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Temporary Profile - Registry

Q: Temporary Profile - Registry

Hi, my computer randomly switched off yesterday and when I switched it on, I was lead to start-up repair.

I carried it out, and upon re-starting, it took me to 'preparing your desktop' and I was logged into a temporary profile. After being completely stressed that I had lost all my files and encountering this issue for the first time, I realised that they were actually still at C:\Users\Shafiq with a locked icon. I could still access these files going through them.

I'm more of a self-fixer, and fix most problems myself, however - this one I just can't seem to get my head around.

I've read around, and anyone familiar with this issue may understand the fixes I've tried which I'll refer to in short hand form. I'll also list a few more principles with my problem. Compared to all the countless threads and fixes i've tried/read on the issue, mine seems to be really different in a few ways.

I ran a chkdsk of C:/ which took about 6 hours
I ran a sfc /scannow before & after the chkdsk
I tried changing the registry SID's of the profiles, removing .bak from one and adding .temp to the other.
I tried a system restore on a couple of occasions
I tried to go to the management console to view the event logs, which worked before the system restore, but now isn't working.
I had 2 users before, one was for uni work and one was my main user. They were named WORK and SHAFIQ. C:\users\work and c:\users\shafiq respectively. In all problems I've read about, the .bak file has a profileimagepath to the user that is inaccessible, such as the above 2. However, mine is to C:\Users\Administrator

In the images at the end of the post there'll be quite a few irrelevant user profiles, some of which I creatted when trying to fix the problem myself, so it's just one big mess now with a bunch of profiles that don't even show up on the log on screen anyway.

Yes maybe I can just make a new user and transfer, but I don't think that will restore my computer to the way it was. Some things have changed in the sense that when I am on the log in screen. There is an "Administrator" account (which is the temp profile) and "Other Accounts". If I make a new account, I have to go to other accounts and manually type in the username and leave the password field blank to log in. Same with the administrator account - It asks me for a password, which I have to leave blank to log in. Why is it even asking me for a password?

Also, on control panel user/accounts section, my old accounts don't appear anywhere at all, where-as in the guides it says to delete your old account from there.

I managed to change the "ProfileImagePath" of a new admin account I created to one of my old accounts, and now when I log in it loads the old account. But I still have to click "Other Account" from the login screen and manually type in a username and password of the administrator account I made.

I honestly think my registry is messed up - and is there any way to fix the user profile keys or set them default. Will a windows 7 repair installation do this or does it not fix the registry keys.

Thanks ahead for any assistance, and also - I can provide any screenshots or whatever if needed, just ask.

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Preferred Solution: Temporary Profile - Registry

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A: Temporary Profile - Registry

Hello Shafski, and welcome to Seven Forum.

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with this error for you.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

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I have a temporary account problem that seems to be different from the others I've seen on here. I have multiple users and multiple devices and run Active Directory. Two different users with two different workstations are experiencing a problem
where they log in and have the temporary account, as though their user folders were corrupt. However, I have deleted the user folders and modified the registry as necessary (in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/WindowsNT/LatestVersion/ProfileList).

Other users can use these devices without a problem, and both users in question can use other devices without a problem. The accounts in question do not appear in the user folders, the registry, or the accounts list in Control Panel. One of the
machines is running Win7 Pro and the other is running Win10 Pro.

Any thoughts?

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Good morning all,

Yesterday I ran into a strange issue with one of my domain users on a shared workstation. I'm not sure if this is happening to a few other users since many people use this workstation. A user would attempt to login to the machine, however would receive notifications that he's being logged in with a temporary profile. I think, no big deal... I'll go through and clear out his profile on the machine right? Wrong.

This time around, there is 1) No old user folder for his username. 2) There is no SID for the user in the registry. 3) When running whoami /user and getting the SID for the user that way, there is clearly no profile for this user's SID.

Now I don't know what to do in order to resolve the temporary profile issue for this person. I believe none of this information exists because a profile has never been made for him since the computer has been implemented. Searching around Google has numerous suggestions about clearing out the profile from the registry, but I can't find anything that says what to do when said profile doesn't exist.

Any ideas?

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We have users on Windows 7 Enterprise machines.  No one has a roaming profile. Users cannot install programs.  The users move around so they don't use the same machine all the time and there may be 20 profiles on one machine.  They don't
always logout but the machines are restarted once a week at least.   Occasionally we may delete profiles on the machines but this is a remote site so we seldom do.  Users primarily use remote apps. served up either by Citrix or web interface. 
Little is done locally other than printing.  All machines are imaged with the same software. All users do the same thing.  One user in an office of six machines, can only login to three of the machines with a temporary profile.  She has no
profile under Users.  There is no .bak registry entry.  I cannot locate anything in the registry that points to this user.  I checked HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|SOFTWARE|MICROSOFT|WINDOWSNT|CURRENT VERSION|PROFILELIST.  There were 20 profiles but
none for this user.  No .bak profiles for her, nothing.  I found a post that suggested increasing registry size/reboot but still no clue.  This has been going on for months and she just let me know but I don't know if she called the help desk
and they did something before.  Event log has errors saying: 


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A:Windows 7 Enterprise - User logs in with temporary profile - 3 different machines/no roaming profile?

Thanks.  She's working on the computer and does not logoff and back on quickly.  I just rechecked and there absolutely is not a .bak with her name.  On either computer.  I did find one for Temp and one for another user so now I have a
second user getting the profile issue.  I renamed that one and when the other user logged in, he got his profile. 

Guess I will just re-image the computers although I'd like to figure it out but I don't have the spare time to waste and don't want my user to keep getting the temp profile.  My company won't pay for the support and frankly, in all the years I've
been in IT, I've never had MS resolve one issue for me.  Not worth paying for.  Oh well, thanks for your suggestions.  If I have time to devote to this and figure anything else out, I will post the answer. 

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Hey guys,

Yesterday, I shut down my computer. A few hours later when trying to log back in, I get logged onto a blank profile, which I assume is a temporary profile.

Curiously the ProfileImagePath string under key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-842173820-3506557639-1618326103-1004 is pointing to C:\Users\Mike_2.Mike-PC instead of C:\Users\Mike_2, which I assume is a temporary/alternate profile. (which I didn't create)

This has happened before, but usually a few restarts fixed the problem, however, that doesn't seem to be working now.

My question is, is there a way to reassociate the profile with the correct user folder? Or do I have to transfer everything over to a clean profile?
 

A:Solved: User profile dissasociated from account/logging onto temporary profile?

Its not an association issue, the user profile is corrupt, and is replaced by a temporary one.

Best thing to do is create a new user account, and migrate to that.

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Hi. I'm having this problem where when I tried to log into my computer it gave me this thing that my user login has failed and a temporary profile had been created. I was looking at other form posts with this problem and going through the steps. But while I'm in safe mode at the moment I still can't get into my administrative account on my computer. It won't let me access it because the profile is corrupted(I'm assuming?)

I was using: User Profile Service failed the sign-in - Fix in Windows 8 this thread to help me. But I'm stuck on step five because it just says: profile image path: c:\users\TEMP which is not my user profile but under the .bak it says my correct profile.
I don't have another admin profile. I'm the only person who uses my computer.
Ugh I don't know what the hell I'm doing I'm terrible at this kinda thing.
Please help :'(

A:User profile login failed and temporary profile created

Hello Emily, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Are you able to do what's in the blue note box under step 1 in Option One to enable the built-in Administrator account to use to repair your account from instead?

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Hey all!

I've been experiencing stability problems on/off with my rig, but now they seem to have been stabilising (hurr durr).

I've recently bought a 1TB harddisk and 4 additional GB of Corsairs XMS3 DHX RAM, bringing me up to a total of 8GB.

Now, I tried to install 6 GB first, in tri-channel mode, and it worked fine.
When I installed the remaining two in dual dual-channel mode, however, my profile will not load, and I am given a temporary user profile. All my personal preferences are gone, including firefox bookmarks, desktop shortcuts, start menu preferences etc.

I'm posting a query to corsair as well simultaneously, but do any of you know or have a clue as to what might cause my problem? Or more importantly: how I can fix it?

I ran the memory diagnostics tool included in vista, and it told me I had a memory problem, but did not specify what.

Thanks for all help. It is much appreciated!

(Rig in sig)

A:User profile won't load. Temporary profile only. Vista64

Hello Crowzah,

This tutorial may be able to help with this error for you:

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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ComboFix 08-11-17.01 - user 2008-11-18 18:14:01.1 - NTFSx86Microsoft? Windows Vista? Starter 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.291 [GMT 8:00]Running from: c:\users\TEMP\Desktop\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\program files\ShoppingReportc:\program files\ShoppingReport\Uninst.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-10-18 to 2008-11-18 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Videos2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Searches2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Saved Games2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Pictures2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Music2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Links2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Downloads2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Documents2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> dr------- c:\users\TEMP\Contacts2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 <DIR> d--h----- c:\users\TEMP\AppData2008-11-18 17:54 . 2008-11-18 17:54 ... Read more

A:administrator profile wont load!it gives me a temporary profile

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The battery is no good on my Gateway laptop, so computer will only run a few minutes when unplugged.  I accidently kicked plug loose from wall and didn't realize it; I saw computer was shutting down due to low battery and I quickly plugged it back in, but it was already powering down.  When I re-booted it, it had to run through all the disk-scans and then when it finally booted, it was under temporary profile and not mine.  I tried to follow directions on Microsoft help forum (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile) to fix corrupted user profile, but their step-by-step instructions don't match up with my computer. 
 
In particular, MS tells me to create a new profile and copy my old profile to the new one.  I created new profile, but it tells me to copy all files except the following: Ntuser.dat, Ntuser.dat.log, and Ntuser.ini.  On mine, there are 2 Ntuser.dat.log files and I don't have Ntuser.ini.  The other thing I'm not understanding is once I copy them, I can't figure out how to move it all to the new profile.
 
P.S.  I also tried to change the corrupted profile settings using this method: http://www.sysprobs.com/fix-temporary-profile-windows-7 but had no luck there either.  When logged off/on had the same temporary settings as before.  Plus, the computer is running incredibly slow and locks up a lot when on the internet.  Anytime I have to restart it has to run through... Read more

A:Can't login to my profile--Stuck on Temporary Profile

why not u install windows 7 again to formet the system drive and install windows again if u dont want to do this then do this load a bootable windows cd and launch repair comp. and lauch system image recovery than load driver u have to search that missing file from that windows cd as microsoft says and move it as ms says if not found that file than install windows again.

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Please i can access my files because my windows 7 vista (toshiba satellite series) laptop move to temporary profile and i cant ssem to get back to main profile to be able to return and access my system like before. please help
 

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Recently my computer was freezing a lot and I had to shut it down (from the turn on/off button) and I know this is bad.
Yesterday I shut it down like this then I tried to turn it on it didn't load past the "Welcome'' screen and after some time it loaded and a message showed ''You have been logged in with a temporary profile. You cannot access your files and files created in this profile will be deleted when you log off". I tried to log-in in save mode but it did the same thing.

I was going to try ''Repair user account'' to see if it works but i can't see the ''ntuser.ini'' file? (This is about trying to copy the the files from the old account to a new one). And there are 2 ntuser.dat files one is called ntuser1.dat and the other is ntuser2.dat (or something like this) and I don't know which one to copy. Also i tried to copy all the files but it said there's not enough space.

I read some things and it said there is either not any solution or there were some things that worked for SOME people but I'm not very good at computers and in these solutions it said to delete some thing but I'm scared to lose some things in my old account or to ruin my computer!

When I log in the new account i created or when in the temporary account I CAN'T connect to internet.My internet is with cable and before when i start my computer i was clicking on the connections icon (in the right corner of start menu) and then i would click to connect. I had 2 option one is my internet pro... Read more

A:Can't log in my user profile, loads temporary profile

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried tapping F8 as you boot and choose last known good configuration or tried safe mode with networking

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This has happened a total of three times, and it's bugging me.

The first time was maybe a month ago, when I attempted to shut down my computer and it said that there were some processes running and that I'd have to "Force Restart." I did so, and when I logged in, my desktop came up looking like I had just installed it, and the little box in the attachment came up.

This has happened two other times recently, but on startup. I'll log in to my account as usual, but instead of "Welcome," it says "Preparing your desktop," and takes forever to load. Then it'll do as I described earlier.

Any idea how to to fix this?

A:Temporary Profile?

Hello Wrinkledlion,

This may be able to help you fix this user profile error.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

I have a problem, Whenever I login in domain user in Windows 7 Professional, I get an alert stating " You have been logged on with a temporary profile" i couldn't understand why i get this message all the time i login.

Can some one help me. (I had attached the actual msg for your better reference).

Thanks
Thangaraju.R

A:temporary profile

Hello,

Try this:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/135858-user-profile-error-logged-temporary-profile.html

R

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A few days ago, I logged in and my desktop and files were wiped clean and I got this message: "You have been logged on with a temporary profile. To fix this, log off and try logging on later. Please see the event log for details or contact your system admin." I shut down and tried again a half hour later and it was fine. Every day for the past few days, the same thing has been happening and yesterday it took about 8 reboots to get my regular profile up.

This is a new PC that I got late last year, and there are no signs of a virus or any other problems. I have not touched my profile or made any changes. This came out of nowhere. Anyone know how to solve this issue? A brief search online has brought up some suggestions of changing the registry keys, but that can be extremely dangerous unless I know exactly what I'm doing.

Thank you.

A:Temporary Profile

I dont mind suggesting you the registry fix but it may be confusing and has risks.

Safe way is to try this guide

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

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Hi. When one of my family members goes to sign in, it says "preparing windows." Then, once they are logged in, it says "You've been signed in with a temporary profile. You can't access your files, and files created in this profile will be deleted when you sign out. To fix this, sign out and try signing in later." The problem is still persisting a day later. Anyone know how to fix this? Also, if I turned off sync settings, would that prevent this from happening?
 
Thanks,
Stephen

A:Temporary Profile

create new profile, copy documents, pictures, music, games saves etc from broken profile to new profile, login to new profile, delete old profile.

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hey, I am using windows 8. and I got the free windows 10 upgrade. I tried to upgrade that and I don't it has been upgraded or not but whenever I turn on my laptop it puts me into some temporary profile and because of that I am unable to see my all data and files. They want me to download each and every programs which I already had before. I am getting this notification when I turn on the laptop "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off." I just want to use my original profile with all my important data. Can anybody help to fix it?
 

A:put me into temporary profile.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...e/583abee6-645d-42a1-88da-063547c6eea0?auth=1
 

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When I start my NB my account is starting, but there is create Temp Account only.
System notes "You have been loggend on with a temporary profile..."
Do you have any ideas?

A:Temporary profile

Hi,

Yeah. Your account is corrupted in some way. Create a new one and use that. Problem solved.

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one of my users use to have temporary profile which just started. he has logged onto about five systems and still have temporary profile in those systems till he brought it to my notice to help out . what usually causes temporary profile
in the systems? 

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hi guys,

whilst messing around trying to change the permissions on an external hard drive, i irresponsibly executed some command or other i found on google. i was supposed to execute it on the external drive but unfortunately i didn't change the drive in command prompt.

problem is - i dont have a clue what the command was!

and now i have the dreaded problem of a TEMPORARY PROFILE every time i log in.

i have found other threads which suggest backing up everything from that profile and then deleting it and reinstating it.

unfortunately - i can't do this,for a couple of reasons -

A. for some reason,permissions on my system are completely messed up. i can't take any files from the folder with the (TRUE) administrator account because i don't have the permissions to,

B. i have a 120gb HDD, 110GB of which is the files for my profile - music, videos, etc. i have nowhere to copy them to!

if anybody has any suggestions or ways to help me i would be extremely appreciative.

the only thing i know about the command is that it was something related to changing an ACL (access control list). looks like i've altered the access to my profile, so that my profile cannot access it, if that makes sense!

i'll post this now and then i'll scour google to try and find the command which i typed.

PS - i've tried system restore, to no avail
 

A:temporary profile - help!

edit -

i found the command which i entered -

cacls * /G Ant:F /T

("Ant" being the username of the profile)

**EDIT**

backed up the files onto the hard drive root, deleted the account, re-created the account and now i cannot transfer the original users/ant/* folders, into the new users/ant folder, even though all of the permissions are set correctly.

can anyone help me with this?

when i try to copy, using either administrator, or the new "Ant" account, it says -

"You need permission to perform this action", and gives the options "Try again", "Skip" and "Cancel".

**FINAL EDIT**

sorry to waste anyones time, i managed to fix this, i changed ownership of all of the files to administrator, moved them back into /users/Ant, set the new account as administrator, and then transferred ownership from there. For some reason before i took ownership with administrator account, it wouldnt let me take ownership with "Ant", so i had to do it the long way.

hopefully my little self-discussion may help someone else along the lines

ciao!
 

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Hi, I bought my laptop about 2 years ago and have never had any problems with it. It is a Toshiba Equium L40-10Z, and uses windows vista.

For about a month now it randomly closes Internet explorer and says that it has "stopped working". However this wasn't very frequently.

2 days ago I turned my laptop on and tried to log into my profile and entered my password as usual. The welcome page stayed on for about a minute instead of the usual 5-10 seconds, and then the page changed to say that it was "setting up my desktop" or something very similar to this. This then stayed on for about another minute or so. When it finally loaded up it was put on a "temporary profile" with only a few of my usual programs showing on my desktop. A pop up in the bottom corner told me that I could not be logged into my profile and so I was put on a temporary profile and that any changes that I made would not be saved.

I can still use my laptop for things such as accessing the internet however I cannot access any of my files, many of which have important college work in.

I have downloaded music from the internet from sites such as myspace and thisis50, but I regualarly run scans using norton anti virus, and there is only ever 1 tracking cookie that has been there all the time, that has a low risk warning.

I have never done anything like this before but I searched for help and found the HijackThis tool, I have ran the scan and saved the "log" and I thin... Read more

A:I am put on a Temporary Profile

Sorry I hadn't saved the log in an appropriate program. I think it is now attached.
 

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my profile does not load correctly and when I shut down my computer everything goes to temperary . It says I am running on temp. profile.

A:Temporary Profile

Hello Raymond, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This may be able to help you fix this error.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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my user Xp machine is a client in a domain environment, each time the user is loging on it creates a temporary profile. what can i do to stop this from happening again. more users are compalining of the same thing.

A:Temporary profile

Heres the vista solution :S couldn't find XP but see if it helps.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940453

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I have trouble with my "temporary" profile. Every time I log on, I get signed in with a "temporary" profile, where I lose my background setting, and I am missing most of my apps on the Start button, such as the Netflix app, Wordament, and pretty much, most of my apps. I get stuck with a blue background setting, instead of the background profile that I have created, and I always have to log on to Google, YouTube, Facebook, or any other website that I visit each time I visit them, instead of automatically having the computer save my passwords for me so that I don't have to continually log in. I feel that it is a hassle, and I would like to have my old background profile back. I clicked under Settings, and it says that I am logged on with a "temporary" profile, and roaming options are currently unavailable. In other words, I would like to sync my settings---I want to change my profile back to the way it normally was, where I had all of my apps. Please help. Thanks.

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Help...  this happened again 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/524159/windows-update-messed-something-up/#entry3287652
I turned my computer on this morning and it said it was "preparing your desktop"
It NEVER says that.  And it logs me into a temporary profile.

 
And JUST like last time, when I got to my desktop, some items are gone.
Last time this happened it was right after an update.  I looked, and no updates happened within the last day or two.  Definitely not when I shut down last night.
And last time this happened, I asked for help here and never figured out just what happened or if it was possible to get back whatever disappeared.  I looked things up and I did not find much help on the internet anywhere.
I found someone suggesting doing a system restore.  I was not even able to do that.
There's a part of me that thinks about reformatting my hdd but I have SOOOO many pictures and things I'd have to back up externally(which I know, I should do anyway) but that's so much work....  downloading and installing all sorts of programs, setting them up, getting things just the way I had them... so much work.
But more than that...  that wont help me to figure out WHY this happened and if there's any way to figure out which items disappeared... 
I hate when computers do things I can't figure out...  unfortunately... that happens......
"computers don't make errors... what they do, they do on purpose."
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A:temporary profile... again

This was happening to me as well for a while. I would enter my password, hit enter and it would load into a temp profile instead of the one I logged into. I noticed if I clicked the arrow instead of hitting enter it would log in fine. I ended up doing a fresh re-install on an SSD upgrade before ever resolving this issue myself though.

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As a previous post states, "Every now and then, when I log in, it says Loading Desktop instead of Welcome, and it logs me into a [temporary] profile." But in my case, I have, unfortunately, a much worse situation

You see, I had to keep a program file on the desktop of my main profile because it would not function being in Program Files (x86) for some reason.

Anyways, looks like it got deleted along with the entirety of my profile. I can log into my profile, but my C:\Users\<User> has been removed.

Is there any way to get it back?

I had 789 songs in it .-.

A:Temporary profile

Hello Nick, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help you fix this "temp user profile error". Be sure that you do the STEP ONE section to log on to an adminsitrator account first.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So my standard user account was recently switched over to an administrator account. Now I am logged in with a temporary account. The Temp account only shows up under users when I am logged in. I tried creating another admin account to see if I could delete this one. I'm kinda freaked out. Also, I have no back up as you would need the administative rights to make one. Up until now I haven't had them. Please help!

Also, administrator accounts were switched to standard user

A:Logged on with a temporary profile

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Since November 7, my computer started loading a temporary profile instead of loading it normally. Is there a way to get it back? I tried to do system restore but it didn't work (unless if I simply didn't go back far enough, but I'm pretty sure I did it far back enough).

Help.

Edit:
Login Message said:

The Group Policy Client service failed the login. Access is denied.Click to expand...

What..?

Another edit: Oh, never mind. I managed to solve both problems by doing a system restore. I just wonder why it hasn't worked before.
 

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This morning I powered on the computer and I received the message "Preparing Your Desktop" along with the infamous MS circle.
 
Then I received a notification in the system tray that read: "You have been logged on with a temporary profile". What???
The message continued, "Log off and try logging back on as Administrator".
 
I have not changed anything recently nor downloaded anything recently except MBAE (Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit).
 
My OS is Windows 7x64 Sp-1 .
 
Never encountered anything of this sort. Prior to shutting down the computer last night I ran TFC and SUPERAntiSpyware as I normally do and nothing significant was noted.
 
Is this some sort of "glitch" or "anomaly"?
 
Any rational explanation anyone?
 
TIA
 
 

A:Logged On With Temporary Profile??

Temporarary profiles are used by Windows whenever it detects something amiss with the original profile...usual cause is ordinary file corruption/damage.
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/help/14039/windows-7-fix-corrupted-user-profile , try the procedure for workgroup computers.
 
Louis

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my computer profile did not loaded corectly and everything i had is gone except some data.every time i turn it on it says the same thing what should i do? :



i was logged into a temporary file

could it be a virus??????????????

A:loaded into a temporary profile

hi and welcome to TSF try system restore to before you had this issue thats start all programs accessories system tools system restore

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I installed kruptos2 and restared and all of sudden Vista won't load my normal profile on startup. It says that a temporary profile has been loaded and to check the event log or see my system administrator. I've used system restore to 2 days ago and my normal profile still will not load. Is seems tha ll my personal files like my word docs and mp3's have disappeared as well. Any help?????

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win7 Ultimate - I have admin account, my wife has her own account, and her profile appears to be corrupt. When she logs in we see the error message "you have been logged in with a temporary profile".

Initially, restarting solved this problem for her but now it's happening every time.

I've seen 2 solutions offered, 1 that says delete her profile key with regedit, and another that says run sfc /scannow.

Anyone have a definitive solution to this yet? Was hoping MSFT would release a "profile repair tool" considering how frequent this problem appears to be.

thanks.
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A:logged in with temporary profile

Hello Barney,

This can help fix it for you.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums

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hadnt used laptop for about 3 weeks and when i tried to log in, telling me logged in as temporary profile.  i googled this and it was suggested i checked for windows 10 update, which i did and ran.i still cannot access my profile but have no problem accessing my girls 2 accounts.im useless when it comes to anything like this so simple instructions would be gratefully appreciated. 

A:LOGGED IN AS TEMPORARY PROFILE

Hi, There's a good guide detailing how to resolve this issue on the following link. http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48012-youve-been-signed-temporary-profile-fix.html Regards, DP-K

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Hello,

About a month ago out of the blue Windows 8 started signing me into a temporary profile. I didn't download anything I know of or do anything different to make this happen in between it working ok and then not working so I have no idea why this happened. So I did a system restore to a previous point in time which was very annoying as my computer then had to update a program and it pushed me over my internet data download limit for that month with my isp.

The computer has worked ok for the past 3 weeks and now suddenly the same thing has happened. I just turned it on and it is logging me into a temporary profile. I tried the registry fix this time as I didn't want to have to go back in time with a system restore and do large updates again. Now it looks like my profile doesn't even exist in the computer, just an administrator one that is disabled.

Firstly I am wondering why this keep on happening. Why does Windows 8 all of a sudden start logging me into a temporary profile? This is making things unmanageable for me. I never had any problems on Windows 7 and so far this is causing me major inconvenience. So much so I am thinking about just reinstalling Windows 7 and taking Windows 8 back for a refund because the way it's going I can't use this software...

Any advice appreciated.

A:Getting Signed in with Temporary Profile again!

Hello Roxxy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

A temporary profile error occurs when your user account's profile has been corrupted by something and Windows is no longer able to load it.

I'm not sure which registry fix you tried, but you might see if the method in the tutorial below may be able to help with your temporary profile error. This basically deletes the corrupted profile to have a new profile automatically created the next time you successfully sign in.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ofile-fix.html

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Hi.

So I had an update saying updates would be made before shutting down last week. Since then I've only been able to sign into temporary profiles, and have found my old profile by going to My Computer>C: etc and saving my work onto a USB.

I'm now getting a message saying 'This copy off windows isn't genuine' but I have no idea why!?

Any ideas on how I can sign into my original profile instead of temporary ones?

Thanks

A:Windows 7 Temporary Profile Help

In Windows Update, View update history. See what updates failed.

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I turned on my computer and it said that I was logged in with a temporary profile. The OS is windows 7 ultimate, 32 bit, service pack 1.

A:Logged in with a temporary profile

Hello Piojoa, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help fix this error for you.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

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Hello,

I was browsing the internet on Internet Explorer yesterday and my PC unexpectedly shut down. When I turned it on again, it said it had signed me into a temporary profile and I don't know how to get back to my old one. I am using a Lenovo G570 with Windows 8.

PLEASE HELP!!

A:PC signing in to Temporary profile

HI and Welcome to TSF!

This this here:

How to Exit from Windows 8 - For Dummies

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Hi all,

Everytime I log on this user account, I keep receiving this message on the system tray:

"You have been logged on with a temporariy profile. You cannot access your files and files created in this profile will be deleted when you log off. To fix this, log off and try logging on later. Please see the event log for details or contact your system administrator."

This computer is joined in the domain and I'm not sure if roaming profile is enabled or not. How will we fix this? Pls help..

A:[SOLVED] Temporary Profile

Hello!

Please can you look through this tutorial (it should work just as well for 7 as Vista) and see if it solves your problem: User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums

Thanks a lot, and the very best of luck!

Richard

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hello my daughter has a dell laptop 6400 and when she logs on now she is getting a msg saying:- You are logged onto a temporary profile. Anything you do will be lost when you log off. Can anyone please tell me how to get it so it logs on as her oiginal profile. Thank you in advance.
 

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Since yesterday my computer would log me in with a temporary file, i kept restarting to go back to my normal profile but it once did and it said that it could not find my profile in system32 or something. The theme was changed to some older 95 version i think

A:Logs me with temporary profile

Hello h4mza,

Depending on exactly what your user profile error message said, one of these tutorials below may be able to help you fix it.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums

OR

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello everyone,

Since the new year, we've had about 20-30 users from different companies, in different environment, log into temp profiles. We cannot for the life of us figure out what is happening. Domain/workgroup computers, no common windows or software update.


Has anybody else been having the same problem?

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Hi,

I am hoping someone can help. I upgraded to Win 10 from Win 7 around 2 months ago and generally it works fine. However, three times in that time when I boot up, it has told me I have been signed in to a temporary profile. When I reboot my machine, all is fine. I tried to follow the instructions in this thread You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix - Windows 10 Forums this morning as I wondered if possibly it is slightly corrupted. I only have one user profile which is an administrator one. Whilst deleting that registry item caused win 10 to recreate my user profile as described, none of my files were accessible and neither was the internet or my emails.

After a major panic, I managed to use my ipad to google and find out how to do a system restore on Win 10, and rolling back to Monday returned my registry to its previous state TG and I can access my files again.

What did I do wrong? And any idea how to fix this? Thanks.

Another issue that may be related is the first time win 10 did this, it deleted a lot of shortcut icons on my desktop - the programs are still on my system and I was able to drag them back onto the desktop and recreate them.

PS - I dont have a windows key on my keyboard either as per the instructions and had to find another way to get into regedit.

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Windows 7 Home Premium

Profile must have been corrupted and so got the Temporary Profile on login. Tried the REGEDIT fix, but didn't work, nor did CheckDisk run. Might have to copy profile settings to a new profile and delete original, and if so, would appreciate instructions (or link to instructions) for doing so.
 

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Hello,
 
     I am having an issue with my laptop where I am logged on to a temporary profile.  What I did was I installed plugins for virtualdub.  The next day, my screen began to rapidly change from negative to normal.  I immediately shut my computer off.  When I started it back up, some of my profile settings were changed, such as color settings and desktop background, while some were the same, such as profile picture, password, and lock screen picture.  
 
When I logged in, I got a message that says, "You've been signed in with a temporary profile.  You can't access your files and files created in this profile will be deleted when you sign out.  To fix this, sign out and try signing in later.  Please see the event log for details or contact your system administrator."  
 
All files on my desktop except for shortcuts have been erased (or at least are not showing) and all my applications are gone from my start menu.  
 
Can anyone help me with this?

A:Temporary profile on Windows 8

The first thing I would try is a System Restore to a previous point in time (before the issue) if you have that option available.
 
My uneducated guess is that you may have downloaded more than just the virtualdub plug-ins; however, I could be wrong. Anyway, you might want to head over to the Security section of this forum and ask for some assistance to that end but be prepared to spend much time resolving your issue this way because there are many steps involved. 
 
Also, you can take a peek at this MS thread to see if it provides any insight as well:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-system/windows-8-keeps-loading-with-temporary-profile/583abee6-645d-42a1-88da-063547c6eea0
 
And finally, the cure-all might be an in place reinstall. If interested, Google this phrase (without quotes) and it will lead you to the procedure:
"How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 8 without Losing Anything."
 
Good luck.

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Hello, may you kindly help me with an error i have encounter in the process of upgrading from windows 8 to windows 10 my computer shut down and when i restore it i was unable to login properly im missing all of my files and i get the following error

"You've been signed in with a temporary profile" error.

MY TECH SPECS:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Single Language, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B830 @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3941 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1778 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 904949 MB, Free - 850040 MB; D: Total - 25599 MB, Free - 20547 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Lenovo G480
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus y Anti-Spyware, Disabled

Regards,
 

A:Temporary Profile Error

have alook at this link
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/38817-youve-been-signed-temporary-profile-fix.html
 

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Hello. I'm a new member here. I found this site while searching for help.

I have a friend's Toshiba Satellite L70D-A that will not log on to the owner's account. Windows 8.1. Also there is no Wifi. Pop-up says that Windows Wifi is not turned on or a cable is unplugged or broken. I got around this by plugging in a cat5 cable direct to my Ethernet switch.

I found 17 non critical updates that I downloaded and installed. This hasn't helped any. I reinstalled the Atheros wireless network adaptor and this hasn't helped. I tried several online scanners for virus and malware that I found at another computer help site and they have found nothing that has made this computer work properly.

I tried a command prompt to run Sfc/scannow in Safe Mode to fix any errors. Verification phase runs to 77% then stops and says "Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation.
I just read through a post I found by searching about deleting the owners profile and making a new one. I don't know if I can do this and not lose any valuable files she has on the computer. Will any files and folders, pictures, documents, etc. still be available after I delete her account?

Is there anything else I can try?

Thank you for any help and advice...

Glenn
 

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I worked on some computers for a friend that works at an apartment complex for some elderly people (60-up) and they keep screwing up the limited account computers by either installing software or getting bugs while going to porn sites, etc.
 
Is there any software or a way to set up a temporary profile that when they log out, it sends the computer back to square one without screwing something else up?
 
They have both WinXP and Win 8 machines.  And I've set up all of them for limited accounts with the additional software installed: AVG, Spyware Blaster,  and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  I'm stumped, so HELLLLLLLLLLLLP?
 

A:Setting up a temporary profile

http://www.wikihow.com/Block-a-Website-in-Internet-Explorer-7
 
There's you a good walk through that should resolve the problem.
 
Also here is this as well.
 
http://www.wikihow.com/Block-a-Website-in-All-Web-Browsers

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