roaming profile files keep appearing after deleted

Posted on 2010-01-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
i have a computer that is on a roaming profile.
the computer has 3 users on it.
1 is the main person, the other 2 only login to cover the main person during lunch
all three have romaing profiles
the computer has offline caching disabled
at C:\Documents and Settings\ the user profiles are there
main person
old   [ in old is the main person profile because it was done as a backup - this folder was created  - it is not a login user id ]

could this "old" folder be repopulating old files that the user keeps deleting and upon login
they keep restoring?

i am trying to figure out why they keep reappearing.


Question by:webdott
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    Expert Comment

    Short answer is no, they "can't" be repopulated from an unrelated, in AD terms, directory.  Is the user only loging in to one PC at a time? not left a login open somewhere else?

    Author Comment

    no. she only logs in to this computer. the other 2 users log in to their own machines, but they are not having any issues. just the main user of this machine.
    i can delete a folder in her documents - which is redirected to the server in her roaming profile. restart her computer, login and it is there again??
    i should have clarified, this is just in her documents folder \\server\user$
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    Accepted Solution

    Redirect "My Documents" folder to another location outside the folder for the server copy of the roaming profile.
    LVL 14

    Assisted Solution

    Try to empty your pagefile, set to 0
    Delete \Windows\Prefetch Folder

    then set pagefile to system limit.
    restart again

    then set documents folder to other drive/location

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