Lost roaming profile on Windows XP.

February 25, 2011 at 05:37:41
Specs: Windows XP
Used laptop in the evening to check on flight arrivals to Heathrow. Logged out later that evening. Logged in this morning to discover my roaming profile has been lost. Help! Laptop is a 2006 Dell Inspiron 6400.

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February 25, 2011 at 09:53:43
Roaming profile? So this is a work machine connected to a domain? If so, the profile should still be on the domain. If not, please explain what you mean by roaming profile.

And how did you discover it was 'lost'? (error message saying it couldn't be loaded or....)

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February 26, 2011 at 07:51:38

Thanks for responding. I booted up the laptop (it is a family PC) and it simply stated that I had lost my roaming profile so had no access to our e-mails, excel and word documents etc. As I had to retrieve some personal documents urgently I had to take it to my local dealer who charged a disproportionate amount to restore it with no guarantees it would not happen again.. I would rather be able to restore my roaming profile myself but being a complete non-techie I have absolutely no idea where to start!

Does that explanation help?

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