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Identity switch cancelled

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by rhonsin, Jan 19, 2002.

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  1. rhonsin

    rhonsin Thread Starter

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    I had to reformat the other day and now I keep getting an "Identity Switch Cancelled" message when I try to open Outlook Express. I haven't been able to get into it since I reformatted, so I can't figure why it has that message. I am using Win 2000, Any ideas? Please.....

    Identity switch cancelled
    The current identity could not be changed because one of the applications was unable to switch. Close any open dialog boxes in other applications before trying again.
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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  3. rhonsin

    rhonsin Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help, Eddie! I have to work myself up to mess with the registry! I'm not that confident in my abilities! :D
     
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  5. rhonsin

    rhonsin Thread Starter

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    I was unable to get the registry fix to work. So just for a long shot I right clicked on the OE shortcut and went into properties. In the shortcut tab I checked the box for "Run as different user." This enabled me to open the program with a sign in box, all I do is hit ok without entering a password.

    Thanks Eddie for your help, I may need it again sometime. ;)
     
  6. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Okay Dokay

    Glad its working

    eddie
     
  7. FlaFoci

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    We also fixed it by signing he on as Administrator.:D
     
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