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Solved: Recover User + Documents?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Forbidden5, Apr 9, 2008.

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  1. Forbidden5

    Forbidden5 Thread Starter

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    Oh no, Oh no, Oh no!
    I accidentally deleted the wrong user, and i lost all of their files along with it, and I need it back really badly.

    Is there any way to recover it? Please say there is X_X
     
  2. Wanderer2

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    All depends on what you did.

    Did you go to their Settings and Documents folders and deleted them? If not the files are still there. You just have to be admin logged on to access them.

    You would create a new user. You would copy the contents of the old users settings and documents to the new users settings and docs folders. Assign the new user ownership of the files and you are done.

    If you deleted the settings and docs folder just go to your backup and restore. Then follow the procedure above.
     
  3. Forbidden5

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    No.. I removed the User.. and deleted the files..
     
  4. Wanderer2

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    That is why you have backups. No backup = no recovery
     
  5. Forbidden5

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    Are you serious X.x..
    and a backup would be like an external hard drive or something like that :[
     
  6. Wanderer2

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    Backup could go to any media. Tape, disk, usb stick whatever. Backup could be just a copy of files or using ntbackup.

    You may have a slim chance of recovery using a file/folder undelete program but you would need to get everyone off the server asap as every moment means more of those "deleted" files are overwritten with live ones.
     
  7. Forbidden5

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    Uhg, I tried Windows UnDelete, but I couldn't find it D:..
    This isn't good :/.. I really needed all that data.
    Craaap.
     
  8. Wanderer2

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    sorry to hear that though you have a much bigger problem with no backups taking place. Imagine if you lost ALL users data...
     
  9. Forbidden5

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    Yeah.. Oh well.. Thanks for trying though. Appreciate it.
     
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