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email account deleted, no option to add new account?

Q: email account deleted, no option to add new account?

Something odd has just happened with my mail.
I previously had both the hotmail account and an MS Exchange work email account loaded onto the Win8 CP mail.
Now the exchange account has disappeared, and there is no longer a button anywhere to allow me to add the account back in.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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A: email account deleted, no option to add new account?

are u using the metro app? if that's the case;

in your Metro Mail App, open up the charms bar (win key+C) and go to settings or accounts, from there you can add new or delete...
Im not on my Win8 right now to post screenies, but I think u get the point.
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hiya folks

new here but hope i can get some help regarding a deleted email account .

i have been using windows live mail to access my ntl emails, for the last few days i couldn't access them, long story short i have now deleted my account by mistake, i added another account and made that the default one and the emails started to come through so i stupidly deleted the original one along with all the 'saved' emails in sub folders some important emails are now deleted is there any way i can recover the original account ?? i have tried a restore but that didn't help. i am running windows 10

thanks in advance

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Hi garrygy

It sounds like your Gmail account was created as an IMAP account. IMAP accounts mirror the servers, they do not actually download the messages onto your hard drive.
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A:I deleted my bt email account and have lost nearly all my contacts!

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 and been having problems with an old bt email account which I rarely use. I decided to delete it, but now find I have lost nearly all my contacts on my laptop. I reinstalled the bt account again successfully, but still can't find my contacts. your contacts were saved in this bt email account?
In mail app, go to email account settings - check if you have set your email to show contacts too
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.
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A:[SOLVED] Thunderbird email sending from deleted account


I'd start by setting the account up again from scratch using your same settings and possibly to double check, send an email from the g-mail web based mail. Let us know if it works or not.

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New here, so if I'm in the incorrect spot, please forgive me.

I've been sending mail on my thunderbird account (which I've had for years now) and was confused because of no replies to urgent mails. One sent to my hubby was questioned...why did I send it from our deleted business account?

OK....all my 'sent' messages are from me. But for some reason, even though I deleted the business account from Thunderbird MONTHS ago when our business was dissolved, the 'sent from' address is from the deleted account. MY account says it was sent from me, but the recipient has the deleted address listed as the sender.

HELP! I've changed nothing recently! And I can't even get to the old address on Thunderbird, but it is still active on the original G-mail for record keeping purposes only.

A:[SOLVED] Thunderbird email sending from deleted account?

Something that can be a little confusing about Thunderbird, is that the settings for outgoing mail servers is separate from incoming.

In the account settings for Thunderbird, at the bottom, should be something about SMTP or outgoing servers. I forget off the top of my head, and I'm at work where I'm stuck with Outlook. In any case, you need to go in there and make sure that the settings for the defunct business account are deleted, or at least not set as the default.
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A:Outlook 2016 Manual Email Account Setup, Office 365 option? & Crashes

Manual setup for accounts is absolutely unnecessary, Outlook 2016 does that automatically in a few seconds.

That being said, if you insist in doing it manually the correct option is Exchange ActiveSync. Office 365 option is for so called workplace email accounts, Azure AD / Office 365 for Business or Enterprise users. You select that option only if your organisation uses Office 365 and you want to set up your workplace email in Outlook 2016.

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A:Setting up Live email account 'destroyed' my local account

What exact steps did you take when creating the live account?

Was this a new account? or did you use the switch to a Microsoft account?

I could not tell you what happened.

I have several Local and Live accounts on my system for testing, and I do not have Live Essentials installed
All of my accounts work perfectly. And across PC's, as I have a desktop also setup with a couple of different and same accounts.

It is possible that Chrome caused an issue. and it is possible you need Live Essentials to use chrome properly. I don't know as I forbid Chrome being installed on any of my PC's.
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A:I seem to have deleted my administrator account

well click start > logout

at the welcome screen with username.. press ctrl+alt+del twice

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A System Restore to before the change would probably bring it back.
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A:I deleted my admin account

To make a new account with Administrative privileges:

> Reboot the computer
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A:Deleted Administrator Account

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A:I deleted the admin account.

Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt

I just installed windows on my new computer. (same as old computer, but with newer motherboard, but I decided to reformat, and do a clean install). Everything was fine for a couple days. I immediately disabled that annoying User thingy. The UAC?

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Nope. I restart it, and it's asking for a username/password. Which I had never created even for the "John" account.

Now what? whats the defualt username/password? I tried with nothing, and tried admin/admin with no luck.

Hi and welcome

Do you have a backup we can restore from?

do you have the win 7 dvd so we can do a repair install?

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let us know

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A:Local account deleted?

It sounds like you have converted your local account to a MS account. This doesn't delete the local account - it just gives you a different way of signing on.

For example if I had a local account called Fred with a password 12345 there would be a folder C:\Users\Fred

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Owner account deleted

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A:NT deleted my owner account?

Check here:

Event ID 630:

Event ID 637: or

Event ID 642:

Do you by chance have the administrator account renamed to something else?
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A:[HELP] Deleted user account

Hello, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Yes, you may still be able to restore it. Try this below to restore it:
Create a new administrator accountCopy the contents of the deleted account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders. This copy all of the deleted account's settings and shortcuts into the new account.If everything checks out ok, you can delete the deleted account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder.Hope this helps,
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I've had this issue with user accounts before, but never a admin account. I would be cautious about forcing more changes to it, since it was apparently the original root admin account, it could have information about your windows installation and some programs attached to it.

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A:Accidentally deleted account

You need to take posssesion of it since it is not recognizing your current User Name as having authority to access it.

In XP Pro you only neeed to right click on the directory and select the Security tab where you will find the option to add your user name to the permissions list.

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hello & welcome to TSF,

have you tried to go into (safe mode) by tapping (F8) as soon as you push the power button & creating a new account

or even useing the (last known good configuaration that worked ) by tapping (F8) and selecting it instead of (safe mode)

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Unfortunately the Hidden Admin Account needs the PW to install. The only thing I can think of is if you have the Windows 8 disc, get into the advanced boot options and try a System Restore.
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A system restore to a point before you deleted your account will be as good a place to start as any.

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A:User account was deleted

I have no idea what would disable your account.

If you did NOT add a password to the Administrator account then there is NONE, just hit the "Enter key" and the account should start up.

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A:Deleted Admin Account, help

OK, we at the forum will give all the help that we can. Its Christmas time, too, so I will treat you as well as I can
First try with the hidden administrator
of you can access it[2]=User Accounts
if not
Read this and understand before you try.
You will be installing another OS that will hopefully allow you access to the pics.
Try this also
Reset User Account Password
Not really meant for this situation, but you can try recuva.
I truly wish you my best.
Understand, after you get the pics a reinstall may be necessary. I know how bad you must feel, and Im sorry

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A:Deleted administrator account

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A:deleted admin account

Hi -

Boot into the Vista recovery partition (usually the F10 key during boot-up will invoke it) or use your Vista DVD to boot up and choose the selection for Windows System Restore.

Upon re-start see if the Administrator account is present.

Regards. . .


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Hello petitejete,

You will find many threads where this problem has occurred. The only way you can resolve this is to activate the hidden Administrator account and use it to create a new admin account on your system. This will then give you back the ability you had before. The only way you can do this is to run Option 4 in the following tutorial. You will need to use the Microsoft Tech Bench rather than the Media Creation Tool to download a Windows ISO that matches your current W10 version.

Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
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A:Windows deleted my user account

Welcome to the forum,

Here's a couple things to try,

System Restore

Repair Install

I was thinking about this,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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A:deleted admin account by mistake

Right click the My Computer icon and select manage.
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A:Deleted admin user account

It is against the policy of BleepingComputer to provide information on methods to reset or bypass the Administrator password. Though your question is most likely legitimate, there are others who may read this topic and use the information for less savory reasons. It is for these reasons we do not provide this type of information.If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a private message or an email. Thank you for your understanding.The weathermanBleepingComputer Forums ModeratorReference: BleepingComputer Board Rules
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A:Windows 8.1 Deleted My Local Account

There appears to be 2 questions here;
1.  Creating a local user account with administrator rights 
2.  Making the Desktop of this new account the same as the Live account
I have been experimenting with these questions and had no dificulty performing the functions.  I have Classc Shell, which allows me to move around the PC very easily, and I have not installed the latest MS Important updates (39) since February.  These are not critical updates, so I chose to ignore them.  This lack of similarity between our PCs may make a difference.
I will assume that you do not have Classic Shell installed and proceed from that point.
Boot your PC using the account with Administrator rights.
Press the windows Key + C to display the Charms Bar on the right side
Select Search, make 'everywhere' the default, in the window type 'user acounts'
From the menu select 'add, delete and manage other user accounts'
From the menu select 'Add an Account'
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From the new window select 'Local Account'
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Select 'Next'
From the new window select 'Finish'
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Press Windows key + C to display the Charms Bar
Select Search and type 'User Accounts'
Select 'User Accounts'
From the new window select 'Manage another account'
Click on the account you just created
In the new window select 'Change the account type'
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I did not mean to treat you as a newbie. I realize that you are able to set up and change account types, but I tried to make the process very basic. You may take other ways to achieve the same results.
Log out from your Administrator account and log in with the new Guest account that you just created. What displays?  This will determine the next steps.
Post back please.
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If the account was deleted after the 3 day-old system resore point was created, possibly so -

Regards. . .


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A:I deleted my profile account on my computer what do I do?

Originally Posted by Nion

I deleted my account on accident and now my start button won't work. How do I restore it? And I just updated it to window 10 yesterday and today it said that I was logged in as a temporary account so I tried fixing it but deleted my account what to do? I think I deleted my administrator account.

Hi Nion and welcome to Tenforums.

You could try enabling the built-in administrator account in W10, and then creating a new account for yourself once in it.
Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums