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User Profile corrupt

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by danielleroe12, Dec 28, 2009.

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  1. danielleroe12

    danielleroe12 Thread Starter

    Sep 13, 2007

    I booted up my HP Pavilion dv4 laptop this morning (just over 1 year old, running Windows Vista 64 bit) and everything was "gone." This has happened before - I received the "your user profile did not load correctly, you are logged into a temporary profile" type message last time, but not this time. However, I assumed it was the same thing, and went about following the instructions that solved the problem last time.

    I went into my control panel, user accounts, created a new account, changed the name of the "corrupt" account, logged into a previous set up (but otherwise blank) account to copy the files from the old corrupt account to the new one. When I got to the step instructing me to "configure advanced user profile properties" my progress was stopped. When I open this window, instead of a list of user profiles on the computer, the only listed profile is the one I'm presently logged into. No option for opening one and copying files to another.

    Additionally, when I got into Computer -> Local disk (C:) -> Users ... the different users are all listed (new, blank, and old - but not renamed). The newly renamed folder is not there. When I open the various folders, most are blank, and I can't find my documents.

    Again I assume my documents are still there because my disk space does not seem to have gone down, but I can't find them to move them.

    Any help or troubleshooting (or redirecting this question to a different forum, if needed) is greatly appreciated....

  2. Mumbodog


    Oct 3, 2007
    One thing to try is go to folder options and un-hide everything.

    This is normal, it will rename everything but the user folder, this is by design.
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