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

  1. #60


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by OceanFlyer View Post
    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)?


    Hello OceanFlyer, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you are using a Microsoft account, your personal settings should eventually sync back.

    If you are using a local account, then it would be best to just set them back to how you wanted. Copying the files from the backup would most likely also reintroduce the issue you were originally having.

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  2. #61


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.0


    Dear Shawn,

    I managed to recover my firefox bookmarks from the backup folder by looking for *.json files, as described here:

    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...g-from-backups

    But your help in fixing my problem is highly appreciated, I guess my knowledge in Windows 8 improves significantly, thanks Shawn
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  3. #62


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    I need help with this. I've followed the tutorial to the letter and the profile was not recreated and now I only have the admin account which I cant access because I seem to have deactivated the built-in admin... Anything I might have missed or can anything be done at this point? Since I cannot even get passed the account selection.. Any help is apreciated. I have posted a pic with the message it now displays.
    Click image for larger version
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  4. #63


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Gabo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if you may be able to enable your built-in Administrator account at boot using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below.

    Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    If not, then you could try doing a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before this happened to hopefully fix this.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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  5. #64


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    For me, All I had to do was do a complete shut down of my laptop (hold the power button in) then boot it again. I'm not sure if it would work for other people though.
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  6. #65


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Burrrr, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    That may help if it was just a temporary glitch.
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  7. #66


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


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

    You might see if you may be able to enable your built-in Administrator account at boot using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below.

    Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    If not, then you could try doing a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before this happened to hopefully fix this.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
    If that doesn't work, he could use the sticky keys hack by booting into a Windows 8.1 install DVD , doing shift+F10 to bring up the command prompt, (following the steps here) and then after, booting into the OS, pressing shift 5x at the logon screen to bring up the command prompt, then type the command:
    net user administrator /active:yes then net user administrator password to give the administrator account a password of "password".

    Cheers
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  8. #67


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1

    need help


    I really got messed up, signed in temporary profile, i understood the way to repair it from your steps, but i'm confuse
    does doing your steps will make all of my applications, data, and all my stuff back to their places by themselves after doing your steps? I got videos editing program and the are gone from my desktop, could it be possible they return immediately after doing you way??
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  9. #68


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jack, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial basically has you to delete the corrupted profile for your account, and has it recreated afterwards.

    If you are able to successfully sign in to your afterwards, then yes everything will be as it was.
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  10. #69


    SOMEONE please help me this happened to me 2 days ago all my desktop files dissapeared, in the Local Disk C: all folders and files were there but when i checked desktop nothing so i did this method i backed up the entire user continue with the process and the problem was gone BUT my desktop files wasnt there. So by the time ''You have been singed to a temporary profile'' hit me i lost everything from desktop i had many folders and stuff there. Is there anyway i can have my files back?
    This is an example of a folder that i search that was in my desktop. They appear as shortcuts. Every other file that was not at desktop is there. Also every app that was at Local Disk C: is like new theres no data or anything saved.Any help is appreciated
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