Posted on 2007-07-26
Last Modified: 2008-04-28
could not logon using my exsting xp user profle as it was corrupt so windows has created me a TEMP user profile. I have tried the usual recreation of my profile , delet olds one etc but t keeps loggng me on
with the TEMP profile. I am now unable to delete this TEMP user profile from my pc.

Anyone know how i can delete it. XP says its used by the windows operating system when i try and delete it. I have logged on as a local adnministrator and still cannot delete it.
Question by:daves9
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    Expert Comment

    have you tried going into safe mode and removing it whil logged in as your new user?
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    ALso, you can probably only delete it :

    1) If you are not logged in as that user.
    2) If you take ownership of it first.

    I hope this helps !

    Author Comment

    i have finally managed to delete it. I was logged in as a local administrator not the orignal user but stll it had the TEMP profle locked. So I used process explorer to delete all handles to the profile. This caused Windows XP to blue screen. When I logged back in I was then able to delete the TEMP profile.
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    Good old XP, refusing to let go.  Glad you managed to sort it

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