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how to change desktop User Profile ?

My c drive became to full and the system saved my whole "user profile" (desktop) to "backup setting and created a new local user profile in the same user name.

How can i change this back. change "backup to local"

i included a "screen shot" to explain in addition to the below text.....

follow:
start menu. then >
programs. then >
accessories. then >
system tools. then >
Cluck system restore.
  > left hand side there is a link to click "system restore settings" which will open the "system properties" window.

click "advance" in the "system properties" window to view the 3 sub-groups
  #1. Performance #2. User Profiles #3. start up and recovery.

click #2 User Profiles to view "User profile"..... but then what??????????
the new window will open but only indicates one of the two option available and only the cancel button can be clicked

i would like to restore the "back up of User "master Oates"



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Windows XPMicrosoft Legacy OSDisaster Recovery

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You cannot restore the backup profile of Master Oates.  XP views it as a corrupt profile and will automically flag it as such.  You can delete both of the profiles by logging in as a local administrator and then going to the same spot, clicking on them and selecting delete.  You can then do the system restore from an even earlier date.  Log back in with the same user you just did the delete with and then see if just 1 of the Master Oates profie was restored.  If not then you will have to recover everything from documents and settings manually by coping as much as you can out of c:\documents and settings\'The old master oates profile folder' over to the new master oates profile folder.

Please check this for methods of proper profile transfer, and be sure to check out all of the links in pspqlb's post as it does show how to prevent future profile mishaps.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151

HTH
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Sorry, just to add, if there is only 1 Master Oates profile and it is a local profile then reboot and then attempt to login as that user.

Good luck
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ok. im just reading the links you guys sent

thanks
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the added link was good.

The answer is that it is unlikely to be restored but all document on the lost "desktop "master Oates" were found in the c/documents&setting/master oastes...   Then could be copied to another folder for use, however other setting had to be done manually such as desktop images and tool bar settings etc. thanks
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MightySW:  comment was also very useful too, correct, in depth and deserves points too. thank you
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You can do assists for future reference :)

Thanks for your support
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