User profile with 999 folders?


G

Guest

Under C:\Documents and Settings you will of course find user profiles under
folders in the following format:
C:\Documents and Settings\username - local login.
C:\Documents and Settings\username\domain_name - domain login.

We have a user that has 999 folders under their profile. In other words,
their profile folders look like this:
C:\Documents and Settings\username - local login.
C:\Documents and Settings\username\domain_name - domain login.
C:\Documents and Settings\username\domain_name\001
C:\Documents and Settings\username\domain_name\002
C:\Documents and Settings\username\domain_name\003
C:\Documents and Settings\username\domain_name\etc.
C:\Documents and Settings\username\domain_name\999

Any ideas why? A link to any info would be greatly appretiated!

Thanks in advance,

TJDD1
 
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John John

Corrupt user profile. When the user logs on to the machine the system
authenticates the user name and password but the user profile is corrupt
so Windows allows the authenticated user to log on and creates a new
user profile for the user from the Default User settings, to replace the
corrupt profile, and renames them as you see.

John
 
G

Guest

Suspected that... However, we are unable to delete the users' profile since
that particular user profile doesn't exist under the "Profile" tab under
"System Properties" on that server. Any ideas on how to get rid of the
corrupt profile?

Thanks for the help John John.

Any info or a link to any info would be greatly appretiated!

Thanks in advance,

TJDD1
 
G

Guest

Well... It was worth a try. But, it didn't work. It could only find the last
profile created and it wasn't able to delete that profile.

Delete \\unigroup04\C$\Documents and Settings\TKDO1.UNIGROUPINC.999?
(Yes/No/All) y
Deleting \\unigroup04\C$\Documents and Settings\TKDO1.UNIGROUPINC.999...
[Failed] The system cannot find the file specified.

Thanks for the info and help!
 
J

John John

Well these profiles should show in the registry at:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Looking in there might shed some light on the situation.

John
Well... It was worth a try. But, it didn't work. It could only find the last
profile created and it wasn't able to delete that profile.

Delete \\unigroup04\C$\Documents and Settings\TKDO1.UNIGROUPINC.999?
(Yes/No/All) y
Deleting \\unigroup04\C$\Documents and Settings\TKDO1.UNIGROUPINC.999...
[Failed] The system cannot find the file specified.

Thanks for the info and help!

:

Hmmm... well... if its not there on the server to delete I don't know
where it would be to delete. Maybe it's a local problem on the users
machine? Try this:

How To Delete User Profiles by Using the User Profile Deletion Utility
(Delprof.exe) in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315411

John

tjdd1 wrote:
 
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Dave Patrick

While logged on as local administrator delete all of the profile folders
associated with the user. There may also be incorrect permissions on the
\Documents and Settings and or the \Documents and Settings\Default User
folders. It may also be possible there is corruption in \Documents and
Settings\Default User

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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