How to fix Windows XP User Profile.
Posted on 2009-04-03
I recently setup my home computer (windows xp pro 64) to allow remote desktop connections. Then today at work I remotely connected to my computer from a windows xp pro 32 pc. I've done this multiple times in the past on many different machines, and never had any issues. However, this time when I remotely connected to my home pc from work, durring the login process I got a series of little pop up windows telling me that windows could not properly log me in to my desktop account because I didn't have proper credentials or something of that nature; although it did log me in anyway.
Anyway, when I got home I discovered that the result was that windows had created another user profile. When I go into C:\Documents and Settings\ I see the following folders:
- All Users
So now when I am logging into my computer, it is loading up the new profile it created "MyUserAccount.NameOfMyMachine" instead of the "MyUserAccount" profile. So my questions are:
1. How do I fix this so that when I log in at home and remotely, it loads MyUserAccount? - I don't want the other one, can't I just delete it?
2. Why did this happen, and what do I need to do so that this doesn't happen again in the future once I get the current issue fixed?
Thanks for the help.