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jesseee

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Hello,
When I went to log into my administrator account yesterday I got a message saying that the user has been corrupted and I would be logged into a temporary account. From then on I have not been able to get back into my normal account with my normal settings/programs. Everything from my old account is now buried in the "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.bak\Desktop\" directory. Is there a way to get my old administrator account back working so that I do not constantly log into a temporary one that erases all my data each time I log off?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jesse
Also I am running Windows 2000 professional

Edited by jesseee, 25 June 2008 - 11:42 AM.

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Hello jesseee and welcome to Geeks To Go

The easiest way to fix this would be to create a new user account however I strongly advise that you backup all the data you can before using the new account.

Regards

Edited by wizzy2k5, 26 June 2008 - 02:41 PM.

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jesseee

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Hi, thanks for the reply.
When I create the new user how do I then transfer these Administrator.bak files? Will they be lost?
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Hello jesseee

With this being a new user account I would think these files would be lost. I have just had a quick search on google for this and I couldn't find the information I was looking for but taking it is a new user account I would say that you would possibly lose these.
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Hello,

You can copy a corrupt profile over to a new one to resolve many user profile issues.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

The Microsoft KB article on how to do this.

Cheers,
Mak
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jesseee

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Will these same steps work if I am running Windows 2000?
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Artellos

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It should do :)

Regards,
Olrik
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