How to Fix Corrupted User Profiles in Windows 10

If you have attempted to sign in to Windows 10 and the message prompts you that the profile of a user may be corrupted, then you need to fix it as soon as possible. You have to build the new profile and copy the documents from existing to latest profile. If you want to fix the corrupted user profiles in Windows 10, then it might be useful for you. Read the blog and follow the instructions to execute it.

How to Fix the Corrupted User Profile

The process may vary according to the Windows 10 PC, which is in domain and workgroup. There are several ways to fix the corrupt profile.

PC is on a Domain

If you want to fix the corrupted user profile if it’s on a domain, then you can follow the provided steps:

  1. Launch the Management Console through clicking on Start option.
  2. Insert mmc in the search bar and then press Enter.
  3. Insert the password or offer confirmation if prompts for the admin password and confirmation.
  4. Choose the Local Users and Groups at the left window of it. If the Local user or groups are not visible to you, then it is because the snap-in is not inserted to the Management Console.

How to Install It

If you want to install it, then abide by the given instructions:

  1. Click on the File section in the Management Console.
  2. Tap on the Add or Remove the Snap-in.
  3. Choose the Local Users and Groups option and then tap on Add.
  4. Click on the Local PC, press Finish, and then hit the OK option.
  5. Choose the Users folder option.
  6. Tap on the Action section and then choose the New User option.
  7. Insert proper data in the dialogue bar and then choose to Create an option.
  8. As you have a complete making user account, click the Close option.
  9. Start the system again.

PC is in Workgroup

Firstly, make the local Admin user account and then modify the latest account to the admin account.

In case you need to fix the corrupted user profile if it’s in Workgroup, then you need to follow the offered steps:

  1. Click on the Start option.
  2. Tap on Settings.
  3. Select the Accounts option.
  4. Press the Family and other users button.
  5. Choose the Add someone else to this PC option.
  6. Click on I don’t have this person’s sign-in information button and then tap on Insert user without the Microsoft account.
  7. Type password, username, and the password hint and then tap on the Next option.

Modify Latest Created Account to the Admin Account

Follow the provided steps to modify latest created account to the admin account:

  1. Click on the Start option.
  2. Tap on Settings.
  3. Select the Accounts option.
  4. Press the Family and other users button.
  5. Choose the name of the account owner and then click on the Modify account type option.
  6. Tap on the Administrator below the Account type option and then choose the OK option.
  7. Start the Computer again and then log in with latest admin account.

When you have made the profile and then logged in, you may copy documents from old profile to latest user profile:

If you need to copy documents from old profile to the latest user profile, then you can follow the provided steps:

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Click on This PC and then choose hard drive that the Windows have installed and then Users file and the folder with the same name as your account.
  3. Find the folder under where the drive C is available that Windows has installed, and the Old_Username is the profile name that you have to copy from.
  4. Click on the CTRL + A button to choose the entire folders and files and then tap on the Edit section and choose the Copy option or hit the CTRL + C button.
  5. Find the folder under where the drive C is available, which Windows has installed. Also, New_Username is a user profile that you have made.
  6. Press the Edit section and then tap on Paste option or hit CTRL + V button.
  7. Start the PC again and then sign in as the latest user.

Keep in mind that if you have already mailed, then you should import the mail addresses as well as messages to latest user profile individually. Several apps that have been installed earlier may require to be reinstalled or configured again. Moreover, if you have signed in to the Store apps of Microsoft, including Windows Movies and TV or Store, then you need to sign in again to this application to view the earlier purchase or the restore settings.

John Smith is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

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