How to find the location of the user profile on the local disk

June 28, 2011

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To find the location of the user profile on the local disk, please use the following instructions:

1. Find the user SID by using one of the following scripts: VBS script Determine SID of Windows user (Wrote by Mr. Kevin van Zonneveld) or PowerShell script Get SID from AD (Active Directory) User / Group using PowerShell.

Note: GetSid utility isn’t supported currently on Windows 7/2008/2008 R2 platforms.

2. Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\%MyUserSIDNumber%

and review the value of: ProfileImagePath

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