Corrupted Profile

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If you start a computer and due to some glitch, your profile is not
recognized, the computer sets up a new temporary user profile.
If one were to drag data files onto the desktop (found using a search mode
for the files), then the computer is turned off..... is the data lost? Or
is the data still in the origninal users profile and possibly retrievable?

Thanks for any and all suggestions/comments


Lorne
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    Yes retrievable. Profile corruption is almost always a result of (and
    limited to) registry user hive corruption (ntuser.dat)

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    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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    "lorne" wrote:
    | If you start a computer and due to some glitch, your profile is not
    | recognized, the computer sets up a new temporary user profile.
    | If one were to drag data files onto the desktop (found using a search mode
    | for the files), then the computer is turned off..... is the data lost? Or
    | is the data still in the origninal users profile and possibly retrievable?
    |
    | Thanks for any and all suggestions/comments
    |
    |
    | Lorne
    |
    |
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    "lorne" <stoner_123@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23STzqK3SFHA.2560@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > If you start a computer and due to some glitch, your profile is not
    > recognized, the computer sets up a new temporary user profile.
    > If one were to drag data files onto the desktop (found using a search mode
    > for the files), then the computer is turned off..... is the data lost? Or
    > is the data still in the origninal users profile and possibly retrievable?
    >
    > Thanks for any and all suggestions/comments
    >
    >
    > Lorne

    Drag the files with your right mouse button, not with your left
    button. You will then be given a choice between "move" and "copy".
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