I went into user accounts in the control panel as "Administrator" (the only account on my machine). I created a new account with a different name -"Jeffy" ... This account was given administrator privleges, the same icon and the same log-on password.
I then logged out as "Administrator", by clicking "switch users" from the startbar. I got the welcome page, which now showed both accounts: "Administrator" AND "Jeffy"; I logged on as "Jeffy" and, of course, the desktop and all of the stuff on it was completely different than "Administrator"s. I wanted to go back and make those things sharable from the "Administrator" account and thats where the trouble began ...
When I did the "switch users" bit again from the startbar, the only account now showing on the welcome page is "Jeffy". There was/is no "Administrator" icon.
If I go into documents, it shows an "Administrator" folder, but I can't access it without "permission" ... If I go into "system" in the control panel and click on "users", the tree shows 2: "Administrator" and "Jeffy". If I go into "user accounts" in control panel and try to "edit users", it only shows "Jeffy" and not "Administrator".
But no matter what I do, I CAN NOT get this machine to let me log back on as "Administrator" ... Only "Jeffy".
I restarted, I searched every help file til 3 am ... no matter what, it will not give me a log on icon/password field for "Administrator".
What can I do to get back to my "Administrator" desktop and all my stuff?