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Fix Temporary Profile Error in Windows 7

If you’re having problems with corrupted problems and you get the error “logged into temporary profile”, here’s a small tutorial how to fix this issue in Windows 7:
Fixing temporary profile error in Windows 7


When you’re working with multiple profiles in Windows 7 it can happen that you get the error “You are logged into a Temporary Profile.

So, whatever you do on a temporary profile will simply get deleted


Fixing Profile Errors in Windows 7

So, let’s see how to fix the profile error in Windows 7


(1) Go to Start->Run->Type “regedit”


(2) Backup your registry

(3) Rename the registry key matching your SID from

The correct profile has the extension .bak,  remove the .bak (which is only possible after you rename the current temporary profile)


Confused? Check the value “ProfileImagePath” of each account to make sure you pick your own profile.

Check the value

(3) Restart and you should have fixed your temporary profile error.

The profile errors should now be gone. If you’re still having problems, make sure to post a comment below and we will get back to you asap.


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Published: Saturday, May 7th, 2011 Last Modified: May 5, 2011

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