Recently while logging onto one of my Windows Server 2008 R2 server, I noticed that the system logged me in with a temporary profile hence all my desktop settings and files disappeared :(. OK!!! all hope wasn’t lost as I was able to recover my profile. In this post I would like to share steps carried out to recover my profile. Steps: – Log on to the server with a local administrative user account – Navigate to %SystemDrive%\Users\ (i.