Windows cannot find the local profile – Support and Solution

April 20th, 2010 by Windows errors Expert Leave a reply »

The signs of Windows Cannot Find the Local Profile Error can be different. Sometimes your computer cannot save any information, data files on your desktop or even you personal settings of programs and all user settings, for example desktop background. Your computer behaves itself as if you did not change anything and deletes all your information you wanted to save. There are no graphical shortcuts on your desktop, as if there were not any. Sometimes even your favorite applications and programs don’t want to submit to you, they can just close by themselves for some unknown reasons and don’t ask you.

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And the most important sign of the Windows Cannot Find the Local Profile Error is the appearance of the error massage like that:

“Windows cannot find the located profile and is loading you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off”

Windows cannot find the located profile error

Or like that:

“Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.”

Windows cannot load the locally stored profile error

But it is not necessary to wait for the appearance of all the symptoms, listed in the text above. Sometimes they cannot appear together, but 2 or 3 of them are the enough amount for you to think about the necessary solution of this error, otherwise the aftermath will be upsetting. The essence of this error is that Windows Cannot Find the Local Profile and that’s why all of your attempts to change anything are vain.

May be the reason of the fact that Windows Cannot Find the Local Profile is in the problems with your hardware, for example in hard disk drive or in random access memory. This can cause the damage of windows system, that’s why the Local Profile cannot be found. But still, before you call to any computer technician or bring it to the nearest support service, please try to use our recommendations given below and maybe there will be no need in any specialist.

So there are not so much methods to fix this case, when Windows Cannot Find the Local Profile. The first is to use Microsoft User Profile Hive Cleanup Service (UPHClean). It can be downloaded from here:

User Profile Hive Cleanup Service

The UPHClean service control a computer in the process of loading users Local Profile and due to it the Windows Cannot Find the Local Profile Error can be solved. The other method is to add account with problem to the “Domain Admins” groups, boot your computer in safe mode, log in as Domain Administrator, delete the temporary profile of the service account using User Profiles, log off Domain Administrator, log in as the serves account, reboot your computer, remove service account from “Domain Admins” group.

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