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XP Administrator and Guest accounts

By cb_bank ·
I had two accounts on my computer one an administrator another one a limited account. I made the limited account an admin so I could make some changes now my other account is gone I cant find it. I need to log into to it to get some files. Please help.

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Did you try safe-mode?

by alphatech9 In reply to XP Administrator and Gues ...

Can you see both accounts in safe-mode? Is this XPhome or XPpro? Are you running Active Directory?

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XP Pro

by cb_bank In reply to Did you try safe-mode?

I have XP Pro I havent tried Safe Mode yet but I will. Is there a command to run the accounts to see them both or not?

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command?

by alphatech9 In reply to XP Pro

You mean a "CLI" command from DOS? I know it in Linux CLI but not DOS. Are you unable to see them in both the "account manager" and in the MMC Active Directory?

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windows windows...

by operator1 In reply to XP Administrator and Gues ...

Hi,
I had similar problem so what you need to do is log in with admin rights and go to C:\Documents and Settings\Your_old_user_name.
inside you SHOULD find all files(temporary files,desktop items,and things you put in the My Documents folder.
If it gives you Access Denied msg try to right click on it and select properties
.Then go to security tab and if you dont see your current admin account add it to the list and grant it full access.Its interesting that you can open context menu(when you right click) on the folder and access its security settings even though it gives you Access denied when you run to it with keyboard.
If its not working under normal go to safe mode and try there.
And if you need to do something with admin rights you rather try to use runas command
HTH

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