?
Solved

Can not save items to profile

Posted on 2011-03-08
6
Medium Priority
?
259 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I copied all my files from the old computer to the new computer but when i rebooted everything was gone. I am using windows 7 on the new computer and it is part of a network with windows 2003 server. I am using AD but not saving the profiles to the server. Is there a reson it does not save to the profile and how can i get arount this.
Thank you
0
Comment
Question by:jodyreid
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Jerod Sanderson
ID: 35070938
install windows easy transfer on old computer.  choose your profile and let the software copy it to a shared network drive or usb stick.  Run the output file on the windows 7 computer and all your profile settings will appear on the windows 7 computer.  note user name has to be the same.
0
 
LVL 81

Expert Comment

by:arnold
ID: 35072052
If old computer is XP  as bbtmhmr pointed out you need to use the transfer tool
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-easy-transfer
0
 

Author Comment

by:jodyreid
ID: 35072662
Did this and all looked good. files all showed up after 2 hours of transfer but when i restarted every thing was gone. Back to the 4 or 5 items that always show up. Can not find the files or folders.
Any thing else to help with this.
Thank you.
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 81

Expert Comment

by:arnold
ID: 35072998
You then must have something on the system that preserves its current state i.e. a snapashot mechanism. Mandatory profiles. Check your event logs.
Presumably you are copying the data into c:\users\<username>.V2

0
 

Author Comment

by:jodyreid
ID: 35095061
no it works fine with all the xp computers but these are 3 new windows 7 computers. When i reboot the windows 7 computers it gives me an error message saing that the profiles will not be saved and all the data will be lost. This is a temporary profile contact you administrator.
Has anyone had the same problem with windows 7.
Thank you
0
 
LVL 81

Accepted Solution

by:
arnold earned 2000 total points
ID: 35099139
A temporary profile error often occurs when the profile is being seen as in use which will prevent it from loading in.Check whether the profile in question is owned by the user and
system full access
user owner full access
administrators full access

Check the event logs application/system to see whether there are any indication there as to what the issue might be.  If you have auditing enabled on the share where the profile is stored, check on the server/s where the share resides to see if there is an event that might explain the issue. i.e. access is being denied because of a stale session (compmgmt.msc) see the share tools on each server for a session to the windows 7 worksation even though the system is off.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
It’s been over a month into 2017, and there is already a sophisticated Gmail phishing email making it rounds. New techniques and tactics, have given hackers a way to authentically impersonate your contacts.How it Works The attack works by targeti…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
Suggested Courses

850 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