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Disappearing profile files!

By aforjeh ·
I've just got a new job, and my first problem with the network is as follows - now's probably a good time to earn some brownie points, so help me out!

We run an NT4 domain, with win 95,98 and 2000 clients. Now, for some reason, every now and again, the users files (stored with the profile in a home directory) disappear inexplicably. This has only happened to users that have moved from regularly using the same win95/98 box to a 2000 one, which leads me to believe it's some difference in the way they deal with profiles/home dirs. Any suggestions?

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Profile Structures are very different

by roys In reply to Disappearing profile file ...

The Profile structures between Win95/98 and Win@k are very different. You are going to lose files when you change platforms unless you manually copy the files across to your new profile. The other way is to ensure that your profile directories matchin each system. Check your Registry settings for directory entries for My Documents (personal) and other key file locations.

Check this Registry Key in both systems.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders.


I hope this helps,

Regards,

Roy Streeter.

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Solution

by aforjeh In reply to Profile Structures are ve ...

I realised the previous it manager had set the users home and profile directories to the same place... this worked for win95 clients, but when the user logged off w2k, a new profile was created overwriting the home dir... changed them to different directories, and the problem is solved...

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