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XP:  Fix Users Profile after changing NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation back to 0.

Posted on 2008-10-28
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I had a setting for NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation that was set to 1.  It basically disabled the creation of short file names.  I changed it back to 0 and rebooted.  Right now I have to blow away the user's profile and then it will start installing this one application we have.  I thought I could just delete the temp folder in local settings and have windows auto create it, but I still experience the same problem with it not being able to find a file.   Here is a link explaining it http://www.amigaforever.com/kb/4-131.html.  I'm trying to get away with not having to blow away the users profile.  
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Well, you may be able to fix this by recreating the profile. No need to really "blow it away."
With the user logged on, use your XP disk. Transfer files and settings option.
Copy the profile to a network location.
Log on as Administrator (You may have to do this in Safe Mode) and under Explore locate the users profile and rename it to theirusername_old (example).
Then, log back on as the user, run the XP disk again and transfer the files/settings back to the system.
Note: This copies items such as Desktop, background, My Documents, IE Favorites, pst's, etc. It will not copy over items or folders that are placed on Root.
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