How can i register my administrator account as owner also?


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Hi, I regestered the computer in my name,but my account; although benig admin
and the only admin on the p.c, is not regestered as owner, there is a
seperate folder called owner in the documents and settings which my frontpage
keeps saving my files to but it is not my account; is there anyway to make
it i heard there is a way thorough means of the registry editor

any help would be greatly appriciated thanks
 
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Colin Nash [MVP]

Foolishoverlord said:
Hi, I regestered the computer in my name,but my account; although benig
admin
and the only admin on the p.c, is not regestered as owner, there is a
seperate folder called owner in the documents and settings which my
frontpage
keeps saving my files to but it is not my account; is there anyway to make
it i heard there is a way thorough means of the registry editor

any help would be greatly appriciated thanks


The original name of your user account was "Owner" so that's where its
putting your files. The account called "Administrator" is a separate
account, but it is hidden from you unless you boot up in safe-mode (only for
troubleshooting.) Your user account is a member of the administrators group
as well so there's no need to use the built-in "Administrator" account.
 
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Wesley Vogel

[[The Owner account may not be removed correctly when you run Setup on
computers that are running Windows XP Home Edition. The Owner account is
displayed as "Account Unknown" when you view profiles on the computer.
Also, the Owner folder is not removed because the profile is not removed.
Note that other problems occur if an Owner account is used or created
during the remainder of setup or Out of Box Experience (OOBE).]]

[[This problem does not occur on Microsoft Windows XP Professional-based
computers because the Administrator account is used during Setup. This
problem also does not occur on Windows XP Home Edition-based computers if
you do not use the Owner name as the default user. The OOBE deletes the
Owner account before completing the procedure after you install the fix from
this article.

NOTE: Existing data in the Owner folder from the Owner and the Administrator
is copied to the Default User folder before it is deleted.]]

See this for a fix...
The Owner Account Is Displayed As "Account Unknown" in Profiles on Windows
XP Home Edition-Based Computers
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;312131


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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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