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How do I restore my Windows 10 profile, I am signing on with a temporary profile?

Question: How do I restore my Windows 10 profile, I am signing on with a temporary profile?

I up grade to window 10 from 7 about six weeks ago. 2 day ago I lost all my files and I am now being logged on with a temporary profile. This also says that my files and sett will not be available. I found all my files. How do I restore my profile. All my software is behaving as if I just installed them. How do I fix this/

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Preferred Solution: How do I restore my Windows 10 profile, I am signing on with a temporary profile?

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I've had my Windows 8 computer for several months... it's been working really well, absolutely no problems.

But today... when I turned on my computer... I signed into my account like always (the only admin account on the computer)... and it keeps signing me into a temporary profile instead.

A balloon pops up in the corner, telling me it's a temporary account and to try again later or something.

I restarted the computer about five times... but still... it keeps taking me to a temporary account, rather than my real account.

Please help.

Answer:Windows 8 keeps signing me into a temporary profile.

Hello x1wi, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with this error.
User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

These below are for the differences in some of the steps in Windows 8.

Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 inBuilt-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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!!

Answer: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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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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Answer: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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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.

Is the error I get when I just installed Windows 7.

Nothing saves, I've tried reinstalling it once, did nothing. I still get the error.

Remember, this is a fresh install. I am on it now, I re-formatted, I did everything normal.
You think it might of been a bad CD?
I just don't know what to do here.


Edit: I am going to try and create a new profile, and delete the old one. I'll let you know what happens

Edit2: Fixed the problem with the solution above.

Answer:Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile.

Glad you got it solved.

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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?
 

Answer: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 :'(

Answer: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)

Answer: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

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

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So Windows Live was bugging my backup by occupying a drive so instead of uninstalling all those components, I used system restore. On return, my three profiles, an administrator, a user, and a parental monitored account (via windows live) were rendered unpersonalized and temporary. Log on was possible to each, but saving was not, each time a temporary profile was given. I gave up after an hour including restore undo (actually, I picked the pre-restore date).

Here are some speculations...

-I performed system restore within an admin profile that did not exist on the restore date.
-I have c:\Users mounted as a separate partition, which WAS present on the restore data.
-Windows Live seemed to change quite a bit of local user policy on the parental monitored account

No trouble shooting necessary, used a recent system image. I just need to know if i can use system restore or just focus on system image.

Answer:Temporary Profile on System Restore

Mounted drives are a second partition. Windows 7 Backup and Restore look for only the system partition. If home-use software included this function to cover many drives, it could displace server edition sales.
Workaround is mount the directory c:\Users as a drive. So far I can only mount as the letter.

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Hi

Since in installed windows 8 updates yesterday I have been put into a temporary profile when I login to my machine.

i have tried to resolve this using safe mode, system restore, refresh pc and automatic repair.

however I keep being put into a temporary profile as none of these have worked.

how can I sort this out?

Answer:Temporary profile error - cant restore or refresh

Hello DM, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if using the same method for this error in Windows 7 and Vista in the tutorial below may be able to help fix it for you in Windows 8. The process should be the same.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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

Answer: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

Answer: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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Hey guys it seems like most of the time (not always) when I update my computer I get stuck in a temporary profile just like 2 days ago. I've tried system restore which doesn't work because of my antivirus. So I disabled avast. Says the same thing. That my antivirus won't let system restore access a file. I then decided to do a system restore in advanced options (holding down shift while you press restart) I then got another error when I did this. An unidentified error occurred during system restore (0x8007051a)

Answer:Stuck in temporary profile WHILE system restore Wont Work

Hello Andreas, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help with the temporary profile error in Windows 8.

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

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I'm not sure why but sometimes when i port a profile over(make new profile, move all files/folder to temp folder, move old profile folder/files in then move the new profile over it) edge and the start menu break. Take ownership seems to miss alot of things and using the security feature in properties seem to make things worse. Going to safe mode and back fixed the start menu but alot of other persimmons are broken. I assume tweaking.com repair tool can fix it but that's alot of down time to have it have its way with the system. Is there anything else that will ensure persimmons for installer,ect and the admin user profile to work like it was all setup out of the box and everything reinstalled fresh?

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Answer:Restore profile permissions to user profile folder

Taking ownership is not quite enough, you have to also grant permissions, I do it like this:

Code:
takeown /f "%SystemDrive%\Users\defaultuser0" /a /r /d y
icacls "%SystemDrive%\Users\defaultuser0" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /c

You can reset permission using Windows commands or you can try this utility with GUI.

Resetting NTFS files permission in Windows ? Graphical Utility | lallous' lab

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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?

Answer: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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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?

Answer: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.

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

Answer:Windows 7 Temporary Profile Help

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

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recently migrated to windows 10

Initially I lost all my mails on outlook after migration .... not to be recovered
I configured everything again and now when I login I cannot get to the same again
I am a non technical user.

please help recover... if possible

Should I be going back to windows 7

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I have a satellite A505-S69803. I converted from windows 7 to windows 10. When I try to log on, it says 'Preparing your desktop'. It logs me on with a temporary profile. It will not read my data on my hard drive or access personal files. I have noticed message Debug: dwret12, Toshiba HDD/SDD alert, Unable to get disk information, cannot use the alert feature. The Hard Disc error is dwret=12. debug. I was able to work in windows 10 environment for about 2 weeks before this issue occurred.
 

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Hello. When I turned off my computer before this incident happened, the process of turning off was rather slow and there was a message on the screen: "Updating Windows, x% Completed, Do not turn off your computer". The computer turned off by itself. When I turned my computer on the next time, the loading process took a little bit more than five minutes, and there was a message on the screen: "Starting up Windows". Usually my computer starts up quickly. When the computer finally signed in, I saw a different desktop, and all the user settings were different. A message was displayed on the screen:

 
Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile.
Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact your administrator.

After I turned off my computer, and turned it on again I could once again access my normal desktop. Everything was the same as if nothing had happened. No temporary profiles have opened up since. But why did this incident happen?

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Hello,

Every time I reboot with a successful profile load, it logs me in with a temp profile.
Also, when it logs me into either profiles, I notice that the trim around windows is a lot thinner.

Here is the event log message:
2 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-740625895-3137932696-682966539-1001_Classes:
Process 3884 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\CTxfispi.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-740625895-3137932696-682966539-1001_CLASSES
Process 3884 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\CTxfispi.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-740625895-3137932696-682966539-1001_CLASSESClick to expand...
 

Answer:Windows 7 Logs in with Temporary Profile

I found more:
Windows cannot load classes registry file.
DETAIL - The system cannot find the file specified.
Click to expand...


Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network, and that your network is functioning correctly.

DETAIL - Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion.Click to expand...


Windows cannot load classes registry file.Click to expand...
 

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I did not delete my profile, but whenever I log in to my account, it says:
Welcome [swirly]
and then
Preparing your desktop [swirly]
...which I know it only does when a new account is being loaded.
Then, I'm in the temp profile. My comp is activated, as it is the RTM. Why is it doing this? How can I fix this?

BTW: I am restoring my good ole' 7 partition; this is the new one. If this fails, I'm stuck with:
Slow Vista
Temp Profile 7
and Not-optimized-for-my-computer XP.

Help!

Answer:Windows 7 logs in to temporary profile

Try backing up all you data and booting into Safe Mode. Then delete your user account and create a new one.

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Good day,I have a very disturbing problem with my Windows 7. It will only boot on a temporary profile which is missing several icons and barely something works. I've tried to reboot my computer twice, but it didn't work. I've also searched on this forums for a solution, but I didn't find anything.I hope you can help me to solve that problem.Thank you in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 starting with a temporary profile

I have not done anything to my system. I didn't install new programms, neither I add hardware or something. I went to bed yesterday, turned my computer off and fell asleep. After a bad dream I woke up and turned my computer on. It told me something like  this: My profile could not load properly so a temporary profile was created. All data will be lost after a reboot.Anyway, I tried to solve it myself by copying everything from my old admin profile to a new one. But it didn't work properly. I can use this new profile and everything's fine, but I couldn't backup my old gargabe, such as personal data etc. So I've decided to reinstall my operating system with the newest build. I've heard it works like a charm and everything should be fine with it.Thank you for your help.

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Hello!

I had taken apart and dusted my PC yesterday, and upon starting it back up my main profile seems to be corrupt. When I attempt to log into it, Windows places me into a temporary user instead. I have wracked the internet for solutions and tried almost everything I have come across. This includes:

-Changing the registry values for the correct profile (removing .bak) and restarting PC

-Deleting the registry value for the correct profile and restarting the PC to attempt to recreate the profile (It still logged me into a temporary)

-Copying the entire profile (without hidden user files residing in main user folder like ntuser.dat, .log, .ini) to a new profile and restarted PC

-Running a chkdsk in safemode (did not fix anything), along with a sfc/scannow afterwards

I have come to the end of my rope. I do not know or understand what needs to be done at this point to restore my profile. I desperately need all the files on my profile and drive, so I do not wish to reformat my PC.

The only next possible step I can see for myself is make a copy of the profile I am trying to save, and then delete the original from the users folder. Then I would restart the computer and try to log into that account so that it is remade, and paste the old contents of the profile into the newly made 'same' profile. However, I am unsure of what results this would yield so I am afraid of going through with it.

I'm capable of providing any information about my machine or things I... Read more

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Windows 7 always creates a temporary user profile and I get an error message saying "you have been logged on a temporary profile. You cannot accest your files and any data will be deleted after the next reboot". Why Windows creates a temporary user profile? I set my network type to home. I followed this instruction

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Hi, I've been having a lot of trouble with my computer and have only just sorted out a problem saying my copy of windows is not genuine (when it is) and I have been getting another problem with that.

This concerns Windows 7 logging me into a temporary profile when trying to access my main admin account.

It started off happening quite infrequently, and i was able to get onto my main account with a few system reboots.

But now I can't get into my main profile AT ALL.

If anyone can help me then that would be great

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows 7 logging me into a temporary profile

Hello yotsubazetsubou,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with this issue for you. 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 logged onto my account on my laptop, and when it loaded, a message came up saying "User logged on with temporary profile. Log in later to fix this problem." I couldn't access any of my files or folders, and it looked like a guest account. All the other accounts work. I haven't done anything out of the ordinary on my computer lately. I burned Ubuntu to my flash drive for my other computer using Live USB Install last night and then logged off. Someone else in my house logged onto their profile and when I logged onto mine a few minutes ago, I got that error message. I tried logging out and logging back in, and it didn't work. What should I do to fix this?

Answer:Windows Logged on With Temporary Profile

Hello Orcris,

The steps in the tutorial below may be able to help fix this user profile error for you.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
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Hello all, hope you can solve my problem. A problem has been plaguing me where every time I turn my computer on, I'm logged into a temporary profile. This is remedied with a restart, but I'd rather not deal with the hassle. This problem arose after I did a scan with Advanced SystemCare. Needless to say, I probably won't be using it again... So, any instructions on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 temporary profile

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Hello. When I turned off my computer before this incident happened, the process of turning off was rather slow and there was a message on the screen: "Updating Windows, x% Completed, Do not turn off your computer". The computer turned off by itself. When I turned my computer on the next time, the loading process took a little bit more than five minutes, and there was a message on the screen: "Starting up Windows". Usually my computer starts up quickly. When the computer finally signed in, I saw a different desktop, and all the user settings were different. A message was displayed on the screen:

 
Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile.
Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact your administrator.

After I turned off my computer, and turned it on again I could once again access my normal desktop. Everything was the same as if nothing had happened. No temporary profiles have opened up since. But why did this incident happen?

Answer:Windows 8.1 Temporary User Profile

You user profile could be corrupted or service who has loads your profile file to launch if everything working correctly after you restart your computer everything should be fine but you should scan and repair any corrupted Windows system files.
In Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 simply hold down the + X keys and select the option “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the menu.
Execute below command:
 

Sfc /scannow
Please give us finish output of this Sfc command.

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I cannot login to my main profile when I try to it takes quite some time and just logs me in to a temp profile and I get this message "You can not 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 again later.  Please see the event log or contact your system administrator for details."
 
I have done what many sites said to do to rename the profile using regedit and it worked only once the next time I tried logging in it said failed to log on. I then booted in safe mode and redid the renaming and now its back to where it was. I tried creating a new user account and copy/paste my stuff but it did not work at least not all I saw a folder of my videos in the new account but that's about it all my pics, music and files on my desktop did not copy over. I'm not sure if I did it the right way or not or if im infected or something wrong my my pc hopefully you guys can help me.

Answer:Logged in with a temporary profile windows 7

Hi Negotron What I suggest you to do is to back up all your personal files on an external storage media (if you have one, otherwise, create a folder directly on your C: drive or other partition), then once done, I would delete your old profile(s) (if you created more than one) and create a fresh new one and go from there. Here's how you properly delete a profile folder on Windows and its user account.To delete the user account: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/delete-a-user-accountTo delete the user profile: https://superuser.com/questions/63017/how-do-i-delete-a-user-profile-on-a-windows-7-machine-that-is-part-of-a-domainLet me know if you need any help

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So, every time I try to log into my profile it sends me to a temporary profile and I get the little balloon message saying
"You have been logged into a temporary 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 event log for details or contact your system administrator"

I've tried that and it did nothing for me. I've tried doing a system restore to an earlier day, it works for immediately after it restores. But when I turn off my computer and turn it on later, it goes back to a temporary profile.

I have no idea what the issue is, but it's bothersome.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 Temporary Profile Error?

If you have administrator rights. go to start > (right mouse) computer> manage > event viewer> Windows-logfiles ( something like that) > system. in here you sould see alot of warnings or informational items. in them you can see what the problems are.

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For some time now, my laptop stopped giving me notifications/pop-ups when the battery is low and to plug into a power source--that seemed like a virus to me.  Then, a few days ago, while working on battery, it died and when I tried to restart, it booted into a temporary profile and keeps booting into a temporary profile.  All of my data on the HD seems intact. I've done the following in an attempt to fix the problem:
 
        --  I renamed the temporary files (the .bak and current files) in the registry at HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
 
This did not work--when I rebooted, it merely created another .bak file and booted me again into a temporary profile
 
      --  I then did error-checking on the local disk and checked both options: Automatically fix the file system errors and Scan for/attempt recovery of bad sectors
 
This did not work either.  I did not do anything further like try and create a new user profile and copy all of my data over.  Please advise what I might be able to do to rectify this problem. 
 
Thanks,
 
Michael
 
 
 

Answer:Computer keeps booting into Windows 7 temporary profile

a few days ago, while working on battery, it died and when I tried to restart, it booted into a temporary profile and keeps booting into a temporary profile.
Hello -
This can cause the problem you mention and several others.
It can "almost" be like working in Safe Mode and being able to get out of there.
I am not 100% sure of the correct way to start handling this, so I would ask you to post to the Experts area.
This is usually not regarded as an infection, but more of a Glitch in the operations.
 
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We are facing issue with some of the user accounts that wherever they login temporary profile is created. These are Domain user ID's created in AD. If the issue is there in only one desktop/laptop then we can easily troubleshoot using profile rename or deletion
from registry and other methods but the issue is happening with some of the users in all PC's.

We have tried making them login to PC's in different locations and subnets but the problem is not resolved. The ID's are created as fisrtname.lastname. If we delete and recreate those ID's with some different name like lastname.firstname for those users
then the issue gets resolved.
What are the parameters I need to check for User account as to what is the issue

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Dear experts,
 
For some time now, my laptop stopped giving me notifications/pop-ups when the battery is low and to plug into a power source--that seemed like a virus to me.  Then, a few days ago, while working on battery, it died and when I tried to restart, it booted into a temporary profile and keeps booting into a temporary profile.  All of my data on the HD seems intact. I've done the following in an attempt to fix the problem:
 
        --  I renamed the temporary files (the .bak and current files) in the registry at HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
 
This did not work--when I rebooted, it merely created another .bak file and booted me again into a temporary profile
 
        --  I tried to do a restore to a point prior to the date of when my system quarantined a suspicious file (prior to March 8th);  when I did this, nothing appeared to be different--it still booted me to a temp profile
 
      --  I then did error-checking on the local disk and checked both options: Automatically fix the file system errors and Scan for/attempt recovery of bad sectors
 
This did not work either.  I did not do anything further like try and create a new user profile and copy all of my data over.  Please advise what I might be able to do to rectify this problem. 
 
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Answer:Computer keeps booting into Windows 7 temporary profile

This issue is being handled at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/527768/after-power-outagereboot-all-files-gone

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I'm having a problem with user accounts on Windows 7. When I log on to an account, it seems the other users profiles aren't accessible, perhaps due to permissions? I didn't do anything with them, yet they're assigned temporary profiles for some reason. the only fix I have is to restart my comp, the original profile is accessible again when I do this.

Could this be applications conflicting with my profiles? I've reinstalled windows before and the problem is reoccuring. It's fairly annoying when I log in to administrator to do things.

also, my copy of windows was installed with the official 32-bit iso, it's not a frankenbuild
 

Answer:[Windows 7 issue] Users Given Temporary Profile?

The following works for me in a domain environment. I haven't seen this issue on a workgroup computer.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Look there and if you see any subkey names with .bak at the end, delete it/them. Or back it up and then delete it, whichever floats your boat. Move the profile folder from the users folder to a backup location. Guaranteed to fix your problem if you find it there. If it comes back, you have some issues with profiles unloading properly when you log off/shut down, probably due to some process messin wit' yo' shit.
 

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Been awhile since I last had an issue with my laptop but it seems today was the turning point. The problem is "fixed" as of right now but I have no idea why it happened and my fix does bring much comfort.

After installing update last night my computer shut down fine but after booting it up around 1 pm it opened to a temp profile after failing to open my original. I didn't get the blue screen with text stating it was unable to open my profile but a small bubble in the taskbar. After some tense moment I decided to restart and hope it fixed itself and that seems to be case as of right now.

Restarting the laptop, brought up the fact that the updates from last night were not installed and my laptop went through the process of updating. After some time it booted right up and allowed me to sign in which lasted a bit longer then usual. Checked for errors on the C drive and nothing popped up but did find profile errors in the event logs. Luckily everything was fine but after hooking up an expansion drive and beginning the process of backing up my files I noticed something new under my drives.

It seems the ESP (F) drive became visible with 246 mb of 270 mb freed up. Clicking on it showed I had no permission to do so and after some searching on the internet I was able to hide it from popping up on my desktop and under my drives. I have no idea if this is tied to my profile problem but I figured bringing it up would be important since I've never seen it.

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Is there another way to fix a temporary profile other than a reload of Windows? I've had this problem before. I tried the whole renaming registry S key thing to .bak and all it did was brought "the user profile service failed the sign-in".EDIT:I think this was caused by Advanced System Care 6 doing a registry defrag at boot, or maybe me shutting it down with the power button.

Answer:Windows 8 Temporary Profile login failure

Reload Windows and steer clear of any of these magic programs that claim to fix or improve your computer. Even when they are not scams they often put on more problems than they fix. We've seen them all wreck computers on here.If you MUST use a registry cleaner (unnecessary because Windows ignores invalid entries) then the one in CCleaner is about the safest.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hello!

I had taken apart and dusted my PC yesterday, and upon starting it back up my main profile seems to be corrupt. When I attempt to log into it, Windows places me into a temporary user instead. I have wracked the internet for solutions and tried almost everything I have come across. This includes:

-Changing the registry values for the correct profile (removing .bak) and restarting PC

-Deleting the registry value for the correct profile and restarting the PC to attempt to recreate the profile (It still logged me into a temporary)

-Copying the entire profile (without hidden user files residing in main user folder like ntuser.dat, .log, .ini) to a new profile and restarted PC

-Running a chkdsk in safemode (did not fix anything), along with a sfc/scannow afterwards

I have come to the end of my rope. I do not know or understand what needs to be done at this point to restore my profile. I desperately need all the files on my profile and drive, so I do not wish to reformat my PC.

The only next possible step I can see for myself is make a copy of the profile I am trying to save, and then delete the original from the users folder. Then I would restart the computer and try to log into that account so that it is remade, and paste the old contents of the profile into the newly made 'same' profile. However, I am unsure of what results this would yield so I am afraid of going through with it.

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When I attempt to sign into windows with my created administrator profile I get an error saying "the user profile service failed the sign in, user profile cannot be loaded"
I am able to log in with another user ID but since it's not the administrator I can't change or download anything. Is there a way to delete/change this admin ID which appears to be corrupted since it doesn't show up in my user accounts, without formatting my drive? software Bear in mind I'm unable to download any software that might help.
Also I don't have the windows 10 disk, I downloaded the "upgrade".

Answer:Service failed the sign in user profile cannot be loaded appears when signing into windows 10

Only way is to create a new user account or can you login as guest?

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When trying to run Windows Easy Transfer I get an message box that says I am logged into a temporary profile and to restart computer and try again.  This happens with every user account on my computer.  Even if I create a new user, the problem is still there.  I am using Windows 7 RTM.

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer says I am logged into a temporary profile

Same problem - running Win7RC, I'm preparing to migrate to the production version. I think the problem is that the error message is misleading. I created a new account and still saw the message ''You're currently logged on using a temporary profile. Restart your computer and try again.'' On checking with Regedit, I found that there was an entry in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList for a temporary profile that had been created some time back. See KB947215 and KB947242. It then dawned on me that EasyTransfer will not want to run if there are _any_ temporary profiles in use as this might result in lost data. Removing the ProfileList key with the .bak suffix enabled Easy Transfer to run. If you find a key with a .bak suffix, check the ProfileImagePath subkey and make sure you have a backup copy of everything within that path unless it is in your "temp" path. I hope this helps someone. Philip

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DISCLAIMER - Hello there, it has been an eventful day for my main desktop rig and I. Before I get started I will be explaining everything I have done with the PC today and in the recent few days, so this will contain information on my Windows 10 install, however I am having trouble with Windows 7 Home Premium. (This whole post will be beneficial to your suggestions as I will be explaining absolutely everything I have done up until this point that I think may be related - whether it actually end up being important or not, so please bare with me .)

About a week ago, I decided to partition my 1TB hard drive to install a nice clean Windows 7 Home Premium (I gave this 10GB originally) OS along side my current and main Windows 10 Home installation for nothing other than my personal enjoyment, I like Windows 7. I am no stranger to this and it went perfectly with no issues, both worked perfectly with the system and the boot loader worked nothing other than normally. Skip forward to this morning.

I get up and switch on my computer, like every teen on a Saturday morning and I use my Windows 10 OS, again everything is perfectly normal at this point. I decide that I needed to mark my Windows 7 partition as active when really I didn't need to touch it and it was working fine before. I had then decided that I wanted to add another 10 GB to the partitioned sector of the hard drive because I had come to find that after installation, I didn't have sufficient space to move my virtual machin... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Boots Into Unusable Temporary Profile - I'm at my whits end.

Seven Forums took too long to upload my file so here is a Google Drive link instead;
https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...TFpck9KY3loMjA

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I will try to make this brief (but informative). On June 18th, there were Windows Security Updates made to my computer and since that time, my computer has crashed (repeatedly) and now takes up to an hour to reboot and never opens to my user profile (admin).  It always resets to a temporary user profile with limited access to files.  The first time it happened, I was going to use System Restore to go back to a point prior to the upgrades but all restore points were gone.  I have performed a clean boot, which made no difference; have started in safe mode with networking, which didn't help either.  I am not able to use System Restore in safe mode either.  I do not have the discs to do a repair on the system and now I am getting an error message that says hard drive failure is imminent.  I need to get my computer to a safe point prior to the 6/18 upgrades so I can see if there really is a problem with my hard drive.  It periodically and randomly will just shut down and restart. sometimes there is the blue screen of death but it passes so quickly that I am unable to see what the message says.  Other than the occasional blue screen, I am not getting any error messages.  The computer just locks up and shuts down.  Also - it freezes up CONSTANTLY. It may take twenty minutes just to read a few emails because it locks up so often.  It has taken almost half an hour just to type this. First priority is to restore the computer t... Read more

Answer:Windows Update Crashed Computer/Now Opens to Temporary Profile

The thing that sticks in my mind about your post is that you say "It always resets to a temporary user profile with limited access to files."  That always seems to point to an infection or virus or something.  But, I'm not an expert.  I would try posting here:http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.htmland following the directions. 

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My computer has been to auto-update windows.  After an update two days ago I am given a bubble stating that I am signed in with a temporary user profile.  I am prompted to sign out, and sign back in with my user profile info.  Which, I did, but I am still being logged in with the temporary profile.  I'm trying not to panic,  but I cannot access any of my photos, documents or files. 
 
Every time Microsoft does one of the automatic updates I end up spending hours trying to get my PC back to where it's useful again.  Historically, I have gone to the Microsoft website and updated ALL the other updates, and that has resolved the issue; the issue is usually that I can no longer browse the internet. But this is very different; it would seem that my entire computer has been erased.  
 
Please help!
 
Darla

Answer:Windows auto updated and now I cannot exit temporary user profile

Please, is there anyone out there who understands about this recent windows 8 automatic update; why it has started my computer in a temporary user profile that I cannot exit from?

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Hello,
I'm getting the message: windows cannot create temporary profile directory, also I can't boot into safe mode (and I read somewhere maybe if I could get into BIOS I could fix the problem of not being able to get into safe mode, but when I tried to get into BIOS, I didn't suceed at doing that either)... Any help that can be given to me is much appreciated.
thanks,
-Sean

Answer:Windows Cannot Create Temporary Profile Directory Error Message

See if this helps.

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okay this is strange

so I was on my desktop main account and then let my dad log on to a guest account I recently created for him since his laptop isn't working, then when I came back I logged onto my profile I couldn't open any browser, in the case of firefox this came up (firefox can't load host something, missing profile) and chrome (your preferences cannot be read)

then I couln't open some shorcuts (windows cannot find the target. and my utorrent setting reset as well, like if I had never used it, BUT the guest account works perfectly.

I'm able to open firefox with open as administrator but all addons, bookmarks are gone, I can't open the document, picture, and music links on the start menu either

any help is appreciated

Answer:browsers can't load profile settings on main windows profile

I think I fixed the problem, I did a system restore and everything seems to be working fine

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Hi everyone, I am a system admin at a small non profit organziation.  We use a lot of lenovo laptops from r40's to sl510's.Currently I have been experiancing an issue with the R60's on my network.  We run a windows server 2003 ethernet network, nothing fancy.  All the laptops have 1 gig of memory. Lately I am finding that I am getting the error when trying to log into the domain on the laptops. "Windows cannot load the users profile but has logged you on with the default profile, cause: not enough resources" The accounts I am using do not having roaming profiles so its not related to that. When this happens I cant sign into the domain, or even if I try to log in locally on the machine I get "net service not running" error.  I am able to log in in safe mode localy and on the network with no issue.  So I dont believe its a network related problem. The only way I am able to fix this problem is by editing the registry and increaseing the PoolUsageMaximum and PagedPoolSize values. Does anyone know why this keeps happning to this model of laptop?  I thought 1 gig to run xp should be ok, the older laptops like the R51 and R40 dont seem to have this issue, neither do the newer SL500 and Sl510, so far it seems to be only hapening to the R60's and it has happend to atleast 5 of them so far.

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I've got a XP Pro machine running on a Dell D505. I can log on as admin and it runs for about 20 min before BSOD. When I try the users login it says windows cant find local profile for this user and the registry is unable to read in or write, logging in with temp profile.

The BSOD is a driver issue. He said he installed a print server and then it crashed the next day. Trying to fix that now.

Anyone had this problem before with the profiles?

Answer:Windows cannot find local profile? Logging in with temp profile?

Something could have gone wrong and a file was missing. It could also be that your RAM and HDD is defective or corrupted.

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Deal all,

i need urgent help. i shut down my Pc normally at my work and when i started today morning and put my user name and login , a windows apears with the following message.

WINDOWS CANNOT LOAD THE USER'S PROFILE BUT HAS LOGGED ON WITH THE DEFAULT PROFILE FOR THE SYSTEM DETAIL- THE SYSTEN CANNOT FINE THE PATH SPECIFIED.

remember that i am having windows XP

please tell me how can i get my profile back to work normally as before.

thanks

Answer:Windows Cannot Load The User's Profile But Has Logged On With The Default Profile

Corruption of the user profile can be a pain to sort out, especially if it’s the index file that’s failed. SOMETIMES, however, simply logging off, leaving the computer at the ‘Press Ctrl+Alt+Del’ screen for about 30 seconds or so, then logging in as usual, can solve this without any further intervention, so I’d suggest giving that a go first.

Further suggestions are a bit more involved.

Log in as another user with administrative rights (such as Administrator) and then open the My Computer icon and navigate to the local hard disk and into the Documents and Settings folder. Look there for the folder which has the same name as the user who’s profile cannot be loaded and go into it. You may have to unhide hidden files and folders (from the Tools menu, select Folder Options and then the View tab, then, in the Advanced Settings box, under Hidden Files and Folders select ‘Show hidden files and folders’) and then locate the file NTUSER.DAT and rename it NTUSER.OLD, then log out, and back in as the failed user. This should replace the corrupted file and allow you to log back in.

If that fails for any reason, again, log in as another user with administrative rights (such as Administrator) and then open the My Computer icon and navigate to the local hard disk and into the Documents and Settings folder. Look there for the folder which has the same name as the user who’s profile cannot be loaded and rename the folder; usu... Read more

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Deal all,

i need urgent help. i shut down my Pc normally at my work and when i started today morning and put my user name and login , a windows apears with the following message.

WINDOWS CANNOT LOAD THE USER'S PROFILE BUT HAS LOGGED ON WITH THE DEFAULT PROFILE FOR THE SYSTEM DETAIL- THE SYSTEN CANNOT FINE THE PATH SPECIFIED

please tell me how can i get my profile back to work normally as before.

thanks
 

Answer:Windows Cannot Load The User's Profile But Has Logged On With The Default Profile

Have you read this KB article?
 

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windows cannot load users profile but has logged you on wit default profile

This computer is a memeber of the company domain and we have been logging on with the same user for years. I am able to login in safe moded with this user.

I have tried to rename the user folder in the document and settings folder. I followed the advice in this article
http://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-support/windows-xp-support/227832-windows-cannot-load-users-profile-but-has-logged-default-profile.html

That didn't get me anywhere.

Thanks
Richard

Answer:windows cannot load users profile but has logged you on wit default profile

I would assume that the profile is damaged...create a new one...moved files from old to new.

Copy Data from a Corrupted User Profile to a New Profile in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

Louis

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I am getting this message when I try to log on XP Pro Admin account "Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system". I tried to create a new account with the Admin rights but I get the same message on that one too. How can I fix this? I appreciate any help..
 

Answer:Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile

Re: Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default pro

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318011
this article from MS may have a solution to your problem
 

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Question: Temporary Profile?

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?

Answer: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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Question: Temporary profile

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?

Answer: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 guys, I run a standalone PC, it runs Windows 7 Home Premium. The other day I was logged on and we had a power cut, one of many that day. Anyway, I left the PC switched off and the next day when I logged on back in, I lost my usual Desktop (icons, background etc.), and the following message appears at the bottom right of the computer where the system tray is:

""You have been logged on with a temporary 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""

I have tried rebooting a few times but that didn't work, I Googled the issue and try to fix it by going to the registry, to the following entry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
There I removed the ".bak" ending of my profile, and renamed the current profile by adding ".NEW" at the end but this hasn't work. I am still getting the same message everytime, and each time I lose everything.
I am the only user of this PC, there is no other account, other than a Guest account that is turned off
Could anyone assist me in trying to restore my original profile, thanks. I hope I made myself clear. This is driving me mad as everytime I am rebooting/restarting the computer it goes back as if I was a new user, so I loose everything like pages i have visited, passwor... Read more

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Laptop Specs:Toshiba Satellite A205-S4607 (Pro, I believe)Windows VistaI don't know how to find RAM and other specsProblem:When I turn on my computer, the log-in screen comes up as normal. I type in my password and it goes to the Welcome screen. But it takes about a minute and a half to on this page over the usual 10-15 seconds. It also makes a sound as if it is reading a CD, but there is no CD in the drive. Then it goes to a screen saying "Loading Desktop Settings" it stays here for a long time as well. When i finally get to the desktop, it is not my normal desktop. A small pop-up comes off the right side of my start bar and it says: Your desktop could not be loaded correctly! A temporary profile has been loaded and any changes made to it will not be saved. Also, the welcome center comes up as if it were the first time for me to use the laptop. This happens every time i try to sign in my administrative account. If I sign into guest this problem does not occur. I am able to use the laptop normally (i.e. get online, make documents, run programs) but nothing is saved because of the Temporary settings. I know my files are still on the computer because when I ran my virus scans I saw them scanning all my files. Basically what i need help with is to figure out how i can sign into my administrative account and stop my laptop from starting this temporary profile.When it started:I stupidly let someone use my laptop for their personal stuff. I noticed she was on Photobu... Read more

Answer:Can only log-in to Temporary Profile

QuoteThere were some corrupted music files foundExplain.Download HijackThis:http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/hijackthis/downloadClick on Download HijackThis InstallerPost HijackTHis log.

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Laptop Specs:Dell Inspiron (Pro, I believe)Windows VistaProblem:When I turn on my computer, the log-in screen comes up as normal. I type in my password and it goes to the Welcome screen. But it takes about a minute and a half to on this page over the usual 10-15 seconds. It also makes a sound as if it is reading a CD, but there is no CD in the drive. Then it goes to a screen saying "Loading Desktop Settings" it stays here for a long time as well. When i finally get to the desktop, it is not my normal desktop. A small pop-up comes off the right side of my start bar and it says: Your desktop could not be loaded correctly! A temporary profile has been loaded and any changes made to it will not be saved. Also, the welcome center comes up as if it were the first time for me to use the laptop. This happens every time i try to sign in my administrative account. If I sign into guest this problem does not occur. I am able to use the laptop normally (i.e. get online, make documents, run programs) but nothing is saved because of the Temporary settings. I know my files are still on the computer because when I ran my virus scans I saw them scanning all my files. Basically what i need help with is to figure out how i can sign into my administrative account and stop my laptop from starting this temporary profile.What i have done:I  have run Norton Virus Scan.Please help me figure out how to stop logging into a temporary profile so i can log into my own.

Answer:Temporary Profile when trying to log in

Try this url see if it helps.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947242

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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
 

Answer: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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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, 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

Answer: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 .-.

Answer: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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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?
 

Answer:put me into temporary profile.

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

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this is the message i have been getting for the past 2 days now...for 2 days whenever i start my laptop i get a whole new window going on and all my private files and everything is gone....i dont have a temporary profile!i keep restoring the laptop to a previous date than i come to the normal window page i always use...what is going on? do i need to formate my pc cause this might be a virus? appreciate ur help!!!

Answer:Temporary Profile? Help! thanks!

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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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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Today when I logged onto my computer and clicked on my account, I am taken to a completly new account as if the computer has reverted back to its original settings. All my settings, documents, pictures, programs, ect, are not there. After restarting I got this message: "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging on with a temporary profile. Changes you make on this profile will be lost once you log off." Last night my account was fine. All my documents were there, everything was normal. I did not try to delete my account or mess around with anything I do not normally touch (I used the Internet, I created a Word document, that's about it). I have tried restarting in "safe mode" and logging in as Admin and creating a new account, then restarting again. This did not work and again I am using a temp profile. I know very little of computers, save for basics. Internet. Word. iTunes. I am on a laptop and have only the 1 account. What on earth can I do to get my old profile back up???

Answer:Temporary Profile

When you logon to the temporary profile and go to the Documents & Settings folder in Windows Explorer, do you see your old 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

Answer: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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I took the plunge and upgraded my computer with 6 gigs RAM and a dual core 3.0 athlon x64 cpu so I could install Win 10. Was running Win 7. Downloaded the ISO to a flash drive. Installed Win 10 ver.1703. Updated my drivers. All seemed to go well. I used it all day. Rebooted several times with no problems. The next day when I booted up it goes to a temporary account. Can't access anything. Restarting like it says to do doesn't help. Got online with my old trusty XP laptop to find an answer. There were quite a few but none work. The only solution is to reinstall the OS. Then it happens again and again and again etc. I tried making a backup of my OS with Macrium Reflect after I get the OS installed and running good. Then when I get the temp account, I use my backup image to restore the OS, but it still boots to the temp account. Tried altering the registry using command prompt (admin) to change users and a few other solutions but no go. I give up. I've been trying to find an answer for the past two months. I have to reinstall the OS every time I want to use the computer with win 10. Why does the computer with a new OS installed boot to a temporary account AFTER a shutdown? Rebooting with the new OS is not a problem, it's after a complete shutdown that the problem exists. Thanks guys for any help.

Answer:temporary profile

Turn off Fast Startup in the power options, it uses a hybrid form of hibernation that affects cold boots but has no effects on restarts.
Look in accounts, do you have a Microsoft account that needs to be verified?

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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.

Answer: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,

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

Answer:temporary profile

Hello,

Try this:

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

R

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I took the plunge and upgraded my computer with 6 gigs RAM and a dual core 3.0 athlon x64 cpu so I could install Win 10. Was running Win 7. Downloaded the ISO to a flash drive. Installed Win 10 ver.1703. Updated my drivers. All seemed to go well. I used it all day. Rebooted several times with no problems. The next day when I booted up it goes to a temporary account. Can't access anything. Restarting like it says to do doesn't help. Got online with my old trusty XP laptop to find an answer. There were quite a few but none work. The only solution is to reinstall the OS. Then it happens again and again and again etc. I tried making a backup of my OS with Macrium Reflect after I get the OS installed and running good. Then when I get the temp account, I use my backup image to restore the OS, but it still boots to the temp account. Tried altering the registry using command prompt (admin) to change users and a few other solutions but no go. I give up. I've been trying to find an answer for the past two months. I have to reinstall the OS every time I want to use the computer with win 10. Why does the computer with a new OS installed boot to a temporary account AFTER a shutdown? Rebooting with the new OS is not a problem, it's after a complete shutdown that the problem exists. Thanks guys for any help.

Answer:temporary profile

Turn off Fast Startup in the power options, it uses a hybrid form of hibernation that affects cold boots but has no effects on restarts.
Look in accounts, do you have a Microsoft account that needs to be verified?

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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.

Answer: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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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.

Answer: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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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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Answer: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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First off I'd like to thank you very much for even opening this thread! I greatly appreciate the help!The following error message only occurs after someone has been logged onto the computer on their account for an extended period of time (I think it's about 5 or 6 hours and over, but I have no way of being sure). A few months ago I got a pretty bad virus infection, I cleaned it all up and the system ran, but had some errors going on with windows. I then bought an external hard drive. So I re-formatted and re-installed windows XP. Then I found this error message after logging off of my user, and then having my brother try to log onto his user profile. There are 5 user profiles on this computer, and only one of them has administrative rights at the moment.“Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If the problem persists, contact your network administrator.”Followed by:“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”So it only occurs when someone has been logged on for over 5 hours, and then tries to log onto another person's profile it doesn't affect only one profle, but usually affects all profiles but the one that was logged into for over 5 hours.I have tried running chkdsk, it comes up with no problems. I've tried running S... Read more

Answer:"Windows cannot load the locally stored profile." then "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on...

This problem is more serious than you think...since eventually user access could be denied.

Damaged profiles occur routinely...they beoome showstoppers only because users ignore the warnings that are provided...by permitting access via temporary profiles.

Users need to create a new profile...and then transfer settings, etc. from the damaged to the new...in order to overcome a damaged profile.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555473 AND http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326688 .

Louis

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As of today, in our domain environment consisting of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Enterprise machines, we are experiencing the "User Profile service failed the sign-in - User profile cannot be loaded" error message whenever a user tries to login.
This only affects users new to the particular machine. If they have signed on before and already have a cached account the computer logs them in with no issue. This is occurring on both Win8.1 and Win7 machines. We are an academic institution so this is becoming
a huge problem in our labs. Students generally use different computers so this is popping up very frequently. I have a solution for the issue. It appears that on the non-working machines that the "Default" user profile is corrupt. I have discovered
that if I find a machine, Win8.1 or Win7, doesn't matter, that is allowing first time users to logon I can copy the "Default" user profile and replace the corrupt one. I must first permanently delete the corrupt profile before copying over the new
one. I am doing this over the network by navigating the C:\users\ folder. Even this way is becoming cumbersome though as we have over 1000 computer in labs. I have googled and googled and I keep seeing the same answers offering various solutions, none which
are any more practical than my method. I cannot find information on a cause or a reason of why this would just crop up out of nowhere. I suspect maybe a Windows update but I cannot verify that yet. ... Read more

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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

Answer: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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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. 

Answer: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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System I have been running without a rebuild since January 2013 today surprised me with upon selecting my profile and logging on it started with a Temporary Profile....I immediately logged off and back on and my correct profile came up and no problems detected since.Went into Windows Event Logs and there is an entry with this info:QuoteWindows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.   DETAIL -  1 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-1559733504-2109954015-1676233374-1001:Process 912 (\Device\HarddiskVolume1\Windows\System32\winlogon.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-1559733504-2109954015-1676233374-1001XML View shows this info with EVENT_HIVE_LEAK catching my eye.Quote- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">- <System>  <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service" Guid="{89B1E9F0-5AFF-44A6-9B44-0A07A7CE5845}" />   <EventID>1530</EventID>   <Version>0</Version>   <Level>3</Level>   <Task>0</Task>   <Opcode>0</Opcode>   <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>   <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-02-19T21:45:35.961000000Z" />   <EventRecordID>38335<... Read more

Answer:Temporary Profile when logging on

The "hive leak" from what I understand is when a program has a registry handle open to your user hive when you log off or switch users. probably not related to how it logged into a temporary profile. There should be a log entry something like "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile."Since you can log-in to the profile without issue now it would appear to be related to a background program such as an AV (which runs under the local system account) happening to be looking at a registry key or file that Windows needed to use to log-in. It couldn't access it so freaked out and just used a temporary profile.

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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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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?
 

Answer: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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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
 
 

Answer: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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Dear all, I have searched a lot on the Internet about this but with no acceptable solution (that doesn't involve deleting my profile). Sometimes (and I mean sometimes) when I log on I get a temporary profile (it annoyingly says "preparing desktop for a while then logs in). No idea why. And if I log out and in again, I get my normal profile. It's sporadic and unpredictable. Not sure what else to say. Any ideas? I have windows 7 home edition 32bit version. Any easier solution than deleting my profile and starting again? Because if I do that I may as well just do a clean install Thanks

Answer:Logging in With a temporary profile

No one seems to have had any ideas. To close this off for the benefit of others, it seems to be a bug in Windows 7. There is lots on the internet about it.I know this because I have installed windows 7 three times now, and it happened in each installation.The only way I have got rid of it is by NOT password protecting my account. This seems to get round the issue. Not the safest, but there you go.Cheers

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System I have been running without a rebuild since January 2013 today surprised me with upon selecting my profile and logging on it started with a Temporary Profile....I immediately logged off and back on and my correct profile came up and no problems detected since.Went into Windows Event Logs and there is an entry with this info:QuoteWindows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.   DETAIL -  1 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-1559733504-2109954015-1676233374-1001:Process 912 (\Device\HarddiskVolume1\Windows\System32\winlogon.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-1559733504-2109954015-1676233374-1001XML View shows this info with EVENT_HIVE_LEAK catching my eye.Quote- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">- <System>  <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service" Guid="{89B1E9F0-5AFF-44A6-9B44-0A07A7CE5845}" />   <EventID>1530</EventID>   <Version>0</Version>   <Level>3</Level>   <Task>0</Task>   <Opcode>0</Opcode>   <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>   <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-02-19T21:45:35.961000000Z" />   <EventRecordID>38335<... Read more

Answer:Temporary Profile when logging on

The "hive leak" from what I understand is when a program has a registry handle open to your user hive when you log off or switch users. probably not related to how it logged into a temporary profile. There should be a log entry something like "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile."Since you can log-in to the profile without issue now it would appear to be related to a background program such as an AV (which runs under the local system account) happening to be looking at a registry key or file that Windows needed to use to log-in. It couldn't access it so freaked out and just used a temporary profile.

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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.

Answer: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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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, 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,
 

Answer: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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Hi there
I have joined the domain at my company shortly after installing my laptop with windows 7 Ultimate, after joining the domain, i get a notification that says I am in a temporary profile and cannot access my files and files created will be deleted after I log off, I have noticed that after logging off and back on with Administrator profile, my profile has been deleted,

I am joining a server 2003 domain, could that be the problem?

Please help me resolve this if possible, your knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Owen

Answer:You have been logged into a temporary profile

  
Quote: Originally Posted by owenmeek


Hi there
I have joined the domain at my company shortly after installing my laptop with windows 7 Ultimate, after joining the domain, i get a notification that says I am in a temporary profile and cannot access my files and files created will be deleted after I log off, I have noticed that after logging off and back on with Administrator profile, my profile has been deleted,

I am joining a server 2003 domain, could that be the problem?

Please help me resolve this if possible, your knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Owen


Hi owen and welcome

Your problem might lie in the fact that you may not have admin rights on the domain. Are you in the admin group on the domain?

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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

Answer: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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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 profileim... Read more

Answer: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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