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Windows 7: Cannot copy user data to new user folder (after profile corrupted )

31 Aug 2015   #1
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Cannot copy user data to new user folder (after profile corrupted )

My user profile became corrupted after years of problem-free usage (no clue why), so now I always end up in a temporary account after a reboot.

As per Microsoft's instructions I found here Fix a corrupted user profile - Windows Help, I

1. created a new account
2. logged out and logged in again using another account (not the newly created one)
3. tried to copy the data from the account that had its user profile corrupted to the new account.

However, under C:\Users, the user folder I want to copy from is a white generic icon (not a folder) and it is padlocked and has a size of 0KB - so I can't open it to copy from. Looking at how much data is on C: it looks as if all my data could still be there (I hope).

How could I get access to copy all data from my old account into the new account?

Many thanks in advance for some hints as to what to do!

ps: Logging in from another PC, I now see that right under C:\ there are found.000, found.001 and found.002 folders - found.002 contains dir0000.chk - and that contains all (is that really all?) I had under my old corrupted profile user folder. Can this somehow be restored to the new profile I created last night? Could I just take all files from dir0000.chk and drag them to the new profile?


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