Big Trouble with changed ProfileImagePath

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July 19, 2010 at 20:57:06
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP2
Hi there. I am new to this forum.

Recently when I login to Window XP Pro,
my user profile seem to be corrupted. I found
that my user profile point to a folder, .../Document and setting/TEMP/
instead of .../Document and setting/myusername/ folder.

Thus, I google for a fix to that problem.
Following the instructions, I edit the ProfileImagePath setting to point back to the old folder with regedit. And then do a reboot.

After the reboot, I got a big trouble. Well, The user profile point back to .../Document and setting/myusername/ folder.
But everythings is reseted!! All files in My Document lost (deleted by Window ?) .
And when I look into the Documents and Settings folder, I cannot find a folder containing the old files as well!

Currently, I am trying to recover my files with
recovery software. Other than that, is there any other way to get my files back?

Thank you very much for your help.

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July 20, 2010 at 02:38:08
kurt123, I may be wrong, but what I'm gonna suggest won't cause harm if I am. Sounds to me like you have a nasty (virus, worm/trojan, etc.) at work. Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
Ed in Texas.

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July 20, 2010 at 19:51:24
Thanks for you reply.
However, my case is manually changing the registry value which
cause user account profile and my document files, etc, reseted and deleted?

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