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I'm stumped by what is happening to one of the user accounts I manage. It started Monday of last week and is still happening. The user logs on and a bunch of temp files show up on the user's desktop on Windows XP and ultimately in the profile on the 2k3 server. I cannot get them to go away. They are in the general format of prf38c.tmp and upon opening them in notepad all I see are a bunch of jumbled characters and a file path to the Windows sound controller app.

Anyone have ideas on how to stop these files from showing up on my desktop? I've manually deleted them from the account and from the server. This particular account is used on about 20-30 computers at once as it is a general lab account for K-2 classes.
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The profile is simply corrupted, these things happen. try deleting that profile entirely, and let the network load a fresh one from the default user.

If that profile had customizations, you'll have to re-do them... but as such, this is the quickest and -as far as I know- the only guaranteed fix. delete the contents of the roaming profile's folder, and let it load again.

(be sure nobody is logged in as that user account when you try this, or the corrupted profile will be re-uploaded to the DC once that person logs off.)

Good Luck.
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Thanks for letting me know, I'll do this when I go back Monday.
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Worked, thanks
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Glad it worked out, you're quite welcome. :)
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