I created a new administrator user account that has replaced the original one. Now I can not access my old files. What can I do?

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Re: Main administrator account appearing not
If you can connect with the new account that you created (which should be an administrator account as well) then go directly to step 2 below.

I suppose that you use the administrator account as your main account (bad
idea anyway) and that means that you probably have Windows XP Professional * and *.
somehow enabled the guest account or create a new account - or
installed some patches that created a new account - as .NET.

I guess also that (since you say "appear") you also use the 'Welcome' screen
opening of session instead of the classic logon.

(1) restart the system. Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE twice on home
screen. Type in "Administrator" (without the quotes) as the username
and do not put in any password and logon. Work?

(2) or follow the instructions below to add the administrator account of
the Welcome screen * or * download/use TweakUI to choose that is visible on
the screen of welcome and even set automatic logon if you want.

How to add a user to the Welcome screen logon page:
1. start regedit.exe (start--> RUN--> REGEDIT--> OK)
2. navigate to:
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserLis t.

3. on the Edit menu, select new, DWORD value.
4. type administrator as the name, and then press ENTER.
5 double-click on the new value it the value 1 and click OK.
6. close the registry editor.

The administrator account will now appear on the Welcome screen. You can use
These same steps to control other accounts listed on the welcome
screen. The value of the registry value to 1 to display an account or account 0 for
hide an account. For example, to hide the user Bob account, add a value
named "Bob" in the registry key identified in step 2, then set the value to 0.

You can do the above with the Microsoft TweakUI PowerToy.

Automatic logons:
Method of Microsoft:

Method 2 of Microsoft:
TweakUI for:

control userpasswords2 method:
(1) go to the Start Menu and run the box.
(2) type the following:

Control userpasswords2

Now click on OK
(3) in the new Windows that appears select the account you want to make the
opening main session.
Now, uncheck the box "users must enter a user name and password... ».
(4) hit apply and a dialog box will appear asking you to confirm the selected
user password.
Click OK when you have finished...

I hope this gets you where you are wanting to be.

It's a * good * thing in the field of the user to:
(1) have strong passwords.
(2) have more than one account to administrator (with strong passwords).

I know - you are the "only one who lives there, the only person who uses your.
computer'... etc. Large. When your House is burgled and computer

stolen (physically or virtually)<- you="" may="" be="" thinking="">
Another thing, like ' all my (the only person who lives here, the only person who).
Use this computer) documents, pictures, e-mails, financial information, updated in cache
Passwords, contacts, etc... are on this computer. »

But it's an individual choice. You get to evaluate risk. =)

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