OS = 2000 pro user name is res which is on a 2003 server w/ AD This workstation all of a sudden created a new home folder with all default settings. Folder name created was res.domain with the old folder res still existing. I checked the users on the local machine nobody has added any local users or anything. Just the domain users and local guest/administrator accounts. I don't know why it did this but it did. My question how could I restore the outlook express mail rules without loging in to get to the hkey_current_user key in the registry. There was alot of rules setup on the workstation. I will be diggin more in the reg tomorrow to see if I can find anything. Thanks for any help in advance If I figure it out I will post back tomorrow. Well I tested here and I should be able to do it by going through hkey_users and finding the Identity string that was under my old user directory then export that to a reg file. Edit the identity string to match the current Identity and to go to the right location of the registry (hkey_current_user) and then reimport it to the registry. I believe this will bring it back as long as it is in the registry there yet. I will update in the morning.