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Sharing Firefox profile between users in Vista x64

Q: Sharing Firefox profile between users in Vista x64

Using Vista x64 hm prem. My FF & TB profiles & bookmarks were created under the default Administrator acct in Vista (custom profiles - not "Default"). Trying to SHARE same custom user profile / bookmarks between admin & standard Vista user acct.

When try to use FF Profile Mgr to create new profile under a standard user acct in Vista (not Administrator), & browse to profile location to select existing custom profile (per several Mozilla KBs), it's not visible - but "Default profile is."

Read several Mozilla KBs on using existing FF or TB profiles when creating new acct under another (Windows) user acct. Instructions are simple, but KBs may not address issues sharing profiles in Vista x64. KBs say should be no problem sharing same profile between users, but maybe not in Vista x64?

I have "show hidden files / folders" checked under the Administrator & std user acct. When logged in under std user acct & browse to the profile location, only default profile is visible.

Tried everything can think of, Re: from w/in the admin acct, giving permissions / sharing the Mozilla appdata folder w/ a standard user acct. Custom profile created in admin acct just won't show in Explorer - no matter what.

All the security features of Vista x64 are fine, but some are so complex I'm sure many users turn off some when possible.

Tried this for TB - same problem. Maybe I missed an article w/ instructions on sharing profiles in Vista x64, or just need to change secret setting(s)? No help from Mozilla forum.


A: Sharing Firefox profile between users in Vista x64

No, you can't SHARE a profile but when you create the new one for each account,
you can COPY the existing (original) profile.

From then on, each is independent.

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Using Vista x64 hm prem. My FF & TB profiles & bookmarks were created under the default Administrator acct in Vista (custom profiles - not "Default"). Trying to SHARE same custom user profile / bookmarks between admin & standard Vista user acct.

When try to use FF Profile Mgr to create new profile under a standard user acct in Vista (not Administrator), & browse to profile location to select existing custom profile (per several Mozilla KBs), it's not visible - but "Default profile is."

Read several Mozilla KBs on using existing FF or TB profiles when creating new acct under another (Windows) user acct. Instructions are simple, but KBs may not address issues sharing profiles in Vista x64. KBs say should be no problem sharing same profile between users, but maybe not in Vista x64?

I have "show hidden files / folders" checked under the Administrator & std user acct. When logged in under std user acct & browse to the profile location, only default profile is visible.

Tried everything can think of, Re: from w/in the admin acct, giving permissions / sharing the Mozilla appdata folder w/ a standard user acct. Custom profile created in admin acct just won't show in Explorer - no matter what.

All the security features of Vista x64 are fine, but some are so complex I'm sure many users turn off some when possible.

Tried this for TB - same problem. Maybe I missed an article w/ instructions on sharing profiles i... Read more

A:Sharing Firefox profile between users in Vista x64

I"m not sure if this will work, but how about moving the Profile to a shared folder ?
Check this article

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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On Vista I have setup a separate user for my wife who is just now learning computers so I have tried to simplify her experience when she logs in. On my user, I have 2 printers that I use but when she logs in and tries to print her recipes or whatever from websites, the printers aren't accessible. To make it more confusing, if she goes into MS Word the printers are visible but most of her printing is from print pages on websites.

So the question is how do I make my printers visible to her user login? TIA for any guidance


A:Printer Sharing between Users on Vista

Type devices and printer in search

Go to your printer

Right click go to printer properties, not just properties which appears at the end of the list

Go to security.

Give her permission.
Works with 7 and Vista.

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Hi all,
I want another user on my PC to have access to my user files/pictures directory. I right click and select share and give this other user co-owner ship. But Vista complains it cant share this folder without an error.

So two quesitons:

1) Anyone know whats going on with this?
2) Is there another way to share user-files between users?

I dont want to move them to the public folder directory since its a large directory (30gigs) and don't want duplicates.


A:Solved: Sharing folders between users under vista

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In programming an Internet Explorer addon for Windows, prior to Vista, I had designed a system whereby an administrator would set certain properties from an application and any other user, who logged on to the OS and used IE, could then have those properties read by the addon.

The administrator setting those properties did so from a separate application of the product, which needed administrative rights in order to run. That application used the HKLM registry hive, under SOFTWARE\MyApplication, to set the data properties for MyApplication.

This no longer works in Vista unless the user starts IE as an administrator, which requires administrator rights, due to registry virtualization I believe. In Vista Imposing that requirement on the user, to have administrative rights to use IE in order to use my addon, is not a viable option.

What then is the methodology in Vista for sharing common data between multiple users who logon to Vista on a single machine at separate times using different logons ?

Is the common data directory, ie. FOLDERID_ProgramData, accessible by all users with whatever integrity level they are running ?

If the common data directory is the solution, can I create a directory beneath the common data directory and write a file to that directory from my separate application running with any integrity level, or does the application need to have administrative rights in order to do so as it is currently designed ?

Thanks !

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I have a user that has now left our company and would therefore like to delete their roaming profile from the profiles folder on our server.

I have deleted their account from Active Directory and have then tried to delete their profile from the roaming profiles folder. But when I do this I get the access denied message, the reason being that the file may be open or I do not have sufficient rights. I have also taken ownership of the folder so I have all the correct permissions.

Anyone have any ideas ?


A:Access Denied when I try to delete a users roaming profile from the profile share ?


Try to reset the permissions of the folder, and then make sure you have ownership of the sub folders to.

What OS are you using?

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

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

I have tried to rename the user folder in the document and settings folder. I followed the advice in this article

That didn't get me anywhere.


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

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

Copy Data from a Corrupted User Profile to a New Profile in Windows XP -


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Just found this:,1895,2111290,00.asp

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In windows XP, when you were connected to a domain network (i.e. office in place of work) you had a profile called Profile Template that was shared (being the default template for all/most/what ever users needed). Does windows 7 have profile template sharing, and if so how do you do it? The profile template profile can be used, but with windows 7 professional, we cannot find a way to share the profile in user settings (or whatever setting it is under computer's properties, advanced tab, user profiles settings). Whenever the profile is selected we cannot get the option to share it. Help would be much appreciated how to do so. Thanks.

A:Profile template and profile sharing in Win7

This TechNet thread talks about this problem with some possible solutions.
Cannot copy user profiles

Another article with another possible solution.
Windows 7 and the Dreaded Temp Profile | Tech4Him - Technology with Integrity

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What is the best way to share execution priviledges between limited users, power users, and administrators?

Say an application has already been installed by a higher priviledged user type, and a limited user cannot execute it - e.g. an ISP login software, or Spy Sweeper. Note: ISP login software lacks profile, so I suppose I could just create that, however, Spy Sweeper is a head scratcher.

Should the application be uninstalled and reinstall under All Users? How do you install an application to allow All Users to use it?

I have already tried to use the "Run As" right-click Properties w/Shift key approach and that does not work.

Is there an approach with regard to local security policy that would do what I want to do? How is that done? Or, is Access Control List the way to go?

-- Tom

A:Sharing applications between users, power users and admin


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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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Is it possible to set the Desktop background of all local users on a system without having to manually enter each account and make the change?


A:Using the All Users Profile

Do these users already exist?

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Hey all...

I have a Win2k Pro workstation connected to an NT4 domain. The PC is used by around 40 sales agents, each who logon with their own logon ID. How do I force each network logon to use the same user profile? I want to make the same icons appear on each users desktop and connect to the same network printers without them having to do anything.

Thanks in advance!

A:How to use same profile for all users

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My computer used by more than one user, every user has his own account. But any user can go to user folder and display files and data for the other users, how can i keep my data save so no other user can log into my profile and ( copy- delete- read ) my data.


A:Users profile

They shouldn't be able to if they are Standard user accounts. If everyone are admins, then there is no stopping them to view your files. However, you can still remove Administrators group from security tab of your user account folder properties. It should at least stop double click entering the folder.

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I have a group of computers joined to an AD domain that are running windows 7 Enterprice and the DCs are windows 2008 R2. My objective is to get all of these computers (about 50 of them) so that when any AD user logs in they all use the same profile folder under C:\Users. This means that they would all have the same desktop, my documents, libraries and registry (HKLU). I have control over some (about 10%) of the users that will be accessing these 50 computers but most reside out of the OU that I manage so I figured I would have to use some sort of GPO loopback for this to happen. I have been looking around for a way to do this but unfortunately I have not come accross anything that will let me do this.

However, recently I was taking a class a my local college and I notice that on the school's computer (also windows 7) when a user logs in (with their own individual AD credentials) they all get the same desktop. Upon closer inspection, any user that logged into a classroom computer got redirected to use the C:\users\classroomuser profile. This means that if I leave a file on the desktop and log out then the next user that logs in to that computer also sees that file in their desktop. I checked the permissions for 'C:\users\classroomuser' and it looks like 'everyone', 'administrators' and 'classroomuser' all have full access to that folder and its decendants. I looked some more and it seems that domain users is part of their local administrators group as well. And a... Read more

A:Use same Local profile for all AD users

We would like to do the same thing. I think your detailed description has helped me frame some of the questions I had, but I was hoping you had found something in the time since this was posted.

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Hi. Sorry my language i am from Portugal, and is the first time i post in this f?rum!

I have a question!

I working with several computers in a domain! After restarting before installing the operating system again, I was wondering how do I set the same profile for all profiles!
In windows XP configured a profile with a user, and then put it in the default user folder!
In Windows 7 I have no idea!!!

Any ideia?

A:How to have same profile for all users in the domain!

Hi WildCatPT, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Windows 7 default user profile must be configured and customized in so called Audit Mode when no user profiles exist. In your case, deploying the same image to several computers, the procedure is as follows:Start Windows 7 installation on your reference computer
After installation boots to OOBE / Welcome mode after last reboot, enter Audit Mode
Customize the default user profile
Generalize the Windows image with Sysprep
Capture the image
Deploy the image (install to other computers using the captured image)

See this tutorial for instructions in customizing Windows default user profile in Audit Mode: User Profile - Customize During Installation.

Notice that as this tutorial is made to show how to customize default profile in just one computer as opposite to your need to do it for several computers, you need to change the /reboot switch in Sysprep command told in Step 3 to /shutdown switch in order to be able to capture the image before any user accounts have been created.

In your case, the Sysprep command told in Step 3 must look like this (changed part highlighted):

%windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:E:\DefaultProfile.xml
More complete walkthrough tutorial for preparing a Windows image for deployment, including default user profile customization: Windows 7 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep


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Please help....

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

So I am having trouble creating a new user account.

Any suggestions please?


A:Default XP users Profile

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

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Can I move my profiles for Netscape from one user to another? I created another user and lost all my settings except for my bookmark file.

I set a lower priority for one program and need to bump it back up to what it was, but I forgot how I did it.

I made a windows boot disk but all I can do is access my a: drive. Is there a way to access c:. I have some older programs that I need to test.

I think I read where someone used a Win 98 boot disk to do that, wanted to check b4 attempting that.


A:Netscape profile for all users etc.

Yes, just copy the contents of the profile folder over.

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Yesterday, I got a folder on the desktop named %Users profile%. This morning I have another one. I have no idea where they came from. I am afraid to Delete them, as I dont know what they are. Can anyone help me with this one? All help will be greatly appreciated.

A:[resolved] %Users Profile% ???

What is inside the folder?

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I am backing up this Vista Computer. Originally the person's folder was in users. I don't understand why it moved out of users, I didn't do anything. It is not a huge deal however when it comes to networking, it seems to cause a problem. I have remedied the networking problem by using the public folder however I was curious if I did anything or why it happens. I have seen this in Windows 7 computers too.

A:profile moved out of users

Did you try copying it back to the user folder?

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There is a computer at work that is giving me this error (roughly):

windows cannot load the users profile not enough space on the disk
but have logged you on with the default profile for the system

Is this a spyware or virus issue? The user does have a roaming profile and has been experiencing a slower connection for the last two weeks.


Any info would be helpful. Also if this addressed somewhere else I apologize. I searched the forum but did not find this issue. I found similar issues.

A:XP users profile error

Have you checked the disk to see how much free space is available?

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I am having problems booting my Windows XP system. Everytime I turn my machine on and try to log on i get this message:

"Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system.

DETAIL - A required privilege is not held by the client."

After this message loads on the welcome screen, it lasts for about 20 seconds, and then the system restarts. It just keeps going in a continuous loop.

I searched the posts and a user earlier on posted about this and I didn't see any replies. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Cannot load Users Profile

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Heres what where working with Windows xpsp2 media edition.
The problem is on my user profile i've downloaded several programs
Ad-Aware,Spybot,HJT,Counter Spy,CCleaner.

Now when I log in with the wifes user profile none of these programs are avalible
how do I go about fixing this?

Thank's much.

A:Problem with users profile.

Try my computer/drive C/documents and settings/all users/ programs. Drag some shortcuts there for her.

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Hi folks, i have question

I did a clean Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit install and something i have noticed is that there is a administrator profile folder in the c:\users

What I know is that the administrator account is disabled by default so the administrator folder should not be there?

So, is it normal that the administrator folder is in de c:\users?

A:administrator profile in c:\users

If you did a clean install then yes it must be normal.

It's probably a mostly empty profile. It isn't going to hurt anything.

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I was instructed to open a new topic here by 'noknojon' on the 'Am I infected?  What do I do?' forum.  Here is the link to that topic for reference re: what we have done  and the results.
I have since run sfc/scannow with no change in symptoms.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Administrator at 16:27:20 on 2013-12-13
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
============== Pseudo HJT Repor... Read more

A:cannot load users profile

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Unit where I work are having issues with the NTuser.dat file name in the All Users,turning blue. Applications are then corrupted and PC slows down. with that other problems occur requiring the unit to be reimaged. Quick fix has been to delete the NTUser.dat and the user's profile. This does not always correct the problem. My questions are: What causes the file name to go from black to blue? What causes the applications to be slow or not to work or work properly?

A:ntuser.dat is blue XP all users profile

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Recently installed ParetoLogic's 'RegCure Windows Registry cleaner' to WindowsXP SP2.
Didnt seem to clean any unused files or filepaths that I could see but "cured" me of my IE 7 icon on desktop, opened RegCure and did a restore... IE 7 icon reappeared but then was cured of my WMP icon on desktop....
Tried opening mp3's, mpgs, avi's, and wav files in WMP but it would either not play, play once and freeze, or play without sound.
InterVideo WinDVD 5 would not open to play DVD's.
Quicktime Player and Pictureviewer also did not open and microsoft Error Report always wants to send the file "xxxx_appcompat.txt" (where xxxx is some random alphanumeric)

Restarted windows

Recieved a USER ENVIRONMENT box that said:
"Windows cannot load the user's profile
but has logged you on with the default
profile for the system

DETAIL-Incorrect function"

Now nothing is in Programs on start bar but can run executables if I go to the file via MyComputer C:\Programs (was still able to play half-life2 this way), all items in the tray still load up, wireless network adapter still logs onto network, etc., but MyDocuments folder on desktop does not open, Recycle Bin is now named '%SystemRoot%\SystemRoot32\shell32.dll,31' and having same trouble with WMP, Quicktime, and InterVideo WinDVD

Created new user account, copied and pasted files from documents and settings from old to new user account.
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A:Windows cannot load the users profile...

I know it seems like a moot point, but We advise against using registry cleaners.

Since it seems that it is already too late, your best bet would be to get a new profile up and running. It would be easy to get HL2 back in your programs and start bar.

Quicktime may need to be uninstalled and reinstalled for it to start working again. <- that is a document that explains how to move all your settings and files from one profile to the other. Then just delete the old corrupt profile.

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I have two Onedrive folders under my User files. One is uploaded to the cloud the other appears to do nothing. I started using 32 bit Windows 8.1 on the same machine then installed the 64 bit using the same microsoft username/email. Is it possible to determine which Onedrive folder is active and get rid of the other without losing any files both offline and online?


A:Two Onedrive folders under Users\Name Profile

I think x64 version of 8.1 is more trouble than it is worth. I have switched back to the x86 version and the user folder only has 1 Onedrive folder so I shall probably just use the 32 bit version from now on. Not only that my video capture and printer work on the 32 bit version!

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Dear kind geniuses,upon starting my mothers dell latitude d620/running xp sp3"windows cannot load the users profile. but has logged you on with the default profile for the system....""the application failed to initialize properly (0xc000012d). Click ok to terminate the application""notification dll has not been registered, program will not work correctly."blue screen wow, next start up chkdsk came up :"checking file system on C:the type of file system is NTFSthe volume is dirtychkdsk is verifying files....."then normal xp starting screenthen small, low res welcome screenthen "the application failed to initialize properly (0xc000012d). Click ok to terminate the application""notification dll has not been registered, program will not work correctly."then blue screenMy Mother says she clicked on an unsubscribe link in an email, then this happened.I have managed to run hijackthis in safe mode with networking. I will post it shortly.I am very frustrated by this.. thank you for any assistance,StimHello again,I attempted to create a gmer log but due to the small screen the ok button is inaccessible to run the scan. So i have attached the dds log and the hijack this log. Oh my, it locks up when i try to attach the logs. I can only copy and paste them in.:DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Administrator at 16:37:46.20 on Mon 09/27/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252... Read more

A:cannot load the users profile (0xc000012d)

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In WinXP Pro SP1 w/ IE 6.0 SP1, I can add favorite shortcuts to the \Documents and Settings\All Users\Favorites folder, but they do not show up in MSIE Favorites or in the Start\Favorites menus. How can I overcome this?

A:Can't see Favorites shortcuts in all Users profile

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I can't seem to find my personal settings after my machine loads my account settings. As of Friday, they were all there from Favorites to Recent Docs etc. Even some files on my C:\ are missing. Should I run a system restore or does anyone have an other advice?


A:Can't see users profile settings, i.e. Favorites

hello & welcome to TSF,

this sounds like your system has been infected with this type of change

it is most likely maleware or a trojan maybe a virus

follow this link

please read all instructions & follow them / save all logs from scans to the desktop for ease of reposting / if you have probs. with any of the steps make a note to add with your new post


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i can not acces to my information and when i logged in a message appeared and it said that all my information would be deleated when i log off,
it is what i did, i clicked in my profile properties and then i clicked in the security tab and i clicked in edit then i marked all in deny because i wanted to make private all my information but then it happened all that im describing.
I can not acces my information, i want to know how can i do to recover my information.
Meanwhilei can not turn off my pc because i will lose all my information, i logged in with another account but i can not access to my information, when i clicked in this users properties and then i click in the security tab, my profile that is in danger does not appear

A:help i can not access my users profile information

You're going to have to provide either screen shots, or a complete path to where you were when you made the change. "profile properties/security/edit" isn't a filepath in 7.

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We are facing issue with some of the user accounts that wherever they login temporary profile is created. These are Domain user ID's created in AD. If the issue is there in only one desktop/laptop then we can easily troubleshoot using profile rename or deletion
from registry and other methods but the issue is happening with some of the users in all PC's.

We have tried making them login to PC's in different locations and subnets but the problem is not resolved. The ID's are created as fisrtname.lastname. If we delete and recreate those ID's with some different name like lastname.firstname for those users
then the issue gets resolved.
What are the parameters I need to check for User account as to what is the issue

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Does anybody know what we are supposed to use in replacement of Public/AppData? I have configured one Outlook 2013 IMAP profile which will be shared (1 mailbox) for all users that logon to this specific machine. In other words, if somebody (anybody) logs on to the machine and launches outlook, it will launch access to this specific IMAP mailbox that I have pre-configured.

A:Outlook 2013 Imap profile for all users

Yes - this is to confirm that this is for Windows 8 and 8.1

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I have a Win7 system with 3 users defined on it. One is my account with admin privileges, the others are two standard users (belonging to "Users" local group). The machine is not in a domain.

It happens randomly that, loggin on with the standard users account, the Win7 builds a temporary profile informing the user that it was not possible to access the files of their profiles and that the temp profile will be deleted after use.

When I am in this situation the only thing I can do to make the simple users log on with their profiles is to restart the PC.

Does anyone know how can I identify where is the problem?

Thanks in advance.

A:Win7 logging users with temp profile

Hi Paolo -

Here is a tutorial on the fascinating phenomenon of temporary user profiles -

If that doesn't work for you, I suggest that you re-install Windows 7.

Regards. . .



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I have problem after rename users profile folder like c:\users\ABC change to c:\users\XYX. The problems are :
1. can't search from start menu
2. can't bookmarks in google chrome
3. many program missing in start menu
4. after delete the shortcut which i don't want in start menu, it's still there

I already rebuilt system indexing, delete registry key but the problem still can't be solve...
Please help me to fix all this problem...

A:How to fix the problem after rename users profile folder

Hello Suzik0n, and welcome to Seven Forums.

How did you rename the user profile folder?

If you are able to, log on to another administrator account (step 4 at link below), and see if you may be able to pick up at step 9 to change the registry settings to match the renamed folder since you already renamed the folder.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

Hope this helps,

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I have had a user call me this morning about their profile. When the log in they get this message

"Your roaming profile is not available. You are logged on with the locally stored profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server. Possible causes of this error include network problems of insufficient security rights. If this problem persists contact your network administrator"

When the user logs in she does not get access to the network drives, VPN or the internet.

I have checked Active Directory and the profile paths are correct and the way they are ment to be.

Does anyone have any other solutions to this problem?

A:Solved: Problem with one users roaming profile

Just to let you all know that i found the problem. Once other users came into the office it turned out to be the whole downstairs office that could not access the internet network drives or the VPN.

Turns out that the network cable going into the panel had come loose somhow so when i pushed it back in hey presto everything came back to life.

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First off I'm using Win 2000 server, with a mix of Win 2000 and XP Pro clients.

I have been struggling with this for a little while now and can't figure out what I am doing wrong/forgetting.
So basically what I want is a single mandatory profile that is going to be used by a group of users. This is what I have done so far.
All the users are in place and my group policy for those OU's is also in place. The directory for the shared folder where the profile is stored in has been entered into those user accounts in active directory. I have logged in as on of the users to create the profile within that shared directory. The file extension for the NTUSER.DAT file has been manually changed to .MAN.
However I can only get it to work with the account that I first logged in as to create the profile. If I try with any other account it pretty much ignores all the group policy settings. I can't think of what I did wrong or what I haven't done to make this work.
Please, need help bad.

Thanks for any replies.

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Windows cannot load the users profile but logged you on with the default ETC..happens for ALL users on PC. I have tried renaming ntuser.dat and creating a new profile but none work. It will let me in Safe Mode.
Running XP Pro SP2
Any help would be appreciated!!

A:Solved: Profile load problem for all users

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

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

Thanks in advance


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

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

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

After doing some Googling everyone seems to opint you to the same help article

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

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Hi All,

Im trying to install AT&T application which is a profile based application. Means it installs in the user profile directly instead of other location.

My Problem is user dont have the admin access, either i need to use my ID or administrator ID. Which installs application into Appdata\Local folder which wont be accessible by other users.
How to i enable the application for other users as well without providing admin access

A:Installing profile based application in other users folder

What ATT app is this? If it's for accessing the internet then that doesn't require any installed program, just plug in the wire or access wireless signal via icon in SYstem Tray. Any installed program beyond this for this purpose is bloatware.

But once we know what the program is for exactly we can help you better.

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

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

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

Now can you tell us about you PC

Domain member or stand alone computer

A few more details please.

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I got two cases on this today. It was the subject of an Ed Bott article a year ago though I hadn't heard anything until now. It seems some users wanting to upgrade to 8.1 Pro have been stranded and are blaming moving User profile based on Ed Bott's article Don't move your Windows user profiles folder to another drive | ZDNet. The latest case used Kari's tutorial for User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation.

I don't yet fully know the irreversibility of this and whether it might also apply to User Profile - Change Default Location. Will Method Two to Restore User Profile to Defaults suffice for either method of moving?

I've never recommended moving the entire User Profile but only the active User folders, mainly because of the thicket of file associations involved in AppData.

Kari and Shawn may be needed to help in UNrelocate User Profile Prior to Upgrading and another thread I'll find the link for.

A:Heads up: Users cannot upgrade to 8.1 Pro if 7 User Profile was moved?

That Ed Bott article is incorrect. Kari will be able to explain a lot better than I can.

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A bogus application that lures Facebook users by falsely offering to show who has been viewing their profile has been exposed as a scam.

Rik Ferguson, a senior security consultant at Trend Micro, warns he has already identified 25 different copies of the same rogue app but using different monikers such as peeppeep-pro, profile-check-online and stalk-my-profile.

All of the rogue apps are spread by updates seeking to lure the friends of previous victims to give the stalkerware a try. Some even offer a photo montage of a victim's contacts in a bid to add more authenticity. However, none of the apps actually do anything except profit their creators via ad affiliate revenues and deceptive tactics.

Source -
Facebook users warned over stalk-my-profile scam ? The Register

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My windows 7 home premium machine has 2 user profiles set up (mine and my wife's). If my wife is logged in and I try to switch user, I am logged into a temp profile and if I am logged in and my wife attempt to log on she also gets logged on to a temp profile.

I have to log the other user off to log another user on. I cannot switch users. Any ideas? Thanks,


A:Can't switch users in Win7. Loads temp profile

Try this:

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Just joined this forum recently, so this is my first post. Anyways, I've been looking online for a method to simply delete the folder of an old user profile in C:\Users. I have yet to come across a successful method. The message that appears when I try to delete the folder is "You require permission from ('computer-name'\Administrator to make changes to this folder". Any proven methods or tips? It's not a big problem or anything, just a mere nuisance.

I also wish to rename my active user profile folder to something else...

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I have a big problem with sharing. If i want to share anything in C:\Users folder, whole C:\users get shared. So if i want to share "C:\Users\Username\Documents\SharedFolder", it will share whole C:\Users folder and not just the one i selected.

I have most of my data inside documents and on the desktop. So i still have to use USB flash drive to transfer data because i don't want to share whole C:\Users

Is there any way to fix that issue?

A:Sharing and C:\USers

Right click ..\Users\Username folder.

Select Share With NOBODY

Apply and wait

Right click target folder in ..\Users\Username\whatever

Select Share With

select Everybody or whatever

Apply and wait

Now, only the subfolder should be shared

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(I have Windows XP Professional 32-bit)

A few hours ago I went away from my computer for a few minutes and discovered that there was a BSOD being displayed. I didn't think to write down the error code (doh) and instead just restarted the computer. When I got to the sign in screen and tried to sign into my only user account, it started to load and after a few seconds a pop-up appeared with a 30-second countdown that said:

"User Environment
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."

(Note that this is a home computer)

After clicking "OK" before the "Time Remaining" countdown ran out, this message appeared:

"User Environment
Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off."

This also had a countdown and when I clicked the OK button, it loaded the new profile which had the same name and security permissions as my regular profile has, but otherwise looked like a new profile. I checked my local disk drive and all of my files appeared to be safe and sound, so I went searching to find how to fix this.

The first link I found was this. I followed the instructions and made a new profile to copy the files to, and another new profile to act as a middleman. I finished step 2 in ... Read more

A:User profile corrupted and access to the C: Drive is denied for other users

Hello and welcome to TSG Forums.

Try booting into Safe Mode by tapping Function 8 before XP loads, then log in to the Administrator account. Go through the process of taking ownership of all the relevant files and folders in the name of the new User Account then restart back into Normal Mode and see if it worked.

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I've searched long and hard for an answer to this but I've found very little info on it so I'm starting to wonder if it's at all possible.

On some of our "Presenter PC's" at work it has been deemed that the creation of a new account from the Default profile takes too long when logging into Active Directory and slows presenting down too much. Our Default profile is probably around 120Mb due to
the contents of the image after deployment and how every application is tailored for use hence the AppData folder takes the bulk of the size up and it's not an option to remove it.

These PC's are (for now at least but hopefully not for much longer) locked down by Deep Freeze which resets all changes to all files when the PC is rebooted so a shared profile is not a problem at this point in time.

What I want to know is whether there is ANY way to make it so that a user authenticating to Active Directory can ALWAYS be forced into a pre-configured, local profile running on Win 7 32/64 Pro?

I've been looking at credential providers and replacing USERINIT.exe. I'm just not 100% sure which part of the process actually tells the PC which profile to use. I know that the registry is checked for the user GUID and if not present creates a new entry and
copies the Default profile but I don't know quite where this is called and how to modify it.

My programming knowledge limited to a bit of CMD and AutoIt but I do know a few coders so if we really have to get our hands dirt... Read more

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Hey all,

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

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

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

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



A bit more info on how it might have happened:

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

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

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

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

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I just loaded Kodak Software under my user accoount on my Vista Dell Notebook. I see that it also shows up on the desktop and can be run from other user accounts (Family, daughter, and so on..) How do I change the setting so that it goes away in these other accounts and just stays active within mine?



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Howdy, I have Office 2010 installed and I just added another user to my computer. Most of my installed programs are available to the other user but for some reason Office hasn't carried over. It's for my daughter and I want her to have access to Word for homework, etc. Does anyone know a way that I can share office with her user profile? Any help is most appreciated.

A:Sharing MS Office with other users

Have you tried right-clicking on the Start Screen, accessing the all apps view, then finding the specific app in question and right-clicking that and selecting "pin to start"? Alternatively, you could try a repair (or full) install and see if you get the "install for all users" prompt but I don't use Office 2010 so I can't say for sure. Anyway, good luck.

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I'm thinking of upgrading my wireless network routers and one of the things we have figured we'd be happy to have is if we had user access to all the computers on the network. also, if it matters to anyone we have 6 computers in our home network.

The question might not be clear so I thought I should clerify what I want.
What should I look for? Or, what routers would work for this objective?

Thanks alot Yurielnam

A:Sharing users in the network

Just make sure you are not running XP Home or Vista Home basic. You will be limited to a 5 machine network.

Some links and info here:

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Not sure if this is the correct forum but...we run XP Home and have 3 user log-ons. Each has Outlook as the e-mail programme and we all use the same e-mail address...unfortunately if one user logs on and opens the e-mail it is then not available to other users...likewise the Contacts list in Outlook is not shared between users. I know you can share contacts between users on a Network but how do you do it on one PC?

A:XP Users sharing e-mail

Is this with Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express.

I am not familiar with Outlook, so hate to post and answer reflecting OE, when you are using Outlook

Other option would be to just create 3 seperate email accounts with your ISP or whoever you have email with and use them independantly with each user.

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Is it possible to share a folder with a certain user on another computer, like if I only wanted the user bob to have access to the shared folder and not everyone? Or maybe just a certain computer to have access to the shared folder?

Right now I'm sharing drives on my desktop and laptop with everyone with read and write access but I was wondering if there is a more secure way to do this other than selecting everyone when sharing a folder. Just in case somehow a neighbor or someone got access to my network. The way I'm sharing folders right now is to go to the folder properties > advanced sharing > share this folder and then allow permissions to everyone. Thanks.

A:Sharing folders with certain users only?

Quote: Originally Posted by FernE97

Is it possible to share a folder with a certain user on another computer, like if I only wanted the user bob to have access to the shared folder and not everyone? Or maybe just a certain computer to have access to the shared folder?

Right now I'm sharing drives on my desktop and laptop with everyone with read and write access but I was wondering if there is a more secure way to do this other than selecting everyone when sharing a folder. Just in case somehow a neighbor or someone got access to my network. The way I'm sharing folders right now is to go to the folder properties > advanced sharing > share this folder and then allow permissions to everyone. Thanks.

Sure there is. Create a group with bob as the only user. then make that group the owner of the shared folder. Only Bob will have access. If you want the admin (you) to have access as well add him to the group too.


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Is there a way on XP for different users to share the same desktop with all of the same Icons, background, etc.? I'm not referring to remote desktop usage.

A:Sharing Same Desktop Among Users

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My roommates and I decided to set up sharing between the computers on the wireless network. So I managed to stumble my way through it and get the correct setup using a user profile with the same name and password. Everything works fine on other computers, but I managed to click something to the effect of "Remember my credentials" on my computer while trying to access the other computer with my normal user details (hadn't figured out all of the sharing at this point). I don't particularly want to log into that profile anytime I want to see what is shared, it defeats the purpose of setting up the network. So how do I get it to stop remembering my credentials?
Using Windows 7 Home btw.

A:Sharing between users on different computers

Are you asking that you want to break the automatic connection to other computers? And have it request a password? If so open Windows Explorer find the connection to the other computer(s) and highlight it right mouse click and select disconnect. Then make new connections as you did on the other computers, without the remember credentials.

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I have two computers running XP Pro on a home network. I have disabled simple file sharing.
On computer one I have users John and Joe. On computer two I have Brian and Betty.
Is it possible for John to allow Brian access to certain folders and Betty with other certain folders? If so, what is the best way to accomplish this?

Thank you for looking.

A:Sharing folders with different users w/ XP Pro

You do that with account permissions on the machines. Make sure that all of the users have accounts on each of the machines, then adjust the folder permissions to allow or not allow the specific users to access them.

Note: Do NOT use the Deny option, just add users with specific permissions and make sure that Everybody does not have permission.

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I've managed to figure out how to share files with the guest account on my XP pro. I can't, however, figure out how to share programs such as winamp, real player, etc. It doesn't work when I put them in the same folder, the same way, as the files I've moved. Someone have a solution?

A:Sharing programs w/ other users

It is not possible to share applications. (ok there are a few specialist applications which can be shared but generally speaking it is not possible.)

Each pc needs to have the application installed in its own right. That done the applications files can be shared but even then only one PC at a time can access the file.

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We have a large deployment of Windows 7 machines all managed by group policies.  All users have their Documents redirected to a file server as well as their other key libraries i.e. Music, videos, pictures, downloads, favourites etc - despite this users
are continually saving files into their roaming profile.  What I would like to do is, remove the shortcut to a users profile from the windows address bar to try and dissuade users from saving into their profile - please see the image below;

I can't find any group policy settings to remove this link?
Hope you can help

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Hey guys,

This is my first time posting, but it's a doozy. I built a computer for the first time about a year ago, and was able to get everything up and running just fine. My main hard drive is an SSD, and I used robocopy / symlink to copy my users folder to a different drive with more space, and to create a junction to it from the SSD.

This setup has been fantastic 99.9% of the time - however - Shortly after getting everything working I ran into this problem while installing software and was able to fix it after a week long freak out and lots of obsessive research....but it's happened again (installing the same software) and for the life of me I cannot remember or find any information that I used previously.

I started to install all of my 3D software (I am a 3D Designer and use Maya / 3DS Max, etc.) While installing VRay for Maya, I start getting errors that windows can't connect to my Users folder. I minimize my windows and nothing on my desktop will open. Upon reboot, I am informed that my User Profile Service won't let me login.

Troubleshooting so far:

I used safe mode to login, and of course everything on my desktop was gone. I used system recovery to the most recent date, which allowed me to login, however my desktop / users folder is still missing. I ran a registry fixer and found all kinds of errors, "fixed" them, then I couldn't login again. Recovered again, booted from my windows 7 CD and attempted to move my actual ... Read more

A:Windows can't find users folder / User Profile Service can't Login

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

2. On reading your post - and I did so three times, the first thing that jumped out at me was
I ran a registry fixer and found all kinds of errors, "fixed" them, then I couldn't login again.Click to expand...

You can run most registry fixes on a computer with a clean install of windows and they will find errors.
The problem is 99.9% of the time, they are NOT errors, they are simply errors that the program considers exist.
It is accepted by many people that registry fixes should not be installed and again many of them will sooner or later cause more problems than EVER they solve.

I do appreciate that this is probably NOT what you wanted to read in response, but it would be remiss of me if I did not warn you of the situation.

3. NOW to the actual problem
As far as I know, there is no sure fire way of moving a user profile in its entirety to a different drive, than that which it was originally installed on.
YOU can of course establish a new account and move the personal data from the corrupted user account OR you can move simply the personal data to another location

HOWEVER please see below

By changing the default location of the user profile directories or program data folders to a volume other than the System volume, you will not be able to service your Windows installation. Any updates, fixes, or service packs will fail to be applied to the installation. Microsoft does not recommend that you change the loca... Read more

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Hi all,
Is there a way to point all new user logins to an existing local user profile in Windows 7? I want to avoid the process of having the new user's profile being copied from the Default profile so I can speed up login times. We use VMware View in non-persistent
mode so when the student logs out the desktop is nuked (kinda like DeepFreeze). Because of this every time the user logs in the Default profile gets copied over and it takes a long time. I do not want to use roaming profiles.
I found a product that does this (ForensIT's User Profile Manager 2.1) but unfortunately it does not do passthrough login from the VMware View Client, the user has to log in there
then log into the Windows desktop which is unacceptable.
I am at my wits end here :-(

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Hi all, this is my first post so please bear with me!

We've just bought a new laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8, after my wife dropped our trusty old Dell.

I have installed our now rather aged copy of Office 2007 via my user account (as I guess the administrator), doing a standard install, with the programmes dropping into Program Files.

When my wife then logs into her account she cannot see or use Office (on either the fancy tiled screen, as I can, or the desktop). I have no idea what to do to ensure that she can access and use office, short of installing it again when logged in as her?

I hope this makes sense?

If not already evident I am pretty non-techie, so please assume (correctly) minimal knowledge when replying.

Any and all help gratefully received.

A:Sharing office across multiple users - help please!

Hi there
It's a SINGLE USER system although re-installs per user on the SAME PC don't count as separate activations.

You'll just have to re-install for each user.

The only other way is to install it on a SERVER - but then you'd need SERVER software and each person would need a SEPARATE machine to access the server -- so in your case just re-install OFFICE for each user.


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I'll try to explain this best I can:

I have two user accounts on the one PC, one for my wife (user) and one for me (Admin).
I dont want to use or see or use her programs. EG Word, Excel, Incredimail etc.
Likewise I don't want her to use or see mine.

How can I setup the users as if its two separate PCs? IE no cross use?
I've had a LONG hunt for this but doesn't seem to be any option never mind a straight forward one.


A:Stop sharing programs between users on same PC

for Windows Store apps, they're already completely separate and there's no way for her to know what apps you have.

for desktop programs, if you really want to completely hide them, you'll have to install them to a different directory than the default locations like Program Files. and then hide the directory. remove the shortcuts that are showing in her account as well.

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Hi guys,
I have setup a home group network at my small office between 6 PCs for the file sharing purpose and it works fine. One thing I have no idea about as how to set an access permission for specific users to let them access my shared folders while the rest to not to do ? Just two of them I wanna share my files with not the entire homegroup.

Just to make it clearer, each PC has just a single user who?s already the administrator and all the PCs are visible in the network map. I don?t wanna share the folder over my PC as the simple sharing ?Share with HomeGroup read or read/write? as it will allow all the PCs to access such folder while I just want 2 PCs to have the access.

I went to Specific people option but none of the group members is there for sure. Then I went to advanced sharing but still can?t figure it out as much as I can?t find a clear online tutorial of how I can do it... My PC which contains the files is running Window 10 Pro and all I need to do is to share one of my folders with a specific PC ?PC2 for example? and share another with another ?PC3? as no else can access them as well not to let any of the two PCs to access the other?s folder.

Hope I can get a clear walkthrough so I can get the job done. Thanks alot in advance.

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Microsoft Office and Student 2010 is avaiable only to the administrator. How do you make it available to other members of the Windows 8 Homegroup?

A:Sharing Programs with Homegroup Users

Hello botageous, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Programs can only be used by users on the local PC that the program was installed on. Other PCs on the Homegroup would need to have the programs installed on it as well.

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I want to share a particular folder with someone on a different computer on my office network, but not with everyone on everycomputer on the office network. When I pull up "share with," I can only give permissions to users on my own computer, not to users on other computers. How do I share with a particular user on a different computer?

A:Sharing with limited users on network

Quote: Originally Posted by pgordon

I want to share a particular folder with someone on a different computer on my office network, but not with everyone on everycomputer on the office network. When I pull up "share with," I can only give permissions to users on my own computer, not to users on other computers. How do I share with a particular user on a different computer?

All you have to do for that is create a dummy user on your computer.

Just create a user and password... and then when you do that, that user will be created in the box and then you give him that user and password and he will use that to access those files on your network.

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I'm using xp and I would like to share certain programs with my kids. They are set up with their own screen name with limited access on the same computer. I've tried a few things but to no avail. I know this has got to be simple but I'm just not catching it.
Any Ideas?

A:Sharing with limited access users

Go into mycomputer/ c: drive find the programs you want to share, right click on them and click share. Its that easy.

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I am just trying this forum for the first time. I have a problem with sharing on our home computer. My wife and I each have administrator user accounts on our new Dell computer, each of us with our individual password, and I want her to be able to see and use the pictures and folders that I have placed in the Picture Library on my user's site My Pictures. I have read up on sharing and have gone to Advanced Sharing options and marked the 100 picture folders I have in My Pictures for her to be able to share and see those folders. Yet when she has gotten on the computer and entered her user site and password those pictures do not appear on her MY Pictures. I have found that she can see picture folders and use them when I have placed them, on my site, in Public Pictures. So I have an alternative way to get pictures to her. But I would like to share the My Pictures folder instead and I have tried every way to get it to work. But it doesn't work. I suspect there is a glich with picture sharing in Windows 7 but I don't know for sure. Can anyone tell me if there is a way to fix the problem. I am certain that I have marked the folders for sharing correctly but it does not work. Could it be that since we are both Admistrator Users that it won't work. Please advise. LeighTwo

A:Problem with Sharing My Pictures by Two Users

Hi LeighTwo, and welcome to Sevenforums.
It seems to be a permissions problem. What are permissions? The way to control folders in the NTFS system of Windows. Where I could see them? Let's say that every folder has permissions, so to see them just follow this: Rigth clic on the folder -> Properties -> Security.
Here is an example of how it looks (My Windows is in Spanish, so where it says "Seguridad" it is "Security" for you):
As you notice, just under where it says "System" (highlighted in blue) you can see my User acount (Agustin). So what does it mean? That no other user has access to my folders (exept the System that is not a "human user"), in this case My Pictures folder. It is the case in which, altougth I tried to share files, other users won't see them. So what you should do: add your wife's user acount with the properly permissions in the security tab. Here is the way:1) Rigth clic on the folder -> Properties -> Security

2) Clic on Edit ("Editar" in my Windows).

3) Clic on Add ("Agregar" in my Windows).

4) Write your wife's account in the blank place (just the name of the account; for example my account is "Agustin" so I just need to write "Agustin" in the blank place).

5) Clic "Ok" in each window to submit changes. Here is the new user show in the properties window (in my case the new user is Dana).

At this point you are able to sha... Read more

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I have two computers that are currently set up with the "homegroup" settings.

One is my laptop, and the other is a Desktop.

On my laptop I currently have only one user profile (Tom Laptop).

On the desktop I currently have 2 user profiles, Media Center and Tom Desktop.

Does anyone know how to securely share files between the Desktop and the Laptop, while prohibiting the Media Center "user" from being able to access the files?



A:File sharing to specific users

Welcome Tom
This may work

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I share my PC with my Dad and he really uses it for nothing more than some web browsing and e-mail, but I set him up as a secondary user just for the heck of it...all is well.

The problem I'm having at the moment though is when I try to update some programs it only updates the programs on my user account even though we both use the programs.

A specific example is...I use Mozilla Firefox as my browser, yesterday I upgraded it to v1.0.2 to fix the GIF problem. After I checked my Dad's version of Firefox I noticed it didn't update and for that matter all the changes I've made to my copy of Firefox over the past year (different add-ons) didn't update on his copy either.

So I tried to switch to his account and downloaded the update from there but he obviously doesn't have administrative privelages on his account so I couldn't make the upgrade that way.

Is there a way to upgrade his programs (the programs we share) from my profile/account?

I'm a carpenter not a techie so any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Tom do I install programs that only he uses to his profile not mine? He uses a program for his digital camera and I use a different one...I'd like to install his Kodak version on his account and keep my Adobe on mine.

A:Multiple users on 1 PC...sharing programs

I've never seen an application only update for one account. Sounds like a problem with Firefox. If you apply Office updates, they will apply to all accounts.

As for installing software, it's installed to C:\Program Files\ not a profile-specific folder. Software is installed on the computer, not in a specific account. Remember, you both share the same C:\Windows folder and several registry hives. If you want to install two different versions of the same software, try installing them to different sub-folders in C:\Program Files\, but it still may not work. That depends on the software.

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Retail -- Just out of box and installed fresh....

Hmmm... I tried to disable file sharing for C:\Users, and it just keeps turning back on by default (by itself).


Ive seen a few other posts on topic (google) but no answers so far... Hmm.

I would like to share folders of my choosing, in the meantime -- I'll have to disable file sharing entirely for the behavior to stop.


A:Windows 7 Pro -- C:\Users -- Can't disable sharing

Have you tried turning off the Public Folder sharing, here will show you how -

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new to Vista.. I can handle this problem in W95 on up, but I can't seem to figure out how in Vista.
---- we have two users on the one computer. I want the other user to have access to a program shown in my start menu but not in theirs. (FWIW - All MS programs that loaded on one user's "side" are shown on both user's start menus, but some other programs are not. I am the admin "user 1")
Using Windows Explorer, I found three start menu/program list files - user 1, user 2, and all. I went to user 1 start/program file to copy and paste the program link, but the "user 1" and the "all" start menus do not show the program that I want user 2 to be able to access (and it is not shown in user 2 start or program files, either- but it is on user 1 menu). And I cannot find anything about sharing or linking programs in the help menus.

So.. how does one normally share a program between start menus in Vista? And if it is not in the "program" list or the "start" file lists to show in the start menu, where is it?

Thanks for any help

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I found an app called SoftXpand which allows you to set up 2 different monitors and keyboard/mice and allow 2 person to use the same computer.
But it's only supported on Windows 7 and I have not tried in on games as I don't have a second set of keyboard and mouse.

Does anyone know of an app that will allow me to use my computer and play let's say, Diablo 3 with a friend on the same computer?
Paid or free, doesn't matter.

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I need help badly! While working with NeonFx in the "Malware, Trojan, Virus" Forums. The OTS.exe tool deleted key vista files. I am unable to boot up normally! I am writing this request for help after booting up in safe mode. All of my vista settings are either gone or serverely imparied! I need help restoring my vista settings, user profile, recovering files, drivers, applications, etc. I have attached NeonFx's last post describing how my machine got to this state. Someone please help ASAP!

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Hello! I have two computers and a recently bought smartphone. One is PC running win 64 and other is a laptop running win 32 bit. The smartphone has the latest android update and ES FIle explorer app installed. 64-bit pc doesn't have any user password or shared folders but can access wirelessly and over CABLE to a shared folder in the laptop which does have a password and C: drive shared with full permissions set to everyone. Now, as it has a password, whenever I try to access from 64bit PC it obviously asks for it, but none of this happens when I access from my smartphone via ES FILE Explorer, it goes through and never a password request is prompted. Do you know by any chance why does this happen and how can I be sure that no other android with this or any app can access my shared folder freely? I thought there might be a way to set permissions to specific users but I wouldn't know how to add only my other two devices and make sure no other device can access my shared folders. Thanks!

A:how to give sharing permissions to restricted users

On Win64 machine, when you first browse to laptop and asked for credentials, there should be a checkbox to "remember" it.

Is that checked?

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I have a 64bit Windows 7 PC with the whole family?s data on it. Each member of the family has a local user account setup on the PC and share promotions set. The family members PC has a local account with the same name and same password. They are running XP.

The problem I have is, that most of the time all the shares are working but randomly the XP PC?s will stop being able to access any of the shared folders. To fix the issue I have to reboot the Windows 7 PC and then the XP PC?s are able to access the shared folders again.

I have a Windows 7 Laptop and I never have any problems accessing my shared folder of the main PC.

Any help with this issue would be most welcome

Many thanks

A:Sharing stops working for some users and have to reboot

Does this seem to happen just randomly? or are the other users making changes to the files prior to this issue?

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In Outlook Express 6 (w/SP2), I have created a group consisting of the 113 company members of our theatre. Several members (e.g. Dick Doe, Jane Doe and Spot Doe), share the same email address (e.g. [email protected]). The group selection rules allow me to enter each name and email address in the group, and when I view the group members, all 113 members and their email addresses show up; however, when I send the email to the group, OE randomly selects one name sharing that email address and ignores the others. My ISP does not forbid large-scale mailings, so I conclude the problem must lie in OE.

Is there a workaround for this problem, other than sending each individual a separate email?

Many thanks!

A:Problem emailing to different users sharing same e-dress

What you are calling a problem I'd call a feature of OE or your ISP. It's difficult to think of any reason for sending multiple copies of a message to one address. Well, If I were a spammer I could think of a reason to do so!

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my c: drive is fully shared, allowing the number of users at maximum, i always disable it after logon (administrator access). when i restart my pc, my c: is automatically set @ full sharing, maximum number of there a worm?

kindly check the HT log....thanks very much.....
Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.4
Scan saved at 4:44:10 PM, on 9/2/2003
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 SP4 (5.00.2920.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\ray_server\My Documents\applications\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0000CC75-ACF3-4cac-A0A9-DD3868E06852} - C:\Program Files\DAP\DAPBHO.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}... Read more

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Okay, i have a desktop and a laptop:

user: alex
password: password

user: alex
password: password

On the laptop, i now want to share a folder with the desktop, but only for the desktop, not for the whole homegroup, nor the whole network.

They are both in the same homegroup, as well as some other computers.

As the accounts are the same I added the user 'alex' in the advanced sharing-options with full control. But it ditn't work, so I googled and also added full control for the user alex in the security options. But if I want to acces the folder from the desktop, I still get "no permissions". I, resp the user alex have/has admin-rights on both machines.

Did I miss something?

I noticed that in the advanced settings of both sharing and security I can always just choose the local machine as a "location"... got this something to do with my problem?

A:sharing with specific users/computers in the network


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Hi everyone! First post, let's go!

I am trying to find a solution to transferring large files (100+GB) between myself and a client of mine at a different location through the internet. The easiest one I have found was through a Private Network through Logmein's Hamachi, as you can browse other connected computers' files through this network.

Of course, to show the shared drives by the host computer, you need to input a username and password through the UAC. Obviously, if I insert my own username and password, I can see the folders I've shared. However, how do I configure a username/password for my client? Are these users the same as local users? I would like to avoid having to make a local user for him on my own computer.

Just for reference, I have no control over my network I am connected to, so no FTP, no port forwarding etc.
OS: Windows 8.1

Thanks for any help in advance!

A:Sharing drive over network to non-local users

In the access settings allow Read access by Everyone

You can make a password for the Guest account according to this article:
How To Set A Password For The Guest Account

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We have a new computer in my house running Windows XP Home Edition. My step dad wants to limit each family member to a limited account, but we are having a hard time installing programs so all the users have access to them. I have heard restricing programs is hard, but how do i allow all users to run the same programs with the same save directories and such?

A:New Computer: Problems with sharing applications with all users

Not completely sure what your asking, but you need to be a member of the admin group to install programs so that every member of the computer can access them. Limited account can not install software.

If a program does not show up in a limited account then you can create the shortcut to the program in the "all users" program group.
To see all users programs list, click start, run type C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs (assuming C: is the drive windows is on)

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hi guys,

i'm working on a winxp machine that has 2 users that need access to all the same information. i'd like to keep things as transparent as possible so windows doesn't really appear to function differently than normal. i've also read up on changing the target folder for the "My Documents" folder. my idea is to create a new folder and point both accounts MyDocs folder towards that new folder. i understand there may be the occasion where one user will want to use a file that the other user has open but that is a minimal concern. i'd also like to make is easier to back up the files from both users with a single operation instead of digging through things.

so the big question is: is there any reason that its a bad idea for 2 users on the same machine to use the same logical folder as their my documents folder?

A:Sharing the MyDocs folder with multiple users

Your working too hard at the objective. There's a Shared Documents fold that is intended to be shared by everyone.

Under the All Users, there's the \Shared Documents; everyone has read/write/delete
permissions and can copy or create files therein.

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Is it possible to grant another user the use of paid for games/apps when they sign into their Win8 account on the same PC/laptop? I would like them to be able to access them from the Start screen.

If so, what is the process?


A:Sharing paid for games/apps between W8 users - Possible?

Any assistance please?

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Hello all, First off I'd like to thank anyone who helps me with this in advance.

I recently built a dedicated server system for my home to serve movie files, music, pics, things of that nature and we have a few kids in the household who like to click without thinking and delete things and I'm scared my stored files are going to be deleted accidently by one of the kids if I don't restrict their access. I am computer savvy and have knowledge of drive permissions to a point but I cannot get the server to allow unlimited access to me but restricted access to the kids. The server is running windows 7 Home Premium X64.

Here's what I've tried to no avail.

1. created local user accounts on the server for everyone in the family.

2. shared the drives, I removed "everyone" from both the security tab and the sharing tab. added the specific users to both the security tab and the sharing tab and set the permissions according to whether I want read or read/write access. I also left SYSTEM and administrators intact in both tabs.

3. went to the client computers and created accounts that mimmick both the user names and passwords of the accounts on the server.

When I try to access the drives from the client computers I get "Windows cannot access \\server\X you don't have permission to access \\server\X If I go into the drive properties and Re add "Everyone" then it allows me in but with all read/write access. From what I've read this should work, what ... Read more

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First post here and I am glad I found this forum. I would like to be able to share certain folders on my windows 7 computer with network users. I would like to be able to do this without windows 7 creating a long list of local users that it asks me to choose from when I boot my computer. Am I wrong for thinking that it should be able to list and assign permissions for network users sepereate from actual users of this computer?

A:Sharing folderswithout creating all these local users!!


Just right-click on the folder you want to share and click Properties. In the Sharing tab, set the permissions to give other users access.

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I have some users who would like to share just the outlook calendar with some external from a different company. I found some software called
synqya (
anyone have any experience using this or have any additional suggestions on how to accomplish this?
I have suggested using google calendar, but they do not want to have to input events into both outlook ( for internal use) and then again in google calendar( for the external users)
Any suggestions would be great!

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When I tried to log on to administrator account on vista laptop this morning I got the following error massage "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." I did some research and found a potential solution: The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

However the problem is that the solution needs a working administrartor account and the only account I'm able to log in is a standard one with no power to change account type or boot into admin safe mode/ do a command prompt whatsoever.

Would anyone happen to have an alternative solution that doesn't require an admin account to fix this?

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

Was able to log on in safe mode and follow the registry edit procedure. Thanks anyway

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