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By jordanspcrepair ·
I had my windows 2k pro sp4 computer to autologin to the administrator account. well i found out i had a virus on here, so i disabled the auto login feature. after i removed the virus in safe mode, which i did the disabling of the feature in safe mode, i went to login to my administrator account, and all my icons where gone except for some of them. i checked out the documents and settings folder, and there were 2 different administrator folders. my original one which is Administrator.Phillipsfamily and a new one called Administrator.Phillipsfamily.000 , i tried to delete the new one, and it said file was being used. i have the user profile hive cleanup tool already on my system, i used it, and it didn't help. is there anything else i could do except reinstalling windows? any help would be appreciated greatly.

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by Garret` In reply to w2k sp4 logon

The easiest way is to copy the contents from the original user profile folder into the new one. Specificly: Desktop, Favourites, My docs, and maybe application data if you have alot of personal settings. You can do the whole lot if you want. It'll copy your internet history and offline files as well, which can take some time.

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by jordanspcrepair In reply to

i didn't ever think about doing this. i thought there might be another windows bug causing this, thanks for your help.

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by CG IT In reply to w2k sp4 logon

in addition to the first answer, do not copy these files. user.dat, user.dat.log user.ini

Assume that the old profile is corrupted.

see this MS KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151/en-us

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by jordanspcrepair In reply to

thanks for your help. i wish i could give more points to both you and the other person who answered this question, but i don't have but 15 or 20 points, and who knows when i may need to ask another question.

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