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Windows cannot load the locally stored profile..

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by yuppicide, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. yuppicide

    yuppicide Flightless Bird

    I came into the office today and got the message "Windows cannot load the
    locally stored profile." --- I've had this happen once or twice before.. I
    rebooted and things were fine. This time it didn't work.

    So, I've been fooling around for like 3 hours setting everything up as I had
    it previously. I figured out how to get back all my Firefox bookmarks and
    passwords. They were still stored under my username. Also got back most of
    my Thunderbird emails.. I lost my sent box and some of my inbox. Got back my
    Outlook emails as well. I'm only using Outlook mainly to communicate here.

    Here's the problem.. some of my installed programs were missing, so I went
    to re-download them. I have Firefox set to save items to my desktop. After
    downloading they were nowhere to be seen! That's where the problem comes in.

    I noticed my new profile is stored as C:/Documents and
    Settings\TEMP\Desktop --- my old profile was the same except replace TEMP
    with my username.

    So, even though I have it set to save to Desktop, Firefox is still saving my
    files to the old desktop.

    I've asked on the Firefox forums what to do about that, but I'll ask here
    should I be worried that my profile is in a directory marked TEMP? What do I
    do?
     
  2. Teneo

    Teneo Flightless Bird

    Is this in an Office with a Server ?

    If so then it is a server / pc issue as roaming profiles may be switched on
    and requires server IT intervention.

    Being in TEMP profile means any new settings will not be copied back to
    server.

    If its a workgroup pc then Im stuck... :)


    "yuppicide" <yuppicide138@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:%23We1KG3yKHA.5288@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >I came into the office today and got the message "Windows cannot load the
    >locally stored profile." --- I've had this happen once or twice before.. I
    >rebooted and things were fine. This time it didn't work.
    >
    > So, I've been fooling around for like 3 hours setting everything up as I
    > had it previously. I figured out how to get back all my Firefox bookmarks
    > and passwords. They were still stored under my username. Also got back
    > most of my Thunderbird emails.. I lost my sent box and some of my inbox.
    > Got back my Outlook emails as well. I'm only using Outlook mainly to
    > communicate here.
    >
    > Here's the problem.. some of my installed programs were missing, so I went
    > to re-download them. I have Firefox set to save items to my desktop. After
    > downloading they were nowhere to be seen! That's where the problem comes
    > in.
    >
    > I noticed my new profile is stored as C:/Documents and
    > Settings\TEMP\Desktop --- my old profile was the same except replace TEMP
    > with my username.
    >
    > So, even though I have it set to save to Desktop, Firefox is still saving
    > my files to the old desktop.
    >
    > I've asked on the Firefox forums what to do about that, but I'll ask here
    > should I be worried that my profile is in a directory marked TEMP? What do
    > I do?
    >
     
  3. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    "yuppicide" <yuppicide138@optonline.net> wrote in
    news:#We1KG3yKHA.5288@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl:

    > I came into the office today and got the message "Windows cannot
    > load the locally stored profile." --- I've had this happen once or
    > twice before.. I rebooted and things were fine. This time it
    > didn't work.
    >
    > So, I've been fooling around for like 3 hours setting everything
    > up as I had it previously. I figured out how to get back all my
    > Firefox bookmarks and passwords. They were still stored under my
    > username. Also got back most of my Thunderbird emails.. I lost my
    > sent box and some of my inbox. Got back my Outlook emails as well.
    > I'm only using Outlook mainly to communicate here.
    >
    > Here's the problem.. some of my installed programs were missing,
    > so I went to re-download them. I have Firefox set to save items to
    > my desktop. After downloading they were nowhere to be seen! That's
    > where the problem comes in.
    >
    > I noticed my new profile is stored as C:/Documents and
    > Settings\TEMP\Desktop --- my old profile was the same except
    > replace TEMP with my username.
    >
    > So, even though I have it set to save to Desktop, Firefox is still
    > saving my files to the old desktop.
    >
    > I've asked on the Firefox forums what to do about that, but I'll
    > ask here should I be worried that my profile is in a directory
    > marked TEMP? What do I do?
    >
    >


    Have you tried this:

    "How to recover the damaged user profile in Windows XP"
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555473>

    HTH,
    John
     

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