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Deleted user account reappears at login

Question: Deleted user account reappears at login

Hi

A couple of months ago I had to take my HP TouchSmart in to get a new fan put in, when It came back it had a user account called 'test' on it. I assumed the repair guys set it up to test something but I've tried deleting it and it just shows back up at the next login. As far as I can see there's nothing on it so I don't know why it won't delete, does someone know how I can get rid of it?

Thanks

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Answer: Deleted user account reappears at login

Hello Kat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What method did you use to try and delete the user account with?

User Account - Delete

Hope this may help,
Shawn

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When starting my PC the user account name from a deleted user account appears as the default login account.

This user account does not appear when looking at the manage user account screens as it was deleted by the account holder (the former owner of the PC).

How do I stop this deleted user account name appearing at login?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim

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When starting my PC the user account name from a deleted user account appears as the default login account.

This user account does not appear when looking at the manage user account screens as it was deleted by the account holder (the former owner of the PC).

How do I stop this deleted user account name appearing at login?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim

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One of my older Windows 7 machines has two users: Administrator and Me. For as long as I've had it, Me is taken back to the login screen after a very short period of inactivity, perhaps 5 or 10 minutes. I cannot find anywhere to tell it to stop doing this.

There is no password set for Me, nor for Administrator.

When I say it takes me back to the login screen, I mean the icon for Me is displayed (only the icon for Me -- as opposed to the boot-up screen that shows the icons for both Administrator and Me) and below it is a button that says Switch User.

I just have to click the icon for Me to go back to my desktop or work, but it's a hassle.

For reasons I cannot understand, my two new Windows 7 machines are not doing that even though they, too, have two users, Administrator and Me, and those also do not have passwords. Very perplexing. I've looked in every place I can think of, from User Account settings to Power Options settings (which are now all set to "Samsung" profile for the SSDs I've installed in all these machines -- though I've then drilled through all conceivable settings within that and nothing seems to apply to this issue).

Thanks!

EDIT: I created a password for Me and that didn't help.
 

Answer:Solved: Login screen reappears after brief user inactivity

This could be a problem with screen-saver options.

Go to Start > Control Panel > type in the search box "screen saver" > now uncheck the "on resume, display logon screen" and you can also set off the screen saver.
 

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I deploy Win7 x64 Enterprise build, and before I run sysprep, I delete a folder from a deleted network login.  However, when the image is deployed on all the machines, that folder reappears.  That user should not exist on the machine.  When
I go to User management, that username does not appear.  When I delete that Username folder, Windows recreates it.
 
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\InputPersonalizaion\TextHarvester\TextHarvester.dat
How can I prevent Windows 7 from creating that file and that folder structure?   Also, why is it being created, and where is that info stored?
Thanks!
 

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When I turn on the computer, I notice a non-Administrator user account with a strange name is created. I go into Control panel and delete the account, plus the folder that was created. Soon afterwards, I notice that the account is re-created. I keep deleting the account but it continually reappears.

I have ESET security and ran a full scan, but it did not find any malware. I also installed MalwareBytes, ran a full scan and it found nothing. Then I ran Window Defender, which failed to find any malware.

Any ideas what this is and how this user account can be removed forever? What are the chances that any sensitive info on my computer has been compromised?

Answer:Strange user account continually reappears after deletion

Does the Account have a name or some form of identification next to it? Also have you recently installed any new software?

Also are you signed up to ESET's Anti Theft Feature as this is known to cause similar issues?

Thanks,

Phill3990

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I recently deleted a user account, and clicked yes to also delete all associated files...the user was successfully deleted, however, the user's folders/files remain, and cannot be deleted. Is it possible to associate that user's folder with a new user's login? If not, what needs to be done in order to delete the remaining user folder?

Answer:Deleted user account, but user folder was not deleted.

You will need to be signed on as a user that is part of the administrator account to delete the user account folder.

You can't associate the folder with a new user (well not easily) but you can copy the contents of documents, music etc to a new user.

So:

Sign on as an administratorCreate a new userSign on to the new user and sign offSign on as an administrator againCopy the data you want to the new users folderDelete the old user folder

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Hi

I have a unit i want to have 4 user accounts on and one of them should auto login.

How do i change to one of my other 3 accounts?
Change user doesnt work, just auto login.

Im running Windows embedded standard 7

Best regards
Alexander

Answer:Multiple user accounts, 1 auto login , how to login to another account

Can you log off the user that was automatically logged on?

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Hi Guys,

One of our staff PC has a problem, the scenarios:

Specs: (Alias Names)
-Company Name: Contoso
-Staff PC under Domain Alpha
-PC Name: Contoso1-PC
-Local Users are: administrators and john
-User profiles:
> operations (contoso domain)
> john (local)
> administrator (local)
-MS Outlook connected to [email protected]

Thursday:
IT
1. remove/uninstall chat messengers, blocked linkedin,facebook,twitter,youtube
2. change User Account Type (Local Staff John Doe) from User to Guest
3. I change the type from User Accounts > Properties > Group Membership > Others > Guest
4. shutdown the system

Friday

1. turn on the PC and staff asks for the correct username
2. provides the username, Contoso1-PC\john
3. staff login to his local account using his password

Saturday

1. staff called and his desktop files are gone and document files are gone
2. IT check the Users folder there are particular folders:
3. john and john.contoso1-pc
4. both folders empty
5. outlook not connected
6. account is totally FRESh
7. IT check on webmail under Domain Alpha, not working the usual password, webmail.contoso.com/owa
8. after an hour, the usual password works
9. IT tried to connect MS outlook 2003 using [email protected] not working saying "outlook.pst is not offline file"

PROBLEM:
1. files are gone
2. Totally FRESh account

I don't know what happen, guys please help, the FIles are gone.

Hoping your best solution.

THanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Changing User Account Type - User to Guest - File Deleted

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

Answer:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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Hi, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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I deleted the previous user account on a laptop given to me by my friend (Joanne) and changed it to a new name (Serena). This seemed to work and when when I login it is with the new username. However there seems to be contradicting info about user accounts on my pc. The first screenshot shows my current username but the second screenshot is not showing my current usernames and all files appear to have the old username. I keep trying to delete the files associated with the old account but cannot do so. Can anyone help?

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I deleted the previous user account on a laptop given to me by my friend (Joanne) and changed it to a new name (Serena). This seemed to work and when when I login it is with the new username. However there seems to be contradicting info about user accounts on my pc. The first screenshot shows my current username but the second screenshot is not showing my current usernames and all files appear to have the old username. I keep trying to delete the files associated with the old account but cannot do so. Can anyone help?

Answer:Deleted user account but cannot delete all user files

To be honest I believe the old Admin should of removed everything
Right back to factory settings

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I created new user account in Windows XP and turned off computer.And when i started windows there was only one user account(that i created last time). How can I solve this?My all files is in old account.

Answer:My user account was deleted

Hello and Welcome -Have a look at this post for a few ideas Lost main user account in XP -Hope something helps you -

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My step-mother passed away 2 days ago and my father immediately deleted everything of hers - including her Microsoft windows 8 account. He added his own profile as administrator and then completely deleted hers. He did not back it up. Now, being a couple days later, he realized what he has done and actually needs many of the files, pics, etc in that account. Is there any way to restore it? Thanks!
 

Answer:Deleted User Account

A System Restore to before the change would probably bring it back.
 

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I just got a new computer. I had my User Account setup, had a password on it. I was making sure Windows was up to date, had to restart, then restarted on its own again(I'm assuming part of the update), and when it booted back up, it said my account has been disabled. Please contact your system administrator. I can sign in under Administrator, or Other User. The password I set up with my account doesn't work for Administrator. Is there a default password? Any idea what happened? I've never seen this happen before.
 

Answer:User account was deleted

I have no idea what would disable your account.

If you did NOT add a password to the Administrator account then there is NONE, just hit the "Enter key" and the account should start up.

I do NOT set a password for any account until I have it set up and running. This includes when setting up a new machine and with ALL of the updates and programs installed and them updated. Then I may set the password, but normally will run it for a few days before I do That.
 

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Hi all

I managed to somehow put in the wrong command into command prompt and deleted my user account, When i go to c;/users my name is still listed there with all my files etc, is there any way to restore my account?

Any help much appreciated

Cheers

Answer:Help Please, deleted my user account

A system restore to a point before you deleted your account will be as good a place to start as any.

Failing that, you could just create a new user account.

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I followed the steps you provided to delete a user account and it is still showing up when I attempt to log on. I even restarted the computer, thinking that was what was needed, but there it is still! Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
mitzi

Answer:user account not deleted

Hello Mitzi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to see if one of the options may help delete the user account.

User Account - Delete

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have done something really stupid... I am selling my old laptop to a friend, and googled how to delete my user account. I did what it said and deleted a post in the register. Not anywhere on the page did it say that I shouldn't delete the account without creating a new one first. Now I can't get in the computer... When I start it it shows "my icon" and my name, and below that it says: (translated) The service User Profile Service failed to log in. It's not possible to read the user profile.

So how do I fix this?

Answer:Deleted user account

Try Startup Repair and System Restore.

Run Startup Repair in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

If it does not help, enable super-admin account, then you can login into it.

Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

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I recently downloaded the 60 day free trial of Microsoft office, when trying to install it the computer told me I didn't have admin. rights. Following the advice of bleepinncomputer, I created another user account and gave that user admin. rights (which worked btw) Anyway, later I was told having multiple accounts slows down the computer and plus it kept asking which account I wanted to use and my boyfriend who only gets on to use Ebay would have prob. been confused by this so I went to delete one of the accounts. I deleted the wrong account (the one I've been using since I got the computer) and now everything seems messed up.
I don't think the computer is saving any of my settings. Before I messed up user accounts I didn't have this problem now my desktop icons are set up a certain way and everytime I restart the computer they are back to the old way, I can't set a "home" page because it doesn't go to the one I save, also when I get that little message "do you want windows to remember this password" and I click yes, once I restart the computer it doesn't.
Thank you to anyone who can help.
-Cheryl

Answer:Deleted User Account....

Hi cherylisfun You might try downloading and running this program http://www.undelete-plus.com/ It just might be able to help you rescue what you deleted if you haven't over written it yet.Let me know if it works for you OK? It saved me once already, and best of all its free.Wendy

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I just installed windows 10. I have two user accounts. One I use for school and one I use recreational. My user account for school is gone. It does not even show up on the login menu. I have many important documents on there. How can I get the account back or at least get the docs back?

Answer:User Account Deleted

I have been browsing through my C drive and have found the folders/files/account I am looking for but it does not show up on my login screen

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OOPS! I figured it out! Sorry!
Thanks

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I have accidentally deleted a user account on my computer and all its releated files. Is there any way to get them back. (I have tried a system restore and didn't work). I have Windows Vista so can someone please point me in the direction of an undelete programs.Hailey.

Answer:Deleted User Account

You should shut this computer down until you have your data recovery software. Otherwise continued use of the pc reduces the recovery success.I have no recommendations for recovery software though others may.Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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I created new user account in Windows Xp and turned off computer.And when i started windows there was only one user account(that i created last time).How can I solve this?My all files is in old account.

Answer:My user account was deleted in XP

windows xp recover user accounthttp://is.gd/zAXeBE

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I have accidently deleted my user account off my laptop (vista home premium 32bit) but my files are still there in the user section of my hard drive. Can i recover it? If so how? I have only recently deleted it and I have another account with administrator privledges on it. Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:[HELP] Deleted user account

Hello, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Yes, you may still be able to restore it. Try this below to restore it:
Create a new administrator accountCopy the contents of the deleted account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders. This copy all of the deleted account's settings and shortcuts into the new account.If everything checks out ok, you can delete the deleted account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder.Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Somehow I have deleted our user account and need to know if I can restore it. I tried the system restore with no luck, please help

Answer:Deleted User Account

Welcome to TSF....

Please give this a try:

How to recover the damaged user profile in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555473/en-us

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How long can one go without logging into ones gmail account without either having the account itself deleted or losing ones email. Does anyone have a link to the official Google position on this? Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Solved: GMail Account: Deleted Aftere How Many Days of No Login?

Link to official Google position ...

Dormant addresses
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=6832
 

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I recently got hold of my old computer, but the files from the user account I want was deleted. (It wasn't administrative)
 
 
If I show hidden files I can see the old folder where it was along with other deleted user accounts, but nothing is contained in them save for one folder (which I can't remember what it was now)
 
So anyway to get those files back?

Answer:How to restore a deleted user account

Depending on how long the account has been deleted, you can try Recuva but I would use the portable version on a USB flash drive. Do not recover the files back to the hard drive as that could make things worse. The longer the hard drive has been written to the the less chance you will have of recovering your files intact.
 
https://www.piriform.com/recuva

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Hi, I accidentally deleted the wrong User account (my Main account). Distracted and kicking myself! In Win2000, I can't do a system restore, right? The files are still there in a 'Main' folder in Documents & Settings, but all my settings are gone. When I added back Main as a User account, it created one called Main-Home. This acts like a brand new account. I'm having to start from scratch with every program. Is there a way to get things put back, so computer will recognize it and can access the old settings in Outlook Express, for example?
 

Answer:Deleted user account - Win2K

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My sister’s husband accidentally deleted her account and so she just created a new account assuming all her files and pictures will be back to normal = NOPE

Is there anyway to retrieve all her files, mp3, and photos?

OS: Windows XP Pro / SP2
 

Answer:User account deleted > recoverable?

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I'm trying to fix a work laptop but I think the previous user (someone who was fired) has deleted their account and all the files and data have gone with it. Is there a way to tell if someone has deleted their User account perhaps by using the Event Viewer?

Answer:Is there a Quick way to tell if a User has deleted their account from a Win 8 pc?

Thee fact that it only shows USER and no name is a good indication.
please tick this thread as resolved and stick with the other to avoid confusion.

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I had an old user account that has long since been deleted and was wondering if there is a way to see when that account awas created and deleted. Would it be somewhere in the events log? Somewhere else?

Answer:Is there any way to see when a user account was created/deleted? (XP)

Anyone?

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So my computer received some error today upon startup. I ran my Compaq system repair which deleted all my user accounts. I logged into the administrator and found that my files are still in Documents and Settings. So, I created a new account and tried copying all the files from my previous user in Documents and Settings to the new one. Problem is, I get an error that says "Cannot Copy File: "
How do I fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Recover a deleted user account

try a live cd, like ubuntu. that should mount your ntfs or fat32 partition(s) and allow you to copy the files you need.

alternatively, if you log in to administrator, without first logging in to your main account you should be able to copy the profile. if you have any errors, you may need to take ownership of the folder and sub folders. let me know if the live cd doesn't work and i'll walk you through it.

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hi.i deleted an administrator account and it's files of my pc.so my files deleted.can i restore the files?please help me

Answer:can i restore deleted user account on my pc?

maybe. Might try testdisk or photorec or other undelect or unerase software. If they were encrypted then it may be difficult to impossible.It is possible that some backup has the data.A restore point may recover the user but I doubt any files would recover. It may allow you to access encrypted backups."The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996

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I checked the Security Log on the current admin account, but it didn't go back far enough.
 
The older admin accounts files were saved (the account I'm trying to find a creation date for was created while the previous admin account was active) Is there some file that the Security log wrote to that I would be able to look through to find this info? If yes, what would be the location?
 
 
I've also been reading a bit about the possibility of finding it in a SAM file, or Shell files. Anybody know if that is true?
 
Any software that I can download that will find this info?

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Okay since my French dialect and my brain cells are both bad I hope someone will bare with me to resolve a frustrating problem. I deleted a corrupted user account in which all the programs were installed from. In doing so I neglected to copy the file in the appdata location. When I attempt to open Microsoft Outlook I receive this message: The path specified for the file C:\Users\"my name"\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst is not valid...urg...I have unistalled MS office with Revo Unistaller Pro in advanced mode and deleted everything. Reinstalled and still receive the same message.

Is there a fix for this situation?

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:MS Office with deleted user account

Sorry Folks got the cart ahead of the horse. Problem resolve with a simple left click.
 

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So basically, I lent my friend my laptop for a few days.. I provided him with my password to my account.. from what I can speculate he had made his own user account under the name "guest 1". When I had received the laptop back the "guest 1" user account had already been deleted.. but under some instances the laptop began associating my files with the already deleted "guest 1" user account... in other folders it would associate me with my actual user account which is either "spadu_000" or "sean". It really bothers me how the account was merged into my account and associating my files with the "guest 1" user account.. I just want to get rid of this "guest 1" stuff.. and have it completely back to normal.. any ideas?

by the way.. the guest account has been turned off.. so that isn't an explanation or a solution... I am the only user account on this laptop..

Answer:An already deleted user account has merged with my own?

Hello Pineapple, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Please use the tutorial below to view detailed information about your user accounts on the PC, and post the results back to see what may have happened with your account.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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By mistake, I have deleted the administrator user account from my Dell notebook (I am running XP Pro). All that is left in the user profile section of my user accounts section of my control panel is one guest account.

I cannot even gain enough authorization to do a system restore or defrag.

I backed up all my data and attempted to reload Windows XP to fix this, but the computer would not let me do this because I do not have administrator privileges.

How should I proceed?
 

Answer:I deleted the administrator user account

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I got a virus on my pc, and ended up deleting my user account now i'm working off my guest account but there are files I cannot use on a user account. and i cannot create another account... What should I do? how do i restore the account that was deleted?

Answer:deleted user account on vista

At the top of your post go to General Forums and click on Windows Vista. Maybe they can help.You should start thinking about having a backup to restore your computer like Acronis True Image Home. Some parts are confusing but with some effort you will manage.

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I bought a new laptop for my son and deleted his user account on my laptop. I didnt realise his minecraft worlds wouldnt carry over to his new laptop when we downloaded minecraft so he's lost all his worlds. Unfortunately I didnt have file history switched on. Is there any way to either reactivate his user account or retrieve his lost worlds? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can i recover a deleted user account?

File History does not store those kind of files. It only stores profile items. The only hope that you have with any kind of recovery tool. Is if you have not used your computer at all, since making the mistake.

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Please help - i deleted a user account that i need! i tried system recovery but it can only recover today, which is no help. please walk me through the recovery process if there is one - i am (obviously not so great with this stuff
 

Answer:recovering a deleted user account

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I accidentally deleted the files along with a user account and now I need to know I good application that I can use to recover the lost data files. This is a life or death issue because it was my wifes account. Please help!!
 

Answer:User Account Files Deleted

shutdown the pc immediately and go to another pc to get/buy software off the internet. Put it on a usb stick and recover your files.

The longer you use and stay on the machine expecially if you download anything greatly reduces what you can recover.
 

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I forgot my password and could not access my accoount. While setting up a new adminastrative account I deleted my old account, except it has all my files in it. Now I need to find it I'm sure its still on my computer I just can't find it.

Answer:How can I find my deleted user account

When you deleted the old account you would have been asked if you wanted to save the files - as long as you said 'yes' then they will be in a folder on the desktop of the account you used to do the deletion. If you selected 'no' then your only hope is recovery software like 'Recuva'."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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Hello,

I was using Fast User Switching and deleted a user account that was still logged on. It deleted the account, but the "Documents and Settings" folder for that user wasn't deleted. When I try to delete the folder, it says: "Cannot delete NTUSER.DAT: It is being used by another person or program."

Does anybody know how I can delete this folder? The user no longer appears in the User Accounts settings menu, so I'm not sure how to exorcise this "ghost" account.

Thanks!
MM
 

Answer:User Account Deleted While Still Logged On

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I inadvertently deleted a user account that was set up by a program I installed. Now, I can't open the program and I think perhaps this deletion is the problem. Is there a way to recovery this and its related files. I tried using "Undelete Plus" but I don't know enough about file names to recognize any that it came up with. The user account was HP Update Access, Limited Account, Password Protected. (XP Pro, SP2)
 

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please help me....from more than 6 months i was using single user account...and today bymistake i deleted it...and created a new user account..and as soon as i logged off my admin account went ..all my imp data ,photos were on tht accounts desktop..my saved password of mozilla and maby nore ..can i get my tht account back

Answer:HELP win xp user account admin deleted

Boot to safe mode.Do you see an Administrator account?1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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Im running Vista and I created another User account but I deleted it. However, when I go to C:Users it still lists my previous user account. Im certain I deleted the user files but the User Account remains in C:\Users. Does anyone know how I can remove this?
Can I just drag the old User name folder from C:\Users into the recycling bin???
 

Answer:Deleted user account remains

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I know this is going to seem stupid, but my boss decided to blow away the user account on one of our HP t620 Thin Clients  (leaving only the Administrator account) running windows 10. Now, the problem lies in the fact, that I can't recreate the user account, I can't create any accounts actually. I go into other users to create an account, click on add someone else to this pc,it throws up a black window for about .5 seconds, then the cursor turns into a thinking wheel and once I move the mouse, thinking wheel goes away. Is there any way to create a new user without having to reimage the hard drive?   PLease ignore this. I figured it out.

Answer:Windows 10 user account deleted

loyal-night-lor Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about needing to recreate a User account in Win10 and wanted to help. This is complicated and there is no guarantee it will work, but it MIGHT ... I'm presuming that since the User account was deleted after the machine was configured, then the default password for the HIDDEN Admin account is the same as for the User account that was deleted. So, the procedure would be to login to the Admin account and user the tools there to recreate the User Account. Supposedly, if you login to Win10 in Safe mode, the Admin account is displayed: http://winaero.com/blog/enable-or-disable-the-administrator-account-in-windows-10/ You login to Safe mode in Win10 following these instructions: http://winaero.com/blog/start-windows-10-in-safe-mode/Good Luck

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Help please!

I purchased a computer at an estate sale. I deleted the former owners account. I still was getting his account on startup, press ok(no password required) and the computer would continue booting. I wanted to completely remove that account so I used the "control userpasswords2" to permanently delete the user. Now, his name still comes up on the login in screen and asks for the password! I cannot get in even in safe mode! The OS is XP home with SP2.

Thanks a million in advance!

Bill
 

Answer:Deleted user account can not logon

Can someone move this to the thread he started?
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=174649
 

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I deleted my user name and I tired opening in safe mode (F8) key, but the administrator account did not come up and I'm still locked out. Is there another way I can get into my computer.

Answer:locked out of XP after deleted user account

If you get the login screen, press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice and you'll get another login screen, where you can type in the username and password.You have to manually type in administrator and the appropriate password to login.The original poster should always write the last response !!!Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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Hi folks,I've stupidly accidently deleted the "everyone" account on my computer.I am the only user but when I boot it boots as normal but hangs at the windows xp screen with no box to enter my password.Does anyone know how I can get my computer back?I've tried safe mode to no avail.Thanks.

Answer:accidently deleted user account

System restore?G

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I accidentally deleted a user account. Is there a way to get it back without doing a system restore? Is the system restore my only option?

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Hey
I have accidentaly deleted my administrator account. It happened because i created a new user, then I used that abit. When I logged on to my old accout I deleted the new one that I made, but then I wasnt't administrator anymore... ON NONE OF THE USERS ON THE COMPUTER. So I can't create a new account with admin rights and I can't change my account type to administrator Please help me if u know how.

- Victor27 -

Answer:Deleted admin user account

It is against the policy of BleepingComputer to provide information on methods to reset or bypass the Administrator password. Though your question is most likely legitimate, there are others who may read this topic and use the information for less savory reasons. It is for these reasons we do not provide this type of information.If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a private message or an email. Thank you for your understanding.The weathermanBleepingComputer Forums ModeratorReference: BleepingComputer Board Rules

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A) While I was using it. B) On a new install of windows 7.
Explorer crashed and I received the message:
"No mapping between account names security IDs was done"
When trying to open various programs (including windows explorer) I get the above error message.
What's more it would appear my user account has been deleted! I still have a folder in C:\Users\ but when I go to manage user accounts I have no profile picture (and I cannot add a new one), also I cannot "manage users". So I have no way of adding a new user account.
This happened yesterday and I used safe mode to make a new account. Today when starting "ASUS AI Suite" (a tool for general computer hardware control) the problem reoccurred. Clearly something is seriously wrong.
When this happened before I rebooted my PC and at the login screen there was no user to click on to login, only a blank "user name" and "password" field to fill in. I tried putting my username and password in but to no avail. (that's when I used safe mode to create a new user)
I've left my PC running this time to try and investigate what the problem is.
If no one has any advice for me I planning on going back to a system restore point just after installing the new operating system
If that doesn't work, then I'm looking at a clean install...

*I have not tried to rename or in any other way alter my user account

UPDATE:
Running system restore gave a VSS error, so I'm running system resto... Read more

Answer:Windows deleted my user account

Welcome to the forum,

Here's a couple things to try,

System Restore

Repair Install

I was thinking about this,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Since you can't get to a user account that wouldn't work.

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My OS is Windows Vista Ultimate x64. Four days ago I deleted my daughters user account. I really don't remember if I was prompted to copy files or pictures. None the less, my daughter is in tears because she does not have a backup of her documents or pictures. I am hoping that there is a way for me to restore her account. I tried to restore using the restore program. I selected a restore point and started the program. The program ran and then system restarted. After the restarted I received a message saying that the restore was not successful due to an Unspecified error. Can anyone help me?

Answer:Help - Can I restore a User Account I deleted?

Welcome
Give us the error number for the bad restore.
Try to get the documents by this software
ShadowExplorer.com - About

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I checked the Security Log on the current admin account, but it didn't go back far enough.
 
The older admin accounts files were saved (the account I'm trying to find a creation date for was created while the previous admin account was active) Is there some file that the Security log wrote to that I would be able to look through to find this info? If yes, what would be the location?
 
 
I've also been reading a bit about the possibility of finding it in a SAM file, or Shell files. Anybody know if that is true?
 
Any software that I can download that will find this info?

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In trying to streamline my wifes Laptop (Win 7 64bit), I deleted her user account as she didn't like having to login and give herself permission for various actions all the time.
Obviously this was the wrong way to go about it.
However when I went to re-create the account using the same User name, Windows 7 treats it as a different account so she now can't access any of her items including documents, favourites and hundreds of photos.

What can I do to fix this?
If I can't fix it, my arse is toast!!!!!
Cheers

Answer:Recovering a Deleted User Account

The thing I would do if you can do it - is log in with another admin account and see if you can get all the files and move them to an external device or another location on the root directory. If you can do that -- move all the files over and recreate the account.

Hope that helps!

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Ah, I ran into another problem! I don't want to spam the board with my topics so I hope you guys don't mind if I change the topic a little bit
Okay so I tried to make a Limited user account.
I went to control panel -> user accounts and when I tried to create the account the Limited option was grayed out. I could not make it!
So I created an administrator account anyways. I than switched to that new account (called it 2) and while inside that account (2) I went back to user accounts in control panel and than I was able to make a new account with limited access.

So the problem now is here, when I try to log off from this account (2) I was unable to go back to my original account!! The account I was using before I made the limited account and before I even made 2. I want to go back to the other account because it has all my programs, desktop, favorites and other things. How do I go back to my original account while still having another account as limited?
(I don't need the other account, the one I called 2)
This is on XP pro btw

Thanks for your time.
 

Answer:My user account got deleted? And I need it back :(

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I somehow have managed to delete the administrator user account on my wife's computer. There still exists a limited user account. How can I create an administrator account again?

Answer:Deleted Administrator User Account

Hey Ocra Jones, Welcome to TSF.

I'm not sure it's possible to delete an admin account (if it's the only admin account). XP usually insist's on having atleast one Admin account at all times.

You might be able to create another admin account by booting into safe mode and logging into the hidden admin account and creating another one that way.

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can anyone help i have just deleted my user account with all my files and folders and press yes for permanently, on vista, dell is now saying welcome to your new computer so i have lost everything, im so upset i have just closed the lid dont know what to do.

Answer:i deleted my user account and all files

some info here

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My step son somehow deleted the only user account with Administrator rights. I cannot go in and create a new user because I do not have Administrator rights. How do I fix this problem?
 

Answer:Deleted Administrative User Account

If you have NOT deleted "The Administrator" account which is hidden, you may be able to login in the "Safe Mode" and then make yourself a new Admin User account.

If NOT, then you are looking at rebuilding the machine and losing ALL that is on it at this time.
 

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Hi guys, I've deleted the wrong user account on my XP machine. I'd like to recover from this by either recovering the user account or running restore, but I can't even sign on to do anything.
Can anyone give a solution or how to boot in safe mode.
 

Answer:Recovering a deleted user account

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Hi I have normal account and it kind of corrupt by virus. So I have a new account with that name . What i haven't noticed was that the new account was temp account. I have migrated all data from the corrupted account to the new account. When the computer rebooted , all the data was gone. Then when i try to find out what was the problem , i release that the new account was temporary one ( which store its profile under User\Temp ). I have tried to backup data using data backup up software , but since it could not locate the path of temp , it doesn't help much. So please help me , is there any technique i should do?

Answer:Temporary User Account deleted

Temporary accounts are temporary. When you reboot, all data in that account is deleted. I've had this problem before. This solved it for me:http://www.sysprobs.com/fix-tempora...This seems to be a common problem in Windows 7.

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I have read the messages that say that if you delete a user account you cannot get the files back... however I have seen some posts elsewhere that say it is possible.

I deleted the user account, then realized that the files were not sent to the recycle bin. I also can see the hidden file, its size, and the name of the file but the warning states it cannot be opened because the path has been changed or altered. I still see that the user has many files, and I do not seem to have gained any disk space...is it still possible to get these back.

I know when police agencies are searching for files on the computer they have software that recovers a lot of evidence...is there any out there that I can use?

Answer:Deleted User Account and files HELP

Hello Dionnisus, and welcome to Vista Forums.

When you delete a user account in Vista from the the Control Panel (User Accounts), the C:\User\(user name) folder will still be left behind as a backup in case you need files from it still. If you do not want it, you can safely delete that folder after deleting the account from the Control Panel.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi guys,
I have Windows 7 Professional and two days ago I turned my computer on and type password to my account and everything seems ok and I go out of my room for several minutes. When I came back Windows was still loading, without any error mesage, it looks good but it wont work. I tried several times to login but i can't, I even tried to login through Safe Mode- same story. The problem is that it is my admin account, I have standard user account which works but I can't use my PC properly by using standard user type of account because when I want to install something or change some system settings I have to type password of admin acc, then when I type it, my screen became dark and I can't do anything, just to turn off a computer by pluging out power cable...

Have you any idea what can cause this problem? I will appreciate your help.

Answer:I can't login to my user account! Help!

You know the password of administrator account? You know the password of your own made user account with admin rights?

What happens if you enter the wrong password?

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I think it might be a virus or malware. I just downloaded some kind of patch to install windows themes. After I restarted my computer, it wouldn't let me login to either of my user accounts. Sometimes it will ask for a password and sometimes it wont but I don't use passwords. It wont even do anything when I click "Turn computer off". If I let it sit there it will keep restarting every few minutes. I can login to safe mode and change/delete passwords but it didn't help.

Answer:Can't login user account

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article? ( Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First steps;

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum; not back here in this one.

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

When carrying out The 5 Steps,

If you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.

However, it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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i couldnt login to one of my user account it displays

error msg

"The user profile Service service failed the logon

user profile cant be load on"

Answer:cannot login into user account

any one!!!

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Time to time, in certain PCs used from high level of users we need to delete users profiles to recover space. I noticed that with Windows 10 if the user folder is deleted at the next login of the old user although the folder is created, the profile desktop on the domain server is not imported to the client pc. Once logged the user can see just the standard public user desktop and not the own full desktop saved in the domain server. Is it normal? Is there a better way to cancel the user folder profile present in Users folder? Otherwise where am I wrong?

Thanks

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Time to time, in certain PCs used from high level of users we need to delete users profiles to recover space. I noticed that with Windows 10 if the user folder is deleted at the next login of the old user although the folder is created, the profile desktop on the domain server is not imported to the client pc. Once logged the user can see just the standard public user desktop and not the own full desktop saved in the domain server. Is it normal? Is there a better way to cancel the user folder profile present in Users folder? Otherwise where am I wrong?

Thanks

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Hi,
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.

Help?
Launa

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Hello, now I've cooled down a bit, I'd like to let you what I need help with. I recently updated Windows to windows 8.1 and all of a sudden a lot programs were going much slower than they usually ran. I went around the internet for tech support and one solution was to create a new user and delete the previous user (which didn't work). Well, I lost a Doom wad that I had spent a few months on on my new computer and a 60 hour Skyrim save, along with a lot of personal information that I had written down. Is there any way to recover a deleted profile or at least recover the files that I've lost?

Note: I stupidly had my most up to date WAD file saved to the desktop.

Answer:Deleted User Account; Lost A lot of Time

if you upgraded, then you may still have windows.old folder. it will have most of your files.

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XP, have deleted a user account and need the files. Forgot to save them. Went back to a restore point and restored from there. Got the accounts back but all the files list as 1K byte each and seem to be absent (cannot open them). I think I have lost the files.Has anyone an idea how to recover them?

Answer:Recover deleted User account files

I have never tried this one.click here so cannot comment on it.if you wait I am sure someone will give you a better one to try.

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My brother has deleted my user account for Windows XP including all of my photos.  Is there anyway I can restore my user account and/or recover the photos I have lost?I feel like crying. 

Answer:Accidentally deleted my Windows XP user account

You can try doing a System Restore...if a restore point was created prior to your brother deleting the account and your files.If this doesn't work, you may need to locate file recovery software to see if the photos that were deleted are recoverable.

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Long story short, I just deleted one of my two user accounts on my home computer that had a personal folder that had EVERYTHING I ever kept on my computer in it. Any way to restore that user and get the contents of my folder back? Or am I simply S.O.L ?

Thanks,
Mike
 

Answer:Deleted a User account but desperately need it back.

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Hi,

I have deleted an Windows XP user account (Control Panel -> User Accounts -> (selected the account) delete account -> Delete Files) but the user folder is still there with many files (although I told Windows to delete the files)... and I can't delete these files manually.
Any help, please?

Thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] user folder from deleted account is still there

bump.

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I feel so dumb....I bought a new computer and thought I had transferred all the data from my old laptop, and after deleting the user accounts from the old laptop I realized my music and pictures had not been transferred! Is there any way to reverse this?? I would hate to have lost all of this.... My entire music library, family pictures, etc.If it helps, I have Windows 7, and the computer I stupidly wiped is a Dell 14R. I deleted the user account through the Control Panel.Help me please!! :(Currently trying Recuva and Recover My Files.... Hope this works! PLEASE reply with other/better ideas! I am panicking!

Answer:Accidentally Deleted User Account - How To Restore?

Did you also say to delete the files?Did you create any backup?testdisk may work or photorec. Usually you need to boot to a live cd so as to not wreck the data. Windows 7 has a wonderful backup program if you use it. Get a usb drive just for backups. Either do it often or let it automatically backup.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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I thought I'd make a new user account with a password, etc.. but the original user account I use has seemed to disappear, like it's completely vanished. It had all my photos on, etc. I'm not sure if I've deleted it, but from all the information I've read it says I haven't, how can I acess it again? (It isn't appearing on the log thing either)

Answer:Made a new user account & I think I've deleted the original

Did you look in C:\Documents and Settings?

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I had deleted a user account on the laptop. There is an Admin account on the laptop. When I restart the machine, it tells me that the username and password are incorrect. It still shows the username of the account that was deleted

Answer:A deleted User account still shows up when starting PC

Hello Mckeehs, and welcome to Seven Forums.

How did you go about deleting the user account?

What accounts did you have before deleting this one?

If you would, please post a screenshot when you open User Accounts (Control Panel) and click on Manage another account to see what accounts show up there as well.

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We have an issue wherein a known deleted user account was listed yesterday in our event logs as attempting to access a workstation on our network. There is no record of this user in AD, on the workstation's local users and groups or any other remote access
software. We removed this user's account approximately 1.5 years ago yet it appeared in an audit of the event log.
What steps can we take to ensure that there is no further account for this user beyond Active Directory, the workstation's local users and groups and all remote access software? And what further forensic steps should be taken to discover the source of this
attempted access?

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Hello, I recently messed up and accidentally deleted my user account on my windows 8.1 computer, but the files remain in the users folder. I managed to create a new admin account using cmd, so I have admin privileges. I would like to be able to restore the user or the files, without having to copy and paste everything.
Thanks
-Ryan

Answer:User account deleted, but files remain.

Did you try a system restore How to refresh, reset or restore your PC - Microsoft Windows Help

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My user account shows up on desktop, except it's not the same name as my original user account. As far as I can tell, it has the exact same files as my user account. It looks like this:


It can not be renamed, not in this or safe mode, nor can it be deleted in either mode. Restore does not make any changes at this point. I have deleted all my restore points cause elsewhere it was suggested this could be malware and I had run couple programs trying to get rid of it and then trying to clean my computer but no help. This is very annoying because when I delete something in my user account, for instance in my download folder, it gets deleted but if I click system restore, it's back again!! At least that's how it was before I deleted all my restore points and I have not tried anything again but have a feeling same thing.

What do I see when I look into Computer/C:/Users? I see a plain looking folder named Roger (that's my user account and one that contains the same files as that duplicate "computer" one that shows up on desktop). This folder has a little lock icon at the bottom of it. I also see Public, and finally, Updateuser. So three folders. None have that user account icon on them, the little person thing. If I go to user accounts and family safety/user accounts, I see this:


So I don't know if that's the same as Roger, my user account, or if that's a different account. All this is confusing, I never created another account. I'm the admin on... Read more

Answer:User account duplicate on Desktop, won't be deleted!

Hello Rogman and welcome to Seven Forums.

Click on "Manage another account" in the window from your last screen print and see what accounts are displayed.
Post a screen print showing what accounts are displayed.

In Explorer (File explorer) double click on the C:\Users folder to open that folder.
Post a screen print showing what folders are in C:\Users.

Did you ever do a rename of your account?
Renaming an account does not change the the User folder name for that account.

In your screen print it looks like you are logged in with the account name "computer", but you say your account is named "Roger".
When you startup Windows, does it display a screen of Users you can select to login with?

If you never created (or renamed to) an account name of "computer", you may need security experts to help with this.
Or, you may want to do a clean re-install of Windows?

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Hello, I had some videos on my roommates computer, and I recently bought my own computer, so he deleted my user account before I transferred everything. Is there any way I can retrieve my videos? They are very important to me, and I would hate to lose them
 

Answer:Retrieving data from deleted user account

If he didn't delete your files you can still copy them. If they were deleted there is a possibility of data recovery programs working. One such is Recuva.
 

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I suspected that my Admin user account was not properly functioning. I created another admin user account, deleted my original admin user account and did not save the files ( I thought the files related to the actual user profile only).Disaster!All my files, emails,years of work..gone.How do I begin to recover all my work.
 

Answer:Recover deleted user account and files - XP Pro

Deleted files can be recovered with file recovery software. I use PC Inspector File Recovery. There are others.

First off, when files are deleted, they're not really deleted. The pointer to the file location is deleted. All the data remains, it's just that the computer doesn't know where to find them anymore without file recovery software. If you keep using the computer that has the deleted files, the space the files are using could potentially get overwritten by other files, thereby making recovery less possible. Windows constantly writes temporary data to the disk. Any of this data could overwrite your files.

I suggest you turn off that computer, take the hard drive out, and put it in another computer as a slave drive to run the file recovery program.

Once the drive is in another computer, use a file recovery program (search google for 'file recovery' or 'undelete files', etc.) to scan the slave drive for deleted files. You should be able to get most, if not all, of your files back.

If that's out of your experience level, find a good computer technician in your area to do the recovery. Don't go to your local multimedia store to find one, go to an independent computer store. They usually know what they're doing.

The important thing is to stop using the computer until your files are recovered.
 

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Using vista x32 bit Home Premium. I tried to move Documents file icon on my desktop into the existing Documents folder shown in explorer by using alt+dragging the icon, multiple times. What i have is multiple empty Document folders under my user name. The recylce bin has the icons, but they are empty. How can i recover the data? Please be nice.

Answer:Deleted user account 'Documents' folder !!!

Use system restore, or restore file from backup
start>Control panel>system and maintenance>Backup and restore center or
start> in search bar type Restore, and click System restore. Follow prompts

suggestion for copying files- open file, select all, copy and then paste into new file location. Do not cut, and when you have all files copied, then delete desktop folder/files.

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Hello Geeks,

I hope someone can help me with my problem. I've a laptop that we've been sharing. However, the log on was a domain (office) log on. Now the other perons I've been sharing with got theirs and they removed all their files including removing log password. Its during this process that the computer can now not turn on. I've tried entering the new password they setup but it doesn't work neither will the old password. It says something like "sytem could not log you on. Make sure username and domain are correct." Its running windows xp and the guest account is disabled.

Thank you in advance,

Raymond
 

Answer:Problem with Laptop, deleted user account

Can you try to boot into Last Known Good Configuration? See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307852
 

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is this possible?

I have this computer that used to be part of a large network and i noticed it had many different users so i deleted them and found out the account i was using was not the administrator. so now i'm trying to find out what happened to all the files from the other accounts. are they retrievable? can i go back to restore the accounts as they were? i've deleted users before and it always gave me the option of saving files and folders but it didn't give me that option this time. what could i do?

best buy geek squad wants to charge me hundreds of dollars to help me but if it's something simple i'd rather try and do it myself. any help would be appreciated thanks.
 

Answer:recover deleted user account files?

Hi,

This is your second thread about this subject....
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/814259-locked-out-windows-help.html

you have locked yourself out of a computer or accounts.....the computer was given to you, you stated in your other thread, and you deleted something> and cannot log in.

From your other thread:


kid8 said:


i got a pc from a friend that he had in his business office and it was working fine but it was connected to a network there and i tried to dissable it and delete some users but i must have deleted his account because it doesnt let me log in anymore. how can i get in now? i asked him if had different passwords and we tried them all with no luck. please help.Click to expand...

We are SORRY but as I explained to you already, this forum cannot provide assistance with lost passwords, or workarounds to bypass logging in, do you understand? It is against this site's Rules. Closing this second thread.
Note: Use any search engine like Google....type in what you need to find help with, you should find lots of it, even from Microsoft itself.... but, due to the networking environment, such help may not work!
 

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Hello,
I have a Compaq computer that came with a System Recovery feature. My Dad decided to enable the feature which wiped out most of my Win XP Home OS settings. All the user accounts were deleted, leaving me with the default Owner and Administrator. I need to access the folders for the old user accounts that were deleted. When logged on as Administrator, under Documents and Setting there are folders for the deleted user accounts. However, I am NOT able to access the folders for the users accounts that required a password to logon. I get a "Access Denied" message. I checked the ownership of this folder, and it is the Administrator. I have ran "control userpasswords2" and no accounts exist except the Owner and Administrator. I can't access this folder and really need to recover that data. Is there any way I can get to this data? It has a NTFS partition. Thanks for any input!
 

Answer:Deleted User Account - Access Denied!

Try this.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421
 

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Hey guys,

My brothers laptop has apparently deleted his user account and so he cannot start it up? Im not sure about the details tbh, hes running Windows 7 on a Dell laptop and he still has the installation disc and stuff. All hes told me is that his account has been deleted and so he cant start it in normal or safe mode.

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks

Answer:Cant start Win7, user account deleted?

When logging on try typing in "Administrator" with no password and see if he can log in that way, if yes you can then make a new account.
Steve

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Here is what happened.

I went to administrator tools > Computer management > Local users and groups > Users.

Now I double clicked on the main user account. Then I switched to the 'member of' tab. I deleted the things whatever present over there.

Then I restarted the system. Now I can only see Guest account. My main account is not visible there to login.

I have no other account except Guest account. So I logged into the same but I cannot re enable the main account from here. Or I cannot create any new account from here.

But it seems I have the built in administrator account enabled. Screenshot attached. I tried to restore my system. To do so it asked for the password of this administrator password. But I did not set any administrator password.

So I'm stuck here with a Guest account. Please help me.

By the way my main account is not deleted permanently. Screenshot attached for the same.

The same question I posted on other site: Accidentally deleted windows 8 user account - xda-developers

Answer:Accidentally deleted windows 8 user account

Hello Jazz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to enable the built-in Administrator account at boot using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below, then see if you may be able to create a new administrator account for you to use.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
If that doesn't work for you, then you could try booting into Safe Mode and try.
Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Please help me. This is my first post. I lost my password-protected administrator's account...it and all the files are nowhere to be found. Is there any way to retrieve it and all the files? I am using Windows XP. Please help me. Thank you.

Answer:Please help...accidentally deleted administrator user account

Are you talking about the account "Administrator" that is there by default? Or is it another account that had admin permissions?

If the second (I'd like to know how you deleted a system account - they are protected), you may be able to recover the data - you'll need some data reocery software like RecoverItAll (just google for it).

Don't use that machine for anything - leave it powered down. Remove the HDD, and install it in another machine as a slave. Install the recovery software and have it check the slave drive.

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Hi All,I recently gave my parents my desktop computer that has Vista. On it I had hundreds of pictures, movies, music, etc. When my brother changed the computers over, the wireless adapter was not registering and there was no access to the internet. One day without my knowledge, he somehow changed the user accounts and my user account was deleted along with ALL of my files. I tried looking at System Restore but the restore points were after he deleted my account. I have also tried using a recovery tool but that was not successful either. I'd hate to see all of that money I spent on the movies and music go down the drain along with hundreds of pictures, etc. Is there anything else I can do to get these files back?

Answer:Brother deleted my user account on Vista

System restore only deals with system files not your personal files. Did he delete your account under the folder Users?Do you remember any of the file names? Perhaps logging in as admin and do a search for those file names might reveal something.

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