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I have loaded FC3 and have been using for a couple of days. A day ago my userid and/or p/w were not recognized. I am able to sign in as ...
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    I have loaded FC3 and have been using for a couple of days.
    A day ago my userid and/or p/w were not recognized.
    I am able to sign in as 'root'.
    I have a couple programs that I would like to get to so I need to sign in as my original userid to get to these.
    Is there any way to get back so that I can log on as my old userid to get to these programs?
    TIA
    Jack

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    Root can access everything, so you can retreive those files as root.
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    Yes, that's right. If you know the user's home directory, you can access any data present in that folder.

    If you need to view the user information, you can try using commands like finger.

    You can also try using the RedHat User configuration tool. It will show you the users on the system. You can change the password and continue using the user account that was previously used.

    Check under K->System Settings-> Users and Groups

    This should help I guess.

    Please keep me posted and let me know if I have misunderstood anything here.

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