1.    14 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    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?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    14 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,550
    Windows 10 Pro

    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?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    14 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR 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.    14 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,550
    Windows 10 Pro

    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....
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    14 Apr 2016 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR 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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