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jud149

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I inadvertently deleted a user account that was established by a program I installed. Since I can no longer open this program, I'm assuming it's due to this deletion. The user account is HP Update Access, Limited Account, Password Protected. Is it possible to recover this user account and its related files?

Edited by jud149, 06 January 2008 - 12:13 PM.

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I doubt you can recover the account, but you may be able to save the data/files it contained. Look in

C:\Documents and Settings\HP Update Access

If that folder is still there, then you should be able to save the files it contains. If you get Access denied messages when you try to do this, you will have to take ownership of that folder, see here:

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;308421
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I'll give it a whirl. Many thanks!
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File is not there, but thanks anyway.
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workaround...reinstall the program to your own account...
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Yep, that's what I'm a gonna do. Thanks!
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If the files are important to you, you could try a File Recovery program. I've had some success with Restoration. There are many other free file recovery programs available as well, a Google search will find them for you.
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Yeah, I tried that but no luck. I'm just going to have to reinstall it. It's a large file requiring a complicated install but looks like I'm gonna have to do it. Thanks!
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