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#1 Karma77


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:34 AM

I copied a former employee's profile (C:Users/) to our file server. I double checked after it copied and everything was there. For example, My Documents, Desktop, etc. I checked today and everything is missing, but it's the same size as when it copied over. Now I see folders like .gma, .swt, app data, etc. I see no desktop folder or my documents. 


Can anyone assist?

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#2 Go The Power

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 02:16 AM


Do you have previous versions enabled?

You can also try takeing ownership of the folder all of the sub folders, then give your self view access. This may just be a permission issue.

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:13 AM

Were these the employee's personal files or just those having to do with employment, in like a BYOD setting? 




For example, My Documents, Desktop, etc.


Would be Personal Documents. Work Documents would be in an entirely different folder (or should be). 


We had BYOD where I was last employed, but the IT Team would only copy documents that were pertaining to employment & that only. and they assisted me in the creation of a separate partition for these files. This way, my personal files remained mine, and the work documents could be audited at random w/o risking my privacy. 



Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 

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