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# 177801 14-Aug-2015 14:33
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Basically every account on my computer is blank, when I upgraded on my laptop the account still had its file and settings after the upgrade.

On my desktop they are basically empty accounts, all settings and files are gone, I have backups of somestuff but have realised I don't have backups of my browser passwords, emails etc, I can see a windows.old folder on my c:~ (that's supposed to be c drive but I appear to now have UK settings on my keyboard) bugger!

Is there a way to get at the stuff or have windows import my old account as I rather desperately need it.

It should have backed up to my removable drive but for some reason mothing is on there from the account just the general files.




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  # 1366413 14-Aug-2015 14:49
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Replying to myself is bad but

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-security/temporary-profile-after-windows-10-update-anyone/1c4ee9f1-e848-45c8-bc52-9b5597cea661

 



it appears I am using a temporary profile, just putting this here as I can't bookmark anything as everytime I logout I get a new temp profile, at least here I can find it




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  # 1366469 14-Aug-2015 15:54
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Well im back, I have my account back now, although all login details/saved passwords in the various browsers are gone




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  # 1366476 14-Aug-2015 16:13
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Morgenmuffel: Well im back, I have my account back now, although all login details/saved passwords in the various browsers are gone


It's pretty insecure to be doing that anyway. 

Use LastPass, never lose a password again.




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  # 1366877 15-Aug-2015 13:23
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Interestingly I experienced a similar issue with user name details.  Under window 7 I was the only user so never entered names etc.  I think I was known as user001.  After window 10 arrived it asked for an email address linked that to some past windows registration via the address and asked for a password.  Fortunately I was able to recall it and on entering it Windows 10 promptly made that identity as administrator.
My problem which I have yet to solve is ( Guessing a bit) that My PC knows me as user001, windows asks for password linked to email address, allows user001 in BUT then forbids me from many functions because I don't have administrators status.  I welcome any ideas to get old me user001 and new me under windows 10 to recognise us as the same person and legitimate Administrator so I can do simple things like copying JPG files from one folder to another.

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  # 1366878 15-Aug-2015 13:25
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sarcus: Interestingly I experienced a similar issue with user name details.  Under window 7 I was the only user so never entered names etc.  I think I was known as user001.  After window 10 arrived it asked for an email address linked that to some past windows registration via the address and asked for a password.  Fortunately I was able to recall it and on entering it Windows 10 promptly made that identity as administrator.
My problem which I have yet to solve is ( Guessing a bit) that My PC knows me as user001, windows asks for password linked to email address, allows user001 in BUT then forbids me from many functions because I don't have administrators status.  I welcome any ideas to get old me user001 and new me under windows 10 to recognise us as the same person and legitimate Administrator so I can do simple things like copying JPG files from one folder to another.


so user001 used to be an administrator, now when you logon using it, its not?

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  # 1366911 15-Aug-2015 14:04
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Correct, well thats what seems to be happening.  All my old programs and files are under that user and I can't use them when they don't meet the Administrators (win 10 ) protocols. 

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  # 1366913 15-Aug-2015 14:11
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An example of what happened.  After loading Windows 10, and looking at my new toys, I opened the new Photo Ap, which then proceeded to seach and list all my photos on the ap.  Then using my old ADCsee program, my Picasa 3 or my new ADC free program to alter, copy or move to a folder, I get an Administrator message advising I lack the authority to perform this function.  No options to enter passwords or to continue.  In fact continue does copy a shell of the file to the new location but it can't be opened and contains no data.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1366925 15-Aug-2015 14:42
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sounds like you need to try logging in as the actual administrator account, is there another account available when the lock screen comes up on PC start?

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  # 1366936 15-Aug-2015 14:47
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Lias:
Morgenmuffel: Well im back, I have my account back now, although all login details/saved passwords in the various browsers are gone


It's pretty insecure to be doing that anyway. 

Use LastPass, never lose a password again.


If you are using last pass, make sure you are using two form factor id

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