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Shannon St. Dennis wrote:
by copying over the redo logs.... you've lost all records of that table being created,.
you need the current control files, current redo logs, and old data files in order to recover to a point before the table was created, but after the cold backup was taken.
by recovering all files,including redo logs, you've essentially put the entire database back to where it was when the cold backup was taken.