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Windows 7: Unable to recover my files - Windows cannot access \\localhost\c$\@gmt

18 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 
Unable to recover my files - Windows cannot access \\localhost\c$\@gmt

So long story...

This morning, I logged into my computer and noticed that I didn't have my normal "admin" and "guest" accounts. The guest account turned into "Other user" account, and the picture got deleted.

So, I went into the Control panel of the guest account, manually entering the login name as guest. In there, I tried to change the picture and stuff back to what it was, but no luck.

So, I went into the admin account and clicked on the guest account, and editted it from there...Again, no luck, but, there is where my troubles started.

Somehow, this change affected my main Admin account and effectively has locked me out from reaching approx 5,000 photos and 20-30 movies of my 1.5yr old boy.

I went through the whole process of recreating my admin account, thinking that by doing so, it would allow me to keep the old files (since I did say, YES, save files). However, when I attempt to get into those files via the restore, I get the attached errors. I am logged into my machine as an admin...but, it must not be matching up to something in my old admin hashkey?



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18 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Take Ownership Shortcut

I think that may help your problem accessing the folder.
As for the damage to the accounts, I think you should run
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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18 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Maguscreed - I tried both things. The dos prompt results: Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations.

The take ownership thing is one screenshot...

The other screenshot...I cannot log into my "Benny" account (which is the admin account) from the Windows splash, I can only log into Admin or Dean's House. However, I can run things as admin...

I am tempted to delete my Admin Account (which is a normal account) and disable the Dean's house, but then I might not be able to get into my computer at all.


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18 Feb 2011   #4

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Click the download button on the tutorial screen, and follow the instruction to merge.
This should give you a new option when you right click on the folder to allow you access.
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18 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

Apparently, the restore point worked, but it went into my guest account rather than my admin account.

I found the pics (finally )....going to clean install this thing after I pull out my backup drive

Thanks for the help! I need to keep a good eye on these forums!
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18 Feb 2011   #6

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Before reformatting/installing I would check the drive to make sure it's stable.
Disk Check
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18 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, will do. I'm going to reinstall windows on my ssd drive. I already pulled all files from my C drive and put on my F drive (D&E are mini drives, that for some reason I keep)... my current C drive will probably be my third backup, G drive, after I get the SSD up and running
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18 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

Yep, there's not much to match that feeling you get when you've lost all your data.

Moral: Back-up regularly!
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18 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, I need to find an external backup drive that will auto-do things for me. And yes, losing all those pics of my kid for the 12 hours that I did was very stressful.
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18 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Can I ask how your user accounts got messed up like that? Did it just happen?

When's the last time you ran a virus scan? What anti-virus do you use?
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