1. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       14 Apr 2016 #1

    Can't See Wife's Files


    I am using my wife's notebook. I changed the login to my name. Now I see all the files, etc I have created, but none of the old files. I don't recall that account user name either. When I login, the login screen is not showing other accounts. It goes directly to mine. Note, I did not change the account password. So we are using the original pwd, but with my name as the user name.

    What have I done and can I get to her files?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,847
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Apr 2016 #2

    Right click on the start icon, click on Command (Admin). Enter:
    net users

    What user accounts get listed?

    Also, what folders show up under C:\Users?
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  3. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       14 Apr 2016 #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Right click on the start icon, click on Command (Admin). Enter:
    net users

    What user accounts get listed?



    So only the one account it appears

    Also, what folders show up under C:\Users?
    I get
    User accounts for \\MARSHALL-HP

    Under Administrator appears
    Marshall
    The command completed successfully
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,847
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Apr 2016 #4

    Then that is the only user account on the computer. If Marshall, Default, and Public are the only folders under C:\Users, then that is all there is. How did you change the login to your name? When you delete a user account, it also deletes the files created by that user.

    I would start looking for a florist to buy some flowers from....
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  5. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       14 Apr 2016 #5

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Then that is the only user account on the computer. If Marshall, Default, and Public are the only folders under C:\Users, then that is all there is. How did you change the login to your name? When you delete a user account, it also deletes the files created by that user.

    I would start looking for a florist to buy some flowers from....
    I think you are RIGHT.
    I have found one of her old files in C:\Users\Marshall\Documents

    Still looking
    One hope to yet search .... she NEVER cleans her email sent/received files
    It may be there because she did send it
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