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locations of user data/ user-configurations stored in windows7

Q: locations of user data/ user-configurations stored in windows7

i am preparing to repave my pc which is running win7 home premium. it is very painful to lose years of user-data during repaving. i want to backup the user-created-data in windows. what are the possible locations that i need to look into? thanks in advance
PS. i am aware of the fact that backing up malware-created data is harmful. i will exercise extreme caution to go through what i am gonna backup and try to minimize what will be backed-up; also that i wont restore what i have backed-up without scanning thoroughly with security software.

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A: locations of user data/ user-configurations stored in windows7

Are you saying that your system is infected now?
If so...I suggest that you try to get the malware removed by one of our two malware forums...before backing up or doing anything else.
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I m part of a computer intranet network domain For about years now I have been using somebody else s network password and computer In doing so I have installed much software from the internet and other sources in this computer Recently I got word that my colleague will get his own Xp Transfering Configurations In User new computer soon I will continue working with this Transfering User Configurations In Xp computer but with my own network access name and password My question is how do I transfer the settings and configurations that I have made so that I can continue to access them I accessed Transfering User Configurations In Xp this computer with my password and because of user settings the appearance of my desktop was very different I need to have the same configuration that I had when I was using this person s network access password How will I continue to access the settings under Documents and Settings Will any software installations be affected by the changeover I need to keep all the software I have installed in this hard disk intact and accessible under my network password Please help Also this person whose password I had been using belonged to the administrators group and I know this gave me the advantage of accessing more resources than I would have if he had belonged to the ordinary groups Since my access will not be under administrators group how will this impact on what I can access in this computer

A:Transfering User Configurations In Xp

If they're getting a new computer, can't you just have the Administrator change the password on your account?
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Having just learned from an OLD post here that renaming a user account apparently doesn't change the order in which the corresponding logon icons appear at startup -- due to the order being apparently determined by when each folder was originally created, which was when this computer was first opened back in 2011 -- I want to be able, after creating a new user account, to migrate data from the account whose name I changed. I'd been previously suggested to try User Profile Wizard from would this be a good idea, or can you suggest something different?

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A:Solved: Exporting user profile from Windows XP (including Office configurations)
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So here is my question: Is it possible to have a profile that is stored remotely on a server, and not on the local machine? We don't want to use roaming profiles, for the same reasons no one else uses roaming profiles. I want what I would call a "remote profile". I know I can redirect the Documents folder, we are already doing that. Can we redirect the entire profile?

A:Can A User Profile Be Stored On A Server?

MongooseMan, welcome to the windows 7 forum.

The reason that Microsoft calls the profiles "Roaming" is exactly the reason that you found. It is for setting up a user on different machines but they will have the same maps and stuff available to them when they are not on their own workstation

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After reboot my user screen resolution is set back to 640x480.
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I can set it back to my default 1920x1200. But next time i boot it will be 640x480 again.
When i switch user, i have to set it to 1920x1200 too..
(I expect to have the sam resolution for all users.. )
Graphics-card is ATI Radeon HD 4350
Windows 7 64 Bit



A:User screen resolution not stored

I know that in XP you could go into msconfig and under startup items turn setrefresh.exe off. See if that is available under W7. I can't verify myself yet due to my work pc being XP. I also found this to try:

To enter clean boot mode on a computer, follow these steps.
1. Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.

2. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
3. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
4. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
5. Click OK.
6. When you are prompted, click Restart.
7. After the computer starts, check whether the problem is resolved.

You'll need to return to normal boot once done and find the item that is causing the problem. Could take a bit so be patient.
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A:How to transfer data from old user to the new user?

You could login as your current user then run Windows Easy Transfer , backup your current files and settings by selecting 'This is my old PC' , log in as your new user then copy it all back again using the same method by choosing 'This is my New PC'.

this SHOULD copy everything from one account to another as well as between PCs.
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A:Move all user data from one user to another?

Quote: Originally Posted by Tomha

I have had my clean install of windows for about a fortnight now. I just recently found that the account I actually want to use though is the hidden "ultimate administrator"kind of user. Is there a quick easy way to migrate my settings and user data from the normal administrator user "tom" to the super administrator user?

the "hidden" SU has virtually the same rights as a member of the admin group so why would you want to? Is there something special you need/want to do?
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A:IE 9 is Now Deleting Stored User Names On Exit

It might possibly be that. however i recommend going to your control panel, Network and Internet, Internet options.

Then next to where you have checked Delete Browsing History On Exit clicking Delete... and ensuring that Form data & Passwords are not checked.

If they aren't then I do recommend unchecking Delete browsing history on exit, and maintaining it manually from now on.

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A:Change STORED User Account password

Wouldn't you be able to just change it via "PC settings"?
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I have it mapped this way: c:\Documents & Settings\%username%\Windows\Microsoft\Application Data\Templates

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Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

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A:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.
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A:Windows cannot load the locally stored user profile

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A:User file stored in a folder called TEMP?

Hi found this for you to look at hope it helps;

The system creates a user profile the first time that a user logs on to a computer. At subsequent logons, the system loads the user's profile, and then other system components configure the user's environment according to the information in the profile.
Types of User Profiles

Following are the types of user profiles available in Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Server 2003:
Local User Profiles. A local user profile is created the first time that a user logs on to a computer. The profile is stored on the computer's local hard disk. Changes made to the local user profile are specific to the user and to the computer on which the changes are made.
Roaming User Profiles. A roaming user profile is a copy of the local profile that is copied to, and stored on, a server share. This profile is downloaded to any computer that a user logs onto on a network. Changes made to a roaming user profile are synchronized with the server copy of the profile when the user logs off. The advantage of roaming user profiles is that users do not need to create a profile on each computer they use on a network.
Mandatory User Profiles. A mandatory user profile is a type of profile that administrators can use to specify settings for users. Only system administrators can make changes to mandatory user profiles. Changes made by users to desktop settings are lost when the user logs off.
Temporary User Profiles. A temporary profile is issued each time that an error condition prevents the user's profile from loading. Temporary profiles are deleted at the end of each session, and changes made by the user to desktop settings and files are lost when the user logs off. Temporary profiles are only available on computers running Windows 2000 and later.
A user profile consists of the following elements:
A registry hive. The registry hive is the file NTuser.dat. The hive is loaded by the system at user logon, and it is mapped to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry key. The user's registry hive maintains the user's registry-based preferences and configuration.
A set of profile folders stored in the file system. User-profile files are stored in the Profiles directory, on a folder per-user basis. The user-profile folder is a container for applications and other system components to populate with sub-folders, and per-user data such as documents and configuration files. Windows Explorer uses the user-profile folders extensively for such items as the user's Desktop, Start menu and Documents folder.
User profiles provide the following advantages:
When the user logs on to a computer, the system uses the same settings that were in use when the user last logged off.
When sharing a computer with other users, each user receives their customized desktop after logging on.
Settings in the user profile are unique to each user. The settings cannot be accessed by other users. Changes made to one user's profile do not affect other users or other users' profiles.
User Profile Tiles in Windows 7 and Later

In Windows 7 or later, each user profile has an associated image presented as a user tile. These tiles appear to users on the User Accounts Control Panel item and its Manage Accounts subpage.. The image files for the default Guest and default User accounts also appear here if you have Administrator access rights.
Note The Manage Accounts subpage is accessed through the Manage another account link in the User Accounts Control Panel item.
%ProgramData%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Guest.bmp
%ProgramData%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\User.bmp
The user's tile image is stored as C:\Users\<username>\Local\Temp folder as <username>.bmp. Any slash characters (\) are converted to plus sign characters (+). For example, DOMAIN\user is converted to DOMAIN+user.
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After the user completes the initial system set-up (OOBE).
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A:C:\User\User -User\AppData\Local\Temp\032150Log.iniis lost

Hi there ... Read the Link below and follow the Instructions ..
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A:W7: User Profile Service service failed at log on: Apparently W7 is no longer creating any user profile data other than username and picture.

It could be this version† error "User profile service..."
Great find Flav!While I didn't†resolve or have the exact issue 'Brooks-bilson's had, one of the comments on this blog entry ( did have a comment that worked.First I renamed the file "\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\SqmApi\SqmData720896_00.sqm" to \Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\SqmApi\SqmData720896_00.sqm.bakInterestingly, this failed (bolded to help skimming folks).† However, actually moving the file out of the directory (effectively deleting it) did work.† This file was definately related to the problem, but exactly why W7 wasn't able to copy this (such as insufficient permissions or too long name error) is still unresolved.A little bit of information about the process Vista (and presumedly W7) goes through is well laid out in the referenced blog, and I recommend it for education.Unless it pops up again, I'm considering this issue closed and won't be monitoring it.† I hope everyone dealing with this W7 issue finds this helpful.Thanks again, Flav, for the find.D
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I think I need to transfer straight to disk 'without' desk top storage. But I now have several files on desk top that need to be stored to 'new location' disk. Appreciate you info, wisdom, insight, review and more knowledge than I!

A:Stored Emails to New Locations

Hi, High Vistas, and welcome to the forums.

Exactly how are you attempting to copy the files to the disc? It sounds like you are copying nothing but shortcuts, but even that makes no sense as it should still copy *something*.
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I have a TOSHIBA Quosmio X500-121 Notebook.
I cannot Login to Windows as the user profile cannot be found.
Have two profiles - 1 Admin, this is the one that cannot be found and 1 User which works.

I want to recover the Admin access or to create a new access with Admin privileges.
However, with the profile it seems also the Windows password is gone. Now, it;s the cycle Admin privileges required -> profile is not there -> cannot create new profile without password.

Starting the System in secured mode is not possible and I have no media to reinstall Windows completely.
All measures proposed on Microsoft Forum do not work without Admin password.
I have a recovery CD but when I boot from this, the same login screen appears and I still have no password.
Any idea what to do?

Cheers&thanks Lu

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Check this Microsoft page for solution.
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Is it possible he hit one of the F keys and booted into a recovery mode by accident?

It's possible - depends what recovery options the oem put on there.

Is there anyway to recover the files from the formatted disc or is he SOL?

You should be able to get some back - as long as they haven't been overwritten .

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It has a deep scan mode for formatted drives.

Pandora is also a decent freebie - good for certain types of iles - see screenie in link below.

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Hello welcome to sevenforums.
Have you tried to do a system restore?
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Hello Paul,

If you like, you could turn off and on recent programs to reset and clear auto suggest in Windows Explorer.

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See if this helps:
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Hi James -

If you can find the location where Citrix, Firefox and any other missing program data is stored (I ask Google) in the old account, you can bypass permissioning using Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or Paragon rescue disk to recover data.

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Bobland has computer a; wife has computer b.

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A:Windows 7 old user data

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hey, well the profile folder in the server is shared and here user can safe their profile setting known as "roaming profile" if you go to your user then right click and choose properties and it will have some text there about user profile make sure there is nothing written there.

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Regards. . .


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If the drive was healthy you would be able to transfer both user-data & system files from the drive, since the operating system is not currently running from that drive so no files on it are being used by your system. The only other requirement is one concerning access to the user account data folders - to overcome "access denied" you have to change the access permissions for them.

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Please advise if this is possible to restore user's information after I did that.

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A:Need help with restoring data from deleted user

Use Glary Utilities to recover the deleted files.

Provided those haven't been overwritten, you should be able to recover.

Recover your files to another pen drive/ external drive and not to the same drive to avoid any further overwriting.

Accidentally deleted my recovery partion

Let us know how it did.

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We are both on the same drive.

in which case he can just open it - and if you have it open , it should notify your boss he can only open read only

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Have you inspected the hdd with a non windows machine? even a non windows boot disk...
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Welcome to TSF....

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