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

  1. #50


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    That's great news Soosie.

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  2. #51


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    Hi Shawn,

    I've just used your steps to try and fix my brothers laptop but he has now lost all his files. What should he do? It started from updating his laptop but he forgot to plug the charger in so therefore his laptop died and it told him that he was signed into a temporary account. Could you please get back to me as soon as and try and give a solution on how to improve this situation.

    Cheers,
    Jordan
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  3. #52


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    Hello Jordan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Did he backup the files at step 2 before starting?
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  4. #53


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    It didn't let him back up any of files because he was on the temporary account so he had no files on the computer.
    Thanks
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  5. #54


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    If he deleted the folder without a back up, then they will be gone for good unless the files may still be in the Recycle Bin.

    Enable and sign in to the built-in Administrator account from step 1, then double check to see if he may still have his "C:\Users\(user-name)" profile folder with his files hopefully still in it.
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  6. #55


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    Alright I will let my brother know. Cheers Shawn you've been a massive help.
    Thanks
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  7. #56


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    You're welcome. I hope they are still there.
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  8. #57


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    Windows 8

    Resolved Problem


    Oh my God
    Oh my God
    Oh my God!
    I cant believe, my problem is resolved.
    Thank you very much
    And in our language:
    Damet Garm, that means: be alive forever.
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  9. #58


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    Glad it could help.
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  10. #59


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    Windows 8.0

    Problem solved, but how to recover old profile settings?


    Dear Shawn,

    Thank you so much for a very clear step-by-step explanation to fix the temporary profile problem. Now I can get back to my profile but I lost all preferences and settings, such as wall paper, firefox bookmarks etc. I have copied the old profile to temporary folders before deleting it. Is there any way I can recover the old settings? Should I just copy back the temporary files back to my user profile directory (i.e. C:\Users\(user-name) folder)?
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