Unhide Hidden User Account


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Xavier

My son was using my administrator account and somehow can no longer see his
account when Windows comes up. We thought my son deleted the account by
mistake. But when we tried to create a new account for him with the same
name, we get a message that says this account still exists. I believe his
account is hidden. How can I find it and have it visible for him to access
again? Thanks for your help
 
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JS

If you mean displayed on the Welcome screen then
try Power Toy's Tweak UI from Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
Install, run and under Logon you will find check boxes to select the
accounts you want displayed and in the Autologon you can choose to
Enable/Disable it by Checking or un-checking the 'Logon automatically'
option.

TweakUI is a very useful tool and is relatively safe for most users as they
don't need to use the registry editor or other less obvious methods to make
changes to Windows.

More Detail on available features in Tweak UI:
http://www.winxpsolution.com/Tweakuixppro.aspx
 
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Patrick Keenan

Xavier said:
My son was using my administrator account and somehow can no longer see
his
account when Windows comes up. We thought my son deleted the account by
mistake. But when we tried to create a new account for him with the same
name, we get a message that says this account still exists. I believe his
account is hidden. How can I find it and have it visible for him to access
again? Thanks for your help

In addition to using TweakUI, at the Welcome screen, press
Control+Alt+Delete twice to get the login window. Enter his user name and
password, press Enter.

HTH
-pk
 

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