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user folder name is being shortened

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Category: ForensiT Support
Forum Name: Move Computer
Forum Discription: User Profile Transfer Wizard questions, suggestions, comments and bug reports
Printed Date: 17 Sep 2019 at 8:16pm

Topic: user folder name is being shortened
Posted By: ouliwei
Subject: user folder name is being shortened
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2018 at 2:00pm
I have a domain username profile folder named user.DOMAIN.NET

When I use transwiz it shortens the name to "user" and strips the .DOMAIN.NET from the folder name. The profile transfers correctly but A LOT of files and settings are looking for the old folder name in the path.

How can this be fixed or addresses?

Posted By: Support
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2018 at 9:10am
The standard Windows profile folder naming convention is C:\Users\Username. Windows will only append the domain name to the profile folder if a profile with the username already exists.

Transwiz does scan the registry and update profile folder paths where it finds them. However, if you have applications writing hard-coded profile paths to data files, there is nothing that Transwiz can do.

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