We had a Windows Domain with a SBS 2003 as a server. The server crashed. We used the Windows Vista client in offline mode for a few months.
My Documents synchronized with the SBS 2003.
Now two months later we installed a new Windows SBS 2008. On some clients did I copy all contents in
My Documents to a USB stick. Then connected the computer to the SBS 2008 using a new user account. That worked fine.
Now on this Vista client, I copied the hole
C:\Users\username\ directory to the USB stick. And then connected the computer to the SBS 2008 using a new user account. But when I copy back the content of the directory to
C:\Users\NEWDOMAIN.username\ there is no directory
My Documents. Windows seem to not include these files or it seem to delete these files when connecting to a new Domain Controller.
Now I try to recover these files using NTFS Undelete but nothing of these files can be found either on the USB stick or on the computer. Are they stored in a different directory when synchronized to the SBS 2003?
I can recover them from the crashed SBS 2003 server, but these files will be two months old.