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  Asked By: Christina    Date: Dec 28    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2748

Is there any simple way to find back a deleted document or folder ?
Today someone deleted a folder thinking he was deleting a document.
Luckily it was only a new folder, but I am sure one day someone is
going to delete an entire folder with hundreds of documents in it. Is
there some kind of recycle bin in SPS ?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Carrie Ross     Answered On: Dec 28

Check the undelete web part from the resource kit

Answer #2    Answered By: Lisa Hill     Answered On: Dec 28

Did you ever get an answer on deleted  folders?, we have a user who has just
done the same thing!

Answer #3    Answered By: Bret Warner     Answered On: Dec 28

No, there's no recycle  bin in Sharepoint that's built-in. Here are your
options as far as I know:

1. If you installed the Undelete Item tool (available from
Microsoft's web part gallery), AND you ran the setup script on the
folder that contained the item that got deleted  AND it's within the
timeframe you specified on the setup script, THEN you would be able to
undelete the file.
2. The undelete tool only works on files and does not work on
folders themselves. Also, it's unsupported by Microsoft.
3. If you have a backup tool that supports file-level restores
(does one really exist? I've heard that one or more of them do this),
then naturally that's an option for you.
4. If you have an MSDMBACK backup of your portal, then you can
bring up another portal on a different machine (turn off notifications
:), make sure you're on the same version and service pack of sharepoint,
use msdmback to restore your entire  system, then take the file from
there and copy it back  in.
5. I do not believe you'll be able to recover the versions in this
way, but someone else might have a workaround script that they may wish
to share.

Answer #4    Answered By: David Small     Answered On: Dec 28

Daily backups?????????????????????????

Answer #5    Answered By: Troy Tucker     Answered On: Dec 28

To the best of my knowledge, there is no way to restore and entire  deleted
folder native to SPS. It is possible to restore a file. The resource kit
has an "Undelete Web Part" and it works well. I set mine to 21 days and
hide it.

If someone deletes a folder, I use my backup, restore to another server and
then restore the files. I do not have a third party backup tool.

Answer #6    Answered By: John Conner     Answered On: Jan 05

Here's how you recover deleted files - http://youtu.be/VUqtawoa8cs

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