Deleted Profile-Recover My Documents Folder

dennis

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We deleted a user profile to try to fix a problem. The associated My
Documents folder was subsequently deleted when the profile was deleted.
Anyway to get the folder back?
 
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Dennis wrote:
> We deleted a user profile to try to fix a problem. The associated My
> Documents folder was subsequently deleted when the profile was
> deleted. Anyway to get the folder back?

Try www.undelete.com or another such product, but try it *soon*.

Note - you really should consider redirecting users' "My Documents" to
somewhere other than the profile folder. If it's a standalone system, create
c:\data or something, and in the properties of My Docs on the desktop,
change it to that target. When profiles get corrupt, it's nice to be able to
delete them & recreate them without worrying about losing data...

If you're on a network, use a network path for My Documents, such as the
user's home directory. If you're on a domain, easiest to do this through
group policies.