Got 2 accounts but can only access 1

kirillandy 46 Reputation points
2021-06-30T13:07:55.537+00:00

So I started using Microsoft Q and A sometime this year and I'm not exactly sure how, but I ended up with 2 accounts, one of which I can't access.
I used to ask my questions on the old forums, and at some point, when I tried to use them, I was re-directed here. My memory is a bit vague because it was quite a while ago, and I only noticed the problem now, so I apologize if my description of the events is not helpful...
When I was redirected, I believe I was requested to create an account, which I did. At one moment in time, I had to reset my password (because I don't log in frequently and I eventually downright forgot it...).

In the end, there are 2 user accounts, both of which belong to me: @kirillandy and @kirillandy . Right now I have access to 0739. I am absolutely positive that both of them are tied to the same e-mail address. This is because I only have 2: the first is recognized by Microsoft when I sign in, the second is not recognized as an existing address. Due to this, I believe that I can only access one of the two accounts. Is there any way for me to sort out this mess I caused? :(
To see an example of me posting from 2 accounts, see this thread

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  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2021-06-30T13:10:44.13+00:00

    The QnA profiles are linked one-to-one to a microsoft account. In order to use your other QnA profile you'll just need to sign on with the other microsoft account.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2021-06-30T13:37:54.053+00:00

    QnA profiles do not have a password. A QnA profile simply uses a microsoft account for the authentication process. If an account access problem then also try resetting via the account recovery form.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/account-billing/help-with-the-microsoft-account-recovery-form-b19c02d1-a782-dee6-93c3-dc8113b20c42

    The other profile only has one question asked about two weeks ago so maybe that helps to figure out the account used.

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