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  • After logging on to my computer (I have Windows Vista), I received the following error msg.

    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.

    With the profile, I have no files that I did or emails.  Please help me get back to my normal profile.

    Friday, January 14, 2011 10:51 PM

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  • After logging on to my computer (I have Windows Vista), I received the following error msg.

    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.

    With the profile, I have no files that I did or emails.  Please help me get back to my normal profile.


    2 tutorials for you :

    A temporary profile is loaded after you log on to a Windows Vista-based system
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947242

    User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

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

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:58 AM
  • Hi,

    To sum up, a temporary profile is issued each time that an error condition prevents the user's profile from loading. Temporary profiles are deleted at the end of each session, and changes made by the user to desktop settings and files are lost when the user logs off.

     

    A user profile consists of the following elements:

     

    1.A registry hive. The registry hive is the file NTuser.dat. The hive is loaded by the system at user logon, and it is mapped to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry key. The user's registry hive maintains the user's registry-based preferences and configuration.

    2.A set of profile folders stored in the file system. User-profile files are stored in the Profiles directory, on a folder per-user basis. The user-profile folder is a container for applications and other system components to populate with sub-folders, and per-user data such as documents and configuration files. Windows Explorer uses the user-profile folders extensively for such items as the user's Desktop, Start Menu and My Documents folder.

     

    We can perform the following method to resolve such issue:

     

    1. Restart your PC to release the locks on your profile.

    2. Log on with another administrative account

    3. Delete C:\Users\%username%

    4. Delete C:\Users\TEMP

    5. Delete the registry key matching your SID from

    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows

    NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList". Check the value "ProfileImagePath" to make sure you pick your own profile.

     

    6. Restart once again.

     

    Good Luck.

     

     


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    Monday, January 17, 2011 9:56 AM
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  • After logging on to my computer (I have Windows Vista), I received the following error msg.

    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.

    With the profile, I have no files that I did or emails.  Please help me get back to my normal profile.


    2 tutorials for you :

    A temporary profile is loaded after you log on to a Windows Vista-based system
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947242

    User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

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

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:58 AM
  • Hi,

    To sum up, a temporary profile is issued each time that an error condition prevents the user's profile from loading. Temporary profiles are deleted at the end of each session, and changes made by the user to desktop settings and files are lost when the user logs off.

     

    A user profile consists of the following elements:

     

    1.A registry hive. The registry hive is the file NTuser.dat. The hive is loaded by the system at user logon, and it is mapped to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry key. The user's registry hive maintains the user's registry-based preferences and configuration.

    2.A set of profile folders stored in the file system. User-profile files are stored in the Profiles directory, on a folder per-user basis. The user-profile folder is a container for applications and other system components to populate with sub-folders, and per-user data such as documents and configuration files. Windows Explorer uses the user-profile folders extensively for such items as the user's Desktop, Start Menu and My Documents folder.

     

    We can perform the following method to resolve such issue:

     

    1. Restart your PC to release the locks on your profile.

    2. Log on with another administrative account

    3. Delete C:\Users\%username%

    4. Delete C:\Users\TEMP

    5. Delete the registry key matching your SID from

    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows

    NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList". Check the value "ProfileImagePath" to make sure you pick your own profile.

     

    6. Restart once again.

     

    Good Luck.

     

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Monday, January 17, 2011 9:56 AM
    Moderator