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Delete files across a network

By Blackcurrant ·
I was reading a question today asking if files deleted across the network could be re-directed to a folder, rather than just disappearing into the ether...

I have been aware of this problem for at least 6 years, and was wondering if anyone knew of a solution? I can't believe that Microsoft have not addressed this issue yet!

I live in dread of the day someone accidentally deletes one of the big active shares on our server. I know I can restore from a backup taken the previous night, but still, cumulatively, hours of work will have been lost.

Can the delete procedure be programed to push files deleted from remote drives to a temporary holding area?

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by jbaker In reply to Delete files across a net ...

The simplest way to prevent this from happening is to make sure that the users do not have the rights to delete the shares. If they can delete files that they have created, it is one thing, but every file on the share is something compeletely different.

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Our users need to be able to have full control over the files and folders. They need to be able to create folders, delete folders etc.

I just find it difficult to believe that Microsoft has not addressed this issue and provided a 'network' style recycle bin.

Thanks for your comments though.

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Piece of cake,

by grbeckmeyer In reply to Delete files across a net ...

I just use salvage. Oh wait, you said Microsoft, well I think there is a 3rd party product that can do something similar to salvage, check

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Piece of cake,

You use Salvage? Ahh... just had a quick look :) Mac OS is also unable to do this?

Thanks a lot for the link, I shall evaluate it and see if it works.

I suppose that the Big Boys have to leave some room for the small boys to strut their stuff.

Thanks again for your input.

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