Many times, while cleaning Windows 10; people delete the User Profile mistakenly. When removing junk from the C drive, users often select the user profile and delete it from the system. After removing that account, the user can’t access his old account. But few techniques allow the user to recover the deleted accounts.
Before the user starts recovering the account, he should go to the system and boot it on the safe mode. Go to the sign-in screen and then hold the shift key. Select Power and tap on Restart. From the screen, select the Troubleshoot option and go to Advanced. Go to Startup Settings and select Restart. Press F4 and the system will start in Safe mode.
Restoring deleted User Profile using System Restore
User can get the user profile back with the System Restore tool only when he has the complete restore point. When you use the restoring tool, it asks for the points. It only reverts the changes when the restoring points are correct. When the user enters an incorrect point he may get the Windows error code 0xc00000e9.
The restoring point will save all information such as system state, installed apps, saved files, user profile etc. When the user has the correct point; restoring is easy.
- Go to Windows search and type Create A Restore Point
- Choose System Properties
- Go to System Protection and hit on System Restore button
Choose the Next option and choose the restoring point. Select the Finish option and tap on the Yes button. Wait until the restoring process completes. Restart the PC and open it using the old user account. User Profile documents will be restored. Once you restore the profile you should create its backup. It will help the user to prevent any kind of mishap.
Users can create a copy of all the files and save them in File history. If there are lots of files then you can select the essential one and then create the backup. There are also some apps available that can create a backup of your files. Don’t forget to create the restoring point of your profile so you can easily get them back.
Restore your Deleted User Profile Manually using the Registry Editor
Users can restore the profile using the registry editor. But before you open your registry editor, make sure you have the correct guidelines. Single wrong edits on the registry editor can get you into numerous other issues. Open your command prompt and then type whoami/user. Press the Enter button and the SID will be displayed. Now go to the screen and type Regedit. Press the Enter button and hit Yes.
- Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
- Select the SID and then delete the duplicate folder
- Delete file ( without . BAK extension file)
- Now rename the folder which has.BAK extension
- Tap on Rename and remove.BAK
- Save all the changes
- Choose a folder that matches the SID
- Go to ProfileImagePath
- Type the correct path
Press the OK button and go to State and change the value to 0. Now close your registry editor. Restart Windows 10 and now you can reuse the user profile.
Try Restoring the User Profile using File Recovery Software
When you can’t edit the files on the registry editor. You should check for the recovery software. There is various software that can recover the deleted files. Open the web and search for compatible File Recovery Software. Install the setup and open the software. The user has to browse the drive location where he lost the folder. Select the OK button and now type the folder name on Search. If you don’t remember the file name then go to filter and check the file type.
Now tap on the Recover option and choose the location for saving the file. Select the OK button and now wait for file restoration. While restoring the profile, the user must use the admin account. After restoring the profile, you can access it easily. Now you don’t need the file recovery program anymore. Open the Apps folder; go to the recovery program and remove it. Restart the PC and now the user can easily use all the applications reliably.