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access snapsnots of the c:\windows\csc directory on windows 7

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We have accidently deleted a users profile befoer realising they had un-sync'd offline files

Have tried loooking in the CSC Directory (C:\Windows\CSC) but the offline files are no longer there (must be linkd to the profile and therefore deleted when removed the users profile)

There does seem to be 'Snapshots' of the CSC directoy which go back over a week, but when we try to 'Open' the Snapshot to view it's contents receive a permissons error (see attachment)

Can't seem to find a way of changing permissons on these snapshots to be able to view contents (through the GUI anyway)

Anyone have any ideas?

Or any ways of recovering this users offline files?!

Any help greatly appreciated!


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Question by:MOSADMIN
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by:Stelian Stan
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You have to change the ownership of that folder.
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To change ownership, right-click any file or folder, select Properties, and go to Security tab. Now click the Advanced button(shown in the screenshot below).

Next, you need to go to Owner tab and hit the Edit button. Then in the new dialog window choose the new owner and then click OK.
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by:Stelian Stan
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Sorry I forget about the second image
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by:MOSADMIN
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Hi, thanks for the comments.....

Taking ownership of the folder is fine for gaining access to that CSC folder through Windows Explorer and works perfectly, but it has no effect when trying to gain access to the Previosu Versions of the CSC folder (and sub-folders)

It's accesing the SnapShots (Previous Versions) which is causing us a problem!

Thanks
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by:Flyy1
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Any updates on this one?
I am stuck in the same place.
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by:kyndl
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I am stuck as well. Trying to take ownership of previous version of CSC folder to restore.
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by:meepmaker
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Hi Flyy1 & kyndl - are you guys any further forward in taking ownership of the CSC previous versions?  It's easy to take ownership of the current CSC, but previous ones I'm getting nowhere.  I've tried using the takeown command line using a combination of switches, but in each case I'm not allowed to take ownership.  Btw, I'm domain admin & the domain admin group is a member of the local admin group on the WIn7 workstation in question.
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