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Missing files/folders after user account creation.

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Anonymous
November 26, 2004 2:07:24 AM

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My son's laptop came with XP Pro pre loaded and the administrator
account and password (only) available at startup. He used this method
for a few weeks, setting his desktop up in the process, with a number of
files and folders on the desktop. Yesterday, he created an account in
his own name (with admin privileges) and logs on to said account, but
now he finds his desktop has completely changed,inc background, the
files and folders he had when he logged on as administrator are no
longer visible and a search for them proves fruitless. What has happened
to his "old administrator" desktop files and folders, is it/are they
still accessable, can it/they be recovered with a system restore?
any help gratefully received.
Mike H
Anonymous
November 26, 2004 2:07:25 AM

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Hi,

He'll find them here:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Mike Hyndman" <mike@tmphyndman.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
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> My son's laptop came with XP Pro pre loaded and the administrator
> account and password (only) available at startup. He used this method
> for a few weeks, setting his desktop up in the process, with a number of
> files and folders on the desktop. Yesterday, he created an account in
> his own name (with admin privileges) and logs on to said account, but
> now he finds his desktop has completely changed,inc background, the
> files and folders he had when he logged on as administrator are no
> longer visible and a search for them proves fruitless. What has happened
> to his "old administrator" desktop files and folders, is it/are they
> still accessable, can it/they be recovered with a system restore?
> any help gratefully received.
> Mike H
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