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Dr G

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Hey.
Recently, my nephew visited and I allowed him to use my laptop for the night.
When he left, I proceeded to use it to play my game, City of Heroes.
But when I tried to log on my account (Not CoH, the Computer account), it has said that it lost the files of my account and because it is missing or corrupted....

So, the computer gave me a temporary account with NONE of my stuff on it.
I have MANY downloaded programs and files on that, which most of them are very important for my work career.

Can someone please explain to me what I should do?
If my nephew has been goggling at porn and got me a virus, tell me. :whistling:

So, yea, I really need help.
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Hi Dr G! Welcome to Geeks to Go.

You mentioned work... is this computer part of an office network/domain?
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No, this is strictly a home computer. I just do some work at the house. But this laptop is mainly used for gaming.
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First, try a System Restore to the day prior to the "corrupt profile" error. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore, Restore my computer to an earlier time. Use the calendar to choose the day prior to the problem occuring.

If that doesn't work, follow these instructions to create a new Windows User Profile. You will copy all the settings from the corrupted profile to the new one.

To create a new user account:
  • Go to Control Panel.
  • Click User Accounts tool.
  • Select the Create A New Account link.
  • Give the account a name and click Next.
NOTE: Ensure that the account type is Computer Administrator (You can see the option button displayed in the process.)
  • Click Create Account button.
  • Reboot the computer. Log in with the new user account. This will create the user folder under Docs & Settings.
  • Reboot the computer and log in with an administrative user account that is neither the new or the old. You can press Ctrl+Alt+Del at the Welcome Screen to open the classic log-in shell. Type in Administrator as the user. This is the default Administrator user account that is created when Windows is installed. The password may be blank.
  • As a back-up, copy the the entire user folder for the old user account under Documents and Settings to the desktop.
  • Right-click My Computer and select Properties.
  • Select the Advanced tab.
  • Click the Settings button in the User Profiles section.
  • Select the user account that was corrupted.
  • Click the Copy To button.
  • Click the Browse button and then browse to Documents and Settings, and select the new account.
If you do this part wrong and copy the profile from the new account to the old account, you will delete all the settings and everything out of the My Documents folder for the old account.

Manually copying profile: http://support.micro....com/kb/811151/
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