Windows 10: HELP! Signed in with a temporary account - not the usual problem

  1.    09 Mar 2016 #1

    HELP! Signed in with a temporary account - not the usual problem

    Hi folks,

    I'm hoping someone can help with this. My Windows 10 PC had a problem today where it couldn't find the boot drive. I replaced the SATA cable and it solved the problem, but when Windows 10 started back up it logged me in and gave the

    You've been signed in with a temporary profile.

    You can't access your files, and files created in this profile will be deleted when you sign out. To fix this, sign out and try signing in later. Please see the event log for more details or contact your system administrator.
    message. I've googled this error and found this tutorial on how to fix it but the first step is to back up files and folders from C:\Users\(problem profile).

    However, this folder no longer exists on my HDD. If I look at the profile registry key, it's pointing at where the folder should be, but the folder is gone. It's not hidden, I have hidden files viewable, it's just gone.

    It was my profile, it was an administrator account. The rest of the family's profiles and files are intact, but mine are gone.

    To add insult to injury, I tried a system restore from an automatic point taken at lunchtime today, but the process fails with this error:

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    Can anyone help, please?
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