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Is it at all possible for offline files/sync centre for the process to revert the file back to an old historic copy of the file from 4 years ago?

Our windows laptops have experienced problems with sync centre, but one user has found that a spreadsheet they use routinely is now referencing a file from 2011! is this even possible, or is it more than likely user error?

If its of any use, the servers are set-up in DFS, with 2 servers in the DFS setup. Its really weird as when the user clicks the link to their H drive (this lists the domain/username/directory - as opposed to a specific server in the DFS, they dont see the same files that they do when they map directly to their H drive on the servers in the DFS. Completely baffled. I trust they have been accessing this spreadsheet as it acts as like a timeline for their daily work activities.
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The user probably had conflicts/errors with in sync centre and 4 years later he tried to resolve it by over righting the wrong version. This would have happened recently..

Your best bet is to go through the previous versions of the file on the server (if its enabled) and look for the original file before it was overwritten.

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