First of all, it was a computer tech back in the days when DOS 3.3 was king so I’m not afraid of computers but I don’t know all of the tricks for Windows.
I had 2 users on my computer. My user was password protected since it was the admin account and I didn’t want my son to be able to get on it and accidently screw something up. Well last night XP self-destructed and I had to do an non-destructive reinstall. The reinstall changed the welcome screen so I can’t get into the old user accounts. All of the files are still there and I can access all of my son’s files, but the ones under my account (doc, excel, powerpoint, etc.) are stlll locked. Even as a new admin account I can’t access those folders (access denied) to save. The critical files were backed up, but I would still like to get some of the other ones.
I tried to set up an account with the old name and password, but that didn’t seem to work. Any solutions for my problem like REGEDIT to unlock that account or files?