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Old 01-09-2019, 5:29 AM
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Default Windows profile horked after power-failure...

Just thought I'd drop my fix if you keep getting a temp profile in Windows, and a system restore won't work, and Windows thinks it wants to keep a lock on the profile.
ALWAYS have a second account that is an admin on Windows boxes for this reason.

Reboot safe mode, rename problem home folder \Users\<problem.folder>.old
Remove problem account, re-add account, reboot and login to said account, and copy data over a week or so from \Users\<problem.folder>.old to your current home folder, as needed, and files you need.
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Just thought I'd drop my fix if you keep getting a temp profile in Windows, and a system restore won't work, and Windows thinks it wants to keep a lock on the profile.
ALWAYS have a second account that is an admin on Windows boxes for this reason.

Reboot safe mode, rename problem home folder \Users\<problem.folder>.old
Remove problem account, re-add account, reboot and login to said account, and copy data over a week or so from \Users\<problem.folder>.old to your current home folder, as needed, and files you need.

Its not the power failure is windows trying to update and process was stopped. I suggest creating a new user and transfer all files from your user folder: Desktop, Documents, Videos, Pictures etc!
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Old 01-09-2019, 8:59 PM
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Problem is that doesn't always work. I've had that happen several times and just deleting and recreating the user doesn't always fix it. When you are removing a user profile that way, you should also delete the profile registry key. I don't remember the full path to the key but you can Google it. That's always worked for me.

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Horked? Reminds me of a time after gym class and too much Fanta and Cheetos. Phew. Good times. Good times.


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Old 01-10-2019, 4:23 AM
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Its not the power failure is windows trying to update and process was stopped. I suggest creating a new user and transfer all files from your user folder: Desktop, Documents, Videos, Pictures etc!
I HAD Windows updates set to never update automatically, but checking now, it appears that Windows "FIXED" my settings.
Since my Linux box was rebooted too, it was a power clearly a failure, so the UPS ran out of juice too (mech-switch).

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Problem is that doesn't always work. I've had that happen several times and just deleting and recreating the user doesn't always fix it. When you are removing a user profile that way, you should also delete the profile registry key. I don't remember the full path to the key but you can Google it. That's always worked for me.
I never had to remove the registry key when removing then re-adding the user, as Windows points a new user profile, new (SID?) key, profile path and everything, if direct name of folder currently does not exist, automagically.

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Horked? Reminds me of a time after gym class and too much Fanta and Cheetos. Phew. Good times. Good times.
https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&&q=horked
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Usually you have to go into registry and find the dupe SIDS. One will have .BAK. Delete the other and rename that one.
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Usually you have to go into registry and find the dupe SIDS. One will have .BAK. Delete the other and rename that one.

I never had to screw with that, my way...
As I recall, the cross reference of SID to profile wasn't worth it, the profile/registry settings for the user could still be horked, and it is nice to have zero temp files in the profile too.
I had 8GB of bull in my old profile, under appdata.
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