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File Recovery on 2K Server

By Senior Program Analyst ·
On Novell there was a setting for the ability to "undelete" or recover a file after deletion/overwriting as long as space was available and before a time period. Is there simular settings for Windows 2K server? I noted that when working on the server and a file is deleted it goes to the recycle bin, but when standard users delete or overwrite a file on the server it appears there is no recovery available. I would like to set the recycle bin for local and remote users on the server to store deleted files up to a percentage of the available space or for a period of time (such as 48 hours) before physically removing the file permanetly.

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by dthirlway In reply to File Recovery on 2K Serve ...

If a user logs on localy to the machine as them self and delete a file, you must log on again as that user to recover the file from the recyle bin due to profiles. However if they delete the file from the network, its gone, it doesnt send it to the recycle bin it will perminitly delete the file/s.

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by jschein In reply to File Recovery on 2K Serve ...

The only recovery you will be able to do is if you run windows backup on user folders to a different drive with space to hold it or tape backup system.

Whenever a network user deletes a file, it is not backed up or sent to the recycle bin, it is gone forever.

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Thanks two both of you for your information. I figured that was the case (good ol' Microsoft) but never hurts to check.
Ill leave the question open for a little longer in case someone knows of a 3rd party or obscure hidden secret code to change this however doubtfull. Thanks again
due to the hidden nature of a solution if any: Point value changed by question poster.

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by Smeglor In reply to File Recovery on 2K Serve ...

As far as I know, the recycle bin only has an immediate setting based on the size it grows when files are deleted. Thats not to say that there isnt a registry hack to bypass this.

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