Redirected My Documents disappeared?
Posted on 2006-07-18
Hi - I have an odd situation, and I'mnot sure what the cause is: I use folder redirection in my 2003/xp network, and one of my users recently reported an issue where *ALL* of their data "disappeared". This is all data that's stored within the "My Documents" folder, which is redirected onto the server. I have just had a look in there, and there's nothing except for the default my ebooks, my pics & my music folders. Nothing else! And this user insists that there was a whole load of data in there, hundreds of files & folders... They haven't logged in for about 2 weeks, and now all the data seems to be gone!
The only thing I can think is that the person logged into a different computer somewhere, and the contents of that (empty) My Documents was written to the server... possible? If so, what can I do to prevent this happening, and try to recover the data. Shadow copy is off on that volume, and my backup doesn't go back to a point where there was data in there...