Lost data after deleting 'unknown' profiles. Need to retrieve it from System Restore
Posted on 2006-07-10
I have Windows-XP Professional.
To cleanup my PC, I removed few user profiles from my PC (using 'My Computer' --> Properties --> Advanced --> User Profiles - Settings (i.e. Desktop settings related to your logon) option.
There were few profiles with name 'unknown'. I deleted them using the 'Delete' button on the 'User Profiles' screen.
Eventhough, I did not delete my currently logged-on profile, it deleted the data from desktop of my currently logged-on profile.
Unfortunately, I had stored important data on my Desktop. It got vanished somehow.
Can anybody help me to retrive it?
I had System Restore enabled all the time in past.
When I try to restore my last month's restore point, it gives an error "it can not restore to that restore point"
Then, I have very old restore point that I do not want to restore because there were few change made by our system administrator regarding Domain change etc..
Is there anyway I can view/extract my lost data from System Restore (i.e. "System Volume Information" folder)?
Any utility or something will greatly help..
Thanks in advance.
Also, would my Desktop content go to System Restore when I deleted user Profile?