Domino Server -Deleted users

I had this question after viewing Accidentally  deleted several users.

I have a problem, I have deleted the users out of Domino. Now I need to restore, I have restored their nsf file, but is there something I can do to restore the user back again or do I need to create a new user and somehow get them to access this .nsf file ?
Patricia MalherbeIT ManagerAsked:
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
I can only hope that you have a backup of your names.nsf file that contains the deleted users. Then you can just copy/paste the original Person documents back into the current names.nsf. Otherwise I wouldn't know how to restore the original documents.

If the users still have their valid ID files, they should be able to access their mail databases. Maybe you can re-create those users and set the security information in the newly created Person document to information contained in the existing ID files.

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Patricia MalherbeIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you Sjef appreciate your help, my knowledge is rather limited as far as Domino goes. Yes I do fortunately have names.nsf backed up. So I just need to restore a previous names.nsf is that correct? I managed to restore names.nsf and now I can see one user but not the other. When I send an email to the user I can see ,I receive "User  not listed in Domino directory", do I need to do something to refresh?
Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
Ah, you have a backup, that's great. The easiest way IMHO is to restore the backup to your local PC disk, in a separate directory (so Notes doesn't start replicating it with the current names.nsf), open it using Notes, and copy/paste the missing Person documents manually to the live names.nsf.

If you restored names.nsf, you might have removed Person documents that were created after making the backup... so be careful!

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Patricia MalherbeIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your help. All working well now!
Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
Good! And don't forget to remove the restored local names.nsf...
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