Applies to:  

Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7

This topic describes how to troubleshoot event 1511 from the User Profile Service.



Event Details

Product Windows Operating System
ID 1511
Source Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service
Version 6.1
Message Windows cannot find the local profile and are logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off.


This event can be caused by the following issues:  
  • Your local profile is corrupt. You no longer have adequate privileges to the profile folders.
  • User profile was deleted manually or by other means. A profile that is manually deleted does not remove the Security Identifier (SID) from the profile list in the registry. 
  • If the SID is present, Windows will try to load the profile by using the ProfileImagePath that points to a nonexistent path. Therefore, the profile cannot be loaded.
  • Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, for example, if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.


Sign out and restart the computer

Try restarting your computer and signing on with your user account again to resolve the issue.

Delete the error SID and create a new profileR

Resolve this problem yourself, follow these steps:

  1. Delete the profile by using the Computer Properties dialog box. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
    2. Click Change settings.
    3. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
    4. Under User Profiles, click Settings.
    5. In the User Profiles dialog box, select the profile that you want to delete, click Delete, and then click OK.
  2. Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this image, type regedit in the Start search box, and then press ENTER.
  3. Locate and then expand the following registry subkey: 

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

  4. Right-click the SID that you want to remove, and then click Delete.
  5. Sign in to the computer and create a new profile.

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