Windows 10: How to fix corrupt user profile by copying the new profile to it?


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Dec 2016 #1

    How to fix corrupt user profile by copying the new profile to it?


    Just did a clean install of Windows 10 (Pro), installed all the updates, but my Start Menu is broken - when you start typing in the search box, it shows no results, if I type "Settings", nothing comes up, if I type "Word", nothing gets there. Curiously, if I type the full name ("winword"), it manages to find the file.

    I tried to fix this by:
    1. Powershell method
    2. Setting Refcount of user profile in registry to 0 and restart
    3. Rebuild the search index (rebuild done, but no change)

    Now, about a year ago, this has happenned to me once. That time the only thing that worked is that I created a new user profile, and then copied everything from that profile to my usual profile. After that everything is OK.

    So I created the new user profile (everything is OK on it, Search and Start Menu work sweetly) but I cannot locate the website with the instruction on how to copy the complete profile from my new one to my old one that I am used to.

    This was a fresh installation, so I have absolutely zero files in My Docs / My Music / My Photos ,etc, I only need to do this to fix the broken Search / Start Menu on my usual profile.

    Anyone know a page with the instructions that work for sure?

    Cheers
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  2. Posts : 1,476
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       23 Dec 2016 #2

    I read your post after having some account problems. See my post 2 at Unresponsive Start menu which is the solution to your problem.
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  3.    23 Dec 2016 #3

    You need 3 accounts the faulty one the one with a good profile and one to copy as you cant copy the files in use the profiles are in c: users so you login with 3rd profile or use a linux boot cd and copy the files from the working one to the bad one its simpler with linux live cd as no problems with security
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