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    retrieve user account (win xp sp2)

    I added a user account to win xp with administrator priviledges. There was only the administrator account on the computer. When I went to delete it, I wasn't given the delete option. I logged off, rebooted, and the original user account (with admin priveledges) was gone. Is there any way to retrieve it and all the user settings that go along with it?
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    Re: retrieve user account (win xp sp2)

    You can not delete the default built-in Administrator account: this is by design.
    If you deleted any user account, even with Administrative rights, all the settings are gone. You can retrieve some files from Documents and Settings< Account name > folder.

    Read more about built-in Administrator account: Security Watch: Why You Should Disable the Administrator Account

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    Re: retrieve user account (win xp sp2)

    Thanks.

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