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Old profile with new user ID

How i'll connect my old profile to new user ID in windows 2003.

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If it is a local profile and you want to convert it to a domain profile, the you ca use moveuser.exe from Microsoft.

Check http://www.ss64.com/nt/moveuser.html for example

Note that you cannot use this tool to move profile from on domain to another domaine, use admt v3 instead.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6F86937B-533A-466D-A8E8-AFF85AD3D212&displaylang=en

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I recently had a virus on my computer. I had a friend who is a computer tech get rid of the virus but had to start my computer over from scratch. When I started downloading files and programs I noticed...


I think from what you have said is simply the problem of User Accounts. Simply Open the User Accounts option from the Control Panel and go to Make changes to your User account and simply change the name of the User account. Put your name there instead of your friend's. Actually this wasn't a problem but a feature provided by the Windows so that many users can actually work on their own account on a particular system thus protecting the data from each other. There you go. The account will now have your name. The folder with your name will be shown in the start dialog or the desktop.

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How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile


Create a New User Profile in Windows XP Professional loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); 1. Log on as the Administrator or as a user with administrator credentials. 2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. 3. Click User Accounts. 4. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Advanced. 5. In the left pane, click the Users folder. 6. On the Action menu, click New User. 7. Enter the appropriate user information, and then click Create
Create a New User Profile in Windows XP Home Edition loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); 1. Log on as the Administrator or as a user with administrator credentials. 2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. 3. Click User Accounts. 4. Under Pick a task, click Create a new account. 5. Type a name for the user information, and then click Next. 6. Click an account type, and then click Create Account

Copy Files to the New User Profile loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); 1. Log on as a user other than the user whose profile you are copying files to or from. 2. In Windows Explorer, click Tools, click Folder Options, click the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box, and then click OK. 3. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\Old_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and Old_Username is the name of the profile you want to copy user data from. 4. Press and hold down the CTRL key while you click each file and subfolder in this folder, except the following files: • Ntuser.dat • Ntuser.dat.log • Ntuser.ini 5. On the Edit menu, click Copy. 6. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\New_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and New_Username is the name of the user profile that you created in the "Create a New User Profile" section. 7. On the Edit menu, click Paste. 8. Log off the computer, and then log on as the new user.

on Mar 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Cause of user profile not loading


The question is:

What causes a user profile not to be loaded in Windows domain based network?

the answer is:
there are probably 3 broad reasons for this,
1. the user corrupted their profile somehow, such as shutting down without logging off (hard power off)
2. the connection to the domain was lost ungracefully, and offline information was not copied entirely, causing a mismatch of some encrypted profile data, (effectingly corrupting again) and preventing the logon.
3. an unknown event took place between the last time the user sucessfully logged on, and this time where the profile is now not loading. this could be hardware related (faulty Hard disk), RAM parity errors( bad memory), a change to the user profile SID details on the domain controller or other domain change.

Usually the cause is not so much a problem, unless it consistantly reoccurs.

Fixing it however, in XP is fairly easy.
with an account with domain admin rights, just navigate to the UNC path "\\computername\c$\documents and settings" - note the name of the folder/user affected, and just .old their profile folder.
example, username is Philip. - you see in their c:\documents and settings\ folder the folder called Philip, rename it to philip.old or something else.

You have to ensure this is done while the user is logged off, as files in this folder will be in use otherwise. potentially useful to reboot the computer before navigating to the profile folder.

Jul 11, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists contact your network administrator.


It looks your profile is corrupted. You can login with administrator's login id other than the local profile user id and rename the old profile located in c:\documents and settings\ your user login name folder
and rename the folder. After that logout and login again with your user id, one having problem with profile and again go to the c:\documents and settings\ your user id name folder which you renamed and move your critical data on desktop or my documents to the new profile.

May 14, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.


Try to create a new user account

1) Click on Start
2) Click on Control Panel
3) Click on Classic View on the left hand side.
4) Click on User Accounts
5) Click on Manager Other Accounts
6) Click on Create a New User Account
7) Type in the name of the new Account and select the user as administrator
8) Then click on Create Account.

The Account would be created successfully.

Log Off from your user account and login from the new user account that you have created.

To get all the settings from your old user account to the new account copy all the items from c:\users\old user account name to c:\users\new user account name.

Mar 26, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Profile settings did not load correctly


Try to create a new user account

1) Click on Start
2) Click on Control Panel
3) Click on Classic View on the left hand side.
4) Click on User Accounts
5) Click on Manager Other Accounts
6) Click on Create a New User Account
7) Type in the name of the new Account and select the user as administrator
8) Then click on Create Account.

The Account would be created successfully.

Log Off from your user account and login from the new user account that you have created.

To get all the settings from your old user account to the new account copy all the items from c:\users\old user account name to c:\users\new user account name.

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Boot the computer from the CD-drive.
If you are very careful, and read the installation questions carefully,
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Thanks reseaux. It is not in domain. Its stand alone machine. I created one user in that with admin rights. And I don't know how it became deleted. But i can see the profile is still there. Now I want to...


you can copy the profile over the new profile :
- be sure to show hidden folder and system folder
- connect with another account created for the occasion
- copy the profile folder over the profile of your new user ID
- go to the property of the folder to set the full right for the new id, don't forget to reset rights for subfolders

Feb 18, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise...

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Server 2003 AD


Hello Dolly, and welcome to FixYa.
As I´m not sure if you want to make a folder for a Domain user or a Local user, so I´ll give you both.
Domain user:
Start -> Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Active Directory Users and Computers.
In the console tree, click Users.
In the Details pane, right-click the user account, and then click Properties.
In the Properties dialog box, click Profile.
Under the Home folder, type the folder information. To do this, follow these steps:
To assign a home folder on a network server, click Connect, and then specify a drive letter.
In the To box, type a path. This path can be any one of the following types:
Network path, for example: \\server\users\test
You can substitute username for the last subfolder in the path, for example: \\server\users\username
NOTE: server is the name of the file server housing the home folders, and users are the shared folder.
Click OK.
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Dec 11, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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New user profile


Please goto control panel, add remove programs, take one update at a time off until you get back your Internet and profile? Does this help? Goto www.microsoft.com to find tid that explains why this happens.

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