Retrieving a User Account

  L plate marky 10:57 01 Mar 2004

I recently deleted a user account on windows xp, and I've realised that there where files lost in doing this (I thought they were shared, but it seems not). Is there any way of restoring the account to retrieve the files? (I hoped that they would be in the recycle bin but alas no). Would system restore do it?

  johnnyrocker 11:00 01 Mar 2004

i think you will find it should do what you want.


  Taff36 11:28 01 Mar 2004

Have you tried looking in:

C:\Documents and Settings\{DELETED USER NAME} to see if the files are there? I`m thinking that they could be copied to a current user profile or you recreate a new user profile with the same name and it might adopt the same documents and settings.

  L plate marky 12:06 01 Mar 2004

There is no file in C:/Documents... as the computer has deleted all files pertaining to that name.

  Taff36 12:45 01 Mar 2004

Then I`m afraid they`re gone for good. I cannot see system restore finding them if they are not under the profile but just in case why don`t you search the c drive for the files just to check. By the way you didn`t tell us which files you were looking for?

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