Sometimes Windows 7 OS may not read your correct user profile properly, instead, load with temporary profile which will look completely different. If you are not aware of temp profile or missed to see the pop-up message at bottom right side of the screen, then really you will be surprised to see completely different and new desktop without your files,folders,shortcut icons and any customized settings.This guide shows how to fix temporary profile issue on Windows 7.
“You have been logged on with Temporary profile”- that’s the famous message from Windows 7
1. Login to computer with Administrator privilege account
2. From START button choose RUN or use (windows key + R) combination
3. Type “regedit” in run box and hit enter or click on OK, then Registry editor will open
4. From Registry editor Under computer tab expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList