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Fixing a corrupt logon profile

By bosborne ·
I have a user running NT Workstation 4.0 SP5 whose logon profile was corrupted. He copied his profile to another part of the disk and tried to delete his profile in orders to fix an IE5 problem with the Favorites. The profile wasn't fully deleted,and NT didn't create a new profile upon his attempt to login. So I copied the profile back to the proper place, but now all of his privileges have been lost. How can I restore the privileges?

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by sloaner In reply to Fixing a corrupt logon pr ...

Easiest way is go to each folder in his profile and salvage what you can. ie - desktop, favorites, startmenu.

then delete profile altogether and then create new profile for person using administrator account. Then copy salvaged parts of old profile into new profile!

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by jamesrwhite In reply to Fixing a corrupt logon pr ...

First, you can not delete or move profiles with Explorer. You must use the Control Panel/System/User Profiles tool.

If you are trying to restore "local profile" info, log in as administrator locally, create a new login name/password under "user manager", shutdown/restart login as a new user, log in as the user you just created. The new user will be created from the "default profile". Now you can copy some of the folders from the old user, such as "desktop" , "favorites", [but not user.dat] to the new user's profile.

If you are talking about a "domain user profile", it's a little more complicated. You will need to remove the computer from the domain using "server manager" on the domain controller, add back the computer to the domain using "server manager", log in to the NT W/S as admin [locally], go to network settings and go from joining a domain to joining a workgroup, then go back and rejoin the domain, [creating a computer account witin the domain if needed] log off the NT W/S and log on as the d

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by armstnei In reply to Fixing a corrupt logon pr ...

i had to do this today.
the best way is to delete the user profile, either through control panel/system propertys/profiles, scroll down until you see the profile you want to delete. after which you copy the old profile into a directory named after the user login name.put this profile in the \winnt\profiles directory. then logout and and get user to log in again, this time the new profile created will be the user name with .000 at the end of it. now log back out and log back in as administrator, switch names on both profiles. ie username.000 to username.old and change the original profile to the username.000 this way the next time you log on it will use the original that you just named username.000

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