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roaming profile registry error

Somewhere in my registry for one user account her registry key has changed or roaming profile has changed but I guess its registry. the my documents icon on start menu is pointing to a  y:\ drive that does not exist. the shortcut to my pictures has correct unc path to the hidden drive on the server. I cannot find where in the registry to fix this when I search for y:\ or documents. Anyone know the key of where this is located? I found the appdata key which has the correct unc path but cannot find anything related to my documents.
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Click start. Right click the documents folder and choose properties. Re-point it to the location of choice,

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it won't let me edit that. Tried it.
Do you have admin authority? Run windows explore as admin and try again.

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go to registry, and look for mountpoints2, there under the folders try to find the shall folder pointing my document to Y:
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yes the account is admin on the pc.
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I found alot of mountpoints2 entries and I find nothing called my documents or nothing that had y: in it. There was an entry for all the share drives but baseclass or base entries were blank for everything that I looked at.
Hum. If you get into a pinch http://www.forensit.com/Downloads/Profwiz3.zip and recover the profile.

Good luck,
Ken
what is the direction target direction of your my doc folder....
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it says y:\ but its supposed to say \\server\user_docs$\user\my documents (unc path) because we don't map a y and if we map a y drive it doesn't work until we map the secondary user_apps$ share and then my documents works.
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the profile wizard software did nothing. I think there is something wrong with the registry. Would a computer restore correct the registry keys under current user?
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a restore did not fix the problems.
Try resetting the default shell folders


http://windowsxp.mvps.org/usershellfolders.htm
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already checked those and they are pointed correctly. Nothing pointing to y:\ in there. Even the My Pictures is pointed correctly which is a sub folder to My Documents.
In active directory users and computers, what is the home folder set to under the profile tab for this user?

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after a couple of reboots to fix another problem it appears the my documents link is pointing to the correct location, now I just have to figure out where the my documents went since the folder is empty.
yea folder will be empty,,, as experienced those folders which are inside the MY document folder a erased upon changes in the link........ so don't look after those docs...
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so when we temp changed the registry to point to y and manually map a drive to fix  the problem and then went back to the unc we wiped out everything in my documents even though they were supposed to be on the server?
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