How do I recover c:\users from VSS previous versions ?

I'm having an issue in which I'd like to restore some folders from c:\users which are in VSS "previous versions".

I believe the intended files are there but I can't seem to be authorized to access them, despite being the local and domain admin of the win7 pro machine. These are files from a user that has departed the company (ie. I can't just "log" into the domain as the user).

Any idea / suggestion most welcome
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Alexandre TakacsCTOAsked:
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Cris HannaCommented:
Have you tried taking ownership of the c:\users folder and all sub folders?
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Alexandre TakacsCTOAuthor Commented:
Just did - doesn't help.

The error message is that I do not have the right to access folder \\localhost\C$\@GMT-<time stamp>\Users\username - ie. the source directory
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Cris HannaCommented:
These files are on the workstation or the server??
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Alexandre TakacsCTOAuthor Commented:
Local machine
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Alexandre TakacsCTOAuthor Commented:
Ok - fond the solution.

You have to use the _local_ admin ( not the domain admin). That allowed me access to the VSS files
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Cris HannaCommented:
In your original post you indicated that you had tried this with the local admin account without success
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Alexandre TakacsCTOAuthor Commented:
sorry I have to rephrase this...

I had tried a logged in user local and domain admin - the trick was to take ownership of the c:\users folder as the local admin and then I managed to restore being logged as local admin.

For some reason domain admin can not perform this.
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Alexandre TakacsCTOAuthor Commented:
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