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Anonymous
May 25, 2004 11:48:55 PM

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i have deleted a user account without saving a couple of
files (dumb!) and i really need them back. is it possible
to recover them? please help!

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Anonymous
May 26, 2004 4:01:03 AM

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Unless you heeded the warning to backup the user account
files before deleting the actual user account, those files are
permanently deleted.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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"bsantra" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message:
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| i have deleted a user account without saving a couple of
| files (dumb!) and i really need them back. is it possible
| to recover them? please help!
Anonymous
May 26, 2004 10:30:33 AM

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Hi,

The process of deleting an account is irreversible, but you may be able to
recover the files with 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.collina.us/files/REST2514.htm

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Windows
Windows isn't rocket science! That's my other hobby!
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Win98 Help - www.rickrogers.org

"bsantra" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:126dd01c442cb$fcb8f2b0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
>i have deleted a user account without saving a couple of
> files (dumb!) and i really need them back. is it possible
> to recover them? please help!
!