Quote: Originally Posted by oldshep
I have a laptop that had the user accounts modified such that a previous user profile was deleted by the administrator.
Talking about yourself in third person confused me.
Take ownership of the folder then move/copy it to where ever you want. Preferably, that would be under your account. If these are Desktop files, don't move it to your Desktop folder; move/copy to a temp-folder and work from there.
It might be possible to restore the files from the Recycle Bin if that hasn't been cleared.