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Lost User Acount Files

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#1 pauly229


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Posted 26 June 2006 - 01:28 PM

Hi, this is a bit long winded but here goes..hope someone can help.

Last week after someone was using my PC it got a virus. Before the virus there was 3 user acounts. 2 ordinary acounts and my own administrator acount whuich had the files protected so that other users couldnt "see" them.

Once the virus was discovered(the computer wouldn't boot up fully), I ran the recovery program. I done this and selected an option so that data files would remain intact.

Then, once this was completed, the original user acounts were wiped. However, for the 2 ordinary user acounts, all of the files are on the C drive within a folder named as the respective user. However, it seems that the Administrator acount folders are not there.

Tried to restore to earlier point although the only one avilable is from a few days back which is after the system recovery was carried out.

Appreciate if anyone can advise what I can do? It's a bit depressing as there are lots of family pictures from over the past few years in it.

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#2 ThorXP


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Posted 26 June 2006 - 05:10 PM

You probably will have to re-make those accounts up again. The recovery repair-install does not mess with the data files but as far as system files they get set back to a default setting and unfortunately these files are considered system files. If there is a way to get these back I want to know how to do it.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:44 AM

Can you see these files by exploring the drive even though you can't open them?

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