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Weird Windows 8 problem?!

  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Are you in any kind of "Temporary Profile"? That would do the same thing, but you would see some icons on your desktop - Your Start Screen however, would be blank like that.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    I've managed to find the files but the don't seem to be syncing to the documents folder. At least I can back everything up before any changes or fixes. Thanks for all your help. I'll let you know how I get on.
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yah, if your Docs and Music files ain't in your Docs and Mucis folders, then you are NOT in your usual profile. Were you using an MS account, or a local account?

    If you are in a temporary profile, you will see "Windows has loaded a temporary profile" in some large letters as it boots up.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    Its not a local account, something I will be changing once I get this sorted. Any idea how to get in the usual account?
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  5. #15


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Not a local account, but NOT your usual account, right? Hold on I'll brb

    Ok, check here.

    System loads "Temporary Profile"

    Brink (Shawn) helped me through this, so if that don't help you figure it out, I'll ask him to intervene.

    While you are in Windows, open Explorer and go into your Users folder. Look for a user folder called TEMP. Also, look for all iterations of your MS account user name. Take a screenshot of your Users folder too.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    yeah, exactly that mate.
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  7. #17


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Check my edit, click that link. There are other threads regarding the same problem, you can search "temporary Profile" in the forum search box to find them. Ironically, this started happening with Windows Vista.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    I'm just gonna back up and restore, that looks a bit too technical for me. Thanks for all your help everybody.
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  9. #19


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    No - It's EASY, once you get through the initial stages of it. Check through the posts. You just need to be able to get into Safe Mode Admin to do what it says. Don't do a "refresh" unless you wanna delete all of your apps.
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