data on network drive

By selinathe1 ·
when we delete file on a network drive, where does it go? does the file get permanately deleted righaway or does it stored in something like recycle bin?

one of my users accidentally deleted something in a network drive and wants it back.

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Assuming you are talking about Windows...

by TechExec2 In reply to data on network drive

Assuming you are talking about Windows, when a file on a server is deleted, it does not go to the Recycle Bin. It is gone forever. To recover the file for your user, you will need to restore it from a backup. You do backup your server, don't you? :-)

Note: Early beta releases of Windows Vista suggest that this might change in Vista. You'll have to wait for the final release to know for sure.

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by selinathe1 In reply to Assuming you are talking ...

ya, i guess that's the only way then.
we do backup our servers. thanks. :)

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to data on network drive

Unless you have 2003 servers with shadow copies enabled then you will have recover the file from your backups or use a file recovery app. File recovery app should work as long as the space used by the file hasn't been reused by file system or system hasn't been defragged.

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by selinathe1 In reply to undelete

it had to be on 1 of the last 2 of 2000servers. we got it back from backup file. thanks :)

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