I have to restore ifolder data for a user. No big deal right? Many have done
it a hundred times by now.

How about if that user hasn't existed in my tree for over a year and is no
longer in the iFolder database though?

Could I do this? Would this work?

(re)Create user in tree with same exact name as original user.
Login to iFolder with this new user account, creating new directory
structure for this user.
Find the new folder structure for the user on iFolder server.
Take the restore data from tape and dump it in this folder.
Could I then access those files and/or recover the passphrase?

Also as a wrinkle to this, the user's data was encrypted and I do not know
the passphrase.