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How do I restore files I saved in a TEMP user profile?

mm365

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#1
Hi there,

Having some problems here...

My laptop suddenly shut itself down for no reason. When I restarted it, I was given a fresh new desktop with new music folders, documents folder etc.etc.

I have since found out I was given a TEMP account - which is weird because I still logged into MY personal profile with no problems (and no warning messages about files being lost when I shut the computer down).

Anyway, since I didn't get any message, I worked on my website pages all day and saved the work into a folder on the "new" desktop.

HOWEVER... after restarting the computer the next day and logging into my profile, I was presented with my original desktop - - - BUT NO FOLDER WITH ALL MY WORK!

When I searched for the specific files and folder on my computer - I found the files, but I could not open them because "C:\Users\TEMP\(folder name)" did not exist!

Is there a way.. ANY WAY of getting those files back???

Any help will be thoroughly appreciated!!

Thanks,

Daniel
 

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Davejb

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#2
The temporary profile is just that, temporary, once you reboot it's deleted. Your only hope is maybe a 3rd party app for recovering deleted files.
 

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mm365

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#3
Thanks for responding so quick!

Though the wierd thing is I never got a message telling me I was logging into a TEMP profile. So maybe, this is something different?

What 3rd party applications can you remember - any positive experiences with them?

Thanks,

Daniel
 

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Brink

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#4
Daniel,

The free program Recuva is a good program to hopefully recover these files.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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sambeefy

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#5
i have the same problem too, i log in to my admin account, carry on as usual, switch off, when i restart files have gone with message 'you have been logged with a temp user profile' how do i know if i have logged on and off properly so this doesn't keep happening??
Hi there,

Having some problems here...

My laptop suddenly shut itself down for no reason. When I restarted it, I was given a fresh new desktop with new music folders, documents folder etc.etc.

I have since found out I was given a TEMP account - which is weird because I still logged into MY personal profile with no problems (and no warning messages about files being lost when I shut the computer down).

Anyway, since I didn't get any message, I worked on my website pages all day and saved the work into a folder on the "new" desktop.

HOWEVER... after restarting the computer the next day and logging into my profile, I was presented with my original desktop - - - BUT NO FOLDER WITH ALL MY WORK!

When I searched for the specific files and folder on my computer - I found the files, but I could not open them because "C:\Users\TEMP\(folder name)" did not exist!

Is there a way.. ANY WAY of getting those files back???

Any help will be thoroughly appreciated!!

Thanks,

Daniel
 

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Brink

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#6
Hello Sambeefy,

This may be able to help you with this error.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/135858-user-profile-error-logged-temporary-profile.html

For shutting down properly:
The main thing is to close all open windows and programs, check to make sure that you do not have any Windows Updates installing in the Notification Area, then just shutdown or sleep using the Start menu power button.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

i have the same problem too, i log in to my admin account, carry on as usual, switch off, when i restart files have gone with message 'you have been logged with a temp user profile' how do i know if i have logged on and off properly so this doesn't keep happening??
Hi there,

Having some problems here...

My laptop suddenly shut itself down for no reason. When I restarted it, I was given a fresh new desktop with new music folders, documents folder etc.etc.

I have since found out I was given a TEMP account - which is weird because I still logged into MY personal profile with no problems (and no warning messages about files being lost when I shut the computer down).

Anyway, since I didn't get any message, I worked on my website pages all day and saved the work into a folder on the "new" desktop.

HOWEVER... after restarting the computer the next day and logging into my profile, I was presented with my original desktop - - - BUT NO FOLDER WITH ALL MY WORK!

When I searched for the specific files and folder on my computer - I found the files, but I could not open them because "C:\Users\TEMP\(folder name)" did not exist!

Is there a way.. ANY WAY of getting those files back???

Any help will be thoroughly appreciated!!

Thanks,

Daniel
 

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ganesh11

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Hi

I have the exact problem as described neatly by user mm365?
Lots of photos and videos are lost now..many memories..
So please, if anybody has a solution kindly respond.

Thanks
Ganesh
 

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#8
I would follow the above advice, first. If that does not work, you may want to try and download shadow explorer.
ShadowExplorer.com - About
If the above posts do not work, recovery is slim to say the least
 

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swirly360

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Hi there!

My friend too is having the same problem and I am trying to help her retrieve her files. Tried just searching for the files but could not find them. I was wondering if the recuva really works? Has anyone here experienced the loss and actually retrieved their files back?

IN NEED OF ANY HELP!!!

Thanks!
 

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Brink

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#10
Hello Swirly, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Yep, Recuva works for most. It would hurt to give it a try to see if it may be able to help your friend as well. :)
 

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    Lumia 1520 phone
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Did you ever get your files back ?

Hi there,

Having some problems here...

My laptop suddenly shut itself down for no reason. When I restarted it, I was given a fresh new desktop with new music folders, documents folder etc.etc.

I have since found out I was given a TEMP account - which is weird because I still logged into MY personal profile with no problems (and no warning messages about files being lost when I shut the computer down).

Anyway, since I didn't get any message, I worked on my website pages all day and saved the work into a folder on the "new" desktop.

HOWEVER... after restarting the computer the next day and logging into my profile, I was presented with my original desktop - - - BUT NO FOLDER WITH ALL MY WORK!

When I searched for the specific files and folder on my computer - I found the files, but I could not open them because "C:\Users\TEMP\(folder name)" did not exist!

Is there a way.. ANY WAY of getting those files back???

Any help will be thoroughly appreciated!!

Thanks,

Daniel
 

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