Windows 7 Default Profile - losing my mind!
Posted on 2011-09-03
Hi - I'm losing my mind with Win 7 Pro X64. Some how the default system profile directory is almost empty. The %systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile. I went into Control Panel -> System Properties -> Advance -> User Profile settings and the Default Profile (or Default User whichever) isn't shown. It just shows my user account. I created a test admin user and it doesn't create a directory - it just logs them into a temporary profile. I have another Windows 7 machine that is perfectly fine if I can copy something off of that machine. It's only Win 7 Home Prem if that makes a difference.
In my systemprofile directory i have:
I can't seem to create a new account that will create a permanent profile without this default profile account. This Win 7 install/PC is only 2 weeks old and a reinstall isn't practical. Also my system restore doesn't go back far enough. It only detects a couple printer changes.
I've been searching but to no avail. :(
Thanks - Zack