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

  1. #40


    Posts : 5
    window 8


    Brink? i need help .. haha .. my temprory profile have be fixed , me used system restore .. all backgroud perfectly , icon and another .. but have some file has missing .. can you help me to get my file back .. it very important for me .. how i can back to ' sign in with temprory profile' ? .. Because i can copy my file to pendrive .. sorry for bad english .. hehe .. help !

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  2. #41


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Keje, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Where were the files located?

    Any files you had in your user folders should not have been affected by a system restore.

    Do you have any backups that you could extract the files from?
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  3. #42


    Posts : 5
    window 8


    All my file i save at C:\Users\user\Desktop .. I make one folder for my important file .. when in temprory profile , my folder complete , all my file complete , but , when me restore back to point , i got my file have missing a lot .. Just a lot missing and a lot not missing .. i think my have , but cant see ,, haha , i dont no about that .. But can me go back to the temprory profile???? .. if can .. easy to me to copy the file
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  4. #43


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Double check to see what "C:\Users\(user-name)" folders you may have to see if one of them may be for the temp profile. It's folder may be called "Temp".
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  5. #44


    Posts : 5
    window 8


    Click image for larger version I send screnshot .. i do not have what you call 'Temp' .. Got headchace ..
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  6. #45


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you don't have any backups that you could extract the files from, then you may be out of luck.
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  7. #46


    Posts : 5
    window 8


    Owh .. okay .. thank you for answer
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  8. #47


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Having installed Windows 8.1 upgrade in error last week I've had a few issues - twice my computer has 'scanned and repaired drive (C) and today I'm getting the 'You've been signed in with a temporary profile' message. I've read the tutorial but as I'm a complete klutz with computers it doesn't make any sense to me ! The guy I usually use for my IT problems hasn't come up against this before either so he's not too sure how to fix it either - especially as I don't want to lose any of my files - I just want to get back to normal.

    I note there is a downloadable fix but am a bit wary about what will happen if I use it. Will it return my computer to the state it was before this happened and will I be able to access my files/documents/photos etc ?
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  9. #48


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Soosie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you could see if doing a system restore (at boot if needed) using a restore point dated before you got this error may be able to fix it for you easier.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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  10. #49


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Soosie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you could see if doing a system restore (at boot if needed) using a restore point dated before you got this error may be able to fix it for you easier.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
    Thank you for the suggestion - but I found 'a man who can' and he's fixed it for me !
    Apparently I'm one of the few for whom the upgrade didn't work smoothly and it corrupted my profile !
    Had to basically cut 'n paste my 'old' profile into a new one.
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