WINDOWS 10 PROFILE CORRUPTION

There’s a strange thing happening occasionally on Windows 10 machines, the profile gets corrupted and you end up with a TEMP user to log in with, and all your icons are missing. The fix is quite easy and I outline it below:

  1. Start, Run, Regedit
  2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-12345… (whatever your user profile)
  3. Set “State” to “0”
  4. Set “RefCount” to “0” (if it doesn’t exist make it – DWORD 32bit)
  5. Reboot