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Fitseries3

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

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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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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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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.
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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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.
Ouch. Time to break out the recovery proggys. Good Luck man.
 
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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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