While troubleshooting some user profile issues, I discovered that the old pre-Vista trick of renaming the NTUSER.DAT file to recreate it no longer works as it used to. When one renames NTUSER.DAT in Vista and then tries to log into the account, it instead gives a warning about not being able to load the profile and that I'm now using a temporary profile which will be deleted when I log off. Fun. This seems to have cased much consternation on the interwebs. Oddly, I can't seem to find the new way of recreating NTUSER.DAT aside from blowing away the user profile entirely and recreating it. At the moment, I'm not keen on doing that. Anyone run into this? Any ideas?
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Can't recreate Vista's NTUSER.DAT file like I could in the ol' days