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Windows 7: Error after changing user profile path

26 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Error after changing user profile path

I changed my user profile path to D: drive. Now Aero UI is strange, can't change background, window title is white and borders is somehow different, also seems everything links to system32\config\userprofile istead of D:\Users\Spajky, where I put it? what to do?

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26 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Hi spajky welcome to SevenForums

Do you get this error message

C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.
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26 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Click on inside type CMD and press <ENTER>

Inside the command Prompt copy the highlighed text and paste inside the command prompt

wmic useraccount get name,sid > %UserProfile%\Desktop\UserAccounts.txt and press <ENTER>

To Paste inside the command prompt . Right click on an empty space and choose Paste

Upload the UserAccounts.txt file

File should be on your desktop

How To Upload a File
Click on the Go Advanced button under the Message box . Scroll down to Additional Options then click on Manage Attachments in the Attach Files sections . Click the Browse button locate the file then click on the Open button . In the Upload File from your Computer section click on the Upload button . Wait until it finishes uploading then close the window . Then click Submit Reply .
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27 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

And I forgot to mention, I moved account path according to this tutorial.

I don't get that error message.

UserAccounts.txt is attached.

Attached Files
File Type: txt UserAccounts.txt (642 Bytes, 6 views)
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27 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Open up the registry . Navigate to

♦ Microsoft
♦ Windows NT
♦ CurrentVersion
♦ ProFileList
Under the ProfileList you will see SID folder select S-1-5-21-1916647059-1293604459-520880209-1000 on the right hand side take a look at the ProfileImagPath: what does it say ?
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29 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Alright I'll carry on from the OP as I had the same problem. The ProfileImagPath said C:\Users\Temp
So I changed that to where my file are, I.E. C:\Users\Rosemary, restarted, and had the same problem again!

Went back into regedit just to check if it had changed back to the Temp location, which it hadnt. *goodnews,badnews*

But then I discovered a .bak entry which was a complete backup of my original setup I guess, so I removed the .bak and made it the original one that windows would use, and that seemed to do the trick.

The only thing that never came back was my desktop background and my screensaver (minor issues)

Thank you to VistaKing for the directions to the right registry entry
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