user account files

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i have just deleted a user account and but also deleted the document files
that belonged to it
help!!!
i need them
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi,

    That's why you get an option to keep their folders before deleting the
    account. To try and retrieve your deleted files, you would want to use an
    undelete utility. These are commonly available for free, and work on the
    premise that the space the file formerly occupied has not been overwritten
    with new data yet. Once that has occured, recovery requires more extensive
    (and expensive) work with dedicated forensic tools by someone who knows what
    they are doing.

    This one here works quite well for basic file recovery:
    http://www.all-freeware.com/gu4.htm

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    Best of Luck,

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    "dubbo" <dubbo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:83EFF383-67AC-4D26-9D4D-39D50C8EC6CE@microsoft.com...
    >i have just deleted a user account and but also deleted the document files
    > that belonged to it
    > help!!!
    > i need them
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    "dubbo" <dubbo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >i have just deleted a user account and but also deleted the document files
    >that belonged to it

    See "User Data Is Missing After You Delete a User Account"
    (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=313877).

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