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Offline Files was turned off. Files Gone?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by idsewing, Aug 31, 2012.

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  1. idsewing

    idsewing Thread Starter

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    I had a home user come to the office and she was having trouble getting on our network. I turned off off-line files because she doesn't need to sync files to the office on this computer when she comes in anymore on that computer.

    Come to find out she was storing all her personal files on the offline drive that we create for each individual here and set it up as offline so files are backed up here in the office.

    I have told her to turn off her laptop and do nothing else on it until I look at it. Is there a way to get all those files back that went away when I turned off the offline files? I don't want to do anything until I am sure I make the best move knowing that once those deleted files are overwritten on the hard drive they may still be recoverable in some way.

    Please let me know if there is anything I can do to get these files back on her hard drive. Just to be clear they were all on the offline folder of a network drive. I turned off off-line files and they were never syncronized up to the server before I did it.


    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. batscrptmod200

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    Plug hdd into other pc check it then if not there do file recovery
     
  3. idsewing

    idsewing Thread Starter

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    I am not sure what you mean. The PC works fine I just turned off the offline files. If I turn them back on will the stuff that used to be stored there come back? There has been little or no activity on the computer since I turned offline files off.
     
  4. batscrptmod200

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    Cant you just put those files in your network so when you turn it back on it syncs and pc and network copies are exactly the same what I meant was copy her files on that laptop to removable storage then copy to network as suggested in this post
     
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