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ive now just found out that all programs arent installed either
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Are your programs okay if you log back in under your old user name?

I've got to tell you that I've never had anyone have these kinds of issues copying a profile.
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just a couple of programs arent working. im getting really worried now because all these files are really important
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when i did the profile copy and went back to the profile copy screen both users seemed to have less size
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Do you have reliable antivirus software installed? Is it current and have you scanned lately? Do you have a backup of your data?
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im running norton antivirus, and no i have no backup
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The profile copy process does not delete files. They have to be on your computer, somewhere. Check the Recycle Bin. It also doesn't affect your display resolution.
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checked the recycle bin, nothing there. is it possible i could of copied the user to itself?
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No, Windows doesn't allow that. How many users folders are under Documents and Settings? If more than the two we're talking about, maybe you copied everything to one of those. Check the My Documents.
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is it possible i might have accidentally copied the new user to the old one and that has overwritten everything
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Yes, I think that's what might have happened.
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is there any way of recovery? i need to know before i get killed for losing everything

Edited by ethi, 03 February 2007 - 10:48 PM.

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Since there's no backup, the only thing I can suggest at this point is another undelete utility. Try FreeUndelete. You can download it here. Read the documentation very carefully. You'll have better results if you can download the program to a USB drive, as writing more stuff to the hard drive can overwrite some of the deleted files you want to recover.

Good luck.
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don't defrag either..the files are not gone ..just the directories that point to them...windows now see's the place's they used to be free so it can and will write to those areas..
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Have you tried system restore and put the computer back to the time before you created the new user.
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