Solved

Temp profile appeared

Posted on 2009-06-30
3
405 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Very mysterious, to me anyway, occurrence.  But it could be some Windows protective mechanism at work.

Windows XPPro machine.  Something dramatic happened, like power surge maybe.  Now have bizare folder trees.

The only user account name is Suzanne.  The user logs on with this account ant its password, and the Suzanne profile is still there in Docs and Settings.  But there are 2 new profiles:  TEMP and TEMP.ZANNE  TEMP is 10 days older than TEMP.ZANE.  ZANNE is the machine name, by the way.  When Explorer is opened, it is the TEMP.ZANE profile that expands.  Moreover, Word and Excel, which used to look in and save docs to Suzanne, now look in and save docs to TEMP.ZANNE.  

Two questions:  (1) what happened, and (2) what are the procedures and pitfalls in getting everything associated back with the Suzanne profile?  It seems that simply deleting TEMP.ZANNE could be a damaging thing thing to do.  Obviously the Suzanne and TEMP.ZANNE profiles are associate somehow.

0
Comment
Question by:Ronald Hicks
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
optoma earned 250 total points
ID: 24752152
check eventlog to see if anything is mentioned about hard drive errors or corrupted profile. Hit start,run + type eventvwr.msc. If hard drive is ok:
Create new profile and copy all data,favourites and emails to new profile from old profile and temp profiles
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318011
0
 

Author Comment

by:Ronald Hicks
ID: 24752682
Very informative.  Thanks.  Further question.  I've read the two MS KBs (not done them yet; on the road just now) but don't see how to associate the new profile with the user log on.  Now when I log on as Suzanne (the only user account) TEMP.ZANNE is the active profile.  How will I make the new profile the one that is associated with logging on with the Suzanne user name?  
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:optoma
ID: 24753148
0

Featured Post

Live: Real-Time Solutions, Start Here

Receive instant 1:1 support from technology experts, using our real-time conversation and whiteboard interface. Your first 5 minutes are always free.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

If you build your web application in Visual Studio you'll get at least a few binaries, or .DLL, files in your bin folder. However, there is more compiling to be done. Normally this would happen when an ASP.NET resource within the web site is request…
There are 2 things you must have in order to connect to the internet behind a router, The "Gateway IP" of the router, which is usually something like 192.168.xxx.1, I've seen routers with default values of: 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.11.1, …
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now