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All the files seem to exist in your documents, do they?


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Click on the c:\users\fselc\Documents\Shopping Stuff folder and post a screenshot.


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Here's What's in Shopping Stuff. Just to be clear, most of my documents are in "Users\default, but the ones in "Users\fselc I "saved as" from the ones in Users\Default so  I could edit them, and now there is the Directory "Shopping Stuff" that we just had copied there with the command prompt.

 

As you probably noted earlier in this thread I reinstalled Windows 10, and there is a "Windows.old" with the documents and other things from before the reinstall. These are not "read only" and I wonder if they could be used somehow. Thanks again.

 

Cheers, Jim

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Can you show me where those files are? (Their location)

 

All in the Windows.old, by default, are system files. If you have personal files in there, they can be moved to your profile's documents folder.

 

If you need to remove folders let me know also. For example, since all files from the default account (Shopping Stuff) have already been moved, then they should be removed from that location.

 

Let me know.


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I believe we are not understanding each other. The images you submitted also show folders in  the default account's Shopping Stuff folder. You also need those folders?


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I need to have a better picture.

 

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Here are the Files from FRST. You mentioned that "The images you submitted also show folders in  the default account's Shopping Stuff folder." I looked back, and they all seemed to show they were in fselc. Maybe I missed something. Also, please confirm I should delete the Shopping Stuff directory from "Default." If I move the personal files over from "Windows.old" to "fselc\documents" should I move anything else over?

 

Thanks, Jim

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Can you show me where those files are? (Their location)

 

All in the Windows.old, by default, are system files. If you have personal files in there, they can be moved to your profile's documents folder.

 

If you need to remove folders let me know also. For example, since all files from the default account (Shopping Stuff) have already been moved, then they should be removed from that location.

 

Let me know.

 

 



I believe we are not understanding each other. The images you submitted also show folders in  the default account's Shopping Stuff folder. You also need those folders?

 

You have not answer me. There is a bunch of htm files under your profile. Are you keeping these there?
 
  • Highlight the entire content of the quote box below.
 
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Reg: Reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList" /s
End::
 

 

  • Right click on the highlighted text and select Copy.
  • Start FRST (FRST64) with Administrator privileges
  • Press the Fix button. FRST will process the lines copied above from the clipboard.
  • When finished, a log file (Fixlog.txt) will pop up and saved in the same location the tool was ran from.
 
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"Can you show me where those files are? (Their location)"    "Shopping Stuff" are in these places, C:\users\default\documents" and C:\Windows.old\Users\Documents and C:\users\fselc\documents (we put it there by copying with the cmd prompt.)

 

"There is a bunch of htm files under your profile. Are you keeping these there?" These I keep for a record of my shopping and orders.

 

I added a step in making the "Fixlog.txt" file. I pasted the "

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Reg: Reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList" /s
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into the "Search" box of FRST64 before clicking "fix."  If this was incorrect, I can do it again.

 

Hope this clears things up a bit, and thanks again.

 

Jim

 

 

 

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Lets confirm that first. What I can do is to copy all files and folders, without overwriting the existing files, to just one location, C:\users\fselc\documents. Then delete those locations in the Windows.old and the default profile. If you agree, please let me know. Once done, I will return these accounts to its original state.
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cmd: Dir /ad C:\users\default\documents
cmd: Dir /ad C:\Windows.old\Users\Documents
cmd: Dir /ad C:\users\fselc\documents
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  • Right click on the highlighted text and select Copy.
  • Start FRST (FRST64) with Administrator privileges
  • Press the Fix button. FRST will process the lines copied above from the clipboard.
  • When finished, a log file (Fixlog.txt) will pop up and saved in the same location the tool was ran from.
Please copy and paste its contents in your next reply.
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I have included two fixlog.txt files bacause in the first one I think it should have been C:\Users\Fred\Documents, instead of without the "Fred." as I erroneously sent in my last post as to where the files were. In the second "Fixlog.txt" I changed the input to include "Windows.old\Users\Fred"   I agree to your suggestion. Hope this helps.

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Here we go:

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Comment: This fix will copy the files from the defaul profile to the fselc documents folder, as well as the files in the Windows.old folder
Comment: It will not overwrite existing files.
Comment: Once the files and folders are copied, the folders in the default and Windows.old directories will be removed.
Startbatch:
Attrib -h -r c:\users\default
Attrib -r c:\users\default\Documents
Attrib -r "c:\users\default\Documents\Shopping Stuff"
echo n|xcopy "c:\users\default\Documents\Shopping Stuff\*" "c:\users\fselc\Documents\Shopping Stuff" /E 
echo n|xcopy "C:\Windows.old\Users\Fred\Documents\Shopping Stuff\*" "c:\users\fselc\Documents\Shopping Stuff" /E 
Endbatch:
c:\users\default\Documents\Shopping Stuff
C:\Windows.old\Users\Fred\Documents\Shopping Stuff
CMD: Attrib +r c:\users\default\Documents
CMD: Attrib +r +h c:\users\default

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  • Right click on the highlighted text and select Copy.
  • Start FRST (FRST64) with Administrator privileges
  • Press the Fix button. FRST will process the lines copied above from the clipboard.
  • When finished, a log file (Fixlog.txt) will pop up and saved in the same location the tool was ran from.

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Here's the Fixlog.txt file created just now. "Shopping Stuff" appears in c:\Users\fselc\documents. Jusr a reminder, it was there before because we put it there with the command prompt back in post #29.

 

Cheers, Jim

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Here's the Fixlog.txt file created just now. "Shopping Stuff" appears in c:\Users\fselc\documents. Jusr a reminder, it was there before because we put it there with the command prompt back in post #29.

 

Cheers, Jim

Yes. That was the idea so you can have access to these.

 

Is everything back to normal?


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JSntgRvr, Yes, I think I am back to normal. I copied the documents from C:\Users\Default to C:\Users\fselc, and I can modify and save things as usual. You and Geeks to Go have bailed me out once again, and I cannot thank you enough for the patience and persistence you showed to get it done. Very, very much appreciated.

Cheers, Jim


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