Windows 7 temporary profile fix

Objective

Fix Windows 7 temporary profile.

Environment

Windows 7

Procedure

  1.  Before do anything, restart the computer 2 or 3 times to see whether it’s going back to your old correct profile. Go to next step if this doesn’t work.
  2.  Rename the temp profile registry and revert back the old registry settings for the correct profile. This method works most of the time for me in Workgroup and domain environment.
  3. Log in with admin account.
  4. Start registry editor by typing regedit in find box of Windows 7.
  5. Navigate to hkey_local_machine\software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.
  6. You will see similar keys under profile list, but one with .bak.
  7. The key with .bak is for the correct old profile. Currently your Windows 7 computer logged in with fresh (temporary) profile with same key. So, rename the new profile key ( which is not having.bak) and remove .bak from correct profile key.
  8. That’s it. Log off and log in (or restart) with your user name and password. You must get your correct profile with icons and profile settings back in Windows 7, if you are lucky enough.

Additional notes

http://www.sysprobs.com/fix-temporary-profile-windows-7

Details

Article ID: 2770
Created
Fri 5/29/20 2:11 PM
Modified
Thu 10/1/20 11:29 AM