Activited user accounts

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And now I can'y access my word program and I seem to be having other problems
how can I go back to the point before I activited the user accounts program
to add a user?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    On Mon, 6 Jun 2005 23:11:01 -0700, ArtinSD wrote:

    > And now I can'y access my word program and I seem to be having other problems
    > how can I go back to the point before I activited the user accounts program
    > to add a user?

    And? Do you have another post somewhere? Guessing from what little info is
    in this post...

    If you "lost" your old account from the welcome screen, it's because you
    were using the built-in administrator account (originally named
    Administrator). Whenever another account is created within the
    administrative group, the built-in account drops off of the welcome screen.
    This behavior is intended and normal.

    You also asked how to "go back." Not always plausible nor advisable where
    the builtin administrator account is concerned. The account is intended to
    be used as reserved account. If anything goes wrong with the day-to-day
    accounts, it is often the only one accessible for "fixing" things up again.

    You could force the account back on to the welcome screen using TweakUI for
    XP. TweakUI is one of the Power toys for XP. A link to the download can be
    found here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

    However, it would probably be wiser in the long run to leave it be and use
    the new account instead. In regards to the new account and current access
    problems:

    Have you tried launching Word by itself from your new account yet? There
    should be a pause as info is setup for your user account in regards to any
    installed Office program. There may even be a prompt for the Office CD
    during this process. If still no luck, run Office setup again and choose to
    install for *all users* instead of "only me."

    To access files that are "owned" by another account (in this case, your old
    account), take ownership of the files. Then you can access them. You could
    even copy and move them over to your account folders, if you prefer.
    HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=308421

    --
    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Thanks for responding, Sharon:

    Yes I tried reloading the office CD doesnt seem to help I have some sort of
    bug in my word program. When I save a document , then try to retrieve it it
    gives me an error for instance I retyped my resume the other day and saved it
    to the desktop now when I try to open it I get"The file xxx xxx resume is not
    available" How can it not be available when I just typed it? Thats why I want
    to go back to the point before I added the other user I never had any of
    these problems before I did that.

    "Sharon F" wrote:

    > On Mon, 6 Jun 2005 23:11:01 -0700, ArtinSD wrote:
    >
    > > And now I can'y access my word program and I seem to be having other problems
    > > how can I go back to the point before I activited the user accounts program
    > > to add a user?
    >
    > And? Do you have another post somewhere? Guessing from what little info is
    > in this post...
    >
    > If you "lost" your old account from the welcome screen, it's because you
    > were using the built-in administrator account (originally named
    > Administrator). Whenever another account is created within the
    > administrative group, the built-in account drops off of the welcome screen.
    > This behavior is intended and normal.
    >
    > You also asked how to "go back." Not always plausible nor advisable where
    > the builtin administrator account is concerned. The account is intended to
    > be used as reserved account. If anything goes wrong with the day-to-day
    > accounts, it is often the only one accessible for "fixing" things up again.
    >
    > You could force the account back on to the welcome screen using TweakUI for
    > XP. TweakUI is one of the Power toys for XP. A link to the download can be
    > found here:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
    >
    > However, it would probably be wiser in the long run to leave it be and use
    > the new account instead. In regards to the new account and current access
    > problems:
    >
    > Have you tried launching Word by itself from your new account yet? There
    > should be a pause as info is setup for your user account in regards to any
    > installed Office program. There may even be a prompt for the Office CD
    > during this process. If still no luck, run Office setup again and choose to
    > install for *all users* instead of "only me."
    >
    > To access files that are "owned" by another account (in this case, your old
    > account), take ownership of the files. Then you can access them. You could
    > even copy and move them over to your account folders, if you prefer.
    > HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=308421
    >
    > --
    > Sharon F
    > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 09:29:17 -0700, ArtinSD wrote:

    > Thanks for responding, Sharon:
    >
    > Yes I tried reloading the office CD doesnt seem to help I have some sort of
    > bug in my word program. When I save a document , then try to retrieve it it
    > gives me an error for instance I retyped my resume the other day and saved it
    > to the desktop now when I try to open it I get"The file xxx xxx resume is not
    > available" How can it not be available when I just typed it? Thats why I want
    > to go back to the point before I added the other user I never had any of
    > these problems before I did that.

    This may actually be a problem with Word. If you open Word and click on
    Help, there is an option to "repair." May want to try that.

    Another suggestion would be posting the Word trouble in one of the Word
    newsgroups. You can find them here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx

    Be sure to include the version of Word that you are using and a complete
    description of the problem you are experiencing. Word for word error
    messages are helpful.

    --
    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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