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By chris ·
I have two users whose local profile will not be saved anymore! They were off for a couple of days and other users used their PC's and were members of the same user group. Since then, every time they log on I have to recreate their Outlook profile, remap to their printer, reset their Internet Explorer..redo their shortcuts, etc. What do I do?

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by Smurfman In reply to NT Local Profiles

This is an NT workstation? If so, I guess I would double check and see if the profile is roaming or not. Is the profile path correct in the user manager for domains? Additionally, if it is a 95 client, and the profile is on the server, and that is the correct profile, I would delete the profile from the windows, directory, and also delete the .pwl file also found in the windows directory. After doing that I would have the user resign on to the machine, and see if the correct profile downloads from the server. Another solution, might be to get the profile all set up, and then use the copy profile to the network path it should be in. Hope this helps...

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by administrator In reply to NT Local Profiles

I Have seen this problem a few times in my case I was able to solve the problem on NT workstations. It sounds like you have corrupt Profiles on the local users box. I have overcome this in an nt enviroment by running policy editor on the local usersbox and under Local Computer/Network/System Policies Update I unchecked the box beside remote Update. then I saved the following folders in the users profile to a temp directory somewhere onthe drive. folders are application data, favorites, desktop, start menu. then I delet all users profiles from the local users box except do not delet admin, administrator, default user, or all users profiles. then in the winnt root dir. remove the following dir. (if they are thier) Cookies, desktop, favorites, history, start menu, temporary internet files. if you find any of those files in the root of c then remove those as well. TO DO THIS RIGHT YOU MUST BE LOGED ON AS THE ADMINISTRATOR! of corse you probibly new that anyway. hehe. the last thing youneed to do is reboot and log in as the user and go to the users profiles in the winnt dir. and copy the files that are in the application data, favorites desktop and start menu folders that you saved in a temp dir to the users respective folders.
if you have any questions or comments you can e-mail me at jcstacy@providence.org during the day and in the evning at administrator@waint.net
hope this helps
John C Stacy

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