Help! I Lost My Windows 7 Profile!
It happened to me just yesterday! I logged into my laptop, and, “Yikes!” My profile was “gone!” No desktop shortcuts I had created, no documents in “Documents,” etc. Man! Severe bummer! Of course, the files were still there, I found them in C:\Users\
- You must have administrative privileges to do this. Run REGEDIT
- Navigate to:
- You should find your profile key, with another named identically except for a “.bak” extension
- Delete the “normally named” key
- Rename the “.bak” named key to remove the “.bak” extension
- Restart your machine
If you do not have administrative privileges, you will need to fist sign on with a user ID that does. Viola! It is fixed! Why did it happen in the first place? Well, it IS windows, Dewd!