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

  1. #30


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Hello Brink, I had my fun time deleting long file names and doing everything you said to do, but I'm still unable to switch users. I deleted my profile folder, I deleted the path reg keys, when I try to switch users, it does not give me the option to backspace just gives me admin, though in user accts my profile is still showing. Do I delete my profile acct and creat a new one or is there some trick I'm not seeing?

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  2. #31


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Dkblight, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    This tutorial will not help with "switch user" issues. Are you able to sign in to the user account normally instead of through switch user?

    Please use the tutorial below to get more details about the user accounts on your PC. Afterwards, post back with the contents of this information to see what may be wrong with the account.

    User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows
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  3. #32


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    No, i had the temp profile, corrupted profile, deleted the folder, did the reg edit like instructed, but only option was admin, i ended up refreshing the computer, currently running updates.
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  4. #33


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    I hope it will sort it for you.
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  5. #34


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Just tried to update too much too quick, so having failure updates....just a hell of a weekend.
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  6. #35


    ok i can find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList anywhere on my comp?

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  7. #36


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mr. Minex, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check to make sure that you are navigating to this path in the left pane of Registry Editor (regedit). It will be there like in the screenshot under step 5.
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  8. #37


    Posts : 1
    Multiple


    Just wanted to say Thanks for writing this guide to fix that error.
    I've had multiple computers at work throwing this error at the employees, so I'm sure you have their thanks as well.

    I took the liberity to write a quick fix tool that will remedy this problem on the local machine via the steps original post provided.
    I've wrote it to speed up my daily fixes, but wanted to share it with everyone here to make all of our lives that much easier.

    It's written in C#, and such required the .NET framework + Admin rights to function.
    Tested and working on Windows 8 pro 64, Win 7 Pro 32, Win 7 Enterprise x86/x64

    Thanks again, and enjoy!
    Fixer tool can be found at: Mark Zapalac's Creations: Quick Fix - Temporary User Account Registry Fixer
    Last edited by mzapalac; 12 Oct 2014 at 12:07. Reason: spelling
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  9. #38


    Posts : 1
    Window 8.1


    I have followed all these steps. But in the part of deleting the user name folder, I could not delete it as a window appeared while deleting saying that the folder is in use which was not the case. So, I deleted the other folders in the user name folder and then I tried to delete the user name folder again and the same message appeared saying that it could not be delete as it is open. So I closed the window which was doing the recycling, and I assumed that everything was deleted. So, I proceeded with the following steps. When I completed step 12, I signed into my account. I could not obtain my account, that is, all my tiles in my start menu has disappeared, there is only five tiles left (Internet Explorer, Store, File explorer, One drive, Desktop). And I can not open my PC settings. What should I do now?
    Please help me.
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  10. #39


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jyot, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    While signed in to the other administrator account, see if you may be able to delete this account, and create a new user account to use instead.

    User Account - Delete - Windows 7 Help Forums

    User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8
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