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Corrupted Windows profile


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My company is still going to be using XP for a while and when a Windows profile becomes corrupted, I have been recovering one of two ways.

1. restart computer to unlock the profile. log in as an administrator on the machine. rename the corrupted profile. log out. have user log in to create new profile, then move over contents of desktop, favorites, my documents and pst files in local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook.

2. restart computer to unlock the profile. log in as an administrator on the machine. rename the ntuser.dat to ntuser.bak. copy ntuser.dat from default user profile to corrupted user profile. log out, have client log back in. files are still there, but settings are all lost.

For a while I've been trying to find a utility that will do this for me, or do it better. Or if Microsoft had some official way that is better/faster. All I have found is a procedure that seems to apply to non domain computers, which doesn't help me.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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