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Windows 7: User Profile - Change Default Location

22 Dec 2011   #90
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's ok Keith.

If you like, you could do Method Two of OPTION ONE to move the user account back to restore things to the way they were before.

Afterwards, I would recommend to use OPTION TWO instead, then create a new administrator account that will be created automatically at the new location from the start. When you log on to the new administrator account, you can copy what you want from your old account into the new one.


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08 Mar 2012   #91
shelbourne104

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Enterprise
 
 
i cant create new user accounts

Hi

After following this tutorial, I can't make new user profiles. When I make a new one in control panel, it shows up there and on the logon screen, but when I try to logon, i get this: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." Also, when I look in both Users folders, the new user profile does not show up. I changed the registry setting back to %SystemDrive%, but it still does not work. The only user profiles I have are the old ones. If you have any suggestions, please reply.

Thanks, shelbourne104
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08 Mar 2012   #92
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Shelbourne,

Which option in the tutorial did you use?

Double check to make sure that you followed each step exactly to correct any mistakes that may have been made.

If you created a system image as recommended in the red warning box at the top of the tutorial, then you could do a quick system image recovery to fix this.
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08 Mar 2012   #93
shelbourne104

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Enterprise
 
 

My system image does not have all the programs I recently installed. The existing user accounts work fine. I just can't make new ones, and they don't show up in the users folders. I checked the instructions, and I seemed to have followed them. I used option one method one, and method 2 option 2
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08 Mar 2012   #94
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Shelbourne,

Double check to see if you had reversed anything that you changed back to default.

If you look at the longer S-1-5 keys at the registry location in step 10 OPTION ONE, do you have any listed that are not for your old accounts?

In addition, check here:

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
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10 Mar 2012   #95
RHE

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Novice trying to set up 1st build!

After installing Win 7 Pro i tried to move User profiles from SSD-C: to 2nd HD-E:

Only Account setup on C was RHE-Admin - after the move i get the following message at boot. Asus - e:\Users\RHE\AppData\Temp\114008log.iniis lost.

Pls help - No programs other than OS are installed. Should i and how do i re-install Windows or is there a fix for my mess
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10 Mar 2012   #96
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello RHE, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Does it boot into Windows? If so, you can move the user profile back to the default location.

If not, then you might see if you may be able to boot into Safe Mode, enable the built-in Administrator, log in to the built-in Administrator, undo whatever you did, then move the user profile back to the default location.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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10 Mar 2012   #97
RHE

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Yes - I can boot from DVD - restore to to the system image i made before moving the user profiles. However, i have tired to move the user profiles twice, now, and tried moving the user profiles and still get this error message- Asus - {e:\Users\RHE\AppData\Temp\114008log.iniis lost}



I really want to have the users on e along w/ my data. What should i try?
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10 Mar 2012   #98
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Is this a OEM store bought computer? If so, it may have something set to run or use that location. Changing the location of your user profile caused it to no longer find that path now.

If you only get this error when Windows 7 startups up into your user account, then you might check your startup programs to see if one of them may be the culprit.

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11 Mar 2012   #99
RHE

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Brink,

Thanks in adavnce for hanging in here w/ me!


Asus Setup WarningX - e:\Users\RHE\AppData\Temp\114008log.iniis lost only happens at reboot (But everytime)
Computer is my 1st build - (P8P67 Pro MB - Bios 1904 ; i7-2600k CPU - Corsair 180 gb SSD for C; - 600gb Velociraptor for HD - E; BR - DVD - D:; Win 7 Professional OS - I have very limited understanding of MB/OS trouble shooting
Win 7 installed - no problem
No other programs installed
Start-up is empty

I am concerned this issue may result in long term problems and want to solve before installing programs and using machine! Have you ever heard of this problem? Would it be best to restore computer to orginal install and perhaps set-up a Library in E:? Can you provide me steps on exactly how to set up a Library or move files data files from user profile from C: to E:? Once i install MS Office w/ Outlook, I will want to move the .pst file to E: - I'm told it is best practice to keep data on E w/ OS & Programs on SSD-C: -

Thanks again - Pls help
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