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#1 fire_poi

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 09:32 PM

I used the Dell CD that came with a Dell Inspiron 1300 Laptop to reinstall Windows since it was not loading. I did not tell it to format my drive. My programs are all in the programs file but not in the start menu. I used a different username then I had before - so I can find all my files in the documents and settings file under the old username. Can I change the current username to the old one too restore that information - or what is the best solution. I am more worried about keeping my Outlook information. I tried opening Outlook but it tells me that it cannot open because it was not the right user.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:56 AM

You may be able to access the files (if you can see them) by taking ownership of them, How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

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