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This can be a little easier than it sounds, but it takes a quite a few steps. The profile names only get extensions like .domainname or .thiscomputer if there is already a folder in the profile folder under the username. The easiest way to recover the original profile is to log in as another username with admin rights and follow these steps:

BE CAREFUL NOT TO DELETE ANYTHING YOU NEED!!! If in doubt MOVE to a backup location instead of deleting

Remove any "new" profiles under the same username

Delete (or move) the "new" profile folders, so that there are no folders in the profile folder under the username you want

rename the profile folder of the username you want to keep - i.e. rename it to "OldUsername"

logout and log in as the username you want

logout and log back in as your alternate admin user

look in the profiles folder, you should now see a folder with the original name corresponding to the original username folder you renamed. If that folder does not exist, something is not working right - you'll need to give me more information before I can tell you what.

copy the contents (make sure you have your view settings set to show all files, including system files) from the renamed profile folder (OldUsername if you used my suggestion) to the newly created profile folder. Overwrite anything that exists in the folder.

Logout and log back in as the desired username. All settings should be restored.

These steps are dependant on continuance of profile foldernames. The "new' Profile folder MUST be the EXACT name of the original. This is because many items in the USER.DAT (user hive of the registry) point to folders by name. If you don't get the foldername correct, the process will not work.

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