Salvage Deleted Network Files
If you accidentally deleted a file saved in a network folder - a folder on the H: drive, the J: drive, the S: drive, or the T: drive - you may salvage it.
If you deleted a file from the C: drive, this process will not work. Check the Recycle bin.
- Use "My Computer" or "Windows Explorer" to locate the network folder where you originally saved the deleted file.
- Right-click on the folder > choose "Salvage Files...."
- You may want to sort the files by "Time Deleted" to locate the most recent version of the file. Click on the column headings to sort the files.
- It is also helpful to check the "File Size" to determine which file version is most likely to contain data. Files of 0-1KB may be deleted shortcuts, or empty.
- Highlight the file you want to salvage > click [Salvage File].
- Click [Close].
- Navigate back to the folder where the original file was saved and locate the restored file.
- You may need to rename the file or provide a file extension so that it can be opened with the appropriate software application.
- If you do not get the results you were looking for, either repeat the steps, or call the Network Team at x4154.
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