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XP doesn't recognise my account! :help:


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didyhay

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:tazz: The problem occured about a week and a half ago. Turning on the computer is fine. When I get to the login screen I click on my account and it takes a long time to log in, followed by a message that says something about not recognising my account and that it will now log me in with a temporary account, all changes will not be saved.
Everything on my computer resets everytime I turn it on.

;) How can I get my account back? ;)

Cheers :help:
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Anyone care to help? It's wiped all my songs off, and now my iPOD doesn't have any songs on it. I'm going away on holiday soon :tazz:

Help would be appreciated!
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Howdy:

Try creating a new account and then use the Administrators option to "Take Ownership" of all your old files/folders..

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Thankyou! Hopefully, you're a life saver. I'll go try that now :tazz:
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I can't find that option, i'll make a screenshot.
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Take Ownership of a File or Folder in XP

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Thanks, but those instructions show how to take ownership of a file, but as XP logs me on in a temporary account I do not have access to them.
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You have to log in as THE administrator.. When you get to the logon screen, press ctrl-alt-delete and it will open up a different logon screen..

If Administrator is not already there in the user name, put it there.. Leave the Password Blank..

Now, you can check the user accounts to see if your account is even there or create a NEW user account with Admin abilities.. Then use the "Take Ownership" fix..

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Okay, I'm stumped. I have done everything you've told me, i've logged onto the administrator and my files still aren't there.
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Once logged in as the Administrator, go to Windows Explorer.. Open up Documents and Settings.. Is you old user name still listed there??

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No, it's not. All it shows is:
My Chat Logs, My eBooks, My Music, My Pictures, My Videos.
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Open Windows Explorer.. Click on the "+" sign bedie the C: drive

Now, click on the "+" sign beside Documents and Settings..

Now can you see your old user name??

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Yeah, I can. It says Administrator, Alex, All Users, Owner, Temp, Infected Things., My Downloads.

What's next?

P.S I am extremely thankful for all your help !
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Good.. Now, open that account.. find the files/folders you need and take ownership of them..

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Okay, onto that bit, encountered ANOTHER problem.
The security tab isn't there, nor is the option in View that allows you to uncheck 'Use Simple File Sharing (Reccomended)" option.
Any ideas on how to show this option? :tazz:
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