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Windows 7: Problem With User Accounts

22 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM Build 7600 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Problem With User Accounts

So I accidentally changed my computers SID and my system created a new user account "Taylor-TaylorPC" Where my old username was Taylor and my computer name is TaylorPC. It locked me out of my old user folder, so I can't access my files. What should I do? If there's no solution, how can I back up the files if I can't access them?

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22 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

I am assuming that the new user has administrator access - assuming this you should be able to right click on the old user name folder under c:\users and use properties - advanced - and ownership to take ownership of the folder tree


This should allow yyou to ceess the folders and contents (if UAC is active you may find that it asks for elevation )


Without Administrator access things are possible but will be a lot more difficult
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22 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 RTM Build 7600 x64 Ultimate
 
 

No matter what I do, take ownership, whatever, it says Access is denied. I can't even create a new User Account, it always says my name is invalid. No caps, no spaces, only letters.

EDIT:
I can't turn on the Administrator account either, says there's an error when I use CMD.
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22 Sep 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Frizkie,

You might see if doing a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you have this error may be able to fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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