When I created a new user the Admin user disappeared. I now understand that this is by design. My question is this. I need to retrieve the settings, emails, basically everything from the Admin account. This is a work computer and since it was never set up correctly with a user the sales girl that uses this machine has a years worth of information stuck somewhere in the Administrator account.
I have pulled her files that I found but I now really need the email and address book.
Any ideas? suggestions? prayers! welcome
Posted: October 6th, 2009, 10:31pm
You can still access the administrator account by logging out of your current user account. Then push Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys twice. This will bring up the Log On to Windows screen. Enter administrator in the user name box and enter the administrator password. If there is no password just click the OK button.
Hello, If you set your new user up as having administrator rights, you can just open windows explorer and go to C:\Documents and Settings\administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook where "Microsoft\Outlook" is your mail program or address book location. If you are not sure where your particular program stores the address book, create one with a few names and search for the most recent files. Then, copy the file or the entire folder to the new user's account and import them to the application. You may have to change ownership, but if you are set having administrator rights, that should not be an issue. Hope this helps, Bill.