete old restore points when run out of space)
- manually create a restore point if there are none
- open command prompt ->vssadmin list shadowstorage
- see how much space it takes.

You can also try uninstalling Grimefighter if above won't solve your problem.

For Windows folder:
Did you run Disk Cleanup yet?

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I have been using Windows XP Version 2002 Service Pack 3 for a while with few problems, and run Norton 360 which I continually make sure is up to date with no warnings.

The problem that I have been having is that I have twice now found that my C: drive, which has 144 GB of hard drive space, keeps filling up when just a few months ago I checked it and it was less than half full. I downloaded a free program which shows me the folder sizes in Windows Explorer, and found that the cause of the drive filling up were these huge log files in my kids' "My Documents folders". There were many such files, but for example, there was one called CAGC0bd49d6c000a072e.log which was over 18 GB in size. I just simply delete them and empty my recycle bin, but they seem to keep reoccurring.

I am curious what they are, why they are so big, are they dangerous, and can they be prevented?

Thanks so much for any help!!

A:Large .log files in My Documents folder starting with CAGC*

If you scan with AV and AM and they show nothing, open a few and see what's in them.

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Hello everyone: I had a HDD crash last week and I have been in the process of recovering and restoring. I did not lose anything as my backup seemed to work nicely but I have been piecing things back together. After reinstalling Windows Live Mail, I grabbed the contacts file off my backup and it restored. Hooray. Except the entries only show the contact's email address... all of the "names" are gone. I would have assumed that they would all be together in the same file. Does anyone know if there is another contacts file with the names and if I have to restore that as well? What's the best approach? Windows 7, Windows Live Mail 2012. Thanks.

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On my friend's computer, when she tries to use the Filmstrip view on Windows Explorer, the large preview does not appear anywhere. Also, the thumbnails appear at the top of the window rather than at the bottom. This happening on every folder both on her local machine and on her server, and to every user on that computer.

Changing the customization of the folder to something else and then back does not fix it. I made sure she did not have the "Use Classic Folders" set and that the "Show common tasks in folders" setting is set. I also made sure that she was using the Windows XP style for her display. I just don't know what else to try. Is there a way to repair this, or to reinstall that particular pluggin? I imagine there is something wrong set on the registry, but doing a quick search on regedit for "filmstrip" yielded no results. Any one have any ideas?
 

A:Missing large preview in Filmstrip View

This problem is affecting my computer as well. Any ideas? Anyone? Please?

A note, before anyone says "use the customize tab under Properties"-the customize tab isn't showing up.
 

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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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System: HP w/ AMD 800 processor, 30G (24G free), 192M ram
Office 2000 Word - I have a folder (BigFolder) in My Documents that contains about 4000 subfolders. When I "save as" with BigFolder as the "save in:" it takes 30 - 60 seconds to bring up the list of subfolders. This just recently slowed down like this - it used to take 5 - 10 seconds. I have scanned and defragged. Will more memory speed this up? Any other ideas? I am currently saving into a "work" folder, then later moving the "work" subfolders into BigFolder.
 

A:Office 2000 Word - large folder slow to save into

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Hello,

I'm sharing a folder on a Windows XP computer with 15,000 sub-folders/files over a small network. This folder used to be hosted in Windows Server 2003 machine. But after I made the switch to XP, accessing the shared folder over the network takes over 1 minute for the files to list.

Does anyone know what might be causing this slow performance? And is it related to the XP operating system?

Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ralph

A:Problem sharing folder with large number of files over network

if you are using sp2 or 3 i believe this problem could be caused by a tcp connection limit have a look at this
http://www.speedguide.net/read_articles.php?id=1497

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Okay I will do my best to try and explain this clearly.

I had one laptop hard drive crash/fail on me...so I purchased a new laptop and transferred all my files over via a window's backup and crash plan backup to make sure I got everything. Now the new laptop is having the same issue as the old laptop--obviously there is a corrupt file somewhere. The hard drive on the new laptop has not failed--yet--but 308GB of my 750 HDD has been sucked up by these temp files. I have attached a word doc with 2 screen shots--first showing the main window with all of these tmp files and the second with one file opened.

There 99 of these tmp files, with roughly 200,000 items in each taking up a lot of HDD space. I tried to delete one of these folders and the process took forever and it got hung up.

First, what are these folders and has anyone heard of this kind of issue.

Secondly, is there a way I can delete these files by by-passing the recycle bin since these things are so large. I thought I read somewhere I could use cmd to do this, but am not sure how.

I've used CCleaner and Malwarebytes and neither touched these files. As a matter of fact the Windows\Temp file never seems to get cleared out unless I manually delete what's in there. I was able to delete other files in that folder, just not these. I am getting very concerned for the life expectancy of my new HDD.

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A:Need Help Extremely Large Files in Windows-Temp Folder Cannot Delete

You MIGHT have a root kit virus.

Some root kit removes...

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Sophos Anti-Rootkit - Free Rootkit Detection and Removal Tool

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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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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,
Shawn

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This is similar to a post I made several days ago that only got one response, but this time I've really narrowed it down.

My computer has a problem specifically with the combination of the NTFS file format and JPG Files. I used to have my drives formatted as FAT32. I never had a problem going into Windows Explorer and expanding a folder full of JPG files. Even a really large folder, like 15Gb, would open instantly.

However, I recently converted all my drives to NTFS. Now any folder with over about 2Gb of JPG Files in it takes for bloody ever to expand! The bigger the folder, the longer it takes. For example, a 5Gb folder will take about 30 seconds. A 20Gb folder will take upwards of 2 minutes. It drives me crazy!

It's as if something in my computer related to the NTFS format is trying to catalog or make thumbnails out of all the JPG's in a folder before it expands that folder. However, I can't really support the "thumbnail" theory because all of my folders are set to be viewed in the "details" mode. I don't use thumbnails, icons, or mini-icons.

Any and all suggestions are welcome because I've been struggling with this for several days now and tried every trick I know.

Thanks!
Michael

A:Large Folder Full of JPG Files Takes a Long Time to Expand

Here are two items that might shed some light on how to fix the problem:

1. Once a large jpeg folder has been expanded (oh so slowly) in Windows Explorer for the first time, it will open instantly any time I come back to it as long as I don't turn off the computer. But once I restart the computer, I have to wait a long time all over again for any of the large folders to expand.

2. I just discovered by accident that if I use the "search" function before expanding any of the folders in Windows Explorer, all of the folders will expand instantly no matter what they contain or how big they are.

This seems to be telling me that once the operating system has "touched" each folder and file one time, it remembers them better then next time (until I reboot). I wonder if all of the folder/file information is getting dumped into RAM the first time it's expanded or searched? It seems like maybe this is an NTFS related cache issue. I have 2Gb of RAM, so I've experimented with turning off the page file (virtual memory), but it doesn't seem to make any difference whether it's off or on. There must be some other file caching system in NTFS that I'm not familiar with.

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HELLO GUYS!
I'm having problems when I try to customize my folder icons on VISTA. The icons I usually make is 256x256 px size and when I apply it to my desired folders, the size of the icons is always 32x32 px. When I try to appear it on large icons view, it's still on 32x32 px. It's so frustrating.

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Hello there,

I have a problem on my computer where when I goto a folder with a large amount of .avi files, it crashes explorer.exe. I researched on google, people had the same problem and the way they fixed was by deleting windows media player, however I need windows media player to stream my videos to the xbox.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

A:Windows Media Player, Explorer.exe, Folder with large amounts of .avis

You could always split them into sub folders so there are less files present at once.

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I need to split a folder containing several levels of subfolders into dvdr sizes for backup. I would like to retain not only the folder name but subfolders names.

Ex. C:\Pictures\Summer is 7gb and i would like to split it into C:\folder1\pictures\summer and C:\folder2\my pictures\summer

Any one know of a util? RAR/ZIP is an option but I would really like viewable access to the files on any disc.

The folder I need to split is quite large 70GB.

A:Split large size folder into smaller ones retaining subfolder names

Your talking about 16+ DVDs for that one file. The odds of one of them being bad is quite high.

Why not backup to an external hard drive instead?

Also, most burner software will do this for you automatically. I know Roxio will for sure. It will put as much as it can on each DVD then prompt you for a new one when that is done.

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The other day when i went to boot up, it said missing profile contact your adminstrator. I bunch of my folders were missing on my desktop and my desktop background defaulted back to the original one, i went into system restore and tried that but it didnt do anything, although i did find all the items that were missing, how do i get my original profile back? and what caused this?
IT still gives me the same message on startup....

A:missing profile

What did it say when you looked in User Accounts in your Control Panel?

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I've had this problem for a few months, just lived with it. In the attached screen shots, you will see I have no folder trees in any of the pop up Add, Move, or Copy pop ups in Explorer and Windows Media Player. I have no clue if this can be restored to show again. This has happened before I upgraded Media Player so it shouldnt be that. I'm thinking Windows Corruption somewhere. I have not and do not have any malware on this machine or any other that I have networked. My system is clean and runs 1000%. Any ideas on how I can restore the folder trees?
 

A:Solved: Folder Tree MISSING from Copy, Move, Add Folder popup

Click start > run > type regsvr32 /i shdocvw.dll and click ok. If you don't see immediate results, reboot.
 

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Hello All,

I have suddenly started to get the error message "can't find user profile folder" when I try to login into my DB Manager.

I am using Vista.

Any help appreciated.
Regards

Lyndon
 

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I'd like to set Firefox Profile Folder as an item in Windows Places Bar.

Common File Dialog Box - Customize Places Bar

The folder's name includes random characters assigned by Firefox.
Is there a way to set the item in the Places Bar to "Firefox Profile" (i.e. NOT "xyxyxy.default") without changing the folder's name?
Thank you.

A:Set Firefox Profile Folder in Places Bar

Hello Yaron,

You might see how it'll work by creating a shortcut of the folder with a name you want, save the shortcut to where you want to keep it at, then use the shortcut's path in the places bar to see if it will display the shortcut name instead of folder name.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

Long story short, I got a virus last week and received terrific help from CatByte. The link to that thread is below. Everything went well and my computer was running better than it had in years. CatByte suggested I do some further cleanup and maintenance to help keep me from getting another virus. I ran TFC cleaner and after that I couldn't open Firefox. I get the message that Firefox is still running and to close it before trying to open it again. There are no Firefox processes running. I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox to no avail. When I did some investigating as to what the problem could be, I read that the profile lock could be the cause and when I went to find the profiles I discovered that the Mozilla profile folder is empty. I think the profiles are somewhere but they aren't in that folder. Any help in getting my Firefox up and running again would be most appreciated. Here's the link to the previous thread:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f100...us-488911.html

Thank you!

Linda

A:Mozilla Profile Folder is Empty

Don't use Registry Cleaners! See if yours is reversible or try a system restore if you have a restore point between fixing the problem and using the cleaner. If not, you can build a new profile without "hunting" for the old which is probably easier.

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(we have roaming profiles set up and usually when i create a new user i just copy an existing user and then i create a profile folder and copy a profile over but sometimes i forget to create the folder and when i log on as the new user, a folder is automatically created.

my question is how do i delete that folder? when the folder is automatically created even if i have the administrator take ownership i am still denied access.

we are running a windows 2000 active directory integrated domain.

thanks in advance for your assistance.)
 

A:(unable to delete profile folder)

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Hello all,

It rarely ever gets to the point where I need to consult outside for PC related issues but here it goes..

I restarted my PC after doing a standard hard disk defrag, I when I got the vista load screen I noticed it was indeed slower than usual. After finally getting to the desktop I noticed only the recycle bin icon was present and the windows start menu was in "Classic" display mode. The error message popped up as following: C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop could not be found The paragraph below instructed me to look for it manually on C:\ I quickly went to the SYS 32 folder and opened up the desktop folder and it was totally empty.

I already tried doing a system store via the start up disc (because I am unable to load any services while in the desktop) and it failed. Second thing attempted was the Vista CD's repair tool and it found no errors.

All my programs still show up on the drive but load very very slowly. Even surfing folders. results in a almost a 30 second wait.

Likewise, any services that require the manual security authorization fail because the security service itself is down. Attempting to access the system tools fails due to the same service error. I even tried opening REGEDIT.exe and it would not open.

I am totally clueless, I don't have any backups and the last thing I want to do is a full Windows clean install. It seems without that desktopfolder no services will run and the PC is barely usable.

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A:System Profile Folder Issue

Any ideas :-/
 

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Hey Everybody am new here, and desperately need somebody's help with this problem, anyways 2 days ago my computer was acting up pretty bad so i decided to reinstall Windows XP without formatting the hard drive by just deleting windows XP folder and reinstalling it again, anyways before i reinstalled it my user account was password protected, after i finished installing windows i tried to go in the user profile folder of my old installation but it was inaccessible, access denied!, and that is where i had my important files. is there anyway to remove the password protection or to make windows use this folder as my current user profile folder. any feedback would be appreciated.
 

A:Reinstating user profile folder

more info...OS, what profile folder are you talking about? Have you tried creating a new administrator account, logging in with that, and then accessing the folder? All you might need to do is go into the folder properties/security, and give either your new account, or an administrator account priveledges to that specific folder.
 

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Hi,

Just upgrded my systen to a PZ77 v pro mobo with 3770Kproc. on doing a clean install on a new HDD I am getting a user profile folder with a lock symbol on it. I am unable to install many third party s/w including mcafee.

Please help..

A:Locked user profile folder

for those who are going to tell me that i need to get ownership of the folder and so on, I have already tried to and failed. The biggest question is why was it created read only while doing a clean install of win 7.

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I just got my Sony tablet back from repair through the Microsoft store. In fact, it is a replacement unit, so the system is completely fresh. However they didn't use my preferred user name. The profile is located at C:\Users\Stephen, while I prefer C:\Users\Steve. Renaming the local account from Stephen to Steve didn't change the profile folder name.

What's the best way to fix this?

A:Rename user profile folder?

Hello Steve,

The best and safest way to do this would be to create yourself a new account named Steve to use instead, and delete the old account later while signed in to the new one.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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[C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Microsoft\Protect\s-1-5-19]
has over 900,000 files....

I have noticed, once I could see all the files (little over 900,000), that the the first filename datestamp goes to 11/23/2006 and the last one is 11/04/2007. Now, I have had this laptop two years prior to the first file and the file writing to this folder stopped about 3 weeks ago.
I can not backup my drive using Ghost because of failures scanning this folder. I can't virus scan because it takes over 10 hours. It is driving me crazy. I have renamed, changed attribute, moved this folder some where else and I am still afraid of deleting this folder due to the known reasons. It is related to the localservice account / group and I definitely don't want to loose all my installations.
However, a friend of mine at work recommend imaging this laptop and installing the image on a vmware and then deleting this folder and see what happens. However, I am afraid that the initial image processing may fail too.
Has anyone got back to you on this issue with some kind of a direction at all???
Any information will help.

thx

JohnE

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I have 2 computers, one running XP Home(SP3), and one running XP Pro(SP3)
Both have IE7. Neither show a personal inforamtion button or anywhere to enable profile assistant in Internet Options. Boith are just typical installations and both are admin accts (I'm the only user)
Is Profile Assistant extinct in IE7? I can't find any reference to it via Google either. Does anyone know where it went or is it no longer used since IE7 was rolled out?
 

A:missing Profile Assistant

Nobody noticed this problem in SP3 yet?
 

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when I turned on the computer, all my settings are disappeared. example Outlook express setting, all files on the desktop.

I got the message : Profile file is missing.
computer is Sony VGN TX37GP.


It doesn't save any file, setting if I turned off this computer.

How can I fixed this problem. Please help.

A:profile file missing

Hi yinayemoe.

This is a common problem, with no real cure.

You should be able to copy data from the corrupted profile to your new one.
You'll find these profiles in C:\Documents and Settings

Here's a Microsoft Article.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

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have a sony vaio laptop with windows 7 installed. One of the users(with administrative rights) logon profile is missing.
the other user does not have administrative rights, and the default administrator account is not enable.
I know what needs to be done to fix the missing user profile. But  when i am trying to rename the S-1-5 folder
using the other user(no administrative rights) keep getting the following error "The registry Editor cannot rename S-1-5************* Error while renaming key"
What else can i do to fix the missing user profile?????

A:User Profile Missing

I am not sure this would work as the admin profile is missing but try to change the user to admin in control panel. The UAC will pop up and ask for a password.
 
If that does not work, try the following. In the search box type cmd. Right click > run as administrator then type the following which will enable the hidden administrator account.
 
net user administrator /active:yes
 
Log out and you should be able to log into administrator to do the edit.
 
After you are finished disable the hidden administrator account by typing
 
net user administrator /active:no

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Each time I log into Win Xp it says that windows cannot load my user account since the user profile is missing. Windows then logs me in but with a temp account and when I log out all the settings I changed is lost. Can anyone please help
 

A:User profile missing !!

Come on guys ! Help me out here. I am going mad trying to sort out this problem. I cleaned the registry and checked for malware and adware but still the problem is there.
Any help ??
 

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Hi
I had 4 user profiles but only seem to have 3 now. When I log on to the computer there are 4 names but when we look in the files and folders etc there is one missing. There are 'my docs' and 'my music' etc for three users. When my husband (the missing user) logs on he can go to his docs but there is no name in the folders tree. When he saves anything it always ends up in my docs as well but I'm not sure if that is because we are both administrators. Hope you understand this I can't explain it very well
Thanks
 

A:Missing user profile

Welcome to TSG....

How to recover the damaged user profile in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555473/en-us
 

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I come home from work lastnight and my wife told the pc had a virus. So I ran malware bytes, spybot s/d , norton internet security and advanced systemcare pro for good measure. Everything seemed fine after they found a couple of virus's, until I went to open up firefox and got a crash reporter stating that the application didn't leave a application data file. Then I uninstalled it and reinstalled it many times but still got the same error. So I did some research and found something about the profile manager, but when I went into the firefox folder, all i found was crash reports and nothing else. so please if anyone can help me with this or at the very least help me understand whats going on.

thanks for ur advise

cowboy728

A:missing profile data

Quote:





Originally Posted by cowboy728


I come home from work lastnight and my wife told the pc had a virus. So I ran malware bytes, spybot s/d , norton internet security and advanced systemcare pro for good measure. Everything seemed fine after they found a couple of virus's, until I went to open up firefox and got a crash reporter stating that the application didn't leave a application data file. Then I uninstalled it and reinstalled it many times but still got the same error. So I did some research and found something about the profile manager, but when I went into the firefox folder, all i found was crash reports and nothing else. so please if anyone can help me with this or at the very least help me understand whats going on.




Which folder do you mean, the Program folder:
usually - C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox

or the Profile folder:
usually - C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

When/If you opened the Profile Manager, what profiles were listed, if any?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version:
Processor:
Processor Count:
RAM:
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives:
Motherboard:
Antivirus: None
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Acting on a firefox prompt, I chose to reset firefox to default.

when all is said-n-done, firefox wont load..... dialog box says profile is missing
and a new folder on desktop is labled: Old firefox Data
 

A:firefox missing profile

Never heard that happen before. The default would reset all so it would be like a new install so any changes you made would be lost or that is how it used to be.

Anyhow do not know what is wrong. But once you get it fixed get MozBackup.
http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/

This would get all back the way it was to the last backup.
 

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Hey,

I'm having a bizarre problem with Vista Home 32 bit which suddenly appeared overnight. I put my notebook to sleep the day before, and when I powered it back on this morning, it was on the black & white boot up menu saying the notebook and crashed and had to restart.

I opted to boot windows normally but it kept restarting. Same problem with safe mode.

I tried to repair the installation with the installation disc but that didn't work.

Got to System Restore, tried to restore a previous point, but that failed.

I rebooted again, and miraculously it booted up to the desktop. But I've noticed a few major problems:

1. The program folder in the start menu is empty

2. The system tray has missing icons, most notably network connections

3. A few directories in C:\ are missing . Am sure I didn't delete them.

4. Many applications like MS Office or Adobe Acrobat are missing / have broken links and therefore do not work.

I have 2 user accounts on the notebook and both have similar problems.

When I boot up in Safe Mode, the program folder has a few applications listed, but the other problems remain.

System Restore doesn't work. It returns an error message saying a file's missing or something like that.

I feel something's corrupted but I don't even know how to begin searching for a solution to the problem since the symptoms are all over the place!

Would appreciate any help!

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Hey, All.

I was just browsing with firefox yesterday and then a blue screen occurred. Blue screens were not new to me since my hard drive is getting really old and I believe the blue screen was caused by my deteriorating hard drive.

Anyways, after rebooting windows ran check disk but as it was running I saw something new from my normal check disk blue screen recovery runs. It was doing something called "File cross linking" I did not know what it was so I just let it run. But after a while it stopped the cross linking thingy because hard drive space run out (my hard drive had only 4 gb of free space remaining).

It then exited the check disk and after I logged in to windows, I ran firefox. To my surprise all of my tabs, addons, bookmarks, etc. Were gone! But I was not really affected of this since I keep a back up folder of my profile folder so I just simply copy and pasted the back up unto the profile folder. I then ran firefox again and all off my things were back in order. So my problem now is that windows was telling me that free space remaining was really few. I cleaned with ccleaner, and then looked for the mysterious file or folder that ate up 3 gb of my remaining 4gb remaining.

I found out that the folder that ate up the memory was the firefox profile folder. I then uninstalled firefox and then the 3gb that the folder ate halved.

I tried deleting the whole Mozilla folder inside my application data directory, but I couldn't. I kept getting a "C... Read more

A:Cannot Delete Profile Folder after Uninstalling Firefox

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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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Hi,
I've recently re-installed windows, leaving all files the same appart from c:\windows.
But...
I want it to use my old account folder (c:\documents and settings\adam), it is currently using "c:\documents and settings\adam.windows", 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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I just had to reinstall windows. But before that I took a copy of my Users\[Username] folder. Is it dangerous, may cause instability if I directly copy and overwrite files in the fresh user folder with my backup? I'll install most of the applications on my old windows so those programs may use data and settings stored in my old profile.

A:is it dangerous to copy user profile folder?

It's OK to backup by copying User folders or named User Account folder, however to copy the files back in, open each individual User folder (Docs, Pics, Music, Downloads, Desktop, etc), from the Organize tab Select All, then drag the group to the corresponding User folder in the Explorer bar at left.

Make sure you don't release left click while dragging until the Explorer bar stops unfolding and it confirms in the hypertext your destination folder.

The reason you must do this instead of paste the actual folders in is because these are System Shell folders and the fresh install will have it's own set which cannot be overwritten.. So it's best simply to copy the contents over instead.

Someone else may know a workaround that will replace the shell folders with the ones you copied, but I wouldn't want the hidden AppData folders anyway since these are a corruption path into a fresh install.

Other tips for getting a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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The keyboard settings in my user profile are corrupted, so I have tried to follow the instructions I've seen here and on MS for creating a new user account and copying files into it. The problem is that I cannot open the old user folder in Windows Explorer if I am in another user account. In fact, I can only see the folder from opening the hard drive, but I can see (and open) the other user account folders just by opening Explorer. All accounts are ADMIN, no passwords on any. Windows XP Pro SP2 - was updated from 98. When I try to open the folder from any other account, I get "Access Denied." How to get around this?
 

A:Corrupted User Profile - Can't open Folder

I would run a chkdsk/f and see if it fixes any corrupted files.
 

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