How To Fix Corrupt User Profile In Windows 7

Managing user accounts / profiles is very easy in Windows 7. So, when any of a user profile in Windows 7 gets corrupted, then fixing it so very easy. Here is the step by step guide to fix corrupt user profile / account in Windows 7.

STEP 1: First, restart your computer so that all the locks on all the profiles are released.

STEP 2: Now, log on to the computer as a administrative account ( it should be the account that you want to fix ).

STEP 3: Now find the folder named as the user profile name what is corrupted. Its path would be – C:\Users\%username%

STEP 4: Once you find that folder, delete it.

STEP 5: Similarly, locate the folder C:\Users\TEMP and delete it.

STEP 6: Now, delete the registry key matching your SID ( session ID ) from “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

STEP 7: Next, you need to check the value of “ProfileImagePath” and make sure that you pick the corrupted user profile for that.

STEP 8: That is it. Restart your computer and your corrupted user profile is fixed now.

These are the simple steps which would let you fix / repair corrupt User Profile In Windows 7.

Filed under: Windows 7

November 10, 2010 by: Prasanth Chandra


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