recover user profile from local computer after server join

how do i recover user profile (my documents data) that did not migrate to server after connect client to domain?  Is it recoverable and how?
mgreeneIIAsked:
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KutyiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Logon to the domain with the user ID of the person you wish to recover the profile for.  This will create a profile based on the default profile.  Restart the PC.  Logon to the PC as an administrator, browse to C:\Documents and settings\Profile you wish to recover.  Make sure hidden files are shown.  Select all and copy.  Now browse to the folder with the new profile and paste over the existing profile.  Now logon as the user, everything should be there.
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bhnmiCommented:
Right click my computer>Properties>advanced>profiles
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zwseemmCommented:
The files will still be there if you haven't deleted them or the old profile.
c:\documents and settings\"old user name"\my documents
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bhnmiCommented:
It wont migrate the SID's by just copying and pasting, so apps like outlook and such will still need reconfigured.
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KutyiCommented:
I missed that email passwords will not migrate, but the remaining settings should be there.
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mgreeneIIAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I will try these this afternoon and let you know what works.

Thanks for the expeditious reply.


Maynard
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mgreeneIIAuthor Commented:
Thank You for your help.  I neglected to mention that the o/s was vista business.  So I had to use c:\users instead.   Everything else worked like you said.   It appears that when you join a domain and the wizard creates another pseudo domain with the local machine name in it. i.e " local machine\local user" as well as "server\user" there's no option to login as the original user without the qualification.

Great solution thanks.

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KutyiCommented:
Great, glad to help!
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