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  1. midibear Win User

    How to recover accidentally deleted Admin user account in Windows 10?


    Help! I think I'm in big trouble.

    I was trying to tweak my Windows 10 so that it won't ask me for password or passcode. So I did some research online (google) and learned that the "Windows + R" key with "netplwiz" command (and uncheck the "users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox would do the trick.

    Somehow during this process, I think I accidentally delete (Removed) my own admin user account (username [email protected], and the Group was Administrators) which I used to login to Windows 10. Luckily, I didn't turn off or reboot the PC right away, so I'm still logged in under the [email protected] as Administrator on this PC. I also have a 2nd account (wife's) which used to be "Standard User" Group. I then upgraded that account to be "Administrator" group (just in case). I also learned that I might be able to do "net user administrator /active:yes" so I did that, so now without reboot, I have two "Administrators" accounts (one with User Name "[email protected]" and the other with User Name "Administrator")..

    Without rebooting, I'm able to switch to my wife's [email protected] account under Windows 10, but I don't know how I can restore my own original Windows 10 "admin" account (associated with [email protected] as user name). I also tried to restore my Windows 10 to a previous "restore point" but that didn't work - as I don't have a working restore point. Any thoughts about how I may be able to restore my previous admin account associated with [email protected]? Thanks!

    I'm using Windows 10 Home, with 10.0.19041 N/A Build 19041.

    :)
     
    midibear, Oct 1, 2020
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  2. kenkickr Win User

    Deleting User Accounts

    If you can access the admin account through safe mode then all you have to do to remove the other account passwords is go into User Accounts in the control panel and either delete the accounts or, I'm not sure, remove the account passwords.
     
    kenkickr, Oct 1, 2020
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  3. 95Viper Win User
    95Viper, Oct 1, 2020
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  4. How to recover accidentally deleted Admin user account in Windows 10?

    Accidentally deleted user account - urgent need to restore WIndows 10

    I accidentally deleted the user account that I was using (not admin) and now can't fix the issue.

    So, I followed these instructions (sort of):

    • Step 2: Choose Change your account name.
    • Step 3: Type a new name in the box and tap Change Name.
    • Step 1: Open Run by Windows+R, enter lusrmgr.msc and hit OK to open Local Users and Groups.
    • Step 2: Open the Users folder, right-click a user and select Rename in the menu.

    I renamed the user. But then, stupid me, it didn't change it when I checked the start menu. So I then, instead of changing the name back, I deleted that user (which I was actually logged in as - it didn't ask for a password or anything either). It then removed
    it from the list (there was a list of 3 items to choose from - Administrator, Guest , and the account I was using. I deleted that account (Liam it was called)

    I then stupidly decided to log off and restarted the computer. I then tried to login, and the user account it came up with was Liam - but obvsiouly as I'd deleted the user, when I typed in the password nothing happened). But because I deleted that user in
    the way above, it seems to have gone completely. What can I do to restore it?

    I've tried system restore but it fails. So can't get back to a restore point.

    It's a bit of a pickle really as it's an important user account on my work network and has folders on it that we need to function. I can't access the pc via another, as when I click 'Liam' it just can't connect, says it can't find it. I think what I've done
    has really broken the computer....

    Any help will be gratefully received.
     
    BobSturgess, Oct 1, 2020
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