Recovering offline files and folder from CSC on the client side when the server share has been lost
Posted on 2008-09-29
We have the following problem:
All our users (300+) were configured with off-line files and folder redirection for My Documents and Desktop to our File Server A. This server (A) was taken off-line for maintenance on a weekend but ended up loosing its RAID configuration and all the data on it. Then the server was reconstructed, but the backup holding a copy of the user files was corrupted. So when the server A went back into production on Monday, the users folders on the server side were empty, but supposedly there was a copy on each client computer (the off-line copies). But unfortunately the folders My Documents and Desktop on the client side were emptied as well and no synchronisation had occurred in the direction CLIENT > SERVER...so we ended up with empty folders on both sides.
Our question is: is it possible to recover the users files from the Windows XP's Database that holds the data regarding off-line files and how? (i.e. the CSC database at the %systemroot%\CSC directory).
Thanks in advance,