Phantom's Tech DB
A database of reoccurring problems my colleagues and I have run into and their solutions.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Fix Temporary User Profile Account or Missing Desktop Content
If you log in and get the following:
Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList"
You should find your profile key, with another named identically except for a ".bak" extension
Delete the "normally named" key
Rename the ".bak" named key to remove the ".bak" extension
Restart your machine
have administrative privileges, you will need to first sign on with a user ID that does.
This will allow you to preserve all of the customization you "lost" without having to recreate everything. I have to do this at home all of the time.
Full credit goes to Michael Paxton for his post that can be found
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