Windows 10: I accidentally deleted my user account and cannot log on to my laptop

Discus and support I accidentally deleted my user account and cannot log on to my laptop in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I am using Windows 10 with the latest updates. I accidentally deleted my user account thinking I was deleting a guests account. Now when I try to log... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by gm3suz, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. gm3suz Win User

    I accidentally deleted my user account and cannot log on to my laptop


    I am using Windows 10 with the latest updates. I accidentally deleted my user account thinking I was deleting a guests account. Now when I try to log in I get the message wrong password entered, please try again. I have tried every password I can think of but I seem to be locked out, I even tried a few PIN numbers I used to use but nothing works and I cannot change the password. Spent hours interrogating various help robots but they all assume that I can somehow change or reset the password. The laptop is only a couple of months old and I need some help. Is there a secret Microsoft password that I can use ?

    :)
     
    gm3suz, Aug 2, 2021
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  2. raj26may Win User

    Accidentally Deleted Administrator Account


    I was fed up having to log in a password every time I had to enter my laptop. So I followed some online tutorial and ended up deleting some user accounts on my laptop. I think I accidentally deleted a lot of user profile! I still have to log in with a password to enter my laptop but I have no admin account *Sad
     
    raj26may, Aug 2, 2021
    #2
  3. 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, Aug 2, 2021
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  4. kenkickr Win User

    I accidentally deleted my user account and cannot log on to my laptop

    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, Aug 2, 2021
    #4
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