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Windows 7: TEMP Profle being used

05 Jan 2019   #1

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
TEMP Profle being used

My friends system just went on vacation. Not sure, but I have a screenshot. I did a remote and what I see is like a standard profile so I dove in to the users and sure enough there are 2; his and one called TEMP. So I suspected his profile got corrupted so I ran the error checking on the drive and did a reboot. But it did not fix it.

I believe his profile is hosed so I created another user and I am transferring all his docs, desktop, vids, etc over to the new profile. What else do I need to do after the transfer? Should I try and repair his profile? If possible. Or just delete the TEMP and his old one?

He is not sure why this occurred, could be the spinny he has is going bad or a bad sector? Just looking to see if I missed something or if I am on the right path to fix his system. Thanks

Adding - I also found this, but the site is somewhere I never gone to, but is this also a fix?
How to Fix Temporary Profile in Windows 7 (Step by Step Guide)

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05 Jan 2019   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Steve,

It depends on the exact error message your friend gets when he tries to log in to the account with the temp profile issue for which tutorial below to use.

If the profile isn't beyond repair, then the appropriate tutorial below should be able to repair it. Otherwise, he'll need to create a new account to use instead.

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

User Accounts - User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile | Vista Forums
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06 Jan 2019   #3

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

He actually gets no message. The system just logs right in to the TEMP profile. When you look at "Start" the profile name is his; Patrick. But all his desktop icons are like a new user and his docs, vids are empty. If I go to Users folder I can see both profiles; TEMP and Patrick. Under Patrick I can see all his original desktop icons, docs, vids, etc.

I created a new profile with another name and then I transferred all his docs, desktop, etc over to the new name. He was happy to see his things again.

Well, I wanted to do a clean up so I went to CP and under the User area and deleted his "Patrick" account (the bad one) and then went and deleted the folder called TEMP. Rebooted and the TEMP profile is gone still, but Patrick folder is still there. I was logged in as his new account so I went to delete it and it will not let me. Done this before; use the user area in Control Panel to delete account, reboot and then if the folder remained just deleted it. For some reason it will not delete. I'll try to get a pic of the error in the coming days. Any thoughts on why after deleting the account that the folder will not get deleted? It is on a Lenovo laptop if that matters; maybe since he registered it.....not sure, but he was at this point that the new account has all his files and all the programs run just fine.
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06 Jan 2019   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You might see if deleting the old account instead while signed in to the new account may also delete the old "Patrick" folder.

User Account - Delete
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07 Jan 2019   #5

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1

You need to check the registry and make sure the folder name is correct. My dad renamed his once.
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