need to restore administrative user name

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by basic user, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. basic user

    basic user Guest

    I did something really stupid...but should be fixable and I'm afraid to do
    anything more than what is absolutely essential. I've used my XP Pro system
    via the Administrator account for a year now, as I was the only user. I was
    trying to add an account for my roomie, but it wouldn't come up on the sign
    in screen. A page told me it would only do that if I gave administrative
    rights to any other account...so I did, creating a second account for myself.
    Now the original Administrator doesn't show up on the sign in screen and the
    account I gave admin rights to can't access its user files, tho they do still
    exist. So now I have an admin account with no files in it and the original
    admin account holds all my pics and genealogical work...and I can't get into
    it! Can you help!?
     
    basic user, Jul 13, 2009
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  2. Doug Knox has written a small program which will add the Administrator Icon
    to the Sign-on screen. It can be found at:

    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_admin_ok.htm

    I use his utility myself.

    Larry

    "basic user" <basic > wrote in message
    news:...
    >I did something really stupid...but should be fixable and I'm afraid to do
    > anything more than what is absolutely essential. I've used my XP Pro
    > system
    > via the Administrator account for a year now, as I was the only user. I
    > was
    > trying to add an account for my roomie, but it wouldn't come up on the
    > sign
    > in screen. A page told me it would only do that if I gave administrative
    > rights to any other account...so I did, creating a second account for
    > myself.
    > Now the original Administrator doesn't show up on the sign in screen and
    > the
    > account I gave admin rights to can't access its user files, tho they do
    > still
    > exist. So now I have an admin account with no files in it and the
    > original
    > admin account holds all my pics and genealogical work...and I can't get
    > into
    > it! Can you help!?
     
    Lawrence E. Oliver, Jul 13, 2009
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