I've come across a laptop where a Windows XP user has been working offline for quite a while. They had a large number of files located on the Desktop and in My Documents but now there are none.

We've looked at the user profile on the server (located in another city) but none of their recent documents were synchronised. 

The offline file cache %systemroot%\csc contained only a few hundred kb in data. Using a recovery tool we restored deleted items in the CSC folder and the data is now 2Gb in size.

However, I cannot get Windows to connect to this Offline files cache. I used the recommended solution linked below, but when we enable the CSC all of the files are overwritten and the database is back to a few kb in size and CSCCMD /extract completes successfully but does not recover any files

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/78c4bb28-b841-42e1-9e87-d59c1d384df6/recover-offline-files-from-the-local-cache

I'm now getting a little desperate so any help offered would be appreciated!