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#1 spngbobis4me

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:45 AM

I deleted my NT eser data file and it logged me in to a temporary account. I have since recovered my files and created another user account that is not a temporary account.The problem is that the other account is still there and in the task manager when I am signed in under me only shows the other account running? How do I delete the test account without loosing my file again? Here are some screen shots showing the two accounts.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:44 AM

Well, the use of temporary profiles indicates a damaged profile.

 

If you created another profile/user account...then you need to transfer all settings, etc. from the old to the new...then delete the old user account.

 

Merging is not possible...replacement is possible.

 

Fix a corrupted user profile, Win 7 - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

 

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Edited by hamluis, 19 September 2013 - 08:44 AM.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:08 PM

I did this but it still shows up under users and in task manager?



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:27 PM

I did this but it still shows up under users and in task manager?

Double check your registry to make sure the profile is still not listed under the profile list


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PLEASE MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR REGISTRY IN CASE ANYTHING GOES WRONG.

 

1.Please open regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Profile List\

2. You will see a list similiar to this -->capture.jpg

3. Each listing with a S-1-5-21 is a profile.

4. Go down the list to make sure test still isn't in the list.

5. If it is simply delete it.

6.Restart PC and see if it's gone.


Edited by chrisd87, 19 September 2013 - 02:34 PM.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:10 PM

Before doing anything in the registry...please set a System Restore point, in case something goes awry with your efforts.

 

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 03:47 AM

I checked the registry and there is nothing their named test.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 03:51 AM

I had several restore point when this happened. For some reason, that I do not know, not one of them worked??

I have had this problem with system restore before with this windows.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:07 AM

I checked the registry and there is nothing their named test.

There won't be a folder named test in the profile list. There will be an expandable string value named ProfileImagePath. Under the Data heading it will have your profile name. Did you make sure that each folder starting with S-1-5-21 doesn't have Test under the Data heading?

 

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Edited by chrisd87, 20 September 2013 - 07:09 AM.

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