About a month ago you helped me fix an IE6 problem, which you correctly diagnosed as a corrupted user profile. After creating a new profile everything has been running fine in the new environment. So after I made sure that I did get all my data out, I finally decided to delete the old profile to free up some space.
Which I did from inside the Administrator profile. After 15 min. or so of waiting, it finally deleted and everything looked fine. I then renamed the new profile to give it back its old name, as the old, corrupted one was gone.
Or so I thought.
But then, when I logged in to the new profile (now renamed with the original name) Windows took me to a brand new, empty profile.
Looking in Documents and Settings, I saw the old profile still there but set up as a fresh user profile. The newly named one had all my data in it. But I couldn’t get a login to recognize it.
So (are you still with me?), I renamed (again) the most recent profile with a brand new, unused name, but there was still no luck in getting my profile to load on login, even though the correct name is showing up every time on the login list. So now I have three related user profiles in Docs and Settings. The first is virtually empty, except for Application Data and Local Settings folders. The second has a full default folder setup hierarchy, and the newest has all my data.
Tried from the admin login to delete the older profiles. It will let me, but then as soon as I logout and back in, or reboot, Windows has magically recreated the profiles again in Docs & Settings. They don’t show up in the login, but they are there in the D&S folder inside the C\ drive.
And when I try to manually delete the second profile, Windows say that it is a folder necessary to run Windows, and won’t let me.
Whew. Kudos to anyone who has read this far, and to whom this makes any sense.
Sorry the explanation is so convoluted, but…
Can anyone help with this? I have no idea how to get all the original profile setting, docs, folders, etc. into a profile that will open and see all the data.