[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

Profiles in Win7

Posted on 2014-08-01
3
Medium Priority
?
213 Views
Last Modified: 2014-08-09
I have just noticed a new profile appear in Win7 called TEMP.
Is this normal?

There is also one named after my user name "TEMP.Schas123-PC", it seemed to suddenly appear.
Any ideas, is it a bug?
0
Comment
Question by:schas123
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 99

Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
John Hurst earned 1000 total points
ID: 40235533
Temporary profiles get created if Windows 7 cannot start properly or cannot log on properly.

Get a clean shutdown (no errors) and a clean start (good startup). Log in with an administrator user name. Allow to fully start, go to Computer, Properties, Advanced, Advanced tab and delete the temporary profiles.
0
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
McKnife earned 1000 total points
ID: 40236004
At some point in the past you will have overlooked a balloon saying "you were logged logged on with a temporary profile because windows was not able to load your profile". So it has nothing to do with clean starts, only with clean logons. The reasons, why windows could not load your profile back then cannot be determined right now. You can delete these profiles after making sure that they are not in use. If no one else has a user account on your computer, just delete them, or, if you want to be perfectly sure, enter those folders, look at the desktop folder or the documents folder to make sure those don't hold any data.
0
 
LVL 99

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40236009
I am merely suggesting clean shutdown and startup to make sure the machine is running properly (no updates running and such like) before deleting the temporary profiles.

I understand temporary profiles can just be deleted as I noted above.
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
The Windows functions GetTickCount and timeGetTime retrieve the number of milliseconds since the system was started. However, the value is stored in a DWORD, which means that it wraps around to zero every 49.7 days. This article shows how to solve t…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
Suggested Courses

872 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question