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Q: Setting up a temporary profile

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?
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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."
feels that w... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 have a peculiar problem that I hope you can help with. After coming home from an 18 day holiday, I switched my computer on, after an inordinately long time when the screen was displaying "Preparing your Desktop" I was given a screen that had very few icons on and a legend that stated that I had been given a temporary profile and and any alterations I made would be cancelled on closure. Restart would not help. However (and here is the odd part) if I close down the computer and then switch off at the mains, leaving it off for a minimum of 1/2 an hour (any less doesn't work) the computer will boot up as normal??? Any future restarts or software on/off will result in temporary profile again.
Whilst I can live with this, it doesn't seem right.
Regards, Philip Church
Running: Windows 7 premium (sp1)
On an HP P6-2065 with Intel d/core 17-2600 and 4g of ram

A:Temporary profile problem

Hello Philip, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help with this error. Be sure to read all of it for all available options to try.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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Hi, hope someone can help.

Yesterday I did a disk fragment with auslogics disk defrag. First time I used this so am not sure if this is the cause or not.

I'm on Windows 7 Home.

This morning I booted and things were okay. But I went out for lunch and since then I haven't been able to open since. Every time I restart I get the temporary profile.

I've tried a few 'fixes' like changing the .bak file in the ProfileList in the registry but that doesn't seem to work.

Hope someone can help. I can't get to my files.

PS. Anyway to get access to the files works for me.

1. It would be great to get the same user (Admin) again. If that's possible.

2. If not, I'm okay with creating another Admin account. (Have done that but can't seem to access the files of the other Admin (problem account)... says I don't have permissions.

Please help. Have been trying different 'tips' on the web for the last 3 hours. Nothing works so far.

A:Getting Logged in as Temporary Profile

If you have already tried creating another admin account, you can try this tutorial: Take Ownership Shortcut

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This is for an Inspiron running Windows 7 Home Premium build 7601; service pack 1. It originally had an admin profile and a user profile with admin rights. When it starts up, everything seems fine. Once I click on the profile to load it, though, it tries for about 15-20 minutes or so and then loads a temporary profile. Safe mode with networking works okay. I tried copying all files onto a new profile, but the new profile does the same thing. It might be worth noting that while it is trying to load, if I click Ctrl+Alt+Del, the menu pops up with lock, switch, log off, change password, and task manager. A mouse pointer will come up and I can move it around, but clicking, right-clicking, and double-clicking do not do anything. If I click Task Manager, it does eventually come up, though. Maybe 5-10 mintues later. It shows dwm.exe, csrss.exe, explorer.exe, winlogon.exe, taskmgr.exe, taskhost.exe, hstart.exe *32, Toaster.exe *32, RPLauncher.exe *32, and STService.exe *32. They have memory listed but 00 under CPU for all of them.
Tonight, I made a new user profile with no files, but after almost an hour of loading, I gave up. What should I do? Or, what more information can I provide? Thanks in advance for any help.

P.S. I tried installing Speccy to give you better details, but it goes to the output folder and stops.

A:Temporary Profile Keeps Loading

I recommend scanning your PC with your current anti virus first a full scan before following the steps below. Scan in Normal mode.

Your profile is corrupted follow these steps to create a new one and copy the files over to the new on correctly. First reboot in "Safe Mode With Networkiing" go to Start type in CMD locate CMD.exe and right click on it then select "Run As Administrator" in the command prompt type in then hit enter.


Code:
net user administrator /active:yes
log out then select the Administrator account (profile) then follow the steps in the link under "My Computer is in a Workgroup"

Fix a corrupted user profile - Microsoft Windows Help

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hey all.

I have started encountering a weird problem on both my desktop and laptop. Every now and then, when I log in, it says Loading Desktop instead of Welcome, and it logs me into a temp profile. The action center says to check the monitor (I don't remember which one), but nothing is there.
Any ideas? Solutions?
Thanks in advance.

~Lordbob

A:You have been logged into a temporary profile

Hi Lordbob,

It should be the same as in Vista.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi admin

A few days ago my laptop started logging me into a temporary profile, when I log on 2 mine it says preparing windows for a while and then I actually log in and all my setting have been changed and also my files deleted. It says "You can't access your files, and files created in this profile will be deleted when you sign out..and my files have been deleted all of them it shows on the windows 8_OS(C space meter thing. I've tried rebooting and everything but nothing. My admin user account has also been deleted. I've literally tried everything on the internet like even going to the System 32 to select SAM file but it always says the SAM file is in use. Could anyone help me please. My whole life and memories are all on my laptop I have a lenovo G580. Thanks

A:logging me into a temporary profile

Hello tqubeka, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with your temporary profile error.

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

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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.
c

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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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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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,

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 all, firstly sorry if this is in the wrong place....

Yesterday I turned on my computer as usual to find that when I entered my password into my user log on, instead of "welcome" I got "preparing your desktop".

I didn't grasp quite what that meant (figured windows updates was to blame) until it loaded up and all of my desktop stuff was gone. Panic ensued, so I shutdown and rebooted. Logged back into my user account with no problem whatsoever. Thought nothing more of it, until it happened again this morning and it took me four tries of shutting down/rebooting to log into my user profile.

I've Googled the problem looking for advice on how to fix it but it seems most of the options require me to essentially start from scratch again by losing all my settings on this account. I don't want to loose what I've set up here as I finally have everything organized where I need it and it took me forever to edit up my Itunes alone and I know from past experience that creating a new username means having to do all that stuff all over again.

Is I guess what I'm asking is - is there anyway to fix this log in problem without having to set up a new username/profile or lose the settings and files etc that I've set up on my current (corrupt) account?

(I haven't installed/uninstalled anything new to my computer and it's practically brand new/only four months old)

I'd be very appreciative of any advice. Thanks all.

A:Temporary Profile Problem

Hello midnightrainbow, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with this error. Be sure to read all of it for all options.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My computer was not shutdown properly and now my profile can't be read by windows thus creating a temporary profile. How do I fix this, tutorials on this ask to edit registry keys but i don't want to do anything that might jeopardize my files in the computer. Is there a way to make my computer start normally again w/o erasing my old profile and starting a new one but with all my files?

A:fix temporary profile for windows 7

Simple answer:  No.  The fact that you have a damaged profile has already "jeapordized" your files, since you are now denied access to them and they are of no value if you cannot access them.  If you had replaced the damaged profile sooner...all might have been different.
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/fix-corrupted-user-profile#1TC=windows-7
 
Louis

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Hi,
I am having problems with a laptop, a different one than I am using at the moment. Everything has been fine with it till now. I haven't changed any settings on it, all I been doing is is installing games, but now when I boot it up I am finding an entirely different desktop to what I left off with, and a pop up message that tells me I am logged on with a temporary profile and that I will be unable to access my files. It suggests trying to log on at a different time. I have tried that and the same thing happens. I have tried using system restore and that got me back to my original set up, but the very next time I started the computer the same thing happened. I am using Windows 7.
 

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Ok, my pc has been working perfectly fine latlely. No shuttering or hangs. No problems what so ever. Until...

I bought the new Kings of Leon CD (deluxe edition, woot) and started to import it to iTunes. It gets to about song three, and then everything freezes up for a sec, then BSOD (FATALITY).

So as my pc is rebooting, im thinking standard procedures should clean this up. Probably a problem with iTunes. Low and behold, when I log in, the Temporary Profile is loaded. Windows proceeds to say logging out, then in, should fix the problem. No cigar.

I turned to the Google, and tried all of the "non-hazardous" solutions. Safe mode, adding a password, creating alternate user profiles, to no avail. From what I've read, it's either a problem with my user registry files, or iTunes.

Now, I know alot about computers, but the registry is just something I don't like to f**k with. Would anyone with a little more experience like to lend a hand? I'd rather not make things worse by flailing around in the OS's sensitive areas.

-TheJMan129

A:Temporary Profile Problem

Heres the BSOD Dump, but I cant get a profile report seeing as I'm in a temp.

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Hello. Recently, I've been experiencing a rather odd issue with my system which I cannot solve. When I type my password and press enter to get into my account, instead of "Welcome" it says "Preparing desktop" and then shows a message that reads "You have been logged with a temporary profile" because my system couldn't recognize my desktop (an error message indicating that the desktop folder is missing from c:/windows/system32). I tried to create a folder (as some people suggest) in system 32 and name it "desktop" but it didn't help. The background is black, everything is default, installed programs are still there but many things seem to be out of place. I've tried to find a solution to this but nothing seems to help. I tried restarting, nothing happened. I tried to create a second account but the same thing happened with it. It's like my pc can't recognize accounts at all. I tried renaming the profile extension through regedit (renaming the extension of my original account to .bak). It didn't work. I tried almost everything and nothings seems to help. I'm having my thoughts on whether it could actually be hardware related. Four days ago, I unplugged my PSU, my CPU and my two HDDs because I had to clean the case. I put them back in their proper slots afterwards, though. So, I'm not sure about that. What do you think? Please, I seriously need a suggestion.

Thanks in advance.

A:You have been logged in with a temporary profile.

Welcome
Perhaps one of our excellent will be able to help
User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

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Hello,
Logging in to my PC today and it says I've been logged in with a temporary profile.

I now cant access my documents or favourites. Can you tell my how to fix this.

Thanks
Tom

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