Solved I can't login as an original standard user in windows 7

August 12, 2013 at 12:19:44
Specs: Windows 7 32bit, Pent M 1.6Gh- 1.25Gb
I was trying to free up space on the C:\ partition and copied a standard users folders to the E:\ partition. I then deleted most of the original files from the C:\ partition. The laptop had not been set to make restore points. I can now only get in as the administrator, but want my granddaughter as a monitored standard user. Can this situation be retrieved without losing all her data etc.
I have looked at Microsoft's help sheet but this involves altering the registry, but would all her data be lost?

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August 12, 2013 at 12:26:41
You should never move a user folder from it's default location. I suggest you move it back.

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August 12, 2013 at 12:30:43
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If all of the user data was copied to the E: partition you shouldn't have lost any data (e.g. documents, photo's, videos, etc), you have a few options here (and I am sure more)..

1. Log in as administrator and copy the users directory back, then try to log in. It may work but that doesn't fix your space problem without replacing your system drive or moving data to the other drive.

2. Change the default location of a user profile:

3. Create symlinks:

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August 16, 2013 at 10:30:06
It was OK to move certain standard folders BUT only by using the facility provided by Windows (such as Pictures). Moving standard folders by manual methods does not take the registry entries with it, thereby causing issues.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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