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WIN98 user profile problem

By tseebo ·
Desktop running WINDOWS 98 SE ,only one user running on a peer to peer network.
User has set a password on his machine. He shut down machine last night, and logged in this morning and the system indicated it was building a user profile. Usedr now reports that his desktop icons are gone except for the defaults, and even when he attempts to start application from program menu, he gets message that the app needs to be installed.
I have encountered this on NT networks where the user.dat file is kept on the server, but never on a peer to perr setup with the .dat file being kept locally, and simply restored the file from a backup. Is there a way to fix this problem on this machine without reinstalling the apps?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to WIN98 user profile proble ...

i have never seen this problem except when the user misspelled the username? look in c:\windows\profiles for all the profiles...maybe there is one with a similar name but not his usual? after you get it back the way he wants, why not eliminate the problem in the future by setting up for 'all users to share the same settings', it's under Control Panel/Passwords...
hope this helps some and good luck...

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