Solved: User profile dissasociated from account/logging onto temporary profile?

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Alias50

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Hey guys,

Yesterday, I shut down my computer. A few hours later when trying to log back in, I get logged onto a blank profile, which I assume is a temporary profile.

Curiously the ProfileImagePath string under key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-842173820-3506557639-1618326103-1004 is pointing to C:\Users\Mike_2.Mike-PC instead of C:\Users\Mike_2, which I assume is a temporary/alternate profile. (which I didn't create)

This has happened before, but usually a few restarts fixed the problem, however, that doesn't seem to be working now.

My question is, is there a way to reassociate the profile with the correct user folder? Or do I have to transfer everything over to a clean profile?
 
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Its not an association issue, the user profile is corrupt, and is replaced by a temporary one.

Best thing to do is create a new user account, and migrate to that.

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Alias50

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Thanks, I managed to do just that. Out of curiosity, is there any reason why a profile might just randomly be corrupted? As I said, I logged off, and when I went to log back on a few hours later, the profile was corrupt, seemingly out of nowhere.

In any case, thanks again for your help.
 
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Corruption can be caused by many things, if you have not run a chkdsk /r on the hard drive, I suggest you do.

After that is done defrag the hard drive if it is needed.

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