Temporary Profile Problem in Windows 10

Temporary Profile Problem in Windows is quite common and usually happens when the operating system fails to load data from your user profile correctly from the Windows registry. If you go to C: \ Users see how there is a folder named ” TEMP ” and another with the name of your user account. If you enter your user account, you will see that there are all missing files.

Temporary Profile Problem in Windows 10

Temporary Profile Error in Microsoft Windows 10 To solve the problem must locate open the Windows Registry and locate the folder that is created when the system was unable to properly load your profile. This folder is a “.BAK” folder and our goal will be to eliminate so that the system stops charging said temporary profile. The steps are as follows:

You’ve been signed in with a temporary profile. You can’t access your files, and files created in this profile will be deleted when you sign out. To fix this, sign out and try signing in later. Please see the event log for more details or contact your system administrator.

windows registry editor caution
windows registry editor caution

The Windows registry (Regedit) is a file in hexadecimal instruction is composed of a series of instructions, services, applications and necessary for the proper functioning of the operating system configurations. When we make a change in this record we risk this stop functioning properly and thus, our operating system will no longer do so and also without backup, it is very difficult to restore proper operation. Therefore, you must “take backup of Windows registry“.

To apply this Windows Features you should open Windows Registry Tool and browse the following Regedit path step by step or you can jump to target Windows Registry Tool with a single click.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  • Inside the folder “ProfileList” find more folders. The last two contain long strings of numbers. For example: S-1-5-21-1445356120-734115300-1765604377-1000
  • Folders starting with “S-1-5” and have long numbers correspond to existing profiles in Windows. There will be both your user profile as a temporary profile Windows.
  • Locate the folder with the ending “.bak” and delete it by clicking on it with the right mouse button.
  • Restart the computer.

Once the computer has restarted the system reloads your usual user profile and you can access all your files and other settings without any problems.

If you are experiencing a temporary profile problem in Windows 10, it means that your user profile is not loading properly, and you are being logged into a temporary profile instead. This can happen due to a variety of reasons, such as corrupted user profile data or issues with the Windows registry.

Here are some steps you can take to try and fix the issue:

  1. Restart your computer – Sometimes a simple restart can fix temporary profile problems.
  2. Check for Windows updates – Ensure that your Windows operating system is up-to-date, as updates can often fix bugs and issues.
  3. Run the System File Checker (SFC) scan – The SFC tool scans your system files for any issues and repairs them if possible. To run this scan, open the Command Prompt as an administrator and type “sfc /scannow” (without the quotes) and hit Enter.
  4. Check your registry – Incorrect registry settings can cause temporary profile problems. To check your registry, open the registry editor (regedit) and navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. Check if there are any profiles listed with a .bak extension. If so, rename the profile without the .bak extension.
  5. Create a new user profile – If all else fails, you may need to create a new user profile and transfer your data from the old profile to the new one.

It’s important to note that if you are not comfortable performing any of these steps or are unsure about what you are doing, it’s best to seek assistance from a professional or a trusted friend who has experience with Windows troubleshooting.

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