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Recover corrupt user profile on domain PC

I have a user on a domain PC that, as best as I can tell, has a corrupt user profile.

When they attempt to login the PC hangs at "Applying Personal Settings". Other user can login without issue.

The only method I have found for recovery involves creating a new local account on the PC and copying the contents of the corrupt users Docs & Settings into the similar folder under the new user created. Then to login as the new user.

I am sure I must be missing something here... My users don't maintain local accounts. Just domain accounts. If I login to the local account that I created how is that going to "play" with my domain user account??

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Actually the machine, even though it is on a domain creates a cached user account so that when the domain isn't there they can still log on (think laptops). Log on as yourself and then copy the pretinent information (favorites, my documents etc.) from the users folder on the machine. Delete the folder, or as much as it will let you. Log onto the machine again as the corrupt user to recreate the folder. Copy the contents of the saved profile back into the proper locations in the users newly created profile.
Doing what tljones has suggested obviously won't restore your user profile settings but you will get all your files/folders back.

Doing the above or as you discussed is simply backing up the domain user account profile so you can create the new one. Then you are copying the old profile over the new one and checking if that process has corrupted the account again or not.
If not you should retain the majority of your settings fairly easily.
well if it is not roaming profile, then what you can do is rename the corrupted profile in documents and settings to some other name and login with the domain user name and password that will a new profile for that user once it is created copy the stuff from the corrupted profile. to the newly created profile. to retain the seetings what you require is local settings and application data which inportant for retain the settings.
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mohave_steveAuthor Commented:
Still working on it.
mohave_steveAuthor Commented:
Partial solution. I have all of my files but lost favorites, contacts, desktop shortcuts etc.
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