"Administrator" account disappeared

Discussion in 'Tech' started by teradost, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. teradost

    teradost New Member

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    When I first installed Windows XP Pro x64, I left the user account settings at default. This meant I had 1 "Administrator" and 1 "Guest" account.

    For security reasons, I wanted to have an account with administrator capabilities, but with a differerent name. I also wanted an account with guest capabilities but with a different name.

    So, while I was still logged into the "Administrstor" account, I created another administrator account with the name "Speaker" and a guest account with the name "Bookworm". This is where the problem started.

    As soon as I logged out the the original "Administrator" account, it disappeared from the startup screen. Now, the only accounts I have on the XP startup screen are "Speaker", "Bookworm", and "Guest".

    I have some browser bookmarks and some Photoshop files which I really need from the "Administrator" account, but I am denied access to the account in the 'Documents and Settings' folder. They are nowhere else to be found, and I can't seem to find a way to get the "Administrator" account back.
  2. SmokeDogg

    SmokeDogg New Member

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    Press clt-alt-del twice to get the classic login screen

    Type in Administrator or Guest in the user name box and the password you gave them and login. Those 2 accounts dont show up on the "Fast User Switching" type login screen
  3. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    you can also use the Windows XP powertoy TweakUI to add it back
  4. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Did you perhaps forget to add the Speaker account to the local admin group? If that account was an admin you should be able to browse through any profile under Documents and Settings.