How To Fix Temporary Profile Login error on Windows 10

After recent windows 10 upgrade, Getting Temporary profile login Error “you’ve been signed in with a temporary profile”. Due to this error, you have lost all Data form Desktop? Whenever you face this Temporary login error you may notice it will take a long time to log in to the user profile. And Any changes you make to this temporary profile will not be saved hence loading a fresh profile each time you log in. Here this post we discuss How To Fix Temporary Profile Login error on Windows 10/ 8.1 and 7.

What is User Profile

A user profile holds user settings and preferences like desktop backgrounds, sound settings, screensavers, login screen, color schemes and several other such settings. And the User profiles ensure that your personal preferences are used whenever you sign in to Windows. It is stored in the user’s C: Users<user name> profile folder.

Means whenever you log on to your Windows profile, all your profile’s information and settings are picked up from some registry entries and configuration files saved on your C: Users<user name> profile folder. And Corruption of a single file can unable the windows from accessing it and it will log you on to a temporary profile with showing a message like,

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.”

Or in In Windows 7, the error message looks like:

You have been logged on with a temporary profile.

You cannot access your files and files created in this profile will be deleted 
when you log off. To fix this, log off and try logging on later. Please see the 
event log for details or contact your system administrator.”.

Fix temporary profile login Error permanently

The pop-up notification message “You’ve been signed in with a temporary profile” means that the operating system was unable to correctly load your profile. The profile is most likely damaged. This error can occur if somebody deleted data from the profile,  Tried to rename the path to the profile, windows system files get corrupted And Also most common one the system infected with Virus malware. Whatever the reason behind this, Here apply solutions below to get rid of this temporary profile login problem.

Correct The user profile on Windows Registry editor

This is the best tweak i found to fix and get rid of the Temporary Profile Login error on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 PC. This thick we are going to remove the Corrupted User profile path and set old previous working user profile path on Windows Registry. So that windows can find the Right user profile path to load at startup. Lets Start.

 Get The SID

First of all you need to find the SID (Security Identifier) of your user account. SID is actually experiencing the temporary profile issue and displaying the notification. To find out the SID for your user account, Type cmd on start menu search, Right click on the command prompt and run as administrator to open the command prompt. Then type the command below And hit the enter key to get the SID. ( Note: Replace username with your current username ).

wmic useraccount where name=<‘user name’>get sid  

command to get SID

As Result, you will get the S-1-5-21-823386128-2039157886-1947843478-1001

Note for your cause the SID will be different

Tweak on Registry editor

After finding the SID, close the Command Prompt. Now we begin to fix the registry settings. Press the Windows + R key type Regedit and press Enter to open Windows registry editor. First backup registry database and navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.

Here look your user account SID, you will find 2 registry keys with the same SID number one is normal and another is .bak . Click on that SID key (without .bak), you’ll see the “ProfileImagePath” entry in the right pane that points to a temporary profile.

windows 10 temp profile registry fix

Double-click the ProfileImagePath entry to edit the value data. Type the correct profile path and click OK. If you don’t know the correct profile location, open Windows Explorer browse to C: Drive Users open your user account folder. copy the profile path.

copy the profile path

Now on registry Window point ProfileImagePath Double Click on it. Here change the profile path on value date field to C:\Users\your user account name as shown bellow.

Next, right-click on your old SID key that is maked as .bak, and then click on Delete.

delete bkp profile path

That’s it. Log off or restart your computer. Windows will sign in to your account with a local profile instead of a temporary profile. And you will no longer receive the temporary profile error.

This Is the Best working solution to fix the Temporary Profile Login error on Windows 10 , 8.1 and Windows 7 users. You can also Run The SFC utility to Check windows for corrupt system files and repair them.

Also, download and install the latest updated Antivirus software and perform a full system Scan.

The Last And very useful tip perform a system Restore, This will revert back system to the previous working state. Where the system and user profile working without any corruption Error.

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