View Full Version : How to change %ALLUSERSPROFILE% etc

10-06-2006, 04:27 PM
I just did a reinstall of windows (without formatting), and now all the documents settings have .WINDOWS after them in the name. (because the old ones were left there)

I was wondering if it is possible to change the variables in %ALLUSERSPROFILE% and such to point to the old folder names (and then just remove the .WINDOWS in recovery console so it's the same folder)

How would I do this??

10-06-2006, 04:39 PM
registry key at

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

I'm assuming that changing that will do the trick.

11-06-2006, 02:28 AM
Well that kinda worked, but everytime I restarted it would change a few back...

So I reinstalled again.

Now there is nothing wrong with it except a folder containing a copy of my old user account files which I cannot access nor delete :waughh:

How to get rid of it???

11-06-2006, 02:36 AM
Take ownership (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421)

11-06-2006, 04:33 PM
All deleted now! :D

Choice :thumbs: