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Move Windows 7 Profile

Posted on 2012-03-18
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Following these instructions, I moved my wife's profile to drive E: (because it is a mirrored disk, and she has family photos among other things that need fault tolerance in her profile).

I did this from another user account (the domain administrator), moved the files to the new drive, created the junction, and re-did the security permissions so that her account had full control (and set ownership of all the files to her account).

But, when I log in, it says that she's working from a temporary account, and that I need to check the event log.

Event log says: Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off.

How do I fix this?
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Nice....  This is a corrupt user account.
First rename the account folder to something like MyWife.Backup
Now delete the account and profile.
    Right click Computer;
    Click Advanced System Settings (on the left);
    Click on the Advanced Tab;
    In the settings section click the Settings button;
    Highlight the profile and click delete.

Now you can create a new account, be sure to call it somethng a little differant.
If you need it to be the same then you will have to scan the registry for the old account and delete all referances.

Once the new account is created, log in and configure as normal.
Then you can move the data from the old profile to the new one.
Program settings and options will be in:
C:\Users\<New Account Name>\AppData
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Glad that worked for you!
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