Windows 10: Temporary Windows Profile

Discus and support Temporary Windows Profile in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; When I started my Acer laptop (Windows 10 64bit) yesterday it said there was an issue and I should log in again. I logged in to find I had a new... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Fullcircle, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. Temporary Windows Profile


    When I started my Acer laptop (Windows 10 64bit) yesterday it said there was an issue and I should log in again. I logged in to find I had a new profile which I have subsequently realised is a temporary one. This means I have no admin rights and cannot save anything.

    I can see in C drive, that my original profile data is still there but I cannot get the computer to log in to it. Each time I restart, it logs into the temporary profile.

    I tried copying the files from my main profile into the temporary one but that doesn't do anything and I have looked on line for advice but am confused as many solutions seem to involve working with the registry which I am loath to do.

    I seem to remember hearing that if I create another new profile and transfer files to that, then delete the temporary one, this solves the issue but I am a bit worried I might make a mess of it. Does anyone have an idea what I can do to get my files and settings back and also restore my admin rights?

    Thanks for any advice

    Ian

    :)
     
    Fullcircle, Apr 19, 2021
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  2. 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, Apr 19, 2021
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  3. 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, Apr 19, 2021
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  4. dgootee Win User

    Temporary Windows Profile

    Try to login into my profile but am redirected to temporary profile.

    In simple terms and step by step how to have my profile not be redirected to a temporary profile. Answers I have seen are too technical. Cannot figure out where to start on my computer to create a new user account as posts suggest. This started the
    day I updated to Windows 10.
     
    dgootee, Apr 19, 2021
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