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Manuel Criado
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Message 1103224 - Posted: 4 May 2011, 9:42:10 UTC

Hello all! fisrt...sorry for my bad english!

My question is... i have and old account since 1999 http://es.boincstats.com/stats/user_graph.php?pr=sah&id=182806

But i dont use it since 2005 aprox... now i want to restart using boinc and i want to keep my old stats (i was 1015 in rank when i start :D ) but i dont remember what email is that account vinculed to!

Can anyone help me?

I try to claim it by http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_classic_link.php and trying all the emails i remember... but always reach to a error page...

Thanks a lot!

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Message 1103233 - Posted: 4 May 2011, 10:17:52 UTC - in response to Message 1103224.
Last modified: 4 May 2011, 11:08:24 UTC


Unfortunately this link do not work as it should for at least a few months:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_classic_link.php

Try this:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/get_passwd.php

Enter every of yours valid (still working) email addresses - if there is account using this email address you will receive letter with link to enter the account.


Your old (24 May 1999) account is this:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=182806

Do you still own the Hard Disk from this computer?:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=1018784

(It is possible for you to find on it the file account_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml (search the entire disk)
in which file you will find the <authenticator> as described in "Forgot your account info?" link above, 2) ...

You need the <authenticator> from your old computer (which is "the key" to the old (1999) account).

Your current computer will have a new <authenticator> which will just enter your current account.
(but since you still do not have any computer attached to your new/current SETI@home account there is no account_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml file on the computer you are using now (you don't need this "new" file even if it existed))

If you have the habit to copy/backup all the data from the old HDD to the new HDD (when upgrading computers) you may find this old file even on your newer hard disks.

NEVER post (reveal) your <authenticator> or password - some bad guy can steal your account!
)


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Message 1103237 - Posted: 4 May 2011, 10:22:59 UTC - in response to Message 1103224.
Last modified: 4 May 2011, 10:24:36 UTC

If this is your old account, then you have already connected your SETI-classic account to that BOINC account.

To reactivate the BOINC account you have to log out from your new account and try to log into you old account. For that, you need to know the old email address and password - or you need a backup copy of the old BOINC directory, to retreive the <authenticator> from the account_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml file.

Gruß,
Gundolf
[edit]Okay, BilBg was five minutes faster ;-)[/edit]
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Message 1103426 - Posted: 5 May 2011, 2:47:48 UTC - in response to Message 1103237.

If this is your old account, then you have already connected your SETI-classic account to that BOINC account.

To reactivate the BOINC account you have to log out from your new account and try to log into you old account. For that, you need to know the old email address and password - or you need a backup copy of the old BOINC directory, to retreive the <authenticator> from the account_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml file.

Gruß,
Gundolf
[edit]Okay, BilBg was five minutes faster ;-)[/edit]

If you know the email address, you can get the authenticator emailed to you.
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