Windows Admin User Account Downgraded to "Guest Account" - Cannot Access My Files!

By parrotgirl
Nov 28, 2007
  1. At work today, a "tech guy" came in to install virus software. Instead, he took away my computer's admin user account and left it with only the "guest" option. I have no idea why this was done either! At this point, I cannot access any of my files saved onto the admin user account (the one I had been using) since it is no longer an option when restarting the computer. All I can do it log in as a guest. Is there anyway to revert to the admin account or at least extract the files that were saved on there? Would I need a password for that (previously when I logged in, I just click admin without a password)? Any help or advice would be appriciated.
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595


    As this is a work computer,and the company IT changed your configuration,

    the first thing to do is contact them,and find out -

    a.Was it deliberate.

    b.Will they change it back.

    There are ways to reset admin passwords if you have access to the BIOS,and a suitable CD.
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