Accounts :: Windows 8.1 Sometimes Can't Access User (Admin) Profile

Mar 13, 2014

Sometimes when I boot Windows 8.1, I get a generic screen that tells me that my profile couldn't be accessed and I now have a temporary profile. I went to the event viewer and it also said that it couldn't find my profile. I am the only user and administrator. Is there a way to make a new user profile AND not loose my files and settings.

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Accounts :: User Access Denied - Built In Admin Account Disabled

Feb 7, 2014

I have removed my only admin account from the administors group and now i could not do anything in my pc..

It is just a local user account now and I also have no other account assigned as admin and my built in admin account is disabled.

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Accounts :: New User Cannot Login (user Profile Service Failed)

Jun 3, 2014

I am trying to add a second account to my machine and whether I try a Local or Microsoft account, I get the same "User Profile Service failed the sign-in. User profile cannot be loaded" error every time I try to sign in for the first time. I've Googled this a bit and it seems everything I've found yet (except one) has been with logging in to existing profiles. For the one that was with a new profile, the solution didn't work.

I tried deleting all files similar to the specified one (file in C:UsersDefaultAppDataLocalMicrosoftVSCommon12.0SQM with name of "sqmdata-####-###-#####.sqm"), but that had no effect. I'm guessing this is because I have VS2013 installed, as this happens with my laptop as well. I don't want to delete my profile, I have important (and large) data in my documents folder that I don't want to lose. I'm guessing this will have to do with messing with the registry, but I don't know where to begin.

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Accounts :: Windows 8 - Move User Profile To HDD

Jul 28, 2013

I built a new PC to be used primarily for gaming purposes, so I installed Windows 8 Pro onto 128GB SSD. I wanted to move my User profile to my HDD, and followed the directions posted here: User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

After doing this and exiting Audit mode, Windows acted as if I had were installing the OS and wanted a product key. I skipped this step, went through the configuration, but when I used my email for my Windows account, it says that a user is already using that account on my PC. Obviously, because I had been using my computer earlier today. So since it knows there is a user with that account, why can't I access it when I start my computer? A friend of mine says I may have installed Windows twice on accident, but he isn't sure.

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Accounts :: Transfer Main User To Elevated Admin User?

Sep 15, 2014

I have been using an unelevated admin user account since installing win 8.1 pro and I've been having problems constantly (UAC nagging me, access denied when trying to kill processes and so on) and I decided I want to use the elevated admin account as my main. I understand security risks and convenience is more important to me as I don't have any sensitive information on my laptop. I was wondering if I can merge the user account I used until now, which has all my app settings, with the elevated admin user account and use that one from now on.

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Accounts :: Windows 8 PC - User Profile Service Failed Sign In

Apr 28, 2013

The User Profile Service service failed the sign-in. User profile cannot be loaded. (Window 8)

Today when I tried to use my laptop, I got an error when attempting to log on with my profile. It states:

"The User Profile Service service failed the sign-in. User profile cannot be loaded."

I am using a different PC right now, of course. I had Googled the error, but none of the solutions (thus far) will work in my predicament. It is a Windows 8 PC, so I cannot access the system BIOS in order to perform a system restore, cause unfortunately, it goes straight to the log on screen(Which is become SOLID BLANK COLOR). I don't have a second profile on the system, either. I can't find any way to access the BIOS, Settings, Admin. Profile, or anything.

(SOLID BLANK COLOR) the back ground image for the log in screen is a solid color and not an actual image, anymore.

I can't access the start menu to open the CMD, because I cannot log into my profile and there is no other profile on the PC, besides Administrator ... Which is, unfortunately, hidden. I cannot make it visible, because I'd have to log in to accomplish such a task ...

The problem is not that I am incompetent and cannot conjure a new profile or complete simple tasks on a computer. My predicament seems to be that I cannot access anything. I need to log onto my profile in order to reach the CMD, or any other settings for that matter. Unless there's some, very well hidden, way to run CMD from the log in screen. I know that there is a minuscule detail that I am overlooking, but I cannot find it.

If there's any way to access CMD, BIOS, or anything at the log in screen.

When I opened mu laptop (I'm using ASUS) = Its going STRAIGHT to the BLANK SOLID Screen and There's that. Nothing.... I cannot find anyway how to log in using safe mode and try anyway boot using f1 or anything....

IMPORTANT Problem: didnt's have a cd Windows 8, just found out this problem, didnt even made another account... and other PC is using win7...

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Accounts :: Windows 8 Guest User Profile Account Unsafe To Use?

Aug 13, 2013

I was told to never use the Guest user account as it was not safe to use. I was told that I should open up another standard account without a password.

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Browsers/Mail :: Access Outlook With New User Profile

Aug 18, 2014

I've created a new user profile. I need outlook on the old user profile to be moved to this new user.

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Accounts :: Move User Profile By Windows Easy Transfer Wizard

Nov 4, 2013

It looks like this PC can't run Windows 8.1. This might be because the Users or Program Files folder is being redirected to another partition."

By using the Customize feature of Windows Easy Transfer Wizard, I created a MIG transfer file, without selecting the user folders (such as Documents, Pictures or Video).

If the MIG file is copied to the C: drive, will the User Profile be created on the C: drive, when Easy Transfer is run?

I am guessing that the default User Folders will be created on the C drive, and then the locations can be changed to match the present physical location on my other partitions.

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Accounts :: User Profile Service Failed Logon

Mar 15, 2014

For some reason my computer loads slowly. I log in then black screen with mouse only can be seen. it takes <10 seconds for explorer.exe to appear. I searched for fix and found that it can be fixed by creating new profile. So, I went ahead and created profile. Logged off my current one and find this error when trying to load the new one. "User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded".

I then ran sfc /scannow command in Administrator command prompt. It found few files but was unable to repair them. Unfortunately I cannot open log because I have access denied popping up (was working before).

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Accounts :: The User Profile Service Failed To Logon - No SID Key

Aug 28, 2014

I created a new account on Windows 8.1. The login attempt resulted in a "The User Profile Service failed the logon" error.

Attempted the standard registry fix (linked below). However, a SID key does not exist for the new account.

I've tried deleting the account, recreating, recreating in safe mode. Same error at login.

Standard The User Profile Service failed the logon error fix.

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Accounts :: The User Profile Service Failed Sign In - Cannot Be Loaded

Jul 17, 2013

Whenever I make a new user account I get:

"The Profile Service service failed the sign-in. User profile cannot be loaded."

I've tried going into regedit and altering the user account, however there is not an S-1-5 entry associated with it. This happens every time I create a new user. My admin and other user account work fine.

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Accounts :: Windows 8 Pro - Can't Create User Account Despite Being Admin

Jun 10, 2013

I am using windows 8 pro OS. I have only one local account on my machine. My account is already in Administrator groups. I have checked that.

My problem is that I am not able to create/change any user account from control panel. After traversing to Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsUser Accounts.

There are all the different links named as below:
Change your account name
Change your account type
Manage other account etc..

However when I click on any of these links, nothing happens at all !!!

What could be the possible reason of this? Window is updated, I am able to do other stuff that only admin can do for example: installing/uninstalling software, running system tools etc. Moreover I am able to make changes to user accounts from Computer Management.

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Accounts :: Windows 8.1 - Non-Admin Standard User Able To Reset PC

Jul 25, 2014

I'm setting up a stolen laptop tracking software and want to leave a standard/non-admin user account open for a potential thief. The software requires someone to log in and connect to the internet in order to start tracking. So if I only have my personal admin account password protected, I will be out of luck. The problem is that while logged in as a standard user I am able to access recovery options. From there I can use advance startup and proceed to reset my pc. If a thief logs in and resets my pc right away, I will have no way of tracking them. I have windows 8.1 standard and have not been able to find any way from restricting access to the recovery options.

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Accounts :: Lost / Deleted User Account And Temporary Profile Error?

Mar 1, 2014

You've Been Signed In With A Temporary Profile error In Windows 8 and boy was that a mistake, i went to where it said to go to Regedt32.exe, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionProfileList i found 2 accounts the temporary account and my account, the fourm said to reroute them to the right account so i made the temporary account go to my account and then i restarted the computer it did the exact same thing exept that when i went to user it had replaced my account with another temporary account. Any way to get all of the things i had on my user or is it gone. (BTW i have no restore checkpoint to where i can go back)

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Accounts :: User Profile Over 70GB - Repetitive Long Directory Names?

Sep 15, 2014

This seems bad, and I'm concerned something is wrong with the way the OS is behaving. Can't delete the many too-long profile directories in backups. Is this symptomatic of some future failure?

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Accounts :: Unable To Give User Admin Rights In Windows 8.1

Dec 30, 2013

After upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 - my standard user does no longer have administration rights.

in computer administration ->local user and Groups - the properties for the user shows that the user belongs the Group administrators.

However when I access the user account in the control panel the user shows up as "standard" and I cannot change that while logged in as standard user.

I have tried logging in as Administrator (using the built in administrator) - but here I am also unable to change the setting of the standard user from "standard" to "Administrator" - the "change account type" button is greyed out and cannot be clicked.

I have tried everything I can think of, read all I could find on the net - but to no avail.

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Security :: How To Let Admin Access Folders Created By Another User

Jul 12, 2013

Prior to last week my computer was running Windows 7, the computer also has a 3TB MyBook external drive on which I ripped over 100 movies from DVD/Blue-Rays that I own (and still have). The reason for doing that was 1) so I could watch the movies on my TV without the hassle of inserting the dvd into the blue-ray player, and (2) reduce the amount of storage space (I threw away the original containers and put them in a simple DVD file).

Last week I installed a new internal hard drive and did a clean install of Windows 8. Consequently my admin account's user name was changed to be the same as my Microsoft account name. Now I can't access any of the folders on MyBook without taking ownership of them one-at-a-time. That is going to be very very time consuming to do that for over 100 folders. Any faster way to accomplish this?

I don't know why Microsoft won't allow computer Administrator to access any folder on his computer. This is just dumb.

The situation gets even worse -- after taking ownership of the folders I still can't access any of the files or sub-folders. I have to do that for every folder and file, somewhere around 500 of them! I feel like just reformatting the drive and starting all over again.

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Accounts :: Windows 8 - Lost All Admin Access Through Mistake In Netplwiz

Dec 3, 2013

I foolishly changed all user accounts to standard in netplwiz and am left with no admin access -- Is there a way to create one, or restore the original?

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Accounts :: Can't Access Admin Account

Nov 8, 2013

My son decided to give my mother his new (then) PC...She has a slow dial up and in the transition of adding her as admin and deleting him the network failed long enough to not allow her admin status to take effect but oddly enough allowing him to be deleted as big deal I thought (clueless as to the throttling grip MS has added to 8) date,I have tried everything to resolve this issue but foiled at every turn.

Problem is the YES button is never highlighted in every event to add an admin password.I have followed pretty much most "solutions" only to be be mocked at the finish line with no YES button.

By the by...I have since bought the Princess Bride and myself laptops each with Windows 8 and was quite happy until I upgraded to 8.1 and lost my desktop pic...???? Bizarre...goneski...and after searching forever found the pix in some obscure folder not of my making...What is this dark majic you dabble in Mister Gates?

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Accounts :: How To Retrieve User And Admin Passwords - 8.1

Dec 17, 2013

I've got a sony viao ultra book running Windows 8.1. My user account is set to open with a four digit pin. Unfortunately, although I know the PIN number, I have forgotten both the user and the admin password. So I can't load any new software as it asks me for the admin password every time. How to retrieve both passwords?

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Accounts :: User With Admin Rights Can't Run As Administrator?

Jan 9, 2014

Windows 8 pro: I have a user account with admin rights. It used to work fine till one day, after rebooting, I had no tiles in the start view. I ran chkdsk and it seems to have fixed the problem but now when I run any application as "Run as administrator" I get: Windows cannot find '[The exe]'. Make sure you've typed the name correctly, then try again.

If, however, I run the same app as normal and it works - thus the exe exists and there is no problem with the app itself. (Also check in the file system)

If I create a new user with admin rights I get the same issue.

(The other old user with admin rights are working fine.)

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Network / Sharing :: Can't Access Disk Drives Over LAN / User Is Admin

Mar 13, 2014

I have this problem since Windows 7, i don't remember this happens on Windows XP.

I have 2 computers with Windows 8.1 installed: desktop and laptop. I am trying to access local disk drives of "desktop" from "laptop".

For example, i type in Windows Explorer "desktopc$". "Windows Security" window pops up where i am typing credentials. If i specify "desktopadministrator" user and then provide correct password everything is fine, i can access disk C. But, if i type "desktopjohn" and provide correct password i am getting error "Access denied". "john" is my main account, it's in "Administrators" group of "DESKTOP" computer.

If i try to access the same resource over "cmd net use" i receive error "System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied."

Why "john" can't access "DESKTOP"'s disk C over LAN?

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Accounts :: Dell Laptop Running Windows 8 - Cannot Access Admin Settings

Jun 15, 2013

I have a Dell laptop running Windows 8. It is 3 months old.

I have lost my admin rights to the computer - I cannot make changes. Therefore, I cannot do a system restore.

I tried booting up in safe mode and turning on the admin rights via command prompt and typing "net user administrator /active:yes". It tell me 'access is denied'. I think it said "error code 5".

It may or may not be coincidence but I had installed Classic Shell a week before this problem occurred.

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Accounts :: How To Give Admin Permission To Limited User

Jul 23, 2013

I am an administrator with 3 limited users on a windows 8 machine. I have installed a game on my account that I want to let one of my users play. I have tried everything I have read about giving permissions, admin right etc, but it still asks for my password everytime he opens the game?

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Accounts :: How To Stop Other Users Getting Access To Admin Email

Jan 26, 2014

I have windows 8. My computer set up as me the administrator, and another user account for my kids. My problem is, when i log into the kids account, and click the mail app. i can see my hotmail account.

So basically they have access to my emails. which i don't want to happen. How do I stop other users getting access to my email ?

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Accounts :: Removing Other User Screen - Lost Admin Credentials

May 30, 2014

I tried to remove the "other user" screen, but while trying to do that I lost my admin credintals, so I tried to fix it by going on safe mode then I assigned a password to the administrator account... And now when I try to login it says "Your account has been disabled"

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Accounts :: How To Grant Read Only Access Of Drive To User

Aug 18, 2014

I have a admin account and a normal user account say XXX.

I have a drive (say Z), to which I want to restrict access to the user XXX. The user should be able to read the documents and view the videos in the drive. However, he should not be able to delete/modify the files in the drive or write new files to the drive.

I have gone through: Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8. I'm not comfortable with command prompts or registry keys, so I tried option three (Change Access Permissions in Advanced Security Properties).

By default, the user had permission for "Read, Read & execute, List folder contents" only. However, even with these I found that the user could delete and modify the files/folders in drive Z. So, I denied the following: "Create file/folders, write attributes/extended attributes, delete subfolders/files". This seems to serve my purpose.

Now I wish to know two things:

1) Am I doing the right thing or messing up something?
2) There was a radio button "Only apply these permissions to objects and/or containers within this container". This I had left unchecked. Should I check this? The window (see attachment) clearly states that these permissions apply to "this folder, subfolder and files". Is this just a redundant option?

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Accounts :: How To Assign Microsoft Account To A User For SkyDrive Access

Jan 13, 2014

Is it possible to assign a Microsoft account to a user for the SkyDrive access but use another Microsoft account for the same user (logged in and active at the same time) for access to their Hotmail email via the metro Mail tile and their settings and Microsoft store, etc.?

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Accounts :: Prevent All But Admin Accounts To Create More Accounts?

Sep 10, 2013

I just bought my 15 year old son a laptop with Windows 8. I was able to set up my Admin account and his "standard" account, and put a time curfew and limits on his account, but when I logged in as him, I saw that he would be able to create another account which would pretty much defeat the whole time limit thing! Is there a way to prevent all but admin accounts to be able to create more accounts?? I'm pretty technically savvy but this new Windows 8 is not as easy to navigate as the previous versions!! (I wouldn't mind a "classic view" either, if that exists!)

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Windows 8 - Signed In With Temp Profile / Cannot Access Files

Nov 25, 2013

I have a problem with Windows 8. This morning when I went to check my ASUS Zenbook laptop, the PC wouldn't access the network, even tho I could see our home network was working. I did a hard reboot and returned several minutes later to find I had been logged in under a temp password and all the desktop files I had were in the trashcan. Here's the error message that popped up in the lower right of the task bar:

"You've been signed in with a temp profile. You can't access your files, and files created in this profile will be deleted when you sign out. To fix this, sign out and try signing in later. Please see the event log for details or contact your system admin."

When I try logging out and then back in, I get the same problem. One other note: During the login procedure, this text appears in the bottom right of the screen:

"Windows Update. Your PC will restart in 2 days to finish installing important updates."

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