How to Solve Windows 7 Logged on with Temporary Profile

By | May 1, 2013
In some case we are facing windows 7 temporary profile issue. Let’s see how to repair corrupted windows 7 profile through windows 7 registry repair. While operating with Microsoft’s Windows 7 over the past few years I have observed that sometimes when working with workgroup and domain environment multiple profiles that they can occasionally get corrupted.In this case windows 7 temp profile will open by showing a message box at system tray bar (check the screen shot). In order to come back, you should perform windows 7 temporary profile fix.

Reason behind this Article

I’m working as ‘Network Administrator’; I’m facing this problem since many years. Yesterday I tried to solve windows 7 temporary profiles issue. Here I explained the step by step procedure how I did it. This temporary profile windows 7 troubleshooting guide definitely helpful for you.

How it comes

If you deleted your personal profile folder from C:\Users to bring a new one and unexpectedly Windows 7 complains about you have been logged on with a temporary profile

Follow These Steps to Fix User Profile Windows 7

Logon with admin privilege user, and then go to start, in the search area type regedit then enter. In the registry editor window go to
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Step 1

In the regedit window go to

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Step 2

In the profile delete the affected profile’s subfolder. How to find the affected profile. Expand the profile list. Here you can see the SIDs with .bak extension.

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Step 3

Select that SID and check in the right side the affected user is listed or not. If the user is listed delete the SID

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Make sure you are deleting the correct user profile.

Logoff and Logon with the username that you want to restore.

3 thoughts on “How to Solve Windows 7 Logged on with Temporary Profile

  1. Anthony

    Hi on my issue like temp profile.
    after login on temp profile looking on cmd >>> c:\users\temp>
    that’s how I know when my desktop on temp profile issue.

    on my case, when I login to local admin and check the regedit there is no .bak folder.
    How to fix this kind of temp profile issue.



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