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You may have noticed that the site has not been updated too recently – we have been extremely busy getting our new blog up and running. Please visit us at: http://blog.lpfsystems.com/!

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Recovering A Corrupted XP User Profile

A user profile on a Microsoft Windows XP system contains all the files and settings needed to configure your work environment. If the user profile becomes damaged, Windows XP will display one of two error messages when you log on to the system:

Windows cannot load your profile because it may be corrupted. You may be logged in using a temporary User Profile.


The system has recovered from a serious error.

The operating system will then automatically create a new user profile and log you in to this new profile. When this occurs, you’ll immediately discover that all your personalized settings – such as color scheme, wallpaper, and icons – are gone. Even more disturbing is that the My Documents folder doesn’t show any of your documents. You’ll also discover that Outlook Express and Internet Explorer will be void of any of your personal settings and data. Read the rest of this entry »

Copy To? Move To?! I Wan’t You In My Context Menu!

Two of the handiest file management tools in Windows Vista are the ‘Copy to Folder’ and ‘Move To Folder’ commands, which allow you to copy and move files or folders anywhere you want simply by selecting an item, a file, or a folder and then choosing the desired location from the resulting dialog box.

Unfortunately, these handy commands are hidden away on the Edit menu in Windows Explorer and Computer. Further masking their existence is the fact that the Menu bar is hidden by default in both Windows Explorer and Computer.

Luckily, you can add the ‘Copy to Folder’ and ‘Move to Folder’ commands to the context menu with a couple of registry edits. Read the rest of this entry »