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 Post subject: Recovering system with a corrupt Administrator profile .
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:09 pm 
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On my windows 7 laptop I had only one Admin account and one regular user.

I started to get the dreaded "The User Profile Service failed the logon” and “The user profile cannot be loaded” error messages when trying to log on as admin, and of course could not restore the system to an earlier point without admin privies, so I thought I was in a real bind.

But after running the super secret "net user administrator /active:yes" from a command prompt in safe mode, I was able to create a new administrator account, and log on to the machine as the new admin and then create new accounts to transfer my old user files from the corrupt profile to the new one.

One problem. Where do I go to get my Chrome and Firefox bookmarks from the corrupt user profile? I can't log on under the corrupt account to "export" them, so I need help finding them when logged on as the new administrator.

Any help appreciated


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 Post subject: Re: Recovering system with a corrupt Administrator profile .
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:40 am 
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Read this article, it will tell you how to go about retreving your bookmarks:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pr ... ng-firefox

Doing same as above for Chrome:

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/inde ... 653AAToaug

Nasty


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 Post subject: Re: Recovering system with a corrupt Administrator profile .
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:50 am 
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In short...

Go to C:\Users\[account of old admin]\AppData\Roaming and Mozilla or Google (or Chrome) and just copy the folder(s) somewhere and slurp it into C:\Users\[current account\AppData\Roaming

You will need to enable "Show Hidden Files and Folders" if you haven't already.


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