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Old 11-17-2006, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a serious problem here... I picked up a machine from a client yesterday that is extremely infected. I am unable to boot into windows, so i have removed the HD and installed it on my machine. Well, i proceeded to copy all his data so i could do a clean install, and realized his profile is scattered all over the HD. So, my question is...what is the best option(s) in this situation? I NEED to recover all his office doc's and emails from outlook.
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Search for all *.doc and copy them to another hard drive.
Then SCAN them - don't open.
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ok thanks, i got that part saved. Now the part that really worries me is, the persons profile that should contain all the doc's only has 1 file under Documents and Settings... which is called "irs.prn" and i absolutely NEED to make sure that i get all the doc's before i reinstall windows. any other idea's???
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ok thanks, i got that part saved. Now the part that really worries me is, the persons profile that should contain all the doc's only has 1 file under Documents and Settings... which is called "irs.prn" and i absolutely NEED to make sure that i get all the doc's before i reinstall windows. any other idea's???
Let's think for a sec.
What applications does he use to save all his stuff in? prn is a print file, I don't see what he would need that for; unless he accidentally printed to a file.
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