Deleted Account - Lost Email

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Old 12-12-09, 04:07 PM
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Deleted Account - Lost Email

After a remote support session with Microsoft, a new account was created on my machine, meaning that every time I boot, I'm asked which account log into. I thought I would be smart & delete the new account leaving only the Administrator account active as it was before. Before deletion, I was asked if I wanted to Save the files associated with the old account. I clicked YES and proceeded.

Well, the email settings were not saved so I am faced with an empty Thunderbird when I open it (it wants to import files but only from Windows Email (never used it).

I know I can copy the old email info into the Documents & Settings area but Vista 32 won't allow me access to that folder (Administrator?)

Can anybody walk me through the 'how to get my email/contacts back' routine?

Much appreciated if so
 
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Old 12-15-09, 02:48 AM
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Document and settings is not a real folder in VISTA. It is called a Junction
and is only there to interface with leagcy programs. The data the used to be
in this folder in XP is now in Users/<your user name>/ in Vista.

Have a look here>>>>

Why do I get an Access Denied error when trying to open a folder?
 
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Old 12-15-09, 03:31 PM
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My problem started when I DELETED the old account before copying the Profile information. In doing this, I lost all my Firefox favourites/bookmarks.

Interesting; under my NEW profile (with Administrator rights) I could see the Junctions you talk about (thanks for the explanation BTW) but I couldn't see them logging in under Administrator. Also interesting; Thunderbird is supposed to store email and other info in the USERS/Profile/Application Data area. In my case, I found all my mail under C:\Thunderbird Mail. don't know why this happened but I got lucky I guess. At least I have my email back.

Thanks for responding :-)
 
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Glad it worked out for you! Your Welcome.
 
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