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Windows 7 - User account loses profile

Posted on 2010-11-08
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One of my clients "lost" her user account profile last night.  Some details:

- I verified that she's logged in with her correct domain account.
- All Windows, Office, and other user-based configuration settings are temporarily gone.
- I saved a test file to her current desktop.  It ended up here:  C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\desktop
- Her correct profile now has a status of "Backup."  (See Image 1.)
- There's an additional profile named "Account Unknown" that appears to be the profile she's currently using.  (See Image 1.)
- I'm getting all sorts of weird behavior when I type certain keys.  "T" for instance, launched a new instance of Remote Desktop client.  I'm not sure if the weird key behavior is purely a function of her machine, my remote VNC session, or the combination of the two.  (I'll get the machine in front of me tomorrow.)



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by:Chelcone
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Does the user have an Active Directory Roaming profile or is it a local profile?

It could be a trust relationshop error, where there any error messages?
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I had this backup status already too. It went away after a restart.

A profile is in backup status to "help" the backup software with locked files. So please restart and check if the problem persists.
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Tolomir,

That did the trick!  Thanks!
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