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will she loose all her stored stuff

by Bulletrushout / December 1, 2008 9:32 AM PST

My friend call to ask if she forget her password and she is a administrator on her PC, and her mom and sister are also admin, can one of them create a new password for her so she can get back on her side of the PC to do her do without loosing all that she has saved. I have no info on the PC itself so i cannot give any.

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Just a free tool I use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2008 11:03 AM PST

Please type NTPASSWD into It's free and what I use to reset the password.

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Re: passwords
by Kees Bakker / December 1, 2008 7:03 PM PST

Any administrator (so her mom and sister also) can CLEAR her password. She can logon then and add a new one herself. That's all standard, and she won't loose anything.


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Thanks for responding
by Bulletrushout / December 10, 2008 8:45 AM PST
In reply to: Re: passwords

I just got back from burying the dead, and notice that your answer to my question seem much too simple to be true. Maybe that's reason why i don't get it. Are you saying that one of the administrator can simly log on and remove her or change her status by deleting her !!!!! Listen i am confuse so set me straight.

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Take ownership
by geekphreak / December 1, 2008 7:59 PM PST

Nope you wont loose anything , but you might have to first take the onwership of the files.


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If you change a password ...
by Kees Bakker / December 1, 2008 8:00 PM PST
In reply to: Take ownership

that isn't necessary, in my experience.


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Pvt. login account
by geekphreak / December 2, 2008 2:25 AM PST

hi ,
Oh ok, i though Account which were marked as "keep pvt" , need file ownership/perm. Thanks for letting me know will keep that in mind .

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