Talk:Lost user names (MLS)
Are Options B & C obsolete?
Option B and Option C in this article I think are outdated. If the clerk follows these instructions there is a good chance they will loose financial data in MLS by restoring an older backup. Option A is the best way to make this fix and works the majority of the time. Option A also keeps all the financial data current. I think it would be best to delete both B & C. If not, we need to add some kind of a disclaimer stating that Option A is the best practice and data loss is possible with B & C. (Levi 17:15, 22 April 2009 (UTC))
- I put a note at the beginning of Option A to try to encourage people to use that option first. We could strengthen that encouragement and also strengthen the warning at the beginning of Option C and add one to Option B. If Option A works all the time and there is no need for Option B or C, then I could certainly support removing those last two options. But if option A only works "the majority of the time," then it seems that there is still room for B & C in some cases. -- Aebrown 00:02, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
Proper usage of "user name"
Also, Should "Username" be one word or two? If I do a search for "Lost Usernames" this page will not come up. This page also shows both "User Name" and "username." (Levi 17:15, 22 April 2009 (UTC))
- According to the Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications we should use two words unless describing a label in the user interface. If the user interface uses username, use the one-word form only to describe the interface element. For example, In the Username box, enter your user name. We should be consistent. I suggest we follow the style guide and use user name. Petersenga 17:25, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
Concern that clerks will not find this page
I think it's important to follow the style guide. I agree with the proper usage of "user name." My only concern is that this article will do no good if clerks can't find it. If a search is done for "lost usernames" this page will not show in the results. Others I've talked to also use "username" as one word. Is there a way to add additional key words to a page to make it easier to find? Or can we make another page to redirect clerks that search with "username?" Levi 16:20, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
This web page needs to be updated for Windows 7
I was trying to follow the directions, and in Windows 7 the data seems to be stored in C:\Users or C:\ProgramData not in Documents and Settings. There may be other pages that need to be updated as well. -- Russellh 13:07, 10 July 2012 (PDT)