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User Profile in Windows 7

Posted on 2014-04-18
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Hi,

  I have a Windows 7 PC that is joined the domain.
  Due to various issues, I decided to create a new user profile. So I logged in as local admin, went to C:\Users folder and rename existing profile, for example, "jdoe" with "jdoe_2014_April 17", logged out, logged back in as the domain user.
  Instead of seeing "jdoe" under C:\Users folder, I saw 'Temp'.
 
 Why didn't it create "jdoe.domain_name" or "jdoe"?
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Copy your user profile data if you need any and follow below steps and let me know

Restart your PC to release the locks on your profiles.

Log on with another administrator account.

Delete C:\Users\<username>

Delete C:\Users\TEMP

Delete the registry key matching your SID from
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList". Check the value "ProfileImagePath" to make sure you pick your own profile.

Restart once again and then you're done!
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Is the reason it created "c:\TEMP" was because there was a folder beginning "jdoe xxx"?
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In windows when you rename a userprofile folder it will not create a new profile folder instead it will login to temp profile.
Please delete the temp profile and your user from the registry.
You are done
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Got you. Let me try that after user is done for the day and keep you posted.
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@MAS
That did it. I see now the new profile that matches network username.
Thank you.
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Glad to know it is fixed
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