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Posted on 2004-09-22
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I'm hoping you guys can help me out with a little puzzle I've got.  We had an enduser who's hard drive crashed in a very unfriendly way.  After sending the disk out for disaster recovery, I've got back the data that could be recovered off of the drive.  One of the critical pieces of data I need to restore are the 2+ weeks of work that the user did while offsite.  The C:\winnt\csc folder is present, but I am not certain how to go about retrieving these files.  Any ideas?
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Can we assume that the user put the folder in a "network" folder that was offline?
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the network folder still lives online and has the files he had sync'd locally, but it is missing the 2 weeks of work he did on his local copies of said folders.  The drive I received back from disaster recovery is NOT bootable, so I do not have the option of just bringing up his system with this old drive in attempts to recover these files.

I've mounted the drive in another system so that he can pull files from other locations that he needs (bookmarks, address books, etc), but still am not certain how best to access the files in c:\winnt\csc.  

Hope that clears it up.
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by:Altarum
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Finally found a solution to this.  In order to restore the files, I had to browse to the c:\winnt\csc directory.  Within the folders in this directory, there were files that the system could not identify.  By opening these files and doing a "Save As..." we were able to recover the files in their original format.  I highly suggest using a tool such as Quick View (http://www.avantstar.com/intradoc-cgi/idc_cgi_isapi.dll?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&ssDocName=QuickViewPlusOverview).  This made it much easier to figure out what the original file formats were in and even allowed copying of the files.
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