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Can't Access Default Administrator Account

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#1 EddyMerckx


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Posted 08 January 2011 - 09:49 AM


Recently, I created a second user account for my computer. I didn't realize by doing that, the default administrator account would only be accessible in safe mode.

Unfortunately, there are a few programs I don't see to have access to, some programs that don't have my user profile, and a slew of files that are saved to that user account.

This would be my inexperience speaking, but wouldn't it be easier to just restore the default administrator account?

If I had to just use my new account, the files would be easy to move and the programs would just be annoying, but the thing that's killing me is my Mozilla Thunderbird profile.

Right now, I can't access any of my emails stored in Thunderbird.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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#2 odin88


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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:23 AM

Hi, try this....in the account you are using now> start>computer>double click C drive to viewe folders> program files> from there find the programs you wish to use on the new profile> double click and run .exe file to load programs into new profile.
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