User profiles are used to store the individual settings of a particular user in an operating system like Windows, Linux and MacOS. User profiles can also be used as a location for storing personal files like documents, images, music, downloads, photos, videos and more. Windows users can usually find their user profile under the Documents and Settings or Users folder, while Linux user profiles are usually stored under the home directory.
Other applications, such as web browsers, can also make use of individual user profiles.
This guide explains some of the features that relate to user profiles and shows you how to recover corrupt user profiles.
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