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  • Question

  • 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? 

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:31 AM

Answers

  • Can be due to insuffecient disk space or corrupt registry keys. 

    To fix this : 

    1. Log on to the system by using an administrative user account other than the user account that is experiencing the problem.
    2. Back up all data in the current user's profile folder if the profile folder still exists, and then delete the profile folder. By default, the profile resides in the following location:
      %SystemDrive%\Users\<var class="sbody-var" style="box-sizing:border-box;">UserName</var>
    3. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

      User Account Control permissionIf you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
    4. Locate the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
    5. Under the ProfileList subkey, delete the subkey that is named <var class="sbody-var" style="box-sizing:border-box;">SID</var>.bak. 

      Note <var class="sbody-var" style="box-sizing:border-box;">SID</var> is a placeholder for the security identifier (SID) of the user account that is experiencing the problem. The <var class="sbody-var" style="box-sizing:border-box;">SID</var>.bak subkey should contain a ProfileImagePath registry entry that points to the original profile folder of the user account that is experiencing the problem.
    6. Exit Registry Editor.
    7. Log off the system.
    8. Log on to the system again.


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    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:41 AM
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  • Hi Emeka Ajunwa,

    For the Temporary Profile issue, this problem occurs if the current user's profile was accidentally deleted from the system or your profile is corrupted. Windows will load with temp profile to give temporary access on computer. Please refer to the link below to follow the steps how to fix Windows 7 Temp issue.

    http://www.sysprobs.com/fix-temporary-profile-windows-7

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope it will be helpful to you


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    Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:39 AM
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All replies

  • Can be due to insuffecient disk space or corrupt registry keys. 

    To fix this : 

    1. Log on to the system by using an administrative user account other than the user account that is experiencing the problem.
    2. Back up all data in the current user's profile folder if the profile folder still exists, and then delete the profile folder. By default, the profile resides in the following location:
      %SystemDrive%\Users\<var class="sbody-var" style="box-sizing:border-box;">UserName</var>
    3. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

      User Account Control permissionIf you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
    4. Locate the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
    5. Under the ProfileList subkey, delete the subkey that is named <var class="sbody-var" style="box-sizing:border-box;">SID</var>.bak. 

      Note <var class="sbody-var" style="box-sizing:border-box;">SID</var> is a placeholder for the security identifier (SID) of the user account that is experiencing the problem. The <var class="sbody-var" style="box-sizing:border-box;">SID</var>.bak subkey should contain a ProfileImagePath registry entry that points to the original profile folder of the user account that is experiencing the problem.
    6. Exit Registry Editor.
    7. Log off the system.
    8. Log on to the system again.


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    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:41 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Emeka Ajunwa,

    For the Temporary Profile issue, this problem occurs if the current user's profile was accidentally deleted from the system or your profile is corrupted. Windows will load with temp profile to give temporary access on computer. Please refer to the link below to follow the steps how to fix Windows 7 Temp issue.

    http://www.sysprobs.com/fix-temporary-profile-windows-7

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope it will be helpful to you


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    Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:39 AM
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  • Hi Emeka Ajunwa,

    Haven't received your message a few days, was your issue resolved? Because the case may be closed few days later.
    If you feel the suggestion could be helpful to you, please "mark it as answer" to help other community members who have same questions and find the helpful reply quickly.
    If no, please feel free to post back and tell us the current situation in order to provide further help.
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    Carl Fan


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    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:21 AM
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