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oops! now what?

By ITgirli ·
Okay. I had to install something on a user's computer running XP. It worked when I was logged in as administrator on the local machine (can only install if admin), however, it would not work under the user's profile. It would come up and hang. I thought it was a profile issue and wanted to **** away the profile on the local machine and pull it fresh from the server. Most people have been made aware by management that you should store all documents on the network drives rather than the "my documents" on the hard drive. This user was not informed. I guessed as much and asked her if she had anything in her personal folders or stored on the hard drive that she needed to move onto the network drive. She said that she didn't. I blew away the profile and got the fresh one. Not only did the software I was installing not work, but this morning she wanted to know where all her documents went. I did a system restore to the point before I deleted her profile and installed the software. It brought back her folders, however none of the documents made it back. So aside from the ever annoying problem of end users, does anyone have any ideas of how to get back the documents?

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Does your server not sae deleted files?

by Oz_Media In reply to oops! now what?

I work with Netwaer so excuse my MS ignorance on this issue.

With netware servers, when a user deletes a document it is still held by the server until the system is purged. I can recover documents users delete by search ing by user and date, the iles names ar etoo obscure but name ad date works.

I don't know if thie is an option available to you or not, but that's what you get for your nickle in Canada.

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Or for a dime

by Oz_Media In reply to Does your server not sae ...

I would even double check my typos !

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by ITgirli In reply to Does your server not sae ...

do you think the server would hold onto it if it was deleted from the hard drive on the local computer? I'm not sure if the server would. I would rather not have to dive into the back ups if there is another way.

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by Oz_Media In reply to umm...

as i said I am not too sure about MS, but IF connected to th network in Novell, ant files deleted by users whether on local or network drives are not actually deleted.

Novell provides a tool that opens the archive so no backup tapes are needed, you just recover from the RED N in the tool tray.

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Oops! Now what

by SysAdminTech In reply to umm...

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thank you.

by ITgirli In reply to Oops! Now what

I hope it works.

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by voldar In reply to oops! now what?

First things first ... if you deleted the files, hopefully if using an undelete special program, you'll manage to recover them. Check the internet, there are some good programs to meet your needs (o&o unerase and so on).
And now, for being an administrator, if a program/software works under the administrator profile but not under a user profile, well .. guess what? That means that maybe the user needs special rights to run it too (like being a power user). Don't you ever hurry up to erase things, you'll have a lot more problems after. You say also about "My documents" folder, a good administrator would redirect this folder to a server share, so that everything is kept and backed up on a regulary basis, and the user is not even aware of this change. But .. well .. what do I know about Windows networks?

And Oz .. nice try about NetWare .. but as I always said, there is not the program or OS itself that do the mess in a network, but the administrators of that network.
Long live the knowledge!

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Vlad how ya been man!

by Oz_Media In reply to Auch

Hey good to see you're still around. I suppose all the political rants don't tickle your fancy,

As for Netware, well...some people just don't get it, do they?

Have a good one,

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Heya Oz

by voldar In reply to Vlad how ya been man!

Well, yep, you are right. I have not many knowledges about politics .. this is why I just read the threads and not responding to.
But someday I will grow up and I will start writting also

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Actually I thought it was the other way around

by Oz_Media In reply to Heya Oz

NOBODY here really knows anything about current politics other than what they have been told by the sources they trust, the truth wil appar i th future as always.

I just figured you wouldn't stoop so low and reduce yourself to TRYING to discuss politics here.

Nice to see you're still around though, I always enjoyed your comments.

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