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Help with profile? problem

By david.waitt ·
I had to reinstall win 2k to a new directory so that I would not wipe out all my old apps and files. I would like to know the cleanest and most accurate way of using my old profile on the new install. I know that everything is there I just cant get to it from my new install. I have already backed up the my documents folder, and thats all I really care about, but I would just like to know how to use my old profile. If I cant thats ok I will just rebuild from scratch.
Thanks!

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by md_hashim In reply to Help with profile? proble ...

Have you tried something like copying the entire profile folder? Try that, restart and try logging in.

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by david.waitt In reply to Help with profile? proble ...

I am rebuilding the system. I looked for the profile folder and didnt find anything in there. Thanks anyway!

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by bohicam1 In reply to Help with profile? proble ...

If it was a locally stored profile as opposed to a roaming profile, you will find your old profile settings in the folder "winnt" of the original install. Navigate to winnt/profiles/username assuming you installed the winnt of the new install into adifferent directory.
Good luck!

Mike

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by david.waitt In reply to Help with profile? proble ...

This may have worked, but the old profile was not there. I am rebuilding the system. Thanks anyway!

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