Solved Windows Vista logged on with a Temporary account, trying to get files back.

Hey there Vista Forums,

Earlier today, my computer froze while browsing the internet, which it does from time to time. When i rebooted it, however, it ran a checkdisk scan, which it also does from time to time after i force reboot it.

The problem is, when i got it to restart and i tried to log on to my account, it says that it could not locate my account, and that i am now on a temporary account. I googled the microsoft fix for the problem, (making a restore point first, however) and changed the registery as suggested to get the account back.

However, all my files and documents are still missing, even though they are somewhere on the computer.

For example, i tried to find my Skyrim save games, and i found the folder, but when i tried to open it, it brought up the message that says how the file is missing or has be moved.

Any help would be appreciated, i want my files back =(
 

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tom982

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Hey there Vista Forums,

Earlier today, my computer froze while browsing the internet, which it does from time to time. When i rebooted it, however, it ran a checkdisk scan, which it also does from time to time after i force reboot it.

The problem is, when i got it to restart and i tried to log on to my account, it says that it could not locate my account, and that i am now on a temporary account. I googled the microsoft fix for the problem, (making a restore point first, however) and changed the registery as suggested to get the account back.

However, all my files and documents are still missing, even though they are somewhere on the computer.

For example, i tried to find my Skyrim save games, and i found the folder, but when i tried to open it, it brought up the message that says how the file is missing or has be moved.

Any help would be appreciated, i want my files back =(
Hello Quinton595 and welcome to the forums :party:

Try backing them up with Ubuntu:

Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

Tom
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
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    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770K @4.4GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile (White)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 (2GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Integrated on motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" LG LCD/LED IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 128GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm
    2x500GB Seagate FreeAgent 5400rpm
    PSU
    Corsair TX650W V2 (80+ Bronze)
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 410
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 Water Cooler, 1x140mm and 1x120mm stock fans
    Mouse
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    95 Mb/s Download 70 Mb/s Upload
Tom,

I know that this doesn't mean much since i'l never be able to actually help you, but I owe you one. I got EVERYTHING back. Ubuntu is the most amazing thing ever.

I can't thank you enough,

-Ty
 

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tom982

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Vista Guru
Gold Member
Tom,

I know that this doesn't mean much since i'l never be able to actually help you, but I owe you one. I got EVERYTHING back. Ubuntu is the most amazing thing ever.

I can't thank you enough,

-Ty
Your kind words are enough of a reward for me, you'd be surprised how many members don't bother posting back to say thanks after being helped. It's my pleasure :) I'm glad things worked out for you! Yes, Ubuntu is brilliant for things like this.

If you have any further problems then feel free to post back here, or start a new thread and someone will do their best to help you

Tom
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Build #1
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770K @4.4GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile (White)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 (2GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Integrated on motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" LG LCD/LED IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 128GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm
    2x500GB Seagate FreeAgent 5400rpm
    PSU
    Corsair TX650W V2 (80+ Bronze)
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 410
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 Water Cooler, 1x140mm and 1x120mm stock fans
    Mouse
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    95 Mb/s Download 70 Mb/s Upload
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