Windows TEMP user Profile registry fix

If you have booted up your laptop or desktop computer and all your files are missing Windows has probably loaded a TEMP profile.

To repair your Windows laptop or desktop PC follow the steps below:

  1. Open the system registry editor
  2. Navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  3. Locate the duplicate profile with the same profile id (i.e. S-1-5-21-3433318035-127452263-1201676187-1001 and the .bak variant)
  4. Rename the variant with the NON .bak to something else i.e. S-1-5-21-3433318035-127452263-1201676187-1001.broken
  5. Then rename the S-1-5-21-3433318035-127452263-1201676187-1001.bak and remove the .bak extension
  6. Reboot your machine and your usual profile will load correctly

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The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only. We recommend you contact us to get a computer repair expert to complete the steps above for you so no data is lost.

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