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Restore Deleted File

By beckyxiong ·
One of my coworkers accidentally deleted a file from the network drive. We have a win2k server, is there a way to recover the file without having to go into the backup tapes?

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by Jellimonsta In reply to Restore Deleted File

Usually the drive on the server hosting the networked shared drive will have a recycler folder. You should be able to find the file in there.

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Not in recycle

by beckyxiong In reply to Recycler

We checked there already, and the recycle bin is empty.

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Not Recycle Bin

by Jellimonsta In reply to Not in recycle

I know they will not be in the recycle bin, but the root of the folder that hosts the share on the server will usually have a 'recycler' folder. It is not the recycle bin but holds information for items that are deleted from the shares on that drive.

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Not likely

by timwalsh In reply to Restore Deleted File

When a file is deleted on a local drive it is placed in the Recycle Bin. The file can be "undeleted" as long as the Recycle Bin is not emptied. Even if the the Recycle Bin is emptied, third-party software can recover a deleted file if only a shorttime has passed since the deletion. The more time that passes between deletion and recovery attempt greatly decreases the chances of success.

Deletion of a file across a network link is different. When a file is deleted from a remote location, it is not placed in the Recycle Bin. Your only chance might be the above mentioned third-party software. Again time is a large factor.

If you have a recent backup, your path of least expense/ may be to restore from backup.

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recycle bin ??

by omie In reply to Restore Deleted File

I was surprised that thye mentioned the recycle bin to recover deleted files form a network drives. To make it straight the only saving grace to recover the file is from the backup. If you there is no back up, it should be an eye opener to the administrator to include all network drives in the items to backup.
For third party software...hmnn you might be creating more problem than recovering the file... please bear in mind that you are working in a server not a workstation.

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