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    Does Windows 2000 Server or 2000 Pro have an option to save deleted files from a mapped network drive to a recycle bin? When our users delete a file on a mapped drive, there is no indication of the file moved to a recycle bin. Can this be done? Or any options?

    Thanks
    Taylor

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    Re: Deleted files on network drive

    Originally posted by wtdrisco View Post
    Does Windows 2000 Server or 2000 Pro have an option to save deleted files from a mapped network drive to a recycle bin? When our users delete a file on a mapped drive, there is no indication of the file moved to a recycle bin. Can this be done? Or any options?

    Thanks
    Taylor
    No, this is not a natvie Windows option.

    However, Executive Software makes what you want/need:
    http://www.executive.com/undelete/undelete.asp
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    • #3
      Re: Deleted files on network drive

      As Jason says there is no option for this.

      This is of course where a good backup strategy works well.

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      • #4
        Re: Deleted files on network drive

        At my old job we used to encounter this a lot. Thank God to Symantec Live State Recovery which is Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery or something like that. I used to just pull up an old back and restore the files in like 2 min and office managers loved it.

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        • #5
          Re: Deleted files on network drive

          Or you upgrade to Windows Server 2003 and use Shadow Copy.
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          • #6
            Re: Deleted files on network drive

            Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
            Or you upgrade to Windows Server 2003 and use Shadow Copy.
            That is an alternative but it doesn't give them the recycle bin for ease of undeleting network files. The 'previous versions' client would need to be rolled out to each client's PC along with some end user training for this option (most people already know how to use the recycle bin).

            Shadow copy also opens up an opportunity for uneducated end users to accidentally restore an entire folder structure, overwriting massive amounts of newer files that shouldn't be overwritten. Where there is opportunity, there is murphy's law.
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            • #7
              Re: Deleted files on network drive

              No need for the Shadow recovered file to be rolled out to each PC since it was deleted from a mapped drive, therefore it was located in a communally accessable area to begin with.

              Oh yes, Murphy was an optimist!
              1 1 was a racehorse.
              2 2 was 1 2.
              1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
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              • #8
                Re: Deleted files on network drive

                Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
                No need for the Shadow recovered file to be rolled out to each PC since it was deleted from a mapped drive
                Jason means the client will have to be rolled out before the end users could view the "Previous versions" tab on the network share.

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                • #9
                  Re: Deleted files on network drive

                  Originally posted by m80arm View Post
                  Jason means the client will have to be rolled out before the end users could view the "Previous versions" tab on the network share.

                  Michael
                  Not quite right. XP SP2 has client installed. Win9x and 2K will need the client installed.
                  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/dow...opyclient.mspx
                  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

                  And then there was some thoughtful person who posted these easy to follow articles.

                  http://www.petri.com/how_to_use_the_...opy_client.htm

                  http://www.petri.com/what's_shadow_c...erver_2003.htm

                  But to top this thread off (or maybe my posts ) a read of the OP's original post mentions Windows 2000 Server. Ooops on my part.

                  My apologies Taylor. I misread your post and have lead your thread in a wrong direction.
                  Last edited by biggles77; 21st April 2007, 15:18. Reason: Correct URL link
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                  2 2 was 1 2.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Deleted files on network drive

                    Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
                    Not quite right. XP SP2 has client installed. Win9x and 2K will need the client installed.
                    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/dow...opyclient.mspx
                    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
                    Hi biggles77,

                    Where are you reading the client is already installed on XP SP2? The URLs above provide a link to downloading and installing the client. Are you saying that the client is already installed and enabled by virtue of having XP SP2 installed?
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                    • #11
                      Re: Deleted files on network drive

                      Originally posted by jasonboche View Post
                      Are you saying that the client is already installed and enabled by virtue of having XP SP2 installed?
                      In a word, yes.
                      1 1 was a racehorse.
                      2 2 was 1 2.
                      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                      2 2 1 1 2

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                      • #12
                        Re: Deleted files on network drive

                        Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
                        In a word, yes.
                        Wow... you're right

                        I've been using XPSP2 forever, but as you can tell, I never use VSS. I didn't know the previous versions client was embedded in SP2.

                        Thanks,
                        Jas
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