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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 24-Apr-18 10:25:23
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Win10 Password


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I have an occasional user of a PC - and the password has been forgotten. Many options have been tried but to no avail.

As an Administrator, I can reset the password, however there is a warning that data may be deleted. Reading further suggests that only some - encrypted and password data will be.

Does anyone have experience or certain knowledge about what will or will not be deleted? There are no encrypted files - as I understand and loss of passwords used in the browser is not an issue. It is mainly any documents, images or mail files that will need to be preserved.


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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 24-Apr-18 19:51:30
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Re: Win10 Password


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Only files encrypted by EFS will be deleted and other random things which are generally insignificant. To be on the safe side you can take a copy of the C:\Users\<TheUserInQuestion> folder prior to resetting the password.

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Standard User ian007jen
(experienced) Fri 27-Apr-18 20:36:06
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Re: Win10 Password


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if you are techy...search for "sticky keys admin hack"


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