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Where can i find a deleted profile?

I have a user who deleted their profile.  They went to mycomputer properties, advanced, then user profiles and deleted it from there.  Does anyone know where i can recover it from?
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pacair
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and235100Commented:
http://www.stellarinfo.com/disk-recovery.htm is a good product.
Even with this, it is very unlikely that you can recover an entire profile intact - at least it would need a lot of work.
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and235100Commented:
http://www.active-undelete.com/ is a good recovery tool as well.
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KCTSCommented:
Its not actually kept anywhere - not put in the recycle bin for example - so your only option would be to use a tool like and235100 describes.
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pacairAuthor Commented:
I used the tool active undelete and there weren't any profiles there?  I saw a folder which represented a SID, but i couldnt find any documents.
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and235100Commented:
Yes, well file/folder recoveries are rarely without incident.
If you had used the drive for a while after the (accidental) deleteion - then the chances are that the data has been overwritten.
Normally, the advice is - as soon as you delete something, remove the disk - so no further read/writes can occur - then mount it read-only - and see what you can recover.
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pacairAuthor Commented:
The files were deleted a few days ago, and I saw folders there that dated back at least six or seven months.  However, I can't find the desktop.  Well, when I recovered a profile, there were items that were recovered as .TMP files, which i am unsure how to restore.
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and235100Commented:
.TMP files could be whole files - or fragments - it is unlikely that you can find out if these are real files marked with a .tmp extension - most likely - they are just temp files...
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ChiefITCommented:
You didn't by chance have a backup of the system or a roaming profile setup?
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