Corrupt Windows® 7 Profile
User profile of your Windows 7 has got corrupted? Find out how to solve this problem.
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft. It comes packed with many advanced features such as Windows Aero, Desktop Gadgets, Windows Search, etc. It also has security features like Windows Defender, and a two-way firewall to protect the system from threats. Profiles can be best described as a personal desktop for a particular user. Profiles help users secure personal data and various preferences so that even if the system is used by multiple users, the data is secure. The profiles on Windows 7 may get corrupted because of malware infections, corrupt registry, damaged profile file on Windows, etc. It results in loss of data and preferences that were present in a user's profile.
Following are the solutions to fix the issue related to corrupt Windows 7 profile:
- Malware Removal
- New Profile Creation
- System Restore
Malwares usually infect the working of applications and files on our system. It can even lock the profile file so that users can not be access it. Such issues can be resolved by running a full system scan, using an updated Antivirus program or malware removal tool.
New Profile Creation
If users cannot access the corrupted profile, creation of a new profile may solve the issue. You can log on as an administrator and click on the users option in the Control Panel to create a new profile. When the new profile is being created, you have an option to copy the files from existing (corrupt) profile. That is, the data is not lost and can be copied to this new profile.
The information related to the working of profiles is stored in a profile file on the hard disk of the system. If this profile gets damaged or user has removed the file accidentally, then the profile will get corrupted or damaged. In such cases, users can try restoring their system to an earlier date-time period using the System Restore tool.
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