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    Guys, I need some help.

    Files have been deleted from a server!
    It was deleted through a mapped network drive (aka doesn't go into the recycle bin!)

    Any of you guys have successful experience of undeleting?
    Willing to pay for software too!

    Currently doing a scan with getdataback! Any other tips?
    [email protected] didnt find the deleted folder.

    Any help / recommendations would be pukka!

    Cheers

    5nowman

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    My recommendation would be File Scavenger, it's given me the best results for recovering either deleted files or damaged drives. I think the price is quite reasonable for what it does (particularly as it's managed to retrieve far more than any free software), I don't know what your setup is in terms of hardware and access to the system but if possible I'd get the server shutdown and/or the drives out as the more the server can write data, the less chance you have of recovery. Also you need to download and run the software on a different drive that has the deleted files. Just be very careful what you're doing as any wrong steps can significantly reduce the chance of getting the files back.

    John
    Edited by: "Johnmcl7" 10th Mar 2011

    check you 'network recyle bin' on the server

    You shouldnt have to pay for software. Plenty of free ones to do this. On my phone so can't look for you, but just google it

    You could try using Recuva - freeware
    piriform.com/recuva

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    jonny619447

    You shouldnt have to pay for software. Plenty of free ones to do this. On … You shouldnt have to pay for software. Plenty of free ones to do this. On my phone so can't look for you, but just google it



    free ones aren't as good as the paid ones, cant think of the exact wording... but they dont do scanning on the same level.

    if im right software wont matter cos its been deleted from the network. The file lived on a server. Im not aware of any client side software that could interragate a servers drive for the lost file. as said easiest way would be to log onto server & check the network recycle bin, or ask you administrator or check you backup from last night, becasue you'l defo have one wont you

    Ahh stroke my last recommendation out (didn't read properly - server)..

    If the file has been deleted off a server then you would possibly have to run the software ON the server. The data is likely to still be there but will be "unallocated" meaning if more data is written then there is a chance it may be overwritten and lost forever.

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    thrustmaster

    Ahh stroke my last recommendation out (didn't read properly - server)..If … Ahh stroke my last recommendation out (didn't read properly - server)..If the file has been deleted off a server then you would possibly have to run the software ON the server. The data is likely to still be there but will be "unallocated" meaning if more data is written then there is a chance it may be overwritten and lost forever.



    everythings being run on the server. trying to make sure nothing is being written to the hard disk on that server

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    lanc_red

    if im right software wont matter cos its been deleted from the network. … if im right software wont matter cos its been deleted from the network. The file lived on a server. Im not aware of any client side software that could interragate a servers drive for the lost file. as said easiest way would be to log onto server & check the network recycle bin, or ask you administrator or check you backup from last night, becasue you'l defo have one wont you



    backups were screwed. and the person deleted the file this morning.

    5nowman

    backups were screwed. and the person deleted the file this morning.



    ouch. person who deleted the file - have they emailed it out over last 24 hours etc? check sent items & outlook temp folder on their cleint machine. would be worth a look.

    Can recommend recuva - used it personally last week to recover a folder my mum deleted full of close to 100gb photos...
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