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Dumb Mistake with Shadow Copy on SBS 2003

By AndeAnderson ·
I made a really dumb mistake the other week. During a scheduled maintenance procedure I noticed two users with a lot of MP3s in their "My Documents" folders on the Server.

Without thinking, I guess I am still in the NT 4.0 Admin Mode, I immediately deleted the MP3s from the server.

A couple of days later I realized my error when I tried to empty the Recycle Bin. I could not empty or remove the files. I could not even restore them because the Shadow Copy had already re-synchronized with the users "My Documents" and put fresh copies back onto the server.

The second time around I took the MP3s off of the workstations. But, I now have one user who is being told that his "My Documents" is "Read Only" and I still have these orphaned MP3s stuck in my servers Recycle Bin.

Even as Administrator I have been unable to clear out or take ownership of the MP3s, I receive the error message that I do not have the permissions to do anything with them. And, I do not know how I am going to correct the User's "Read Only" problem, short of Deleting the User and then recreating them.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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