I have multiple user accounts in windows 7. All users use the account throughout the day. At least every other day I get one of the account profiles lost. The user logs on and gets this popup message:
Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile.
That user will not be able to log into his profile until I go into the registry as an administrator and change the ProfileList. Here is what I need to do:
- Using regedit Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\
- Find the GUID folder that is the profile. (there is a duplicate folder with a .bak appended)
- Delete the profile and rename the old profile by removing the .bak.
- Reboot the PC and the user profile works again.
I have to do this quite often and it’s not just one user account. It’s even happened to the administrator account and I know the users couldn’t have messed with that account.
I would appreciate any help. If I can’t find a solution I am going to create a service to run to look for the .bak and remove it. But I don’t like putting a Band-Aid on a bug.