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Windows 7: Logged on with a temporary profile

07 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Logged on with a temporary profile

So my standard user account was recently switched over to an administrator account. Now I am logged in with a temporary account. The Temp account only shows up under users when I am logged in. I tried creating another admin account to see if I could delete this one. I'm kinda freaked out. Also, I have no back up as you would need the administative rights to make one. Up until now I haven't had them. Please help!

Also, administrator accounts were switched to standard user

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07 Nov 2010   #2

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Welcome
See if this powerful, secret Adminstrtor can help
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
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07 Nov 2010   #3

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That worked, great but will I ever see my files from my original(now admin) account?

I found this procedure, but is it the correct one in my situation?

Thanks again
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07 Nov 2010   #4

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Ok Listen Carefully (or in this case read carefully)
The more you use the computer the less the chance of recovery.
Try this first
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download
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07 Nov 2010   #5

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It's not looking too good. Some .jpeg files which aren't opening and some cookies came in the quick search but none of my music. Trying a deep scan I guess..


I changed some stuff around in registry editor so the account will stay put, but no signs of my old files

Fingers crossed that "recuva" comes through
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07 Nov 2010   #6

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Try your best with Recuva. Some have had success with this when recuva fails
DiskDigger | The trusted data recovery solution
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07 Nov 2010   #7

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Thanks, got some files back
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07 Nov 2010   #8

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I should be happy but I am not, because you said some. Hope you did not lose anything too important.
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08 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

So much to look through. It's there, but it will take a lot of sorting and renaming. All mp3s came through ok and still has their info so winamp can sort them, it's just that the file names are givin codes. Also, thousands of sisters facebook jpeg temps came in with probably 100 or so of my saved ones and album image covers. Videos would be a huge pain, as I have whole seasons of TV shows that are scattered everywhere givin code names sector283748930 etc etc.
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08 Nov 2010   #10

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Bottom line, you will get your files back and that is the important thing.
Be sure to back up everything at least once a month, so this problem does not happen again. It could have been worse your HD could have died and everything would be lost.
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