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fix temporary profile for windows 7

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#1 archaiccitizen


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 08:16 AM

My computer was not shutdown properly and now my profile can't be read by windows thus creating a temporary profile. How do I fix this, tutorials on this ask to edit registry keys but i don't want to do anything that might jeopardize my files in the computer. Is there a way to make my computer start normally again w/o erasing my old profile and starting a new one but with all my files?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 04:14 PM

Simple answer:  No.  The fact that you have a damaged profile has already "jeapordized" your files, since you are now denied access to them and they are of no value if you cannot access them.  If you had replaced the damaged profile sooner...all might have been different.





#3 zcomputerwiz


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 07:49 PM

Make a backup copy of your user profile (C:\users\{your user name}) to a flash drive or external disk, then follow the instructions in the Microsoft KB article.

If you can log into your account, create a restore point.


If after following the instructions in the KB article you still are logged in with a temporary profile, try running a system restore to a date before you encountered the problem.


Let us know how it goes.

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

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