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Local profile not found, logged on with a temporary profile

  1. #1


    S.R. Guest

    Local profile not found, logged on with a temporary profile

    Hello all
    One of our customers asked us to check out her laptop with Windows Vista
    installed. The problem she is having is that every time she logs in her
    account (a local account because this is her home computer), she gets a
    window saying "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on
    with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when
    you log off." She can't save her documents or modify anything because when
    she logs off, everything is lost :S
    How do we get around this?

    Thanks for any help,

    S.R.

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  3. #2


    S.R. Guest

    RE: Local profile not found, logged on with a temporary profile

    A couple more questions have arised:
    1. Our customer had some documents in there and she had set up a few things
    like Email, preferences, etc. Is there any way to recover this, or is this
    gone forever??
    2. How do we prevent this from happening again? what causes this to happen
    in the first place?

    Again, thanks much

    S.R.

    "S.R." wrote:

    > Hello all
    > One of our customers asked us to check out her laptop with Windows Vista
    > installed. The problem she is having is that every time she logs in her
    > account (a local account because this is her home computer), she gets a
    > window saying "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on
    > with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when
    > you log off." She can't save her documents or modify anything because when
    > she logs off, everything is lost :S
    > How do we get around this?
    >
    > Thanks for any help,
    >
    > S.R.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Sam Guest

    RE: Local profile not found, logged on with a temporary profile

    This can occur if the server that hosts the roaming profile is not available
    or cannot be reached by the workstation.

    "S.R." wrote:

    > A couple more questions have arised:
    > 1. Our customer had some documents in there and she had set up a few things
    > like Email, preferences, etc. Is there any way to recover this, or is this
    > gone forever??
    > 2. How do we prevent this from happening again? what causes this to happen
    > in the first place?
    >
    > Again, thanks much
    >
    > S.R.
    >
    > "S.R." wrote:
    >
    > > Hello all
    > > One of our customers asked us to check out her laptop with Windows Vista
    > > installed. The problem she is having is that every time she logs in her
    > > account (a local account because this is her home computer), she gets a
    > > window saying "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on
    > > with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when
    > > you log off." She can't save her documents or modify anything because when
    > > she logs off, everything is lost :S
    > > How do we get around this?
    > >
    > > Thanks for any help,
    > >
    > > S.R.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    S.R. Guest

    RE: Local profile not found, logged on with a temporary profile

    Yeah, I have read about this in other forums, but this computer is for
    personal use, I don't think it connects to a server. In this case, why would
    something like this happen? How do we prevent this from happening again? Is
    there any way to fix this and recover all of her misplaced data and
    preferences?

    Thank you,

    S.R.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Sam Guest

    RE: Local profile not found, logged on with a temporary profile

    I am just thinking here, but perhaps there is a problem with the default user
    profile. Is there an account that does not give this error? Try copying it
    to the default user profile under control panel, delete the profiles that
    have problems and see what happens.

    "S.R." wrote:

    > Yeah, I have read about this in other forums, but this computer is for
    > personal use, I don't think it connects to a server. In this case, why would
    > something like this happen? How do we prevent this from happening again? Is
    > there any way to fix this and recover all of her misplaced data and
    > preferences?
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > S.R.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    S.R. Guest

    RE: Local profile not found, logged on with a temporary profile

    - This was the only profile that was giving us that error, a couple of others
    weren't.
    - I read an article on this and came to the conclusion that the profile was
    probably corrupted, so I just created a new profile for the user and copied
    over all of her documents, etc, and deleted the old profile.

    Thanks much for the help,

    S.R.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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