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  • I accidently deleted the administrator account allowing full permissions to the computer and now I can't access certain files (special permissions). I've added another administrator account, but is also limited, as far as making changes or accessing certain files. How can I restore that administrator account? I've tried restoring my system to its original factory settings, but is still the same.

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 12:17 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    From the problem description, I understand that you would like to recover the Administrator account to access the certain files with special permissions.

     

    Have you tried the following KB article to verify the issue:

     

    Title: How to use System Restore to log on to Windows 7 or Windows Vista when you lose access to an account

    URL: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940765

     

    BTW, Could you please let me know whether it’s a pure local administrator account or domain connected account?

     

    If it’s for the pure local administrator account, I suggest that you should ask the question to the Windows 7 forum to get a better response. You could refer to the link below:

     

    Title: Windows 7 IT Pro

    URL: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro

     

    Note: Ask your question in the right forum will help you to resolve the issue more effective and efficiency.

     

    Regards,

    James

    James Xiong

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by James Xiong Monday, January 9, 2012 5:31 AM
    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 8:51 AM

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  •  

    What operating system are you using? I don't think is possible to delete a built-in administrator account. Are you sure you deleted a built-in administrator or a different admin account.

    As for users each user has a unique identifier different from other users. If you delete a user and then create another user with the same name it will take a different unique identifier which means it won't be able to access the same permissions set for the previous user. Try adding your user to the admin group and see if you can take the ownership of the files maybe it will give you full permission.

     

    Thanks,

    Din

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 6:07 AM
  • Hi,

    You do not have a backup of your system state?


    Best Regards
    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 7:51 AM
  • Hi,

     

    From the problem description, I understand that you would like to recover the Administrator account to access the certain files with special permissions.

     

    Have you tried the following KB article to verify the issue:

     

    Title: How to use System Restore to log on to Windows 7 or Windows Vista when you lose access to an account

    URL: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940765

     

    BTW, Could you please let me know whether it’s a pure local administrator account or domain connected account?

     

    If it’s for the pure local administrator account, I suggest that you should ask the question to the Windows 7 forum to get a better response. You could refer to the link below:

     

    Title: Windows 7 IT Pro

    URL: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro

     

    Note: Ask your question in the right forum will help you to resolve the issue more effective and efficiency.

     

    Regards,

    James

    James Xiong

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by James Xiong Monday, January 9, 2012 5:31 AM
    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 8:51 AM
  • Hi,

    Any Update?

    James


    James Xiong

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, January 9, 2012 5:31 AM