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Lost after Login Password Reset: C Drive Files + Outlook Emails + One Drive

Question: Lost after Login Password Reset: C Drive Files + Outlook Emails + One Drive

Bit of a strange issue here - someone got fired from work and changed the password on the Windows 8 computer before they left. I just managed to reset the password yesterday but now the Outlook account has none of their previous emails and the One Drive account files seem to have all gone missing and certain files that were on the C: Drive are all gone and not in recycle bin either.

When I reset the password I noticed there were three accounts on the computer - USER (which is the one I reset since it was the default when starting up computer), ADMINISTRATOR (didn't touch this one) and GUEST (didn't touch this either).

AfterI reset the password, I'm pretty sure it was the right one as there were still a few relevant files still on the desktop. It's just everything else seems to have vanished.

When I search for certain files in the Explorer, file names come up but it says that "the file location has now been changed" so the shortcut doesn't work.

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Preferred Solution: Lost after Login Password Reset: C Drive Files + Outlook Emails + One Drive

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Bit of a strange issue here - someone got fired from work and changed the password on the Windows 8 computer before they left. I just managed to reset the password yesterday but now the Outlook account has none of their previous emails and the One Drive account files seem to have all gone missing and many files and folders that were on the C: Drive are all gone and not in recycle bin either.

When I reset the password I noticed there were three accounts on the computer - USER (which is the one I reset since it was the default when starting up computer), ADMINISTRATOR (didn't touch this one) and GUEST (didn't touch this either).

AfterI reset the password, I'm pretty sure it was the right one as there were still a few relevant files still on the desktop. It's just everything else seems to have vanished.

When I search for certain files in the Explorer, file names come up but it says that "the file location has now been changed" so the shortcut doesn't work.

Did the person who got fired delete the files and One Drive data, is there a way to find out and to retrieve files? Or did the password reset somehow alter things with the account and remove the information, or am I somehow on the wrong account?
 

Answer:Files+Emails+One Drive MISSING after Password Reset

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Bit of a strange issue here - someone got fired from work and changed the password on the Windows 8 computer before they left. I just managed to reset the password yesterday but now the Outlook account has none of their previous emails and the One Drive account files seem to have all gone missing and certain files that were on the C: Drive are all gone and not in recycle bin either.
When I reset the password I noticed there were three accounts on the computer - USER (which is the one I reset since it was the default when starting up computer), ADMINISTRATOR (didn't touch this one) and GUEST (didn't touch this either).
AfterI reset the password, I'm pretty sure it was the right one as there were still a few relevant files still on the desktop. It's just everything else seems to have vanished.
When I search for certain files in the Explorer, file names come up but it says that "the file location has now been changed" so the shortcut doesn't work.

Answer:Win 8: Files vanished after login password reset

Have a look at Easeus Data Recovery and also Recuva.
Don't use the computer with missing files because you risk overwriting the now unallocated space.
You'll need to read the licensing restrictions since you are a business.
I guess you already realise you should have a proper backup strategy.
Good luck

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Dear Sir/Madame,
I was moving video files (AVI) from an external backup drive (WD Element) to another external backup drive (Seagate expansion) after having moved another video file from my laptop (Acer) to that Seagate external drive. The night before I had moved some video files from the WD to the Seagate with no problem but using a different laptop (Sony). These video files are all rather large and I can tell that the space is still being allocated on the Seagate because while the folder cannot be seen the space that was there is still being used by the Seagate because I am missing over 100GB which would be about the size of that now missing folder.

What happened was there was a message that the Seagate drive could not be recognized while the files were in the process of being moved to that drive from the WD. This is after I had already moved a video file of about 26GB with no problem into that now missing folder. When I saw the message I attempted several times to move files to that Seagate drive but I could not so I unplugged the Seagate drive from that laptop (Acer) then reinserted it into the usb port. I got a repair message that said it needed to be repaired because some files were corrupted and that no data would be lost but the drive would be unavailable during the repairs so I checked ok. It took only about 30 seconds and it said the repairs were completed and the drive was available but I noticed that the folder that I was moving the video files to was n... Read more

Answer:Was moving files to external drive, drive not recognized and lost all

Dear Sir/Madame,
Update to the problem with the missing folder, I use the Acer to record audio and video files to it -- I saw a message that it was low on memory so I decided to connect the WD elements external drive to free up some storage. When I attached the WD Elements drive as the drive booted up to be recognized the missing folder appeared as an option to be opened but the folder never resided on that drive it was on the Seagate drive (the folder is entitled documentary footage moved from WD Elements). I clicked on it just to see what would happen and received this message "E:\Documentary footage from WD Elements is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or Internet, and then try again. If the l."

So I thought let me connect the Seagate to see if Windows will find it there but when I connected the Seagate I still could not access the folder. It appears that for some reason Windows 10 confused that the folder was resident on the wrong drive (WD Elements) during the transfer of files to the original folder at the time it stated it could not access the Seagate drive so perhaps that is the reason the folder became missing.

I do not know what to believe as I still suspect that this is a windows 10 problem and not an external drive problem but I do not know how to fix it. My initial thought is... Read more

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Dear Sir/Madame,
I was moving video files (AVI) from an external backup drive (WD Element) to another external backup drive (Seagate expansion) after having moved another video file from my laptop (Acer) to that Seagate external drive. The night before I had moved some video files from the WD to the Seagate with no problem but using a different laptop (Sony). These video files are all rather large and I can tell that the space is still being allocated on the Seagate because while the folder cannot be seen the space that was there is still being used by the Seagate because I am missing over 100GB which would be about the size of that now missing folder.

What happened was there was a message that the Seagate drive could not be recognized while the files were in the process of being moved to that drive from the WD. This is after I had already moved a video file of about 26GB with no problem into that now missing folder. When I saw the message I attempted several times to move files to that Seagate drive but I could not so I unplugged the Seagate drive from that laptop (Acer) then reinserted it into the usb port. I got a repair message that said it needed to be repaired because some files were corrupted and that no data would be lost but the drive would be unavailable during the repairs so I checked ok. It took only about 30 seconds and it said the repairs were completed and the drive was available but I noticed that the folder that I was moving the video files to was n... Read more

Answer:Was moving files to external drive, drive not recognized and lost all

Dear Sir/Madame,
Update to the problem with the missing folder, I use the Acer to record audio and video files to it -- I saw a message that it was low on memory so I decided to connect the WD elements external drive to free up some storage. When I attached the WD Elements drive as the drive booted up to be recognized the missing folder appeared as an option to be opened but the folder never resided on that drive it was on the Seagate drive (the folder is entitled documentary footage moved from WD Elements). I clicked on it just to see what would happen and received this message "E:\Documentary footage from WD Elements is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or Internet, and then try again. If the l."

So I thought let me connect the Seagate to see if Windows will find it there but when I connected the Seagate I still could not access the folder. It appears that for some reason Windows 10 confused that the folder was resident on the wrong drive (WD Elements) during the transfer of files to the original folder at the time it stated it could not access the Seagate drive so perhaps that is the reason the folder became missing.

I do not know what to believe as I still suspect that this is a windows 10 problem and not an external drive problem but I do not know how to fix it. My initial thought is... Read more

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Hi Folk,
I'm running an HP desktop computer with Windows 7 64bit. One day the the computer simply wouldn't boot. I took another hard drive that already had windows on it and put it in the computer. I used the crashed hard drive as a slave and found that a lot of the data files were still intact. I'm using Windows Live 2012 Email and I can't find any of the emails. The Windows Live folder is there but not the folders with the emails. ( I have transferred these emails to other computers in the past, so I think I'm looking in the right place)
So my question is... if I try to reinstall Windows on this corrupted drive will it wipe out the data files that are still there.

Thanks for the help

Answer:Lost emails on crashed hard drive

Where are you looking?
It depends on how you do the install.

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how do i fix these? i had to make the backup usb on another user because the password i have forgotten and need to change is on the administrator user, which i changed to myself the dau i got it... i thought it was a foolproof password but guess not... now that i am trying to reboot the compter with the usb drive, i keep getting dumb random messages

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I recently had to reset my Microsoft Acct password on my PC. I now need to reset the One Drive password on my Nokia 1520 but can't find how to do that. Help please

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I just made a 'password reset disk'  as recommended by HP Support Assistant. Now how would I use it if I needed to? No hint is given.

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I have an IBM ThinkPad T43 Type 2687-DEU Windows XP Professional. Another user put a password on the hard drive and forgot it, now rendering it inaccessible. Can someone assist me with removing the User+Master password on the hard drive? Your help is greatly appreciated! Sunkist_Tech - Central Valley, CA

Answer:Hard Drive Password Reset

unfortunately the forum are unable to assist members regarding overriding password, you will have to ask your friend to remember the password or get a new hdd. 

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I by mistake deleted my recovery partition in Lenovo Thinkpad E420. How can i have that Partiotion again.I tried a exe found in Program Files(x86)->Lenovo->Factory It temporarily create that drive again, But that drive dont have exe file to start Factory Reset.I even tried factory Reset after F11 , but it says "Cant's fin any backup".Please help me out

Answer:Lost my Lenovo factory Reset Drive Partition

Restore partition from your image backup of your PC.

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i forgot the login password and the usb drive . How to fix it without my usb protected password ?

Answer:i forgot the login password and the usb drive

If you are looking for password help for a PC or laptop such help is not available on this forum due to the difficulty of proving ownership. In this case you are best advised to contact the manufacturer but be prepare to prove ownership.Most USB security programmes provide the facility to provide a prompt to help remember the password if you have not done this then there is nothing you can do about it... next time provide the prompt or write the password down.

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Hello, We are currently configuring the encryption on the Lenovo T520 and had set passwords for our Hitachi FDE drive. While doing our testing, we have lost our password to the hard disk. Now, we don't need to bypass any passwords or access any data on the disk, but we do want to make the drive usable for testing again. The data on the drive is completely useless, but the drive makes us enter the HD password upon startup. We are not able to get into the BIOS because of that password (we do not have the Supervisor password either.) Is there anyway to make this drive usable again? Best Regards, Jerimiah

Answer:T520 - Reset BIOS Password for FDE Drive

I should also add that when switching a Seagate drive in, we are able to put in our Power-On Password/Supervisor Password to configure the BIOS. But when we connect the Hitachi FDE drive, it demands a Hard Disk password before doing anything.

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The first thing we often do When we *Lose Windows 7 password* is asking a computer expert for help. However, it is only a moment for you *forgetting Windows 7 password* and it may take you several days to regain access to your system. From now on, don't worry about anything when you forgot windows 7 password. The article will give you some ideas to *reset Windows 7 password* with USB Drive.


*Section One: Reset Windows 7 password with Password reset disk.*


Most people usually only know how to create a new user with a strong password or change it. But they don't develop a habit to create a password reset disk for preventing lost password. It is a great and free gift from Microsoft. Click here to learn how to create password reset disk in windows 7 If you ready have a reset disk, please follow steps below:


Step1: Start or restart your computer, insert your USB. In the welcome interface, press ctrl+alt+delete twice, get into the classic log on box. Then type the user name that you want to use and a wrong password or leave it blank, and then press ENTER or click OK.. it will show you logon failed.


Step2: Click *Reset password*...... it will show you the Password Reset Wizard. And it enables you to create a new password for your user account. In the Password Reset Wizard dialog box, click *Next*.


Step 3: Chose the disk which you insert, click *Next*. Type a new password in the Type a new password box, and then type the password again in the Type the pass... Read more

Answer:How to reset Windows 7 Administrator Password with USB Drive

Very interest posting. Thank you for this detailed description and useful links.
If you have more interesting stuff to share with us you are welcome.

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I need to reset a password for the Administrator account on a Win XP Pro SP2 computer.

The HDD is an 80 GB Western Digital SATA drive.

I tried to use Petter Nordahl-Hagen 's disk, but it apparently needs scsi drivers, because it can't see the SATA drives. [ The drives appear when the computer posts. ]

At http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm#1 , I found a link to sc050303.zip, which I have downloaded & unzipped, but I don't know how to use, incorporate the scsi drivers onto the boot disk.

The computer is in a stand alone situation [ no network ].

Thanks for your help.

Sincerely,
RF123
 

Answer:Solved: password reset, sata drive

Please see the TSG Rules, we no longer provide any help with lost passwords or getting around password protection. Obviously, we can't determine the real intent here, so our policy is to abstain from any assistance in these matters.
 

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Hi, I have a t520 with an FDE full disk encryption hard drive (seagate momentus thin). Going to the BIOS I see it has the user and master password set only for the hard drive. I know the user password (and fingerprint) and I can access the hard drive contents. But now I bought a SSD to replace the disk and I want to use the disk in an external usb drive, which I guess it's not possible unless I decrypt / format the drive. I tried removing the hard drive password but that requires the master drive password. I don't mind losing the data as I can backup it up. Is there someway to reset that master password (losing data obviously) or just erase/format the disk?Or any way to just remove all encryption and use this as a "normal" disk? I have my invoice for the laptop and I know the user password, so this is not any phishy attempt to decrypt 3rd party stuff

Answer:Reset master hard drive password?

There is no "back door", but once you can access the data, back it up.

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Can anyone help with removing a password login on a usb flash memory stick...

I have bought one of those new digital picture frames which you can plug a usb flash drive into to slideshow pictures, but my flash drive has a Flash-Disk-Login-Tool which the digital photo frame can not bypass... anyone know how to remove it so when the drive opens it just accesses the pictures on it without the password prompt?

cheers, chris.
 

Answer:USB flash drive password login removal

Manufacture's web site usually has the solution, if you know the current password.
 

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Hi, I have a thinkpad E540 and its harddrive is encrypted with some password that i dont have but I have a master password for the harddrive. Does anybody know how can I reset or disable its harddrive password through this master password? thanks in advance.

Answer:Thinkpad E540 Hard Drive Password reset?

I found that we can use master password if we have forgotten the user password but it doesn't tell how to use this master password. If I simply enter the master password instead of user password, it doesn't accept it. https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht036206#hd Anyone know of how to use a master Hard drive password?

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Hy, After a reset bios security to factory default (don't ask why!), the passowrd for hp drive encryption login before starting windows is not accepted in winmagic secure bootloader process. I tried to use the sparekey  but the result is the same. I don't have a recovery key - i didn't create it when i configure HDD encryption. I know, big mistake. Currently, i'm not able to start windows or to repair/install a fresh windows using a boot stick (because drive is locked). What can i do now? And about data from locked HDD?????  With best consideration, Marian Lupan  

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Hello 

I've a  Studio XPS M1640 and when I run the built in diagnostics I get error 0142.  I've replaced the drive and still get the error.  The laptop is out of warranty. 

I can't get into the BIOS as I don't know the password.  I've tried disconnecting the internal battery and leaving it a few days, but the laptop has still retained the password protection.

Can anyone help?

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Hello everyone,

I own a Western Digital My passport 1TB external hard drive (model no: WXC1A2309911 if it's of any use). It has a WD unlocker and password protected that my pc remembers. But I upgraded my windows and now my pc can't recognize the password, I have forgotten what it was and I have no back up of all the data. To pour salt in the wound, the portable drive was sent to me from abroad and it has outlived the warranty. So if there is anyway to bypass the password? There is no reset button and I don't know whether it has 256 bit encryption so I'm afraid of formatting it. I read about a way of using linux command prompts but I have no clue about Linux. So, any help is appreciable.

So, is there any wise wizard out there?
 

Answer:Reset password/ recover data for WD My passport portable drive

Alvi said:





Hello everyone,

I own a Western Digital My passport 1TB external hard drive (model no: WXC1A2309911 if it's of any use). It has a WD unlocker and password protected that my pc remembers. But I upgraded my windows and now my pc can't recognize the password, I have forgotten what it was and I have no back up of all the data. To pour salt in the wound, the portable drive was sent to me from abroad and it has outlived the warranty. So if there is anyway to bypass the password? There is no reset button and I don't know whether it has 256 bit encryption so I'm afraid of formatting it. I read about a way of using linux command prompts but I have no clue about Linux. So, any help is appreciable.

So, is there any wise wizard out there?Click to expand...


http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3741

Looks like a format might be in order if you cannot remember it.
 

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I'm working on my sister computer and put in a new hard drive. I imaged the drive in windows (using xp) and all seemed to go ok. I took the original out and now windows will book ok, but will hang on a screen that resembles the windows login screen, blue background with a windows xp logo on the right side. The mouse still works as well as the numlock lights, but it will go no futher. I've tried changing drive letters with the old drive installed, but somehow, i've fubar'd both and now both drives hang at this spot regardless of whether or not the other is plugged in as well. I have a feeling, from research i've done on the web, that windows is looking for system files on a drive letter that doesn't exist. The problem now is that i cannot boot into either install of windows, nor thier respective safe mode options. In safe mode, i get the same screen as i do when booting into normal mode. How do i get either one of these drives to boot? I know the data is still there and the data is fine, but I need to make windows boot. I've also tried using the recovery console to do a fixmbr and a fixboot, but neither helped (I didn't figure they would as the address different aspects of the boot than what i suspect to be the problem). Any ideas?
 

Answer:Imaged drive in windows, took original drive out, now new drive hangs on login screen

have you tried booting from the cd and running the repair option? --um--nevermind
 

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I use Windows 10 and need to download an email to my laptop in order to print it off as required evidence for a third party retailer. Unfortunately my printer is located out of range of any wifi signal/ telephone point so I need to download the email before I can proceed. When I try to save the email to a nominated windows file all that is saved is my outlook inbox listing! Any advice would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Saving Outlook emails to pc hard drive

Why don't you use the Windows 10 built-in Snipping Tool to capture and save the contents of that email message, then you can do what you want with it?

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I recently had the uberintelligent idea of making a hard drive password on my dell inspiron 6000 notebook. i put in the password i made and it is telling me its incorrect. does anyone know of a master password or a way to bypass the password so i can remove it. any help would be appreciated.

meeks
 

Answer:Lost Hard Drive Password?

if you are sure that the password is correct, have you tried using upper and lower case ?
 

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I lost my password for my hard drive on my Thinkpad T61.  I have the fingerprint reader which lets me in, but I want to give this to my daughter to use, and so unless I swipe my finger every time the computer is turned on, she can't get in. I have read that the only way to fix this is to replace the security chip.  Please let me know where I can go to for this.  I am in Palo Alto, CA, USA. 

Answer:Lost Password for Hard Drive

Do you mean you have to use the fingerprint reader to login in to the windows? orHard drive password protection at power-on? 

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Hi

I do hope you can help

I'm trying to map a Network drive to 2 computers. When i fnish configuring (Drive and Folder) i get a Username / Password box appear. I enter my username and password (which is the same for both machines) but windows doesn't connect, and prompts me for username and password again

I have an XP machine networked to a Win 2K machine via Linksys Router.
I can ping each machine succesfully
I can see each machine within Network Places/ Workgroup

If anyone can help...then thanks in advance

Ben
 

Answer:XP to 2000: Mapped Network drive but can't connect, password/login

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Hello,
I have a Windows 2000 PC with emails in Outlook Express in several different indentities. The OS is highly unstable and basically shuts down as soon as you try and do just about anything. There is no possibility to save the emails and then copy them off.

I can put the hard drive in another PC and make it the D: drive, but I can't find the Outlook Express files in Explorer to copy them across to the C: Drive.

The PC is too unstable to re-install or over install another OS as it shuts down if I try and do this.

So..... where I can find the actual emails on the drive? I've searched for.eml files but it doesn't find any.

Thanks,
eVIL Rigby
 

Answer:How can I copy Outlook Express emails with Explorer to another drive?

http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/backup/clone.htm

This should help.
 

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Our power supply recently died, and it was cheaper to buy a second hand computer than replace it, so we got one similar to what we had and put our hard drive in as a slave, so we still have our photos and files.
But I can't seem to get into outlook on the D drive. When you open the icon on the D drive it opens the outlook express on the C drive. Have tried running searches but so far no luck. If I try searching D drive it tells me that it can't as D drive is not indexed? Any hints on how I can retrieve the emails from our old outlook express. Using Windows XP SP3, Outlook Express 6. TIA
 

Answer:Solved: Retrieving emails from outlook off slave drive?

Outlook Express data files have the extension .dbx

They can usually be found in the path listed below. The portion in bold will be slightly different on your PC since each user on the PC has a different user profile. Make sure that you have enabled viewing of hidden files in Windows Explorer.

C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserProfile\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{E5F3C500-8F24-42AD-8438-D1F0B470573E}\Microsoft\Outlook Express
 

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Hi guys,

I have a corrupt NTLDR and I need to recover my emails from the drive,I plug it into my hard drive dock and it reads fine, how do I back them up?

Thanks
 

Answer:outlook express emails on corrupt hard drive

See http://www.insideoe.com/files/store.htm where to find the OE .dbx files.
 

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My computer has crashed and is now in safe mode is there anyway I am able to save files that are on hard drive and my email files on to discs can anyone help or advise on the situation, many thanks.

Answer:How to retrieve Emails & all files on hard drive

Emails go to OE>tools>options>maintenance and click on Store Folder to find out its location. Write this down Go to Control panel>Folder options>view and put a dot into Show hidden files and folders and untick Hide protested system files (you will get a nag message but ignore it. Now make your way to the location you wrote down for the store folder and copy the whole folder to another drive. OE>File>Export>Address book to somewhere. You may be better off if you can buy or borrow a usb drive to put these items on. When you get your system fixed you reverse the above processes.Copying data to external drive in similar way.For the future, if you fit a second drive, you can designate your store folder to be on D drive and keep all data on D drive. Use Acronis TI to back up working C drive.

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Hello,

I bought a laptop about a year ago. Shortly after buying it, we lost the password before making a backup disk. I couldn't change the password, we run Windows 7, without the old password. Luckily, or so we think, we have one of those laptops that has a fingerprint scanner so I have been able to log on using my fingerprint as a password. However, I can't believe that I am locked out of changing the passwords on this computer.

I have learned my lesson! Always back it up first! But for now, I need some help. I am also a little worried that I may have been hacked into. A friend said that if your password all of a sudden doesn't work, that is a sign of a hacker. That is what it felt like happened to me. I swear I thought I had the password right, then all of a sudden it stops working.

Thanks so much-Bill

Answer:Lost password w/ no backup. How can I reset the admin password?

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable then reset your password

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Hey guys, I was working with my grandfathers computer. The computer would not boot, it kept getting the BSOD with "Unmountable Boot Volume" At the top. Annoyed, I decided I was going to just back up whatever files were on it (Just his favorites, he has absolutely no documents or anything else)..by plugging his HD into my home PC as a slave and copying them to my flashdrive. Then I would reinstall XP Home on his Desktop, and use the flashdrive to put back his files...Sounds easy enough right? NO!!!!.....Problem is, his user account on the computer (Ralph), was Password Protected so now when I try to access any of his files (using Windows 7) I get a message saying Access Is Denied. How do I get around this. It is not possible to boot his old computer to take off the password. Are his files recoverable?
Thanks for any help!

Answer:Recovering hard drive files from unbootable, password protected hard drive?

You don't have to do all that to overcome an unmountable boot volume error...try running chkdsk /r command on the drive.

Start/Run...type chkdsk X: /r (where X is the drive letter assigned by XP and with spaces between k and X: and X: and /) and then hit Enter.

Louis

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Can somebody help me out with an idiots guide on how to export all my emails from Outlook 2003 that are sitting on my old Windows XP desktop so I can save them to an external hard drive.

Answer:Export Outlook 2003 emails to external hard drive

The whole contents of Outlook is stored as Outlook.pst. When you get your new PC save a Copy of Outlook's PST File > transfer it to the new PC > import it into your new copy of Outlook. All your eMails, Diary, Notes and Contacts

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Hi I would be really grateful if anyone can help me out with this problem...

Girlfriends mum has gone away on holiday... my hard drive broke... I borrowed girlfriends mum's hard drive, formatted it and installed my own OS on it.

Girlfriends mum calls she can access email address from the email provider abroad (blueyonder.co.uk) but she says that she needs to delete some emails because apparently her inbox is full. I didn't think and installed new OS without saving any of her outlook files to an external HD. No pst file, address book nothing!

I have logged into her email account online and she only has six emails there.

Which brings me to my question, has the old outlook stored up the old emails? Are they on a server somewhere? As I stupidly formatted the old hard drive without transferring the outlook files is there any way to rescue them?

Any help or suggestions would be awesome and help to save me from the dog house!

SUMMARY: email inbox full, email account linked to outlook on hard drive which has been formatted, no outlook files saved (pst) need to delete old emails which can't be seen on email providers web site, HELP!

Once again thanks!
 

Answer:Access emails from Outlook after the drive has been formatted? No pst file saved!

Hi,

If outlook was configured to download the messages without having a copy on the server, then all the files are gone after the drive formatting.
You can try the Symantec Unformat or Unerase programs to try getting the whole drive back to the state before you format the drive. It is not 100% reliable that it will unformat or unerase all your data, but you can give it a try. Unformat will revert the WHOLE DRIVE, so any info you have now will be "lost".
Both programs run under DOS, so im not quite sure if you can make a bootable Floppy or USB and load the files there, then run them and see what happens.
Other than that, I do not remember any other programs to get information back.
It might worth a try this links:

http://www.softonic.com/s/unformat

http://www.download.com/Active-Undelete-Data-Recovery/3000-2248_4-10125714.html

Good luck.
 

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My son tried to log onto his hp laptop recently and was unable to get on. At the password prompt, it will not accept his password. By searching this forum we attempted to follow some previous advice and reset the password by going into safe mode and using the command prompt. Even though we thought we successfully did this, the computer would not accept the new password during the next boot. We then tried to system restore. This gave us a restore error=0 and would not let us past that. Finally we attempted to re-install windows. This gave a " hard disk not found" error. One final clue is that the battery appeared completely dead before all of this happened. I am not sure how old the computer is as it was a refurbished one.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: lost password, hard drive, or bad battery??

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My friend gave me a laptop but doesn't know the password. Is there a way to reset it or should I format the whole computer and, if so, how?

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I have a laptop having Windows 7 OS and created 2 user profiles which I have not used for a long time since I had been using the finger scan mode. Now the finger scan profile got corrupted and i am unable to login. Since I have forgotten the passwords to the 2 user profiles please help in finding a solution to retrieve or reset the passwords

Thank you

Regards
Albert

Answer:Login Password Reset

There are a few methods in this tutorial - User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

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My hard drive failed a couple of weeks ago. I replaced it and got back online and back with Outlook Express courtesy of my cable company. But now all my emails come in pairs of the same message. How do I stop that?

Also, this time around I find the potion of the Outlook Express interface that is devoted to the email itself is smaller than on the previous hard drive.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 60836 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0G1548
128 GB Flash Drive F
 

Answer:On replacement hard drive, my Outlook Express emails all coming in pairs of the same

Check to make sure there are no duplicate accounts setup in the settings
 

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Well guys, I've got a wierd one here. Several of my users (Win XP, SP1) have persistent windows drive mappings going to other windows (2000 server) machines. However, whenever they change their novell (4.9) passwords, the drive maps have a red X on them. If they try to go to that drive, it tells them access denied, and doesn't even ask for a username/password (Actually, sometimes it does, sometimes not). You have to unmap, then remap the drive in most cases.

Any ideas?

Also -Changing the Novell passwords force-changes the local windows password. But they are mapped to the Windows 2000 servers with a completely unrelated username/password, which is set to be remembered. It seems like the process of changing the novell password, which also changes the local password, is causing the drive mapping's "remembered password" to be forgotten.
 

Answer:Windows Drive mapping is lost when netware password is changed

Haven't used Novell for years, but with drive mappings with Windows, the Windows User account has to exist on the Server also. My guess is that the Novell login is changing the login on the Windows workstation when the user logs into Novell so it doesn't correspond to the account on the Windows server anymore, which causes the mapped drives to disconnect.

Are the Novell accounts the same as the Windows accounts? If not, either change the accounts on the Novell server or the accounts on the Windows server. It will save you a large headache.

Another option, when you map a network drive, you can use different credentials. If you do it with Windows Explorer, in the map drive window, there is a link to change the login information. You can give that a try.

Or you can use the Net Use command in a batch file to map the drives:
http://www.computerhope.com/nethlp.htm#03




Connects or disconnects your computer from a shared resource or displays information about your connections.

NET USE [drive: | *] [\\computer\directory [password | ?]]
[/SAVEPW:NO] [/YES] [/NO]
NET USE [port:] [\\computer\printer [password | ?]]
[/SAVEPW:NO] [/YES] [/NO]

NET USE drive: | \\computer\directory /DELETE [/YES]
NET USE port: | \\computer\printer /DELETE [/YES]
NET USE * /DELETE [/YES]

NET USE drive: | * /HOME

drive Specifies the drive letter you assign to a shared directory.
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Hi  ashish,
The drive must be unlocked by the recovery password or recovery key. But you lost it and haven?t print the recovery information or save it anywhere. No any other method to help you.
I am sorry for that. I suggest you consult professional data recovery company.
Best regards,
Karen Hu

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Answer:Lost files on 2TB drive

I had this happen to me with an external a few months ago after a Windows Update. I thought I lost everything but it still showed all the space on the drive was still taken. Check your permissions and make sure they didn't get changed. After fooling around with that, I got access to my drive again.

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additional info:BTW, I've tried searching the web and it seems that i'am not alone!

and also, every file i put into the folder i made keeps on disappearing whenever I remove the usb and put it back again. T_T
 

Answer:Lost files on USB drive

Hey guys, problem solved. All I had to do was format the USB. And I also tried to recover my files using EASEUS but no luck. My files are gone forever. But at least I've learned my lesson, Always back-up your files. My USB is fixed but my files are gone.
 

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I replaced the laptop hard drive only to find that all my Outlook Emails are now lost. How can I get my previous email and saved emails back?

Answer:Changed hard drive lost Outlook

A bit more detail would have helped. Depends on which Outlook and if you are using Webmail, IMAP, or POP email.
First thing is to check your email Webserver and see if the emails are on there.
Does the old harddrive still work? Is this MS Office Outlook? if so hook it up as a slave, either put it in a caddy or get a usb cable kit, and find the .pst folder and import it to MS Outlook on your new harddrive.
If it's webmail Outlook.com then your emails should still be on the webserver

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Answer:How can I reset password or switch to administrator login

Reboot in safe mode with command prompt set uac as run as administrator and take ownership of the drive either through UAC or command line.
 

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Answer:Win7 login password is invalid How to reset?

check your caps lock..do a reinstall of win7,i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Answer:remove reset password promt at login help!!

what operating system are you using?

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Thanks

Maplesugar

Answer:Internet explorer 7 and login/password reset.

I seem to have the same problem. I go to Webmail and have to login also. This happens on most of My Favorites like Bank of America where I am not recognizes until I answer my security question. After I have loggedin I can get to this website while I am still on line. Before I installed IE 7 I didn't have this problem. I think Windows still needs to get a patch. So I know you and I are probably not the only ones with the problem.
Bob

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I'm a dummy.

I did the TuneUp 2008 30 day trial and while using it, I performed the 1-step clean up or whatever the heck that was. Anyway, the app did a scan for back-up files to delete and went into my recovery partition. (I have an HP Media Center m8100n.) My D: used to be full, now I have a GB of free space. How much trouble am I in? When I got the computer, I did create the DVD recovery back up. I uninstalled the TuneUp trial app. I couldn't reverse the clean up. Can I recover my recovery files?

Answer:Lost Files In Recovery D: Drive

Hello????????

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Hi there!

I had some issues with windows 7 so I decided to buy a brand new hard drive and install windows 8 on that.

So I'm using the windows 8 one as primary and it all works out great, AND I can see the old drive and access it. But my entire "profile" with contents are gone?
It should be there, since the amount of GB is the same, but I simply can't find it! (I'm mostly worried about my pictures and music)

I've tried the search function, and I've searched through the folders without any luck :/

Anyone got a clue what's going on?

-
Cheers

Answer:Lost files on old hard drive?

Hi try something like recuva Recuva - Using Recuva

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Hello

I have a problem with a large external hard drive (3T) using Windows 10

Initially it started trying to copy jpg files on to another disk, all these files showed fine in thumbnail view but several of them would not copy.

Then the problem got a lot worse.

When opening in windows explorer I could see all the folders, but my computer just hung and would not open any file, initially I tried Properties ? Tools - CHKDSK but it said no faults found.

but then when I tried to access any folder it locked up my PC and removed the taskbar from the bottom of the screen and I had to turn the PC off and back on again.

Someone suggested I ran CHKDSK X: /F which I did but now when I look at the properties for the drive it says 0 folders, 0 files and tells me if I must format the drive if I want to use it.
Can anyone Help?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4048 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 869 GB (3 GB Free); D: 59 GB (26 GB Free);
NOTE the problem Drive E: doesn't appear here although it is showing in Windows Explorer

Motherboard: MEDION, H81H3-EM2
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

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Answer:Lost all files from system drive?

Hello,I moved this from WIN7 to Am I Infected.This infection family will also hide all the files on your computer from being seen. To make your files visible again, please download the following program to your desktop:Unhide.exe Once the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.Next run Malwarebytes

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Answer:Lost files on a network drive.

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Answer:Lost Files on USB Flash Drive

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Answer:DVD drive crash, lost files

No files left on the hard drive? What program did you use to copy the files to the DVD drive? Can you read the DVD on another computer?
 

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Answer:getting files off of lost flash drive

Recent Items in Windows Explorer = shortcuts

Recent Documents in Word are similar and need the file source to open. Try it and see.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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This is ugly. I came home and my drive had no info on it. I can only assume one of my kids did something. I don't know what. I went to Disk Management because the drive shows up missing. It's a raid0 array. The array is fine. But in Disk Management I can see the drive and it says it is "Unallocated Space"?? I know it should say healthy. I did allocate the space but did not do a quick format. I came here first to throw some ideas around. I would ideally like to be able to reverse whatever happened and have all the programs and files I had on there magically re-appear. Fat chance, right? I am using Windows XP Pro SP3.

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Answer:Lost all files/folders on a drive!!!

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

Read the documentation carefully.

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Now, I was able to install the old master drive successfully as an external drive through the USB adapter kit - but when I put in the old slave drive, which I did set to master, I got all those error messages.
What can I do, if anything, to see if those files I had on the old slave drive are still really there? How can I get at them? Can they be "rescued?" Is it a problem with settings? The drive is a Maxtor 60 gig drive.
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Answer:Lost files on Hard Drive?

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[email]last week I got a 250GB hard drive from a neighbor so I wanted to see if it works.My computer has 2 hard drives in it .It came with one that has windows XP a few years back a friend installed a 20 GB hard drive as a slave drive which still had old files and pictures on it.To see if this other hard drive works that I just got I unplug drive F and plug in the new used one it worked as a slave .So then I wanted to see if it worked as a master so I unplug the master and plug the slave as master it didn't"t work.Which was fine to me. Well then I want to see if my hard drive F would work as a master when I turned it on win 98 came up I think in safe mode.well I shut down put it all back the way it was and now drive F is gone and empty can anyone help we had years of pictures and files on there are they lost forever email me at ******Email address removed for security reasons

Answer:hard drive all files are lost

Put everthing back in [Hard drives] the way they were before you put in the used one] Go into BIOS & check to see what is recognised, if recognised make any changes as far as boot order.# 2 you also if not succesfull only use the OS hard drive & do the same in bios. Make sure you have your jumper settings correct. GOOD LUCK LET know results

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Answer:Re: Satellite L450D - Password reset on login screen

You mean password that You set up by BIOS ?
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I believe a file has been corrupted. Is there a file I can fix or download for this problem? Thanks for any help.

Asterose

Answer:Problem with password reset disk on login screen

if you are able to log in to windows, meaning you don't actually need the password reset disk right now. try this:

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you may need your XP disk.

if that doesn't work, what version of IE are you at? did it happen after installing IE8?

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Answer:forgot password on notebook, how do you reset at login scree...

Investigate NTPassword to make a boot CD or flash drive and fix that.

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Answer:how do you reset the password for boot login. i forgot mine

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helloI had a storage hard drive ( slave) and when i brought a new pc i was told i could not add a slave drive so got a usb hard drive case to be able to retrive the files. It seems to take ages to see the files but i have noticed that i have lost a lot of my files and folders. I put the hard drive as a slave drive on a other PC and still the same problem.Have i lost them all forever? please say some how some where i can get them back ? thank you in advance for any help.

Answer:Lost files when changing hard drive to new pc

i'm assuming you can't add the drive as a slave because either there is already a slave, or it is a prebuilt machine, and removing the case voids the warranty?have you tried the drive back in your old computer again?any chance that you physically damaged the drive whilst making the change (putting it down on a carpet or something?)

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Hey guys,

I have an acomdata backup hard drive, and I used to love it. I backup my music recordings on it. Yesterday I opened it up to find 10GB of my files missing. I checked, and according to properties, it says they're still there (120GB used), but when I check the properties of all the files on the Hard drive, it says they're not there (110GB used).

I see this is a fairly common problem, and I've been reading your advice to others in this situation. Installed PC Inspector File Recovery, and searched for lost files, and its found them....sort of. It found 10,000 lost files, many of them .wavs, but none of them are my lost file names or sizes. They are all the "standard size" 1.47mb (which I can set on the PC Inspector). And they all have the name of a type "cluster 1500616.WAV".... but the number varies, keeps going up.

When you add it up, the clusters about equal the 10gb that I lost, and I have a real feeling that my files are in there somewhere, but when I save the clusters over to my laptop, I can't use them at all, it's like my files have been chopped up into bits and pieces.

Please Help! Among the missing files is an entire multitrack concert that I played with my band and really don't want to lose...

Thanks so much,
Jesse

Details: The Drive is a FAT32 Drive, my laptop is a Dell Inspiron 6000, with WinXP. I also have acronis true image... don't know why that would be helpful, but just being complete.
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Answer:Hard Drive failure and lost files

I had the same issue the other day. I did have 1 restore point but all my personal files are gone, Icons are back for programs and seem to b working somewhat havent tried them all yet. My personal files contained all pics, vids, and receipts for my business for the year I have been told these are still on my computers hard drive I just have to find someone that knows how to locate them! good luck with that without paying outrageous prices for it. I did the virus scan and had a very and deleted them but no luck getting the files back. someone has 2 know what to do and how to fix it please!!!!!!

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I have a USB Drive that has lost its partition. When i plug in the USB Drive, it asks to be formatted. I've checked in Disk Management and the USB Drive doesn't show a partition. I've got important files on there i need.So far I've tried it different computers and still asks to be formatted or asks to insert a disk into Removable Disk when I double click the drive letter associated with it.I've tried Many freeware data recovery programs, but it seems that because there is no partition they can't read from the device.What other steps can i try?

Answer:I needs to retrieve files off USB Drive Lost Partition

Try partition recovery software: http://www.partition-recovery.com/and you should not save important files on a pen drive anyway if you don't have backups!Pen drives are not reliable enough for that.

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I just used the ThinkVantage (blue button) to satisfy a warning that my system needed to be backed up externally. I have an external hard drive on which I store a lot of digital photos and music. The backup was successful, however... now I can't find anything that I had previously stored on the external hard drive. I'm not super saavy on this thing, but I figure I should be able to find some file folders on my extarnal drive. Now all I find are files and folders related to rebooting my computer after a major catastrophy. I've done a search of the drive and nothing comes up. Can anyone please help me find my music and photos??

Answer:external hard drive - lost files

when backing up to external hdd, the Rescue and Recovery software reformats that hdd, which means everything you had on it before the backup would be wiped out.  

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It occured when i tried to open internet explorer while google chrome was downloading a file. However, I have always been able to do this when I attempted it previously, so I am not sure what made this time different, but after i clicked on internet explorer, everything i had open got immediately closed, my screen flashed black, and when it was back at my desktop, all my icons were gone aside from Recycling bin, Microsoft Word, and Powerpoint, and like 50 little message windows opened one after the other saying that files may have been lost because of damage done to the C drive. I cannot preform a system restore because it says there are no previous restore points, and all of my files (documents, pictures, downloads, music, programs) are no longer on my computer for some reason? Is this just a problem with my C drive that can be fixed and restored? Or are all of my files gone for good? Also, my PCtools Spy Doctor ran a scan and said: Adware.BHO.GEN (20 Infections) - High Threat. I realize I have to get this problem fixed as well...I just want to know first if all my files are gone or if there is a way to get them back. Anybody who can help, I really, really appreciate it. Thanks (Oh and btw, I have a Dell Desktop, not a laptop, if that helps.)

Answer:Hard Drive failure and lost files

Possibly those files just got hidden.Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here... Read more

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My 1 1/2 year old was playing with my computer's mouse and when I got her away from the computer, I noticed that my hard drive partitions were gone. I have a 20gb drive Western Digital drive that I set up to have 3 equal partitions (C,D,E) when I installed it. As of right now, when I view the drive I only have drive C. Drive D shows in windows explorer, however when I click on it or try to access any files that are on it, I get a device not ready message. My E drive does not appear anywhere. I went to DOS and tried to browse the files in DOS but the same thing, I got a Drive not ready message with the dreaded retry, abort, fail option. I am not a happy camper as you would guess. I am glad my C drive is working because I can still use the PC and beg you for help. Please let me know asap because I have some valuable stuff on those drive letters that I would hate to lose. Thank you in advance!!
 

Answer:Lost Hard drive partitions and files

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so any one with any knowledge on how to just get my computer to the way it was would be fantastic!!

Answer:lost all data on D drive all program files to

A little more information would be good. What exactly is your "D" drive? What happened that you lost data, or did you just lose access to the data?

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I need to restore a USERDATA that was messed up when I restored my pc, but the program says that one should not save the files to the drive from which they were lost. Why? To me it seems logical to put data files back where you could use them. Does it cause a rerouting error or make an inconvenient second copy? Also, is restored data fully restored, can finally delete it completely from my drive? (23gigs of files, some to keep, some to trash).

All input is greatly appreciated.

Answer:(Anyone) Why is it disadvised to restore lost files to the drive from which they were

If you have re-installed windows and all of the applications and need to restore all of the data restoring to the same place may not work correctly in a lot of instances for example mail to outlook express, if restored to exactly where it was before it will not be accessible because the mail has to be imported back into outlook express. It is better to restore all of the data to one special directory and them correctly save it where it has to go.

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I have a WD external Hard drive that is on the fritz. It is showing that I only have 28 Gigs of space left on a 150 gig drive. I had used the other 122 Gigs, but when I open the drive the folder is no longer present. I tried error check and it said the drive is working properly. Are my files still on the hard drive, and if so how can i find them since the folder that they were in no longer exists? I have looked everywhere on the drive, but the folder and files are gone.

Answer:Lost Files On External Hard Drive

Try viewing the contents of the drive with SequoiaView.

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Is there any solution to restore PPT files on Windows Vista installed computer system hard drive?
 

Answer:Help to restore lost PPT files from PC hard drive

You could try downloading the free program, Recuva, from the File Hippo website (all very safe). It's very useful for recovering all sorts of files.

Can I assume you've deleted them by mistake?
 

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Hi! This is a background of what happened to my laptop:

My hard drive has two partitions: C: and P:. C: looks normal, but P:, which has all of my files, is empty. Properties show that Capacity and Free Space are the same.

I tried to search a specific file that I know is saved in drive P: and it shows up under Recent Documents, together with the rest of my lost files. Only they are shortcuts. When I try to open one, an error message says, "The drive or network connection that the shortcut "filename" refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available. And then try again.

I did a System Restore but nothing happened. I ran Malwarebytes, Spybot, SAS, RKill, TDSKiller, SystemLook, Unhide.exe by following what I found in your forums. They found several Trojans, Adware Tracking Cookie, Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.FirewallOverride and Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.AntiVirusOverride. So I followed the cleaning instructions, but it still did not bring back my files.

One thing I noticed in Malwarebytes. When I do a scan of drive P:/ it scans the C: drive instead.

I did the troubleshooting advised by boopme, then I was helped by m0le. After several scans, he finally gave me the ok that my laptop is clean and advised me to post here regarding my problem with the lost files.

When I open Drive P: it contains a Recycler Folder and a System Volume Information folder that I can't open. Basically, Drive P... Read more

Answer:Need help locating my files that were lost from the partition drive

Hi

I read your other threads and it looks like these were all missing before you started posting and it did not happen while you were going through the process of cleaning with the help here at this forum.

Can you give us any other information about what happened around the time that the files stopped being available?

An important question, since the partition still exists is were they deleted or formatted?

Or did in fact the entire P: partition disappear and you did something to bring it back?

James

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i inserted my flash drive-full of files- in to one of the usb ports on a pc computer , and for some inexplicable reason it suddenly asks me if i wanted to reformat the drive.( i clicked No since I believe clicking Yes will wipe out all the files on my flash drive
i checked the properties of the flash drive and it reads 0 bytes whereas just before inserting it had lots of files.
have i lost my files forever? is there anything i can do to retrieve them?

thanks for suggestions and comments
 

Answer:removable drive problem-lost files?

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I'm tol dI can retreive files I lost from my hard drive, how to I go about doing this? Do I require any software to do so?
All help appreciated


James

Answer:Retreiving lost files from hard drive

is it lost data from a formatted hard drive or dying hard drive? or did you just delete some files?

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Hi

My boss has a dell laptop, after installing windows XP updates yesterday he has lost access to the share document drive and outlook.

I have rejoined his account to the domain, now outlook intermittently connects but only on pressing send and receive.

I was able to ping the laptop and connect to the server in RDC from the laptop, so when I changed his AD account to reset password on next logon, this worked. Still no access to file share.

I have uninstalled the 4 updates - KB931784, KB932168, KB930178, KB931261 rebooted the laptop, now he can access the share drive docs, but outlook still not connecting. The work offline isnt ticked and manually control connection state is clear.

Any ideas? He said a format reload is too sledgehammer for his taste..
 

Answer:Lost access to share drive and Outlook after windows update

Have you tried reinstalling outlook?
 

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Been awhile since I've fixed one of these problems. A friend dug out an old laptop from storage to give to his daughter. Now he can't remember the admin/user password so he can get on to windows.
I vaguely remember I use to go into the "regedit" and removing it that way, but I can't remember the steps.
Anyone remember how to completely shut the login password off so you don't even have to use a password.

Or would it be better to use this ophcrack-xp-livecd I have on file

All advise is greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:Lost login password

Another quick thought, If I was to clear the CMOS, wouldn't that erase all the passwords.
I know the EFS would be unreadable, but he said he had copied everything over to his new laptop, back in '07
 

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Hello. My husband's computer runs on Windows XP "Media Center Edition" and has somehow been set for him to log on with his password. He has not used his password for a year or so, and can't find a place where he wrote it down. He does not have his restore CD. What are his options?

Thank you.
 

Answer:Lost Login Password

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Hi,

I have forgotten password for my admin account in vista. I am really sorry and I can't bypass login now. It there any opportunity to restore or reset password ?

Answer:Login password lost

Good game in my opinion. Passwords exist for a reason and you are not to forget them. How do you make such a mistake?

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I have pulled this old machine out of retirement just to programme a DVR recently purchased. For the love of me i cant remember my login password. After3 attempts i keep getting the folowinng report   System held fault ID  CNU01048FH  Iwou;d appreciate any hepl.. CheersOldf4rt.

Answer:Lost login password

Try this code:  e9l131vu8z Regards.





? I do not work for HP, I volunteer.? To close the topic, check "accept as a solution" the correct answer or Thumb to say thank you.? I'm sorry but you do not answer questions privately.

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My husband's computer runs on XP "MEdia Center Edition." It somehow was set so that he needs a password to log on. The problem? He hasn't used his password in at least a year, and he has no idea where he wrote it down. So far he hasn't been able to figure it out. Do you all have any suggestions for him? What are his options? Thank you!
 

Answer:Lost Login Password

I'm sorry. Rules prohibit any assistance with password issues for reasons that should be obvious.
 

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Hi
I hope someone can help.
I turned on my laptop today and it seemed to reset everything. my desktop icons, wallpaper, recent appls used, recent documents was empty, etc.
I then clicked on my documents tab and it was empty. I managed to locate files in my documents by clicking my computer, C drive, user, etc and eventually documents. still when i click on the file an error says it cannot find file, yet when i go into MS word and open via the steps:computer, c drive, user, documents, etc I can open the file there.

When i went to start Outlook 2007, it said i needed to set it up on the wizard, and took me through the account set up and fiel creation. The most vital things is all my emails are no longer in Outlook. can someone tell em how I can retrieve them and where and how to look for them? How can i fix this problem.

My O/S is windows vista and I have MS Office installed. I am running a virus scan with AVAST. Please I hope someone can help.

Thank you.
 

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Got this message from my niece & thought i would help her with you guys knowledge of fixing her problem !!






When we got our computer my husband made 2 user accounts. One was an admin and the other was not. I have been using the other account just because that is where I started saving all my stuff and now my husband doesn't remember the password to the admin user account because we hardly use it very often because we have phones and iPads! Is there an easier way to get the password then resetting the whole computer?



Help her out guys with any suggestions ??
Thanks
Chuck

Answer:Reset lost Admin Password

Option 4 here:
Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10

Once you get into the built-in administrator account you can reset the password on the user admin account.

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