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How to get my account back ?

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    How to get my account back ?


    My normal account of the admin group got deleted (don't ask how) while I was trying to make it sign in without password and I was left with only primary account. I made a new one but of course now I don't have everything set as before and would have to do everything again to have it as before.

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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Mike didn't you sync with OneDrive, that would get you your system settings back, but probably not all your programs and their settings. Or Reimage. Unless you want to solve this puzzle first of course(I would).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Mike didn't you sync with OneDrive, that would get you your system settings back, but probably not all your programs and their settings. Or Reimage. Unless you want to solve this puzzle first of course(I would).
    You're right, I easily made a new account, most of it got synced but not everything but would still like to see if anything could be done to reverse situation.
    I also have image from few days ago when I reinstalled windows from scratch. One problem (actually few) is that some things I have to register again but have limited number registrations. IPTV I'm using would let me delete only one account a month and I'm on that limit of 3 devices already. Same goes for security system and for those two things I'll have to wait whole month to reinstate. Luckily MS Office 2013 stayed activated.
    If I could get my account back all of those things wouldn't be a problem. The worst part is that I didn't get to sign in without password and now have two choices to sign in. First one is Administrator account that inform me that password is wrong and only the second one (my new account) asks for password but works. I used "control userpasswords2" as run command to set account options, that worked every time before.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Does the "old" account show up in System properties-user profiles by any chance?

    Click image for larger version
    If yes, maybe you can save it that way? I have no idea how but it must be possible, or not?
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    OUCH!!!! Delete the picture Mike! Email spam bots oh my!

    Have to do it from manage attachments pop up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    OUCH!!!! Delete the picture Mike! Email spam bots oh my!
    Oki, had to delete whole message but you have seen it, what do you think ?
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    But yeah it looks like your missing a few accounts and not just your prior. Next time use netplwiz.

    I can't seem to find where user accounts are in Windows Folder. I was thinking If you haven't run CCleaner perhaps there is an ".old" folder.(a longshot with lots of guessing)
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Check in app data: C:\Users\Clifford\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Virtualized\C\Users\YourOldAccountName
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    In "User accounts" there are those two entries:
    mymail@hotmail.com HomeUsers group
    mymail@hotmail.com Administrator group.

    In Users folder I have:
    Administrator
    Count_000 (that's second one in netplwiz, it's mymail@hotmail.com Administrator)
    Mike (the first account as I installed windows)
    Public. Now if I could tie this account that I'm using now to "Mike" in users folder, maybe I would get my original settings to work. I can see all of old stuff in that folder. What's even worse is that I don't know which of those two I'm signing in.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Do any of these other accounts have the activated programs (IPTV & security system)?
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