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  • My system is setup like so: User directory on a Caviar Black HDD, and the O/S (Windows folder) on an OCZ SSD. The link is made such that the computer sees "Users" on the OCZ (S: drive) but it's just a shortcut to the actual path on the other HDD.

    Anyways, this all worked fine and dandy until Microsoft's piece of crap SP1 decided to install itself on my computer. I tried rolling back, but that didn't solve much... It got back a couple of my settings, but for the most part, the app data is not seen anymore, at least not on the SSD. It's still THERE, but the computer doesn't see that link. I can click to open "Users/Mike" and a folder opens, but it sees the folder as "Users/TEMP"

    Would anyone, or even Microsoft, care to give me a hand to fix this massive screw-up?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP Wednesday, July 6, 2011 12:03 AM Moved to more appropriate forum category (From:Windows 7 Miscellaneous)
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 10:02 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
    
     
    
    According the issue, I recommend that you may check the Registry,
    then we can narrow down if it is caused by the corrupted registry. 
    
     
    
    1.   
    Click Start.
    
    2.   
    In Search programs
    and files area, type in regedit, and press Enter. 
    
    3.   
    If prompted by UAC,
    click Yes.
    
    4.   
    In Registry Editor,
    go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList 
    
    5.   
    In the left pane, look
    for the folder name starting with S-1-5 (SID key) followed by a long
    number. then click each folder and locate ProfileImagePath from the
    right pane, double click to verify that this is the user account profile that
    has the error.
    
    
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    
     
    
    
     
    
    Also I want to know whether you can access your user
    profile? As a test, you can create a new account and check the problem. If it
    works fine in the new account, this problem should be cause by the corrupted
    user profile. Please refer the following to fix a corrupted user profile:
    
     
    
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile
    
     
    
    Hope that helps

     


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    Friday, July 8, 2011 2:58 AM

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  • Please review: How SSDs can hose your data
    Carey Frisch
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 12:05 AM
  • Hi,
    
     
    
    According the issue, I recommend that you may check the Registry,
    then we can narrow down if it is caused by the corrupted registry. 
    
     
    
    1.   
    Click Start.
    
    2.   
    In Search programs
    and files area, type in regedit, and press Enter. 
    
    3.   
    If prompted by UAC,
    click Yes.
    
    4.   
    In Registry Editor,
    go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList 
    
    5.   
    In the left pane, look
    for the folder name starting with S-1-5 (SID key) followed by a long
    number. then click each folder and locate ProfileImagePath from the
    right pane, double click to verify that this is the user account profile that
    has the error.
    
    
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    
     
    
    
     
    
    Also I want to know whether you can access your user
    profile? As a test, you can create a new account and check the problem. If it
    works fine in the new account, this problem should be cause by the corrupted
    user profile. Please refer the following to fix a corrupted user profile:
    
     
    
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile
    
     
    
    Hope that helps

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Friday, July 8, 2011 2:58 AM