How to Fix Corrupt Temporary Profile in Windows 7

When using Windows 7,If you get a message “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”.This post explains how easily you can fix temporary profile in Windows 7 .

By restarting or re logging to Windows 7 computer will not help you in this case. This temp profile issue rises because of a registry key.

How to Fix Temporary Profile Issue in Windows 7:

In start menu, type regedit and press enter

Navigate the following location in Windows 7.

“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionProfileList”.

Now you can see similar keys under profile list with .bak difference, as shown below it.

You correct profile key is marked as bak. Currently your Windows 7 computer logged in with fresh profile with same key. So, rename the new profile key ( which is not having.bak) and remove .bak from correct profile key. See below.

That’s it.. Restart and login with your username and password. You must get your desktop icons and profile settings back in Windows 7.This is very simple and easy method to fix temp profile issue in Windows 7  .

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