Coping file from corrupted account

Gigabyte / Ep41-ud3l
September 11, 2009 at 12:25:15
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.333 GHz / 2046 MB
I have corrupted account in which I can access but cannot see it in documents and settings and cannot copy the file to the new one. I repaired windows today but everything is the same. What can I do?

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September 11, 2009 at 12:47:58
Not sure if this still helps ---
How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile

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September 11, 2009 at 13:26:31
If Chuck 2's link to that very relevant info doesn't help...

Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:

(thanks to Dan Penny for this link:)
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities

If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibilty, on another computer if you need to.

If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.

If the hard drive itself is okay, the only way you can get data from a user profile you can't see anymore in XP, after following and heeding Chuck 2's linked info, is to use a data recovery or un-delete program of some sort to find all deleted files and folders in \Documents and Settings\etc. , and even then you won't be able to recover some things because Windows has already over-written the locations of where some of the files were.

"I repaired windows today "

Exactly what did you do? You may have over-written the locations of where some, or all, of the deleted files were.

By the way, if you or someone else deleted the corrupted account at some point, doing that automatically deletes everything listed for the user in \Documents and Settings\(corrupted user)\(all files and sub-folders), and the (corrupted user) folder, and they DO NOT show up in the Recycle Bin.
Deleting a corrupted user then making one again with exactly the same name WILL NOT restore those! Only the default stuff for the user will be there!

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