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Deleted files not in Recycle Bin

  Asked By: Corey    Date: Feb 01    Category: MOSS    Views: 3933

Is there any way that user-deleted files might not show up in the Recycle
Bin? There's no way they would have been automatically purged yet, and I'm
trying to find out if this is user error or some unknown feature of
SharePoint (MOSS 2007 Enterprise SP1).



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Geraldine Slater     Answered On: Feb 01

Unless the recycle  bin has been turned off via Central Administration, can't
think of any.

Answer #2    Answered By: Gail Richmond     Answered On: Feb 01

that's kind of what I figured. We're looking more deeply
into the possibility of user  error.

Answer #3    Answered By: Ramona Solis     Answered On: Feb 01

Files deleted  in certain ways don't end up in the Recycle bin  either. For
example a file deleted as part of a workflow action will often not show  in the
Recycle bin.

Answer #4    Answered By: Harvey Blankenship     Answered On: Feb 01

Well, that is something I did not know.

I don't suppose there's a list of such methods somewhere, or a description
of the underlying reason...?

Answer #5    Answered By: Xiomara Blanchard     Answered On: Feb 01

Any idea what might cause them
to not show? I've had workflows delete files  and they were in the bin. I wonder
if it's triggered by certain actions.

Answer #6    Answered By: Rosemarie Cervantes     Answered On: Feb 01

There's no definitive list, but the underlying reason is that files  deleted
through custom code don't always kickoff all the event handlers and system calls
that are called when a file is deleted  through the user  interface. Files in the
recycle bin  aren't actually deleted they are just flagged as deleted. Files
physically deleted through code won't be in the recycle  bin because they've
actually been deleted.

Answer #7    Answered By: Manan Kadu     Answered On: Feb 01

That makes sense. So if users are only using the browser UI, there
shouldn't be any of this "circumventing the Recycle Bin" business.

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