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  1.    24 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    windows 10

    PC switched me to a temporary user profile


    I upgraded to Windows 10 a few weeks ago and everything has been fine up to now. However, last night when I turned on my pc, everything froze completely and I had to manually power off. After I started the pc back up, I was switched over to a temporary user profile. I have no access to any of my files. I've read forum after forum and have tried just about everything to fix this problem. I've been able to locate the corrupted file and have tried to rename it so that the pc will stop recognizing it and go back to my correct profile. However, every time I try to rename, it says "The Registry Editor cannot rename - Error while renaming key." I've tried going into permissions, clicking advanced and clicking "Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object." When I click okay, it says "Registry Editor could not set security in the key selected or some of its subkeys." Can anyone either help me out with renaming the corrupted file or perhaps give me a better way to get out of the temporary user profile?
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  2.    24 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,494
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello Buonafortuna, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Depending on exactly what error message you got, you might see if the tutorial below that matches may help.

    You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix

    User Profile Service failed the sign-in - Fix in Windows 8
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  3.    24 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Buonafortuna, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Depending on exactly what error message you got, you might see if the tutorial below that matches may help.

    You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix

    User Profile Service failed the sign-in - Fix in Windows 8
    Thanks for the welcome! I am able to get to the corrupted file, but when following through with the steps to delete or rename the file, the error message occurs. The only thing I haven't tried doing is a system restore. I really don't want to do that because it will delete a lot of apps and security that I spent hours downloading into my pc.
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  4.    24 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,494
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Which tutorial is for your error?

    It sounds like you may not be using an administrator account.

    If you don't have another administrator account, then you'll need to enable and use the built-in Administrator.
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  5.    24 Sep 2015 #5
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    Thread Starter

    I'm having trouble following through with the first tutorial. I am logged in as administrator - I've double checked that.
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  6.    24 Sep 2015 #6
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    No problem. What step are you having a problem at, and what issue are you having?
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  7.    24 Sep 2015 #7
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    Thread Starter

    I'm having trouble with step 7 where I delete or even just rename the corrupted file. When I try to delete or rename, I get the error message that says "Registry Editor cannot delete/rename - Error while deleting/renaming key." I've tried to go in and change the permission to give me full access to editing that key, but I then get an error message that says "Registry Editor could not set security in the key selected or some of its subkeys."
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  8.    24 Sep 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Interesting. Are you logged in to another administrator account other than the temporary one?

    As a test, enable and sign in to the built-in Administrator account to see if you may be able to do the tutorial in it.
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  9.    24 Sep 2015 #9
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    Thread Starter

    Yes, I was able to switch over to the built-in administrator. I then switched back to my administrator and it still will not let me rename or delete the corrupted file.
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  10.    24 Sep 2015 #10
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Did you try doing the tutorial while only signed in to the built-in Administrator account?
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