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

  1. #10


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    Great news.

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  2. #11


    Hello! Thanks for posting this. I've run into a problem, though.
    I've gone through all the steps here, and successfully deleted my corrupted profile, and am now in the built-in Administrator one. However, I can't get out. I've created multiple new profiles through PC Settings the way I'm supposed to, but there is no option anywhere for me to sign into them.
    This is what my start screen looks like when I try to switch, and signing off gives me only the one option to sign back in.
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    Ever since the registry edit, none of the profiles I've created have shown up in the registry, nor have the ones I've deleted disappeared.
    As instructed, I deleted the ProfileImagePath variables in both the S-1-5-21-3215496747-2900127540-3436079480-1002.bak and S-1-5-21-3215496747-2900127540-3436079480-1002 folders.
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    Help? Thank you!
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  3. #12


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    Hello Eternallynx, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    A new account's profile folder and registry key will not be created until you signed in to the new account for the first time. That's why they are not there yet.

    Deleted accounts will still be in the registry.

    When you sign out of the built-in Administrator account, do you have a back arrow button at the top left to click on to see all users to select one to sign in to?

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  4. #13


    Thank you for responding so quickly. That makes sense about the registry, thanks. The main reason I was surprised at not being able to switch into another account directly was because I had created another account before my main one got corrupted, and I was expecting to be able to switch directly into it.
    No, I do not have a back arrow when I sign out of the Administrator account.
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  5. #14


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    In that case, you may need to refresh Windows.
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  6. #15


    Ergh. Alright. Thanks again!
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  7. #16


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    Hello shawn im running well but the problem is i went through all the steps and backed up my user folder but now when im in the tablet like start menu there is nothing there i cant open any of my folders i can get to desktop by using the button + d but i dont know how to fix this problem can u help me or direct me to a forum that would? I have decent knowledge of computers but i still dont exactly know what im doing

    hey shawn i currently am having some problems w/ my laptop i went through all the steps for this and im not getting the error anymore and have all my files but from start menu i cant open any files and there isnt even anything in the tablet like start menu its quite annoying and makes it a pain to do stuff on my pc can u help me or direct me to a forum that will help w/ this problem please?

    if u can give me some good idea of something to screenshot my desktop i can show u what im talking about via the prob w/ my computer C:
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  8. #17


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    Hello Abraham, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm afraid that you may need to refresh Windows.

    Refresh Windows 8
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  9. #18


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    Windows 8.1


    Hey Shawn, my computer signed me into a temporary profile so I came here for a tutorial on how to fix it. Since I do not know much about computers I needed to go to many other threads on this page to figure out what they meant. I went through all the steps except the one that required you to delete the User Profile. (I didn't have permission even though I signed onto the built-in administrator.) So I went to yet another thread on this page to find the "Add_Take_Ownership" downloaded file. Needless to say it didn't work. So I come to you because I am completely stuck and have no idea what to do now. It is frustrating me that I can't access anything on my computer and if you could help me I would appreciate it ALOT. Thanks in advance
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  10. #19


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    Hello Logic, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If needed, you could do step 5 before step 2. After the computer restarts, see if you are able to delete the old user profile if still needed to.

    If you like, you could also do a system restore instead using a restore point dated before this user profile error happened.
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