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GAH! accidently deleted a user account

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Fitseries3, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    how do i get back a deleted user account on xp32?

    i need the data at the least but the whole thing would be great.

    ive tried system restore and thats not working at all.

    :mad:
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    Phxprovost Xtreme Refugee

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    as far as i know the only thing that might work is a data recovery program :(
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    im using recuva right now to attempt to get some files back at the least but this isnt my machine.... its a customers :eek:
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    fits...i feel very very bad for you lol
    you have my symphathies
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Have you looked under C:\Documents and Settings\<Username> to make sure the files were actually deleted?

    If they were, you can try GetDataBack to try and get the files back(it isn't free, but only $30 last time I checked), and you can search for the files before you buy(so you can see if anything is recoverable before wasting money).

    What ever you do, make sure you don't write anything to the drive, preferably don't even boot to the drive, take it out of the machine and connect it to another machine.
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    I use Recurva as well. Just remember to put the drive in another system and not to write on it and you should be ok
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    This is what I was thinking. Depending on how you deleted the account this pathway should still be accessible. Got Desktop, Favorites, Documents,.....
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    its gone. not there at all.

    i was deleting another old account that was no longer being used and somehow both got deleted.

    i did it from the users and groups management panel in computer management.
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    Munki New Member

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    Ouch. Time to break out the recovery proggys. Good Luck man.
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    R-Studio is the best. If you don't already know this the data is still physically there on the drive until overwritten. So in situations like this the first thing to do is stop using it until you can scan with a recovery app.

    edit: One of the best that I know of I should say. That's available to people, you know, outside the NSA and what not. And there's a demo.
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