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You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix

  1. #120


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    Brink - somehow I thought this forum is for Windows 10 - anyway I'm using windows 10 and I see there is another long thread with the same problems on the windowsten forums!!!

    So After restarting, each account says welcome for a while then back to "preparing Windows'.

    I am really frustrated with this now. I have no idea what to do next. about eight hours lost today so far.

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  2. #121


    Posts : 22,537
    64-bit Windows 10


    That's ok. Since this is for Windows 10, let's continue this at the tutorial below instead.

    You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix - Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  3. #122


    Posts : 1
    Windows


    Hi! I just encountered this problem and I wanna try these steps but I can't completely delete the C:\Users\(user-name) profile folder. A dialog box will appear saying "You require permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this folder." And also "The folder contains items whose names are too long for the destination folder." The only folder left in there is the AppData. I am also signed in to an administrator account when doing this step. Please help me solve this problem. Thank you!!
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  4. #123


    Posts : 22,537
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Pmerriles, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The main thing is to have the correct path of your user profile folder in the ProfileImagePath value of the SID key for the account.
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  5. #124


    Posts : 1
    Windows 10


    Hi! I need some help. So this happened to my girlfriend's computer three days ago. I was cleaning her computer and used Ccleaner and then Malwarebytes (which I use every week on my computer and works great) and I did all that I do normally. The problem is that when I restarted the computer, I had this problem. The temporary profile. So I've looked up online and fixed the issue. So it doesn't run as a temporary profile anymore. The problem that when it logged in as a temporary profile, all the images, documents, folders on desktop, etc, all had disappeared. Now that the user is no longer on temporary profile, the problem still persists. The background image changed to the windows 10 original and all folders and filles are gone. The one thing that it's good is that if I go to the local disk C:/Users/Carolina/Desktop, it's all there, but when I'm the work area it's not. Is there a way to get it all back as it was or should I just drag them back?

    Thanks for the help.
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  6. #125


    Posts : 22,537
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello AWPT, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like Windows may have setup a new profile folder for her instead of using her original C:/Users/Carolina folder.

    Double check to make sure the correct C:/Users/Carolina profile folder is set as the ProfileImagePath value for the SID key without .bak at the end for this account.

    This will have Windows use the correct profile folder for the account, and hopefully have everything back.
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  7. #126


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Ive had this problem for a week now and ive gone to the registry to fix it by removing removing "bak" from the profile that i use with all my settings.
    Renaming the profile without the "bak" since its the temp file as it clearly shows in the profile path.

    So ive gone and done it and its worked fine but then just the other day i logged in got the temp account message and ive gone into the registry and ive found what you normally find one with bak and the other not only this time both SID's have temp (my account name and a number) on both the same SID's so i went to do the method and change it up in the profile path for the correct one that i thought delete the one without the bak and logged off.

    I sign in fine but now ive beem stuck in temp account.

    Sometimes it says prepairing windows when signing in and i go to the registry and do your method to fix the bak (and btw this time the profile paths are different since this time to how it normally is in your example shown.

    But i go to do the registry thing and its not worked.


    My friend recomended i get an external drive copy what i need like games,important files etc etc.

    Reinstall windows then copy the files back where they came from.

    Then i also may go to windows 10

    Please help!
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  8. #127


    Posts : 22,537
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Adriel, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check to make sure that you still have the correct path for your original profile folder (ex: "C:\Users\Adriel") for the ProfileImagePath value in your account's SID key.

    If you changed the location of your original profile folder before you started getting the temp profile error, then see if moving the folder back may help.

    If not, then you could delete the SID key(s) for your account to have a new profile folder created for your account. However, this will have to change your settings again, and copy over any files (ex: music, documents, etc...) you wanted from the old folder to the new one.
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  9. #128


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Alright cheers Brink.
    Is there a way to contact you so i could send screenshots of the Problem?
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  10. #129


    Posts : 22,537
    64-bit Windows 10


    You can post them here if you like. The tutorial below can show you how to post a screenshot.

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
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