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

  1. #70


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello stoned unicorn, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Did you already do the steps in the tutorial on the first page for this user profile error?

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  2. #71


    thanks for replaying yes i did everything but i am not sure about If there was another SID key with the same name without .bak because i delete it without looking the numbers so i may have not delete the .bak(less) folder. I found this.. Click image for larger versioni didnt delete the old user folder and when i press to see what storage it takes it says 11 gb which i think is with all my old files but when i go into this files and check all of it again Click image for larger version it says 1 gb ...i dont have a clue..
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  3. #72


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, you might see if doing a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you have this error may help.
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  4. #73


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I'm so glad this thread is here, saved my neighbors life today. Basically we just have to remember we're creating a new user, moving every file from the affected account over, sans the NTUSER.dat's, then deleting the fook out of the ProfileList entry with ".bak" added (plus the original).

    This is the 3rd time I've had to do it, the thing to watch out for is that sometimes the error that causes thus dupes the target account into an "administrator.(original user name)-PC" account, which is why the profile service can't locate the files, they get moved into that account.

    I had moved the files from the original account folder, and nothing happened, then I noticed the renamed dupe account folder, after copying from there it worked perfect. So always look for a dupe of your account folder.
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  5. #74


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm glad it could still help Jon.
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  6. #75


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I'm so glad this thread is here, saved my neighbors life today. Basically we just have to remember we're creating a new user, moving every file from the affected account over, sans the NTUSER.dat's, then deleting the fook out of the ProfileList entry with ".bak" added (plus the original).

    This is the 3rd time I've had to do it, the thing to watch out for is that sometimes the error that causes thus dupes the target account into an "administrator.(original user name)-PC" account, which is why the profile service can't locate the files, they get moved into that account.

    I had moved the files from the original account folder, and nothing happened, then I noticed the renamed dupe account folder, after copying from there it worked perfect. So always look for a dupe of your account folder.

    I seem to have a similar issue.

    Had the Temp Profile message this morning. Did the suggested steps but it's still not working... All my folders/files and apps are gone. If I do a search for a folder, it will find it under ThisPC>OS(C:>Users>username. The problem is that the profile loaded seems to be ThisPC>OS(C:>Users>username.username and this has none of my files on it... Also, I can't find my Firefox bookmarks. What should I do to re-access my old profile?

    Tried to run win updates several times and restart but it's not working...

    HELP!
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  7. #76


    Brink? Anyone? Would appreciate some help...
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  8. #77


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello TheAnth, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Sorry about the late reply.

    Usually when you are unable to repair your user profile, you'll need to create a new one to use instead. If the new one gives you the same error as well, then you'll usually need to reinstall Windows.
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  9. #78


    Thanks Brink.

    If i go through the steps of creating a new profile, it will ask me "Keep Files" right ?

    Then where do I go from there?
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  10. #79


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You would basically be creating a new user account to use instead of your current corrupted one, and make it an administrator account. Once created, you would copy over any personal files you want to keep from the old account's profile folders to the new account. If everything checks out ok with the new account, you can delete the old if you like.

    User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

    User Account Type - Change in Windows 8

    User Account - Delete - Windows 7 Help Forums
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