TechTalkz.com Logo Ask the Experts!

Go Back   TechTalkz.com Technology & Computer Troubleshooting Forums > Tech Support Archives > Microsoft > Windows XP

Document and settings\Administrator folder missing

Windows XP

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 03-03-2008, 03:12 AM   #1
Allen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Document and settings\Administrator folder missing

The administartor folder in C:\Document and settings is missing. I checked
the registry and it is no longer there.. Is there anyway I can get it back ?
Currently I have two user accounts that has the administrator rights.. In
C:\Documents and setting folder, it only list the two user accounts, a
default user folder and All User folder.. Any help on this ? OS is WIN XP
SP2 Home.

Thanks
 
Unread 03-03-2008, 03:14 AM   #2
Nepatsfan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Document and settings\Administrator folder missing

"Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
news:2836048F-733C-4E67-8831-14BAE7179BB1@microsoft.com...
> The administartor folder in C:\Document and settings is missing. I checked
> the registry and it is no longer there.. Is there anyway I can get it back ?
> Currently I have two user accounts that has the administrator rights.. In
> C:\Documents and setting folder, it only list the two user accounts, a
> default user folder and All User folder.. Any help on this ? OS is WIN XP
> SP2 Home.
>
> Thanks



There won't be a folder named Administrator in C:\Documents and Settings until
you've logged on at least once with the built-in Administrator account. With XP
Home, you would need to boot into Safe Mode by restarting the computer and
hitting the F8 key until the Window Advanced Options menu appears. You then use
the arrow keys to select Safe Mode. The Administrator account should now be
visible on the Welcome screen.

Good luck

Nepatsfan


 
Unread 03-03-2008, 11:12 AM   #3
Allen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Document and settings\Administrator folder missing

Nepatsfan

I have this folder before and I have logged in as administartor when I first
got the PC.. I belived the registry cleaner problem that I ran sometimes ago
has done something and deleted the registry and thus the folder.. I haven't
try to boot in Safe mode yet as I worry the administartor option will n ot be
there and I will be stucked..


"Nepatsfan" wrote:

> "Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
> news:2836048F-733C-4E67-8831-14BAE7179BB1@microsoft.com...
> > The administartor folder in C:\Document and settings is missing. I checked
> > the registry and it is no longer there.. Is there anyway I can get it back ?
> > Currently I have two user accounts that has the administrator rights.. In
> > C:\Documents and setting folder, it only list the two user accounts, a
> > default user folder and All User folder.. Any help on this ? OS is WIN XP
> > SP2 Home.
> >
> > Thanks

>
>
> There won't be a folder named Administrator in C:\Documents and Settings until
> you've logged on at least once with the built-in Administrator account. With XP
> Home, you would need to boot into Safe Mode by restarting the computer and
> hitting the F8 key until the Window Advanced Options menu appears. You then use
> the arrow keys to select Safe Mode. The Administrator account should now be
> visible on the Welcome screen.
>
> Good luck
>
> Nepatsfan
>
>
>

 
Unread 03-03-2008, 12:12 PM   #4
windmap
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Document and settings\Administrator folder missing

Perform repair install to resolve the problem.

"Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
news:2836048F-733C-4E67-8831-14BAE7179BB1@microsoft.com...
> The administartor folder in C:\Document and settings is missing. I
> checked
> the registry and it is no longer there.. Is there anyway I can get it back
> ?
> Currently I have two user accounts that has the administrator rights..
> In
> C:\Documents and setting folder, it only list the two user accounts, a
> default user folder and All User folder.. Any help on this ? OS is WIN XP
> SP2 Home.
>
> Thanks



 
Unread 03-03-2008, 01:12 PM   #5
Allen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Document and settings\Administrator folder missing

Here is my problem.. My PC has the pre-loaded XP and I donot have the actual
XP disk.. All I have is the recovery DVD from the PC manufacturer (E-Machine)
so cannot use the Repair option.. Only Option I have is to use the recovery
disk to reformat the system & bring it back to the state that I bought the
machine.. Not an option at this point as I don't want to reinstall all my
programs.. Just curious.. My system works fine without the Administrator
account.. So what will be the problem if I just leave it as it is ???

"windmap" wrote:

> Perform repair install to resolve the problem.
>
> "Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
> news:2836048F-733C-4E67-8831-14BAE7179BB1@microsoft.com...
> > The administartor folder in C:\Document and settings is missing. I
> > checked
> > the registry and it is no longer there.. Is there anyway I can get it back
> > ?
> > Currently I have two user accounts that has the administrator rights..
> > In
> > C:\Documents and setting folder, it only list the two user accounts, a
> > default user folder and All User folder.. Any help on this ? OS is WIN XP
> > SP2 Home.
> >
> > Thanks

>
>
>

 
Unread 03-03-2008, 02:13 PM   #6
windmap
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Document and settings\Administrator folder missing

Contact E- Machine technical support .


"Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
news0116208-A0B4-47BA-89F0-F6A60CD2A426@microsoft.com...
> Here is my problem.. My PC has the pre-loaded XP and I donot have the
> actual
> XP disk.. All I have is the recovery DVD from the PC manufacturer
> (E-Machine)
> so cannot use the Repair option.. Only Option I have is to use the
> recovery
> disk to reformat the system & bring it back to the state that I bought the
> machine.. Not an option at this point as I don't want to reinstall all my
> programs.. Just curious.. My system works fine without the Administrator
> account.. So what will be the problem if I just leave it as it is ???
>
> "windmap" wrote:
>
>> Perform repair install to resolve the problem.
>>
>> "Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
>> news:2836048F-733C-4E67-8831-14BAE7179BB1@microsoft.com...
>> > The administartor folder in C:\Document and settings is missing. I
>> > checked
>> > the registry and it is no longer there.. Is there anyway I can get it
>> > back
>> > ?
>> > Currently I have two user accounts that has the administrator rights..
>> > In
>> > C:\Documents and setting folder, it only list the two user accounts, a
>> > default user folder and All User folder.. Any help on this ? OS is WIN
>> > XP
>> > SP2 Home.
>> >
>> > Thanks

>>
>>
>>



 
Unread 03-03-2008, 04:12 PM   #7
Nepatsfan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Document and settings\Administrator folder missing

If your computer is working fine, having the Administrator account active on
your system is not a critical issue. The account is there for emergency use. One
thing I would advise is to always have at least two accounts you've created on
your computer that are Computer Administrators. That way if one becomes corrupt,
you will, hopefully, still have the other one available.

Here's a test you can run in normal mode to check for the presence of the
Administrator account.

Go to Start -> Run and enter cmd.exe in the Open box.
This should open a command prompt window.
Enter the following command at the prompt and hit the Enter key.

net user

Is the Administrator account listed? If not, enter this command.

net user administrator

Look for a line that says Account active. It should say Yes. If it doesn't enter
the following command.

net user administrator /active:yes

Booting into Safe Mode should not be a problem as your other accounts would be
listed on the Welcome screen. If it's simply a matter of the folder being
deleted, it will be recreated when you log on to the Administrator account.

If none of these suggestions help resolve the problem, your only alternative may
be to reinstall Windows. Since you only have a Restore CD, I'd leave well enough
alone.

Good luck

Nepatsfan

"Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
news:221A2390-417E-4CF0-8AFD-21BA88DFC6AE@microsoft.com...
> Nepatsfan
>
> I have this folder before and I have logged in as administartor when I first
> got the PC.. I belived the registry cleaner problem that I ran sometimes ago
> has done something and deleted the registry and thus the folder.. I haven't
> try to boot in Safe mode yet as I worry the administartor option will n ot be
> there and I will be stucked..
>
>
> "Nepatsfan" wrote:
>
>> "Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
>> news:2836048F-733C-4E67-8831-14BAE7179BB1@microsoft.com...
>> > The administartor folder in C:\Document and settings is missing. I checked
>> > the registry and it is no longer there.. Is there anyway I can get it back
>> > ?
>> > Currently I have two user accounts that has the administrator rights.. In
>> > C:\Documents and setting folder, it only list the two user accounts, a
>> > default user folder and All User folder.. Any help on this ? OS is WIN XP
>> > SP2 Home.
>> >
>> > Thanks

>>
>>
>> There won't be a folder named Administrator in C:\Documents and Settings
>> until
>> you've logged on at least once with the built-in Administrator account. With
>> XP
>> Home, you would need to boot into Safe Mode by restarting the computer and
>> hitting the F8 key until the Window Advanced Options menu appears. You then
>> use
>> the arrow keys to select Safe Mode. The Administrator account should now be
>> visible on the Welcome screen.
>>
>> Good luck
>>
>> Nepatsfan
>>
>>
>>




 
Unread 03-03-2008, 11:14 PM   #8
Allen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Document and settings\Administrator folder missing

Never mind.. Ran the system in safe mode and the Administrator logon icon
showup. After I sign in using this Administrator sign-in and then reboot
back to normal startup, the Administrator folder now show up in c:\document
and settings.

"windmap" wrote:

> Contact E- Machine technical support .
>
>
> "Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
> news0116208-A0B4-47BA-89F0-F6A60CD2A426@microsoft.com...
> > Here is my problem.. My PC has the pre-loaded XP and I donot have the
> > actual
> > XP disk.. All I have is the recovery DVD from the PC manufacturer
> > (E-Machine)
> > so cannot use the Repair option.. Only Option I have is to use the
> > recovery
> > disk to reformat the system & bring it back to the state that I bought the
> > machine.. Not an option at this point as I don't want to reinstall all my
> > programs.. Just curious.. My system works fine without the Administrator
> > account.. So what will be the problem if I just leave it as it is ???
> >
> > "windmap" wrote:
> >
> >> Perform repair install to resolve the problem.
> >>
> >> "Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
> >> news:2836048F-733C-4E67-8831-14BAE7179BB1@microsoft.com...
> >> > The administartor folder in C:\Document and settings is missing. I
> >> > checked
> >> > the registry and it is no longer there.. Is there anyway I can get it
> >> > back
> >> > ?
> >> > Currently I have two user accounts that has the administrator rights..
> >> > In
> >> > C:\Documents and setting folder, it only list the two user accounts, a
> >> > default user folder and All User folder.. Any help on this ? OS is WIN
> >> > XP
> >> > SP2 Home.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>

 
Unread 04-03-2008, 12:12 AM   #9
Allen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Document and settings\Administrator folder missing

Thanks Nepatsan.. The folder now show up in c:\document and settings after I
did a safe mode startup and sign in using the administrator account. Yes, I
do have two user account setup which both have administrator rights.

"Nepatsfan" wrote:

> If your computer is working fine, having the Administrator account active on
> your system is not a critical issue. The account is there for emergency use. One
> thing I would advise is to always have at least two accounts you've created on
> your computer that are Computer Administrators. That way if one becomes corrupt,
> you will, hopefully, still have the other one available.
>
> Here's a test you can run in normal mode to check for the presence of the
> Administrator account.
>
> Go to Start -> Run and enter cmd.exe in the Open box.
> This should open a command prompt window.
> Enter the following command at the prompt and hit the Enter key.
>
> net user
>
> Is the Administrator account listed? If not, enter this command.
>
> net user administrator
>
> Look for a line that says Account active. It should say Yes. If it doesn't enter
> the following command.
>
> net user administrator /active:yes
>
> Booting into Safe Mode should not be a problem as your other accounts would be
> listed on the Welcome screen. If it's simply a matter of the folder being
> deleted, it will be recreated when you log on to the Administrator account.
>
> If none of these suggestions help resolve the problem, your only alternative may
> be to reinstall Windows. Since you only have a Restore CD, I'd leave well enough
> alone.
>
> Good luck
>
> Nepatsfan
>
> "Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
> news:221A2390-417E-4CF0-8AFD-21BA88DFC6AE@microsoft.com...
> > Nepatsfan
> >
> > I have this folder before and I have logged in as administartor when I first
> > got the PC.. I belived the registry cleaner problem that I ran sometimes ago
> > has done something and deleted the registry and thus the folder.. I haven't
> > try to boot in Safe mode yet as I worry the administartor option will n ot be
> > there and I will be stucked..
> >
> >
> > "Nepatsfan" wrote:
> >
> >> "Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
> >> news:2836048F-733C-4E67-8831-14BAE7179BB1@microsoft.com...
> >> > The administartor folder in C:\Document and settings is missing. I checked
> >> > the registry and it is no longer there.. Is there anyway I can get it back
> >> > ?
> >> > Currently I have two user accounts that has the administrator rights.. In
> >> > C:\Documents and setting folder, it only list the two user accounts, a
> >> > default user folder and All User folder.. Any help on this ? OS is WIN XP
> >> > SP2 Home.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks
> >>
> >>
> >> There won't be a folder named Administrator in C:\Documents and Settings
> >> until
> >> you've logged on at least once with the built-in Administrator account. With
> >> XP
> >> Home, you would need to boot into Safe Mode by restarting the computer and
> >> hitting the F8 key until the Window Advanced Options menu appears. You then
> >> use
> >> the arrow keys to select Safe Mode. The Administrator account should now be
> >> visible on the Welcome screen.
> >>
> >> Good luck
> >>
> >> Nepatsfan
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>
>

 
Unread 04-03-2008, 12:13 AM   #10
Nepatsfan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Document and settings\Administrator folder missing

You're welcome. Thanks for the update.

Nepatsfan

"Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
news:6424B70B-77F5-4F94-B9AC-33BC9B68067F@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Nepatsan.. The folder now show up in c:\document and settings after I
> did a safe mode startup and sign in using the administrator account. Yes, I
> do have two user account setup which both have administrator rights.
>
> "Nepatsfan" wrote:
>
>> If your computer is working fine, having the Administrator account active on
>> your system is not a critical issue. The account is there for emergency use.
>> One
>> thing I would advise is to always have at least two accounts you've created
>> on
>> your computer that are Computer Administrators. That way if one becomes
>> corrupt,
>> you will, hopefully, still have the other one available.
>>
>> Here's a test you can run in normal mode to check for the presence of the
>> Administrator account.
>>
>> Go to Start -> Run and enter cmd.exe in the Open box.
>> This should open a command prompt window.
>> Enter the following command at the prompt and hit the Enter key.
>>
>> net user
>>
>> Is the Administrator account listed? If not, enter this command.
>>
>> net user administrator
>>
>> Look for a line that says Account active. It should say Yes. If it doesn't
>> enter
>> the following command.
>>
>> net user administrator /active:yes
>>
>> Booting into Safe Mode should not be a problem as your other accounts would
>> be
>> listed on the Welcome screen. If it's simply a matter of the folder being
>> deleted, it will be recreated when you log on to the Administrator account.
>>
>> If none of these suggestions help resolve the problem, your only alternative
>> may
>> be to reinstall Windows. Since you only have a Restore CD, I'd leave well
>> enough
>> alone.
>>
>> Good luck
>>
>> Nepatsfan
>>
>> "Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
>> news:221A2390-417E-4CF0-8AFD-21BA88DFC6AE@microsoft.com...
>> > Nepatsfan
>> >
>> > I have this folder before and I have logged in as administartor when I
>> > first
>> > got the PC.. I belived the registry cleaner problem that I ran sometimes
>> > ago
>> > has done something and deleted the registry and thus the folder.. I haven't
>> > try to boot in Safe mode yet as I worry the administartor option will n ot
>> > be
>> > there and I will be stucked..
>> >
>> >
>> > "Nepatsfan" wrote:
>> >
>> >> "Allen" <cu389*************.(donotspam)> wrote in message
>> >> news:2836048F-733C-4E67-8831-14BAE7179BB1@microsoft.com...
>> >> > The administartor folder in C:\Document and settings is missing. I
>> >> > checked
>> >> > the registry and it is no longer there.. Is there anyway I can get it
>> >> > back
>> >> > ?
>> >> > Currently I have two user accounts that has the administrator rights..
>> >> > In
>> >> > C:\Documents and setting folder, it only list the two user accounts, a
>> >> > default user folder and All User folder.. Any help on this ? OS is WIN
>> >> > XP
>> >> > SP2 Home.
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> There won't be a folder named Administrator in C:\Documents and Settings
>> >> until
>> >> you've logged on at least once with the built-in Administrator account.
>> >> With
>> >> XP
>> >> Home, you would need to boot into Safe Mode by restarting the computer and
>> >> hitting the F8 key until the Window Advanced Options menu appears. You
>> >> then
>> >> use
>> >> the arrow keys to select Safe Mode. The Administrator account should now
>> >> be
>> >> visible on the Welcome screen.
>> >>
>> >> Good luck
>> >>
>> >> Nepatsfan
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>

>>
>>
>>
>>




 
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes



< Home - Windows Help - MS Office Help - Hardware Support >


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:22 AM.


vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO
Copyright © 2005-2013, TechTalkz.com. All Rights Reserved - Privacy Policy
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional