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NadaSins

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Well, i had a mal-ware problem that later turned into not being able to login to my user name on my computer. So instead it switched me onto a default user setting. I really need to get on to my main account....

Please Help, and here's the link to where it all started going bad:

http://www.geekstogo...40#entry1193540
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Before doing any of the following, make a backup of your registry. I suggest you install ERUNT to do this.

Your files are still there. Sounds like your user profile has lost it's connection with where it's data is stored. If you are comfortable with using regedit, try this by booting to Safe Mode by pressing F8 during boot. Login as Administrator, no password.

The key is a registry hack that redirects Windows back to the ProfileImagePath of the original profile.

Click on Start / Run type regedit and press Enter. Navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Once there, you will see the SID's listed for all of the profiles on the machine. Something like this:

S-1-5-18
S-1-5-19
S-1-5-20
S-1-5-21-1343024091-1409082233-839522115-1003

Within the Key for each SID there is an entry called "ProfileImagePath" that will look like

%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\UserName...

Scroll through the SID's until you find the one with the screwy name, like

%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\youruserid.2

This is just an example, could be someithing else weird.

Just edit the Key to remove the ".2", and it will point the user back to their old profile...

Got this from: http://techrepublic....ssageID=1914470

Also some excellent information here: http://www.lockergno...p-user-profile/
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How is this possible if I didn't create a back-up in the first place? i'm not sure how to exactly do this procedure, so i'm pretty lost.
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NadaSins, what is confusing to you? I'm not sure how to make it any more explicit unless I know what you don't understand. You said

How is this possible if I didn't create a back-up in the first place


I'm guessing you are talking about the registry? If so, install ERUNT using the link I provided. It will make a complete backup of your registry, so if you do anything that causes a problem it's very easy to recover.

Once you've done that and have a full backup then go through the steps I listed. If they don't make sense, please tell me what and I'll try to clarify them.

Edited by Ztruker, 24 March 2008 - 12:25 PM.

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Before doing any of the following, make a backup of your registry. I suggest you install ERUNT to do this.

Your files are still there. Sounds like your user profile has lost it's connection with where it's data is stored. If you are comfortable with using regedit, try this by booting to Safe Mode by pressing F8 during boot. Login as Administrator, no password.

The key is a registry hack that redirects Windows back to the ProfileImagePath of the original profile.

Click on Start / Run type regedit and press Enter. Navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Once there, you will see the SID's listed for all of the profiles on the machine. Something like this:

S-1-5-18
S-1-5-19
S-1-5-20
S-1-5-21-1343024091-1409082233-839522115-1003

Within the Key for each SID there is an entry called "ProfileImagePath" that will look like

%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\UserName...

Scroll through the SID's until you find the one with the screwy name, like

%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\youruserid.2

This is just an example, could be someithing else weird.

Just edit the Key to remove the ".2", and it will point the user back to their old profile...

Got this from: http://techrepublic....ssageID=1914470

Also some excellent information here: http://www.lockergno...p-user-profile/







Hello,

I know this is kind of late response but I have old pictures on this computer that are important. I've done most of the information that was given to me though I cannot find the SID that is "screwy". I don't see any SID that has a labeled ".2" on the end of " %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\youruserid.2 " so I'm in despair to find a solution.

My brother that's more savvy with computer will take over and will respond to your guys messages.
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