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User Profile Status switched to Backup

Between logging off last night (after numerous crashes of the DVD viewer InterActual, and Win Media player), and this morning my user profile's status has switched to 'Backup' without notice.  Windows recognizes me as the proper user (name and all) but gives me a temporary profile for file storage and settings.

How can I switch my previous profile back to 'Local' / 'active' or whatever will make it work again?  I want my e-mail and favourites back!!!!

I'm running Win Xp Pro, latest patch.  And the user account in question is set up to access my office LAN (nothing special, domain is set to office server).

Thanks,
Windows XP

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Kenneniah

8/22/2022 - Mon
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NateDizzle

I have copied the old profile to a new profile and I have all my old settings but now I cannot pin anything to my start menu...whats up with that??
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NateDizzle

nor can I put wallpaper on my desktop, it lets me do all the setup for it but the wallpaper never appears.  I figured it's the active desktop, but apparently thats always on in XP?
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NateDizzle

k, so the copy solution didn;t work at all!
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
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Gareth Gudger

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Kenneniah

Also do a search in HKEY_Current_User in the registry for paths that point to the wrong profile (IE. C:\Documents and Settings\Old Profile).