Multiple Cloned OS Deleted Account On Another Drive
Currently have three hard drives in my laptop.
Intel SSD, main drive used
Western Digital, "new" OS cloned drive
Seagate storage drive
The Seagate can be ignored for the most part. It simply sits there in one partition to soak up data as needed.
The Intel is my primary drive, but I am looking to move it to a new laptop in the next day or two so I cloned it to the Western Digital.
I then restarted and booted in the Western Digital, verifying as such via Disk Management Toolkit in Windows. From there I deleted my user account and started deleting sensitiive data so it could be zero'd in the next few days.
I decided to go back to the SSD to move some digital paperwork around and check emails [since I already deleted my user account and was using a new admin account from the Western Digital HDD Windows install].
When I boot back into the Intel SSD, I see it take me to the login page with my user name. Must have worked I think...I then type in my password, only to see it say "Preparing desktop..."
Hmmm, that's odd. Even more odd, it takes me to a fresh desktop with no software, no data, nothing...a totally new install even though I logged in with my user account picture, user name, and user password from before.
Looking around through the various drives, I see that my old user account data still exists on the Western Digital Drive. It is nowhere to be found, and only a public folder is found in its place, on the Intel SSD. Odd, so I reboot and run from the Western Digital drive thinking I can log in there and get my data. The Western Digital though does not allow me to log in to any account other than the new admin one I created to sell the laptop.
Rather frustrating more than anything....anyone know what happened? I somehow managed to boot into drive 2 (cloned from 1), and select delete user account, yet delete an account on drive 1.