Temporary Windows Profile


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows10 64bit
       #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
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 24,631
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    Welcome to Ten Forums @Fullcircle.


    There is a tutorial here that should help.

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

    If after trying that you still find you don't have admin rights, then see this tutorial.

    Fix UAC prompt has grayed out or missing Yes button in Windows 10
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 2
    Windows10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Just to say thanks


    As only a moderately versed computer user, your instructions seemed daunting so I left it until I had time. Following them carefully with only one glitch on the way, I have now restored the profile. In my niave state, I assumed that since Windows caused the problem in the blink of an eye, the cure would be equally simple. I should know by now that it is never the case with Microsoft.

    Anyway, just to offer confidence to anyone that sees these instructions in the future and panics, if I can do it, they can do it!

    Thanks again
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 24,631
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    Fullcircle said:
    As only a moderately versed computer user, your instructions seemed daunting so I left it until I had time....
    Anyway, just to offer confidence to anyone that sees these instructions in the future and panics, if I can do it, they can do it!
      My Computers


 

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