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    Admin access to users accounts


    Now that I've upgrade our main machine from xp64 to Win10, I am not trying to restore everyone profile stuff. However, even as admin I can't seem to access anyone's profile but mine. How can i access their profiles so I can load all their stuff back into them?

    It would really be nice if I could access their profiles via my debian server since that's where it's all backed up to. Again, from the debian server via command line, I can mount the drive where the profiles are but it won't let me access them.

    I understand the need for security but at one point Microsoft has to let me be responsible for the machine I own.

    PS... I mounted the profiles via samba and can open the profiles but can't see the contents (says the folders are empty but I can see from the machine their not).
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    I can't seem to access anyone's profile
    Exactly what are you trying to access and exactly what happens when you try?

    Denis
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    Try3 said: View Post
    Exactly what are you trying to access and exactly what happens when you try?

    Denis
    The different profiles on my PC. I get the attached error.

    I'm just trying to load their stuff back into their profiles like desktop, documents, favorites, etc...

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    Did you click Continue?
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    Mystere said: View Post
    Did you click Continue?
    I'm embarrassed to answer that question. I would love to say yes, I hit continue but it would have saved me a post had I of done that...


    So should I say, MAYBE...


    It's late, I better to go to bed and save more fun for tomorrow. Thanks for the help.
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    Soapm said: View Post
    The different profiles on my PC. I get the attached error.

    I'm just trying to load their stuff back into their profiles like desktop, documents, favorites, etc...

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    So you are trying to access the other users' user folders within C:\Users and you get the normal opportunity to grant permission for such access.
    - Once you give yourself permission, you will have permanent access to those folders.
    - Then you can copy back their subfolders such as Documents.
    - Do not copy back the things that look like shortcuts to folders that you will also see when you are looking inside C:\Users\Fred etc [such as an apparent shortcut to a Cookies folder] because those things are not what they seem to be.
    - Do not copy back any of the individual files in C:\Users\Fred etc such as the ntuser.dat file. {By the way, these files are often referred to as the user profile which is why I had to check just what you were referring to before}.
    - Only copy across the things you want in these subfolders - Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Favorites [for IE users only], Music, Pictures, Videos.

    Denis
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    Thanks for grabbing my feet and pulling my head until my ears got that popping sound...
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