There may be various issues you may come around due to which you can face trouble logging in Windows 10/8. Previously, we’ve discussed the fix about the failure of Group Policy Client Service while logging in. Today, we’ll discuss the temporary profile issue. Actually, when you don’t login into Windows using correct user path directory, this issue came into play.
You’ve Been Signed In With A Temporary Profile
When you’re logged in with a temporary profile, a notification in the right side of taskbar keeps popping up:
Now since you’re warned that you’re on a temporary profile, every file operation you’ll be performing will be nullified at next sign in. But what if you get the same issue on the next sign in. If you are the administrator of the system facing this issue, you can apply the registry method discussed below to resolve this problem:
Using Registry Editor
First, create a system restore point. Next backup all your data.
Then do the following.
1. Press Windows Key + R combination, type put Regedt32.exe in Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.
2. Navigate to the following location:
3. Under the hood of ProfileList key, you’ll find the subkeys specific to a profile, see in the above screenshot.
For example, I found out myself S-1-5-21-2944774474-1080414133-2956492554-1001. You’ll have these long subkeys equal to the number of user accounts on your system. All you need to do is that make sure the expandable registry string (REG_EXPAND_SZ) named ProfileImagePath in the right pane of these keys exists and linked properly to the correct user account folder. If you find that this is not the case, just point it to correct the location.
Close the Registry Editor after making appropriate manipulations and reboot the machine to get the issue fixed.
It this does not work for you, restore your computer back to the created restore point and or restore your backed up registry.
Hope you find the fix useful!