Correcting or Fixing a Corrupt User Profile in Windows 7
- Restart your computer. This releases any locks Windows may have on the profile folders.
- Log on with an account with administrative priviledges.
- Move C:Users%username% to a safe location (%username% being the account that has the corrupt profile)
- Delete C:UsersTEMP, if it exists.
- Delete the profile registry key from:
- You can confirm you’re choosing the right registry key by checking the value “ProfileImagePath” to make sure you pick the right profile.
- Reboot the computer and log in as the “broken” user to make Windows recreate the profile automatically.
- Restore any documents, favorites, desktop, files, etc. from the original profile folder you moved in the third step.