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Windows 7: windows search fucntion not working

21 Mar 2013   #11

windows 7 pro
 
 

late reply- no worries thanks for your help


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21 Mar 2013   #12

windows 7 pro
 
 

do you mean this procedure?

1. Rename the users old profile located in 'C:\Users' to something like username-old
2. Open REGEDIT and delete the registry key associated with the user profile you just named. This key is located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
Highlight each key until you find the profile you are looking for.



if so - have not done it before ? risks? set restore point first?
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22 Mar 2013   #13

windows 7 pro
 
 

hello, anybody?
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23 Mar 2013   #14

windows 7 pro
 
 

little help....
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23 Mar 2013   #15

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

Hi Jerry

Sorry for the late reply . You could recreate your profile . You would need to log in to another account that has admin rights if you don't have one you could enable the builtin administrator . The directions are posted in Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable to recreate a profile take a look at this thread here
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25 Mar 2013   #16

windows 7 pro
 
 

TEP 3) Click on the button and click on COMPUTER on the right hand side of the Start Menu . Double-click on the Local Disk ( C: ) and open up the USERS folder inside the ( C: ) drive . Right-click on the User Account the is having an issue and choose Rename . Add either " . Old or -Old " at the end of your User Account ( ie UserName.old or UserName-old ) close the C: \Users window . Note Note IF YOU HAVE THE COMPUTER ICON ON THE DESKTOP DOUBLE-CLICK AND DOUBLE-CLICK ON LOCAL DISK ( C:\ ) -- no right click rename option; does not allow rename if you just hover , can not change in properties --other accounts have rename option with admin icon to the left of rename
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25 Mar 2013   #17

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

Did you login with another name with admin rights ? If not you would want to login with the built-in Administrator account.
Open up an elevated Command Prompt . Click on type CMD in Search Program and files box and right-click and choose Run as administrator. Type

Code:
net user administrator /active:yes
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25 Mar 2013   #18

windows 7 pro
 
 

sorry had missed that line of the isntructions read the line re cmd net user administrator /active:yes when I try this step I get "system 5 error has occurred access denied" (fyi- firewall is disabled)
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25 Mar 2013   #19

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

You need to open an Elevated Command Prompt. Click on type CMD inside the Search box right click on the CMD underneath Programs(1) and choose Run as administrator.
Command Prompt should open to this patch C: \Windows\System32>_ type in

Code:
net user administrator /active:yes
Note   Note

Notice the Spaces between the words
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27 Mar 2013   #20

windows 7 pro
 
 

ok- problems continue 1) so within the problem account- i do the elevate cmd -net user administrator /active:yes result- command completed successfully 2) still no rename option or ability to change the name though i could for the other accounts 3) logout and then login to another administrator account 4) rename option is available, able to edit name; however the change will not take as the computer says the action can not be completed because the file or folder is in use (????) - disabled anti-virus and firewall- no change
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