How to Fix: You have been Logged on with a Temporary Profile

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Have you ever got the error message when you log in to your user account? The error message is display: “You have been Logged on with a Temporary Profile”. If you get that error message, you can do several methods to fix it. Sometimes Windows 7 OS cannot read your correct user profile properly. Moreover it will load with temporary profile that will look like a new user profile. Maybe you will be surprised when you see the brand new desktop without your files, folders, program shortcut icons and any personalized settings if you not aware that it is the error message “You have been Logged on with a Temporary Profile”. If you get that error message “You have been Logged on with a Temporary Profile”, do you know how to fix it? If you did not know, well at the moment we will explain you the methods how to fix a temporary profile issue on Windows 7.

Why windows 7 load with a temporary profile? There is the reason why you get the error message “You have been Logged on with a Temporary Profile”. Clearly, your profile (the files and folders which located under C:\Users\user_name) is corrupted. There is another chance that is a delay in reading your profile files, it is cause by Antivirus scan or something else during boot up. Usually the Windows will tries to read and load your profile after you type your username and password. The Windows will read and load your profile whether it gets corrupted or delay in reading, if it occur so Windows will load with temporary profile to give temporary access on computer.

Actually the methods how to fix a temporary profile or the error message “You have been Logged on with a Temporary Profile” can you do by yourself because the methods is not difficult to you do or follow. But if you feel be confuse or want to ask someone to help you, so you can ask your friend or the technician to fix a temporary profile. Well, the explanation about the methods how to fix a temporary profile can you see in the text below.

1.      Please log on to the system by using an administrative user account
2.      Then back up all data of the missing user profile if the profile folder still exists.
3.      Delete the profile folder.
4.      By default, the profile is located here: %SystemDrive%\Users\Username.
5.      Please click on start. In the Start Search box, type “regedit” and then press enter key. If you are asked for confirmation or an administrator password, so type the password or click continue.
6.      Visit to the following registry subkey:
7.      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
8.      Afterwards please delete the subkey which is named SID.bak under the profile list subkey. SID is a place for the security identifier (SID) of the user account that is facing the problem. Please close or exit the Registry Editor.
9.      Then please log off the system of windows.
10.  The last please log on the system of windows again.

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