Windows 2000 Server – problems deleting user files

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We are a small private school with 3 servers running Win2K server. Client desktops have either Win2k or XP pro. Each of our 150 users has a login and a roaming profile, so that all files saved are saved on the designated server in a folder that has permissions set only for the user, admin, and system. My problem is that after users have deleted their unwanted files (Word and graphics mostly) - and even if I delete them from the server - the files reappear the next time they log in. What must I do to make sure deleted files stay that way?

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This is just a guess. Check under C:documents and settings on the local machine. Look for the files in their directory. I’m thinking that when they logoff, the local profile is probably over writing the network profile.
Hope this helps. TJ

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  • Howard2nd
    Not overwriting but replacing. We ended up with two folders for each user. One on a network share for the user's files to enable backup from a central location. And one under 'Profiles' on the network share for the roaming profiles of each user. As long as they avoid saving to the desktop then data is separate from preferences and 'deletes' stay gone.
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