recently created new user profile in XP now certain things don't work

By volcano
Jan 15, 2006
  1. I had been the only user on my machine, but I decied to create another account so my house mates can use my computer without potentially screwing up my stuff.

    I had been using the default admin profile--stupid i know, but it didn't matter.
    to be able to create the profile for my housemates i had to create an admin account first, which i did for myself. I lost all my prefernces and setting and stuff, but was able to get most of them back by going into the default profile and grabbing all the application data.

    things are working fine for the most part. except for 2 things:

    1. when i download things from firefox they don't actually show up on my desktop even though that is where they are supposed to download to.

    2. i'm hainvg trouble connecting through my FTP client to the various servers i use. it will connect once after i start windows, but once i break the connection it wont connect again. i've tried multiple ftp clients (FTPx and Filezilla) and the problem is the same in both. I've restarted my network several times as well.

    other than getting a new monitor changing the user accounts is the only major thing i've done to my computer recently.

    any ideas?

  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    1.Are you sure the download filepath in Firefox points to the desktop of the account your in,and not another account ?

    2.Try FTP using PASV,or temporarily disabling your firewall,or both.
  3. volcano

    volcano TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I tried both PASV and disabling my firewall on my computer. It didn't help with the FTP situation.

    My wireless router is firewalled, but due to extenuating circumstances i can't get into the router (my friend who set it up changed the IP address of the router and he doesn't remember to what).

    I can connect directly to my DSL modem and see if that works.

    Thanks for the help
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