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Restoring lost profile on multiple user CPU

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#1 uziyah


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:57 AM

I have done it again. We have 5 users on our nearly 10 year old Dell, XP Pro, SP3, IE8 and I have dumped a user profile with all of Outlooks contents. Grey Wolf helped me years ago when I encountered a similar brain outage. How can I restore the profile and the .pst file for this user? I have rebooted and totally turned off the CPU numerous times and the log on goes to the default profile. From start, explore, I can locate and open that users desktop and all its files from the missing profile. Documents are intact as well...HELP from a techie to a slow thinker please...uziyah

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:01 PM

Hi -
This May or May Not help you - Only certain data can be recovered with this recovery program. - Others may have better advice to follow -

Recuva Accidentally deleted an important file? Lost something important when your ...
Recuva recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin
http://www.piriform.com/recuva/download < Download link
Download And Information Site for full information and FAQs

Regards -

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:29 AM

For the record...

All of your previous topics...involve malware...and I find no record of a Grey Wolf member.

So your reference to whatever took place in the past...is likely to be a malware situation or something resolved at another website.


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:37 AM

2 suggestions:

1) System Restore to a time just before the issue presented itself. Start menu/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore.

2) Create a NEW user account and move or copy/paste the files to the new account.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 02 August 2012 - 07:39 AM.

#5 uziyah

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:19 AM

Thanks to all for the recommendations and the info...Recuva did not help...system restore is turned off...will cut and paste...thanks again...uziyah

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