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By sarrels ·
I am running winnt 4.0 (PDC & BDC) servers, win9x workstations with tcp/ip. Two students at different times had their workstation crash, reboot it and log back into server and their home directory folder is gone. I have done a search and it is nowhere to be found.

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by strong002 In reply to disappearing folders

I really do not think that the workstation crash could have killed the home drive. Be sure that you check the permissions on the Home drives and make sure other students can not get to them.

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by sarrels In reply to disappearing folders

The home directory/folder has been setup that only each individual has access to their own and no one elses.

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by madsg In reply to disappearing folders

Check to se if the win9x workstations is realy logging on to the domain, and not just a workgroup. if they?re only logging on to a workgroup they won?t get their homefolder.

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Mads

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by sarrels In reply to disappearing folders

The administrator has done a complete search of the server and the folder is gone.

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by madsg In reply to disappearing folders

AHA!
If the folders are gone, you have to delete the user and then create him (them) again remembering to use the %username% in the homefolder option in usermanager for domain.
Or you could create one yourself remembering that you have to give theuser right to take ownership of the folder, or else it is the admin who owns the folder, and don?t forget to white the right path in usermanager for domain.
The homefolders isn?t comming back when a user is logging on, after it has disapeart.

I think this is not the answer you want, because you would like to get the old folders back, and you can if you have them on backup!

Best regards
Mads

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by sarrels In reply to disappearing folders

Thanks for trying Mads but my problem isn't recreating them. It is getting their assignments back that were in their folders in the first place. And with Win nt if you delete someone and add them back, it is a whole new folder and you can never get the old folder back that had the students original work in it. I guess I really need to know if this is happening to anyone else and to keep it from happening again. This had never happened before and as of January has happened three times I amtold. And one student said that her folder came back (scary!). I also have Nortons Anti Virus running on the server for at least a year with current updates.

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