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HOW do I?

by mdafu / February 14, 2007 7:12 PM PST

When normally you install win xp sp2 an account of administrator and guest account is created automatically and so it so happened that I created another administrator and then deleted the other administrator which was created by default and unfortunately there were documents that I had created which were important, but since then I have never been able to locate them,how do I recover those docemnts,help pliz

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Try System Restore
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 14, 2007 8:24 PM PST
In reply to: HOW do I?

That system created Administrator account is a fall back, a safety net, in case anything happens to your own admin account. I'm not sure why you wanted to delete it.

You may be lucky. If there is a System Restore point for a date before you deleted that account, you can restore back to that date.

If not, I fear those documents are gone.


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re:how do i?
by mdafu / February 14, 2007 10:32 PM PST
In reply to: Try System Restore

so you mean there is no other way,because under windows explorer under the respective directory i could still see the documents only that they are like ghosts i.e they cannt be found.

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So you did TAKE OWNERSHIP of said items?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2007 10:39 PM PST
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I wonder if this is the old XP TAKE OWNERSHIP issue.


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how do i?
by mdafu / February 14, 2007 10:44 PM PST

Iam sorry to say that i donot know what you mean by xp take ownership?

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Hint. and these words.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2007 10:45 PM PST
In reply to: how do i?


First hit for most.

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by phil uk 2 / February 16, 2007 6:31 PM PST

You could try Avira Unerase. lt's free on the Avira Anti virus page.

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System Restore
by castingRod47 / February 16, 2007 8:09 PM PST
In reply to: HOW do I?

I have yet to have System Restore work in a real way..
My PC problems will usually stem from a hardware problem..
So I really just need to have some Peripheral pulled..
But this System Restore thing seems associated with FILES..
Since when I'm running a Program in Video Editing and some Freeze or Crash might occur..its Auto Recover that works me back to completion..
I keep my OS install CLEAN these days(having learned my lesson)..
and use a Pentium Processor for projects..Celeron D is just a Audio and Internet Surfing machine..I will work in jpg useing Celeron D..
System restore or your at a loss.

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