My computer with Windows XP (SP3) was member in a (Windows-NT) domain and has been moved into a Windows workgroup. A lot of settings are lost now: desktop configuration and design, windows explorer configuration, browser favorites, authentication cookies, Outlook configuration (email accounts, emails themselves, etc.), and so on.
I can see that in "c:\documents and settings" is a folder named "MyUserName.DomainName" that apparently represents my old profile when I was part of the domain. Also there is a new folder named "MyUserName" which is my new profile as a workgroup member now.
I was hoping I could restore the old user profile via the system control panel. But in the user profiles dialog the list of profiles stored locally on my computer does not show my domain profile (although it is stored locally as well).
Is there a way to restore my old profile somehow? Does a brute force copy of the content of my domain profile folder "MyUserName.DomainName" and overwriting the content of my workgroup folder "MyUserName" have chances of success? Or maybe even simply renaming the folders?
Thanks for help!