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How to sidestep Windows Temp Profile restrictions?

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At the computer animation school I attend, every student has their own network profile.

About three weeks ago, I got locked out of my profile, receiving repeated "Access Denied" messages when I tried logging in to Windows. A tech 'reset' my profile, and that was that.

However, I noticed over the weeks that every time I logged on that Windows was throwing up a "You're using a temp account, your account will be reset when you log off" message. Since I always saved all my work to my external hard drive and flash drive, I never took any notice.

However, today I discovered that their system apparently has the the right to erase whatever the hell it likes from my external drives; everything I saved to them from class computers in the last three weeks, and then some, has vanished.

This is NOT an acceptable tech practice from the 'largest 3d school in the world'. I'm going to see if a data recovery program can recover the erased files, but I'm not holding my breath.

My question is, how can I stop their system from willy nilly examining and modifying my drives?
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The Temp profile occurs when someone deletes your profile and then tried to remake it. Its a crappy bug in windows 7. The only way to fix the issue is to delete all data (backup anything you can) and go into regedit and do a search for any keys or strings that have your profile name in it. Just keep hitting F3 to go down the list. Once everything is gone you can remake your profile correctly. That is pretty much all you can do other than make a different profile with a different name.

Anything you save to this profile will be erased when you log off, sadly. If you are saving the data to your personal drive there is no way windows can delete it. If by some super odd occurrence, it did, then your issue can be fixed if you get those crappy techs to do what I just told you
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