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Removing or Renaming a user profile in windows vista

Posted under Vista by ifoundafix

The other day while browsing the Internet, I Found A Fix for a recent problem I was having. The issue is described as follows;

I encountered a difficulty when attempting to reset a user profile in Windows Vista. In some cases this is not as straightforward as in XP. When I renamed the folder within C:\Users\ it did not recreate the profile when logging in. It just created a temporary profile C:\users\temp. Each subsequent logon resets this temp profile so you would keep losing changes and any files.

The solution and description to this error is set out below;

The profile will only rebuild if you delete a registry key after renaming or deleting the profile folder in c:\users

 Solved using this technique:
 1. Restart your PC to release any open locks on your user profile.
 2. Log on with another administrative account
 3. Delete C:\Users\%username%
 4. Delete C:\Users\TEMP
 5. Delete the registry key matching your SID from;

 “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList”.

– Check the value “ProfileImagePath” to make sure you pick your own profile.

 6. Restart once again and that should do the trick!

I Hope you too have Found A Fix!

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