Fixing a local or domain corrupted profile in Windows 7

Rename the user’s profile folder to user.old

Logged in as an admin, go to Control Panel → User Accounts → Manage User Accounts.

Domain accounts show there after an initial login.

Delete the account for the user with the corrupted profile.

User accounts

Open regedit and make sure that the user is no longer in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.

Delete it if present, even if it is followed by “.bak”.

profile regedit

Then you can login as the user to recreate the local user profile, then copy your user data into it.

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