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I booted up my computer as usual and before I could enter in my password for my XP account (I'm the administrator), a message popped up saying something along the lines of not being able to recover my profile and now My Documents and everything contained within is lost. A lot of programs which I've installed are also missing and I cannot sign back into my account. A lot of things are not working and I've lost a lot of important documents. Is there any way to recover them? It's urgent! Any help would be much appreciated.
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Try this, login as administrator (not administrative rights, administrator). To logon on as administrator press Ctrl+Alt+Delete at the logon on screen until an alternative logon screen appears. Type Administrator, usually the password is blank, unless you've set one up. Or, restart in safe mode and choose the Adminstrator logon.

Change the ownership of the protected account to whoever you want to have access to it. To do this, you'll need to display the security tab. Go into Windows Explorer, Tools ->Folder Options ->View, and take the checkmark out of Use Simple File Sharing (all the way at the bottom) and click apply. Hit the button Apply to all folders and ok. Now you can navigate to the protected user account folder, right click and go to security. Click the advanced tab, go to owners, and I think you get the idea. Hope this helps.
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Hmm, I did the System Restore and everything is back to normal. But thanks for the info as well.

Edited by cam, 22 May 2004 - 04:55 AM.

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