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How to fix the Temorary Profile Issue in Windows 7

August 17, 2012 5 comments

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In the world of computing, after the release of a new operating system (especially from major players in the software sphere), there arises great expectations on performance and usability. However, time has proven that there will definitely be some inherent flaws in such system due to many techincal reasons which i will not want to bore you with in this post. LOLzzz!

There is a common problem with the Windows 7 platform which can become a hazzle to the user. I call it the “Temporary Profile Syndrome”. After logon you get a message that you have been logged into a temporary profile in Windows 7 computer.This is not your correct profile as its evident from the fact that your Desktop and configuration settings are not present. if you work on this profile, all your documents will be lost after a logoff. restart or a shutdown. Oh what a Syndrome! not to worry though there’s a simple solution. Find below the steps to resolution.

1) Log into the Profile from which you were promted with the Temporary Profile.

2) Start registry editor by typing regedit in find box in Windows 7.

3) Navigate the following location within the Windows 7 Registry “Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList“.(do not do any other thing aside what i discribe, as this may make your computer further unstable. Registry modifications should be done by experts)

5) You can see similar keys under profile list with .bak difference.

(image above obtained from http://www.sysprobs.com)

6) If you have duplicate Keys(one with .bak and the other without .bak), delete the one without .bak and rename the one with the .bak by removing the .bak part of the name.

(image above obtained from http://www.sysprobs.com)

7) Log off and log back in and whao! the issue is resolved.

I do hope this is helpful as we strive to bring you with cutting edge How-Tos

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