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Archive for October 19th, 2010

Recovering Windows Profiles Using the Registry

Posted by William Diaz on October 19, 2010


Sometimes a user has logged onto Windows and soon notice that the desktop is missing their personal icons, display settings, and other tidbits, resulting in a call to the help desk. Often times, the user will be presented with an error after logon but before the desktop loads indicating that roaming profile could not be loaded either because it could not be found, was corrupted, or due to insufficient security rights: “User Enviornment. Windows cannot load the locally stored profile…”

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