Windows 10: Hidden Administrator Cannot See My Main Local Account Solved

  1.    11 Feb 2016 #1

    Hidden Administrator Cannot See My Main Local Account


    For one reason or another I managed to delete administrator privileges for my one local account. After several hours messing about I have managed to activate the hidden Administrator - but I am finding that this Administrator is not helping.

    1. It cannot see my main local user account. It does not list it at all in User Accounts, so I cannot change any settings etc. Similarly, when I open User Accounts with my main account, it cannot see the Administrator, or the new account I created (see below)

    2. When I access User Accounts using "netplwiz" it sees my main account but will not highlight it (or any other account). It is stuck on Administrator.

    3. It will not create a new account. When I use it to access Accounts and try to add a new user the cursor spins and nothing happens.

    4. I added a new user (with administrator privileges) using the command prompt - this was successful, but it bumped my main account off the login page, and it doesn't acknowledge it on the dropdown list with the start menu. (Yet when I restarted it took me straight in to my main account.)

    Needless to say, I am quite confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2.    11 Feb 2016 #2

    So, I was six hours sorting out this problem. After all the hullabaloo I went back to "netplwiz" and checked the box "users must enter a username and password to use this computer." This allowed me to access the main account, and I changed its allocation under the Advanced tab. Administrator privileges have been restored.

    Sorry to bother you all.
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  3. Clintlgm's Avatar
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       11 Feb 2016 #3

    Yes sometimes it helps to just type it all out. Breaks the cycle of thought
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