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I think an update to ie10 stuffed my settings.

I got a message saying I was not authorised to use files for ie, avg etc so basically everything was toast.

I managed to uninstall ie and then got response again.

When I logged in to my user it said I was not authorised and made me log in as TEMP.

I log in as user XXXX, and all my settings etc how I used to have them are in (Example for chrome bookmarks)

C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

But in reality I am using the settings, favourites, desktop etc for user TEMP - eg my chrome bookmarks are being used ffrom ...

C:\Users\TEMP\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

Does anyone know how to restore the settings back to my user XXXX ?

No data is missing, it is just inaccessable.

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Create a new user account. Take ownership of the files in the old profile folder, replace profile file data in new profile with old data, works every time. – Ramhound Oct 29 '13 at 18:42

I have seen this problem a few times now, the way I have gone about recovering the local profile is by doing a simple registry fix. It would be hard to explain but the following link I have bookmarked will guide you step by step in how to resolve your issue.

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I have seen this a few times and can confirm that this does work... – TheXed Oct 29 '13 at 18:41
@AshKing - We really expect more then a link to a solution. The linked website could go down which then makes your answer in a non-useful state. – Ramhound Oct 29 '13 at 18:54

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