Windows 10: Temporary profile error - the final fix

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  1. ooboh Win User

    Temporary profile error - the final fix


    Okay, so this is probably the millionth thread I’ve made about my issue, but hopefully this is the last one.

    So, about three years ago — April of 2016 — my laptop (a Dell Inspiron N5050 that I got in 2012) had a temporary profile error. Perhaps it shut down incorrectly, but I’m not sure. Here’s where things get interesting: fast forward to July 31, 2016. I used a video tutorial to try to solve the profile error:

    Fix Temporary Profile login Error on Windows 10 / 8 / 7 - YouTube

    This was a mistake, because I fear it may have overwritten my user account, and all of my personal files are now gone forever. On top of that, system restore doesn't work, nor does it go back far enough for me to do anything. I am now accessing my laptop using a “half-baked” version. However, I do have a glimmer of hope. My username — where all of my personal files are located — is “obohokey”. All of the fonts I’ve downloaded since I’ve gotten the laptop in 2012 are still on the laptop. Furthermore, all downloads since the Temporary Profile Error go to “obohokey.obohokey-PC.001” instead of “obohokey.”

    At this stage, I’ve tried doing a reset where I keep all my personal files. I’ve only gotten to 56% or so before my computer fails and it says that no changes were made. I don’t know why this is the case. Does anybody know?

    I’m considering sending my laptop to my university’s tech desk to see if they can reset the laptop for me. Any ideas?

    :)
     
    ooboh, Feb 24, 2019
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  2. lainey Win User

    Fix You've been signed in with a temporary profile in Windows 10  


    I've followed your steps and there's no profile list. Am trying to fix for my sister. Brink please can you help
     
    lainey, Feb 24, 2019
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  3. Windows 10 temporary profile error?

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per the issue description you are facing issue in editing some settings from a temporary profile. You need to login to your original (Administrator) profile to change those settings.

    I would suggest you to change the account type to administrator, if it is not and see if it helps. Try the steps provided below to change the account type.

    • Login with the temporary profile.
    • Press Windows key + X.
    • Select Control Panel from the list.
    • Select Large icons from the view by drop down menu.
    • Click on User Accounts.
    • Click on Change Account type.
    • Select Administrator radio button and click OK.

    Hope this would help. If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of the proposed suggestion, we will be happy to assist you.

    Regards,
     
    Ramesh.Kumar, Feb 24, 2019
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  4. Temporary profile error - the final fix

    Fix You've been signed in with a temporary profile in Windows 10  


    I came home today and had to log in to my desktop. When I did it said it was preparing Windows and I was taken to the temporary profile. I followed the tutorial to delete the profile folder path (step 9). At some point in the process, I confirmed that I could see my old files in C: \Users\BriggsDesktop. When I restarted, it went through the "We're glad you're here" screens. However it took me back to the desktop that looks just like the temporary profile one. I can no longer find all of my files. I tried doing a restore, but it did not complete successfully. Suggestions?
     
    Justinbriggs, Feb 24, 2019
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