Skip to main content area Sign up for our daily newsletterNewsletter Close Sign me up Toggle menus Toggle search Instead, select either the hidden Administrator account, as enabled in Step 1, or another account on your computer that has admin access.

When all the files are copied across to the newly created user profile (you’ll find it in the same c:\Users folder as the corrupt profile), restart your computer and log onto Step 4. C:\. Thanks again SnowCrash 22 Jun 2007 Anderson I have 6+ PC’s on a home network that the server went tits-up.

Open Command Prompt Type: chkdsk /f Press Enter Type: sfc /scannow Press Enter If chkdsk or sfc (or both) output shows error in System Restore, your computer's hard drive might be so i was sitting here and waiting for the installation to finish, ending up with a hole new vista and user account - never had the chance to choose something like I can't copy it, delete it, open it, anything. Rebooted and logged back in, and was confused by the virtually blank profile I found.

Use Windows Explorer to go to your old user's folder, which is most likely c:Users .

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