Deleted Admin account somehow. Help

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July 1, 2010 at 22:05:15
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I created a new admin account while in another admin
account. However after logging out of the account, the
original admin account was no longer there and neither
were the files, only the new account remained. What
happened? I tried system restore but couldn't recover
the account or the lost files. Can someone give some
advice on how to recover the lost files? Thanks.

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July 2, 2010 at 01:49:33
Yeivanye, did you create the new account using a password? Perhaps you need to log on to the old account using it's PW?
Ed in Texas.

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July 2, 2010 at 06:29:51
No the new account didn't have a password. It automatically
logs into the new account on start up, and yet the old account
is no where to be seen. Any ideas? Thanks.

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July 2, 2010 at 08:21:19
If you were logging in and only using the default Administrator account, then when you create new accounts the default administrator no longer shows up.

You can access it by, at the welcome screen, do a couple of control-alt-delete to bring up the logon box where you type in administrator and its password.

There is also a tweek to have it show up on the welcome screen but I forget what it was. Should be easy to find via a web search.

Concerning the files they are not lost but still there. You can logon as the original administrator and copy them to the new user admin profile or under the new admin account take ownership of them [not what I would recommend].

For more info google taking ownership of files.

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July 2, 2010 at 09:39:20
Thank you so much. I will try that right away. Thanks.

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