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Files wiped clean on only one opersonal profile setting

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by blueoyster, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. blueoyster

    blueoyster Flightless Bird

    Still trying to figure this one out. We run Windows XP SP3 with 5 user
    profiles. For some reason the 1st personal profile setting was wiped clean
    except for the start up programs. All documents,files,wallpaper,screen saver
    ,iTunes,they all disappeared. All the Virus/Malware scans come up with
    nothing. Of course this user didn't back any of this up so his stuff is gone
    as far as we know so far.
    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. blueoyster

    blueoyster Flightless Bird

    "blueoyster" wrote:

    > Still trying to figure this one out. We run Windows XP SP3 with 5 user
    > profiles. For some reason the 1st personal profile setting was wiped clean
    > except for the start up programs. All documents,files,wallpaper,screen saver
    > ,iTunes,they all disappeared. All the Virus/Malware scans come up with
    > nothing. Of course this user didn't back any of this up so his stuff is gone
    > as far as we know so far.
    > Thanks for any input.


    Here is another twist to this. If you go to another users personal settings
    and look up this persons documents,they are still there.
     
  3. ANONYMOUS

    ANONYMOUS Flightless Bird

    blueoyster wrote:

    >Here is another twist to this. If you go to another users personal settings
    >and look up this persons documents,they are still there.
    >
    >

    Well blueoyster,

    this is your chance to log on as Administrator or user with admin rights
    and copy all the documents from the first user's profile so that you
    don't lose anything.

    You can then create a new profile for the first user and pate his
    documents back in to it. The problematic profile can then be deleted
    completely.

    hth
     
  4. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "blueoyster" <blueoyster@discussions.microsoft.com> said this in news item
    news:1BC1A4C8-A3A5-467D-9631-C1B5B5ED200B@microsoft.com...
    > Still trying to figure this one out. We run Windows XP SP3 with 5 user
    > profiles. For some reason the 1st personal profile setting was wiped clean
    > except for the start up programs. All documents,files,wallpaper,screen
    > saver
    > ,iTunes,they all disappeared. All the Virus/Malware scans come up with
    > nothing. Of course this user didn't back any of this up so his stuff is
    > gone
    > as far as we know so far.
    > Thanks for any input.


    Users never back up their important files. It is the administrator's job to
    install tools that do it.
     
  5. blueoyster

    blueoyster Flightless Bird

    "ANONYMOUS" wrote:

    > blueoyster wrote:
    >
    > >Here is another twist to this. If you go to another users personal settings
    > >and look up this persons documents,they are still there.
    > >
    > >

    > Well blueoyster,
    >


    Creating a new profile is what we're doing. Thanks for the replies. I'm just
    glad they are still on the pc.
    > this is your chance to log on as Administrator or user with admin rights
    > and copy all the documents from the first user's profile so that you
    > don't lose anything.
    >
    > You can then create a new profile for the first user and pate his
    > documents back in to it. The problematic profile can then be deleted
    > completely.
    >
    > hth
    > .
    >
     

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