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

  1. #20


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    It said the last restore was this morning at 9:46 (8:46 for you) but the problem was happening before that. So how do I restart the steps since I have already done them all?

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  2. #21


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You could just start back over at step 1, then do them if the registry SID key is there for the old profile getting this error.

    If not able to, then see if you are able to create a new user account to use instead while you are signed in to the built-in Administrator account.
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  3. #22


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You could just start back over at step 1, then do them if the registry SID key is there for the old profile getting this error.

    If not able to, then see if you are able to create a new user account to use instead while you are signed in to the built-in Administrator account.
    I got it to work. Thank You for all your help and for responding VERY quickly. I just have one more question. How do I get back my files that I backed up? Again, thanks for your help.
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  4. #23


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Glad to hear it.

    You could just copy and paste them back. Be sure to only do so with say your document, music, etc... files, and not say your old AppData folder.
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  5. #24


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Alright, will do. Thank you! Have a nice day Shawn
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  6. #25


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Anytime. Take care.
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  7. #26


    Posts : 2
    Windows


    Brother, the thing is that I don't have 'profile list' folder in the specified location what to do now ? :O
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  8. #27


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Tom, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check to make sure that you have gone to the correct location in the registry. You may have gone to the wrong one by mistake. Possibly "Windows" instead of "Windows NT"??

    If you still don't see "ProfileList", then post a screenshot showing your registry to see if I may be able to spot what could be wrong.

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  9. #28


    Posts : 2
    Windows


    Click image for larger version

    This is it bro..and thanks for the help in advance
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Aug 2014 at 09:43. Reason: moved to original thread
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  10. #29


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Tom,

    You just didn't get to the ProfileList key location below yet. Your screenshot is only up to the location highlighted in red below so far. Just a bit more to go.

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