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Windows 7: User Account is Missing!!! Help!!!

10 Aug 2010   #21
ptka

Windows 7
 
 

Your right, I don't care about the account, I can re-download all my crap, I'm just worried about the 4000 word essay that I was almost done writing...
This is gonna be a fun last couple weeks of summer....
I'm still searching through with those two programs, maybe, just maybe something will turn up.
Still at a loss as to how a User Account can just up and disappear like that...


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10 Aug 2010   #22
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It sounds like the account was corrupted by the iTunes install. I've heard that two don't play nice but didn't have iTunes long enough to be sure of the actual problem (I had to clean install). I know how hard it is to get through 4000 words (full time college student). Is it the final copy or a rough draft?
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10 Aug 2010   #23
ptka

Windows 7
 
 

OKAY, sorry about the double post, BUT, Disk Digger is finding thousands of documents, I set it to find only Word 2007 because that's the file I need right now, they are all named Sector (numbers) but I opened one of them, it said it was corrupted but I clicked Repair and open, it did, and it was one of my random school work docs from a while ago, so basically, I'm SERIOUSLY hoping that the doc I need is somewhere in there....

Still, any suggestions about a way to get my User Account back....or all my docs back?

EDIT: Rough draft, but I'm only 16 years old...and I just can't help but shudder at the possibility of having to write my entire essay again...
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10 Aug 2010   #24
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

At least its only a rough draft so you don't have to be too careful with spelling and grammar if you have to retype it. And age has nothing to do with it. The idea of writing any essay makes me shudder and I prefer essays over most types of homework (worksheets don't exist in college).

It sounds like you're making progress so hopefully the file is recoverable. Good luck.
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10 Aug 2010   #25
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You have windows 7. Try to use back up and restore, to find old doucments. It is part of the OS. I hope that you can with your circumstances.

Restore Backup User and System Files
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10 Aug 2010   #26
ptka

Windows 7
 
 

I can try backup and restore, I'll do that right now, and Petey, yeah, if it comes to writing it again, then I'll just have to put my head down and do it, but I'd like it not to have to come to that.

I'm still just incredulous as to how a simple install of iTunes could have most likely irreparably deleted a user account...

Still...open to more help if anyone has suggestions!
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10 Aug 2010   #27
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Hey I have a solution, but up to you, if it is worth it.

A system image would do the trick. But everything will be changed as is was on the date of the image. Documents, pics, software.
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10 Aug 2010   #28
ptka

Windows 7
 
 

Alright, honestly I'm up for anything, if I make a system image it will possibly restore the files on the other account...?
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10 Aug 2010   #29
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It is suppose to restore everything on the hard drive at that date and remove all that was not there. May I sugges that you back up the HD, now, before attempting this, so you can go back.

If you do not back up what you have and the System Image does not work, all is lost. Back up now on an external hard drive.
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10 Aug 2010   #30
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I'm not a Linux user, but would that access the Documents & settings if you boot from a Linux live CD ?
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