Windows 7 gives message "you have been logged on a temporary profile" everytime I log in

I just re-formatted my computer and put windows 7 on it, but now everytime i log on it gives me a message saying that i have been logged on to a temp profile and i will lose any info that i create on the account. Any ideas on what i can do to fix this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Keth


If the problem is limited to your current account then the following process would be far simpler than reloading Windows:

1. Reboot the machine into Safe Mode.
2. Log on as Administrator.
3. Rename the folder c:\Users\Keth to c:\Users\Keth.bad
4. Reboot and log on as Keth.
5. If this works, transfer all existing files from c:\Users\Keth.bad to c:\Users\Keth.

The process is described in more detail here:

Post again if you need help with Step 5 above.

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Last updated April 13, 2021 Views 118,007 Applies to: