How can I recreate a user profile?

June 5, 2017 at 13:12:57
Specs: Pc
How can you recreate a profile in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. My profile got deleted but I have all of the the information that was in it and all of the information in the user is still there so i just need to recreate the profile list for it to work. For example the number was S-1-5-21......
So if can tell me what to put in there thanks

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#1
June 5, 2017 at 13:32:43
Useful to include in your post which operating system you're using; very likely windows - but which one?

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#2
June 5, 2017 at 13:34:36
It would be safer to log in as administrator and create the user again. The registry entry will be recreated and if necessary you can then modify it to match the original one which should be safer.
Others with more registry experience may be along with other suggestions so you may want to wait.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
June 5, 2017 at 13:38:34
Can you actually change the SID in this way? That would seem to be a potential security loophole.

Just create a new user, with the same name, and copy all the files to it.


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#4
June 5, 2017 at 13:45:12
That's why I put it in the windows 10 forum

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#5
June 5, 2017 at 13:49:58
I only access to regedit and command prompt from a bootable flash drive I was also able to gain access to C: drive from notepad that's how I know that my user is still there just the profile in regedit is gone that's why I want to recreate it. I have all of the information that was in it I'm just not sure what to put in it

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#6
June 5, 2017 at 14:48:39
Putting a post in a given forum "room/area" doesn't "always" mean the actual OS version under discussion is the one that heads that particular forum room/area...

Frequently it doesn't; hence my request for clarification.


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#7
June 5, 2017 at 15:49:21
It's quite easy to add the operating system and other details into your spec. PC doesn't tell us much.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
June 5, 2017 at 15:56:23
What else would you like to know?

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#9
June 7, 2017 at 08:16:16
The profile is created once the user logs into Windows. You may want to continue using one of your other posts rather than creating new ones for the same problem.

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