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Monday, 29 July 2013

Windows 7 - User Logging In With Temporary Profile

A user was trying to log in to their computer but was getting a message saying that they were being logged in with a temporary profile. Deleting the users profile did not make any difference.

In order to fix the problem, a change had to be made to the registry.


1. Login as admin and backup the users profile in C:\Users\Username
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows NT > Current Version > Profile List
3. Find the SID.bak for the user's profile (click on the "folder" and the path to the profile should be listed)
4. Delete the SID.bak
5. Login as the user to recreate the profile. Log off and back in as admin and copy their backed up files across

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