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How to recover deleted file in a shared folder.

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We have a share folder where we have same common documents. Someone deleted a file from his computer. With a restore program i restored the deleted file to the server and to all the computers that have map this folder but nothing.
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by:Baddevildog82
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Did you restore the file to its original location?  If not, none of the shortcuts users had before will work.

If you search the file share to the file, can you verify that it was restored?  If not, you will need to restore it again.  As an Admin, you should be able to see the file in the location that it was restored to.

If you did restore to its original location, then make sure that the permissions were restored with it.  You may need to modify the permissions to ensure that those who used to be able to access it still can.  Usually there is an option in the restore program that ask if you would like to restore original permissions.
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by:ASP-TIMS
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I would to say that I not found the file deleted in no one computers. The problem is that after the delete of a file in a share location where I need to search in the server where the file was located or in the computer from the file is deleted. Can I restore all the server system to a previous time?
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A file that is deleted from a shared drive will not be found in any computers Deleted items.  You will need to restore the file from the file server backup.  You should be able to just restore the one file as opposed to the whole server.  When doing this, you will want to restore the file to the original location. If you are unsure how to restore just one file, then post here with the backup software you are using and I will try to give you more percise directions.
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by:ASP-TIMS
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We not have a backup for this server.
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by:Baddevildog82
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What restore program did you use?

Unfortunately, with a shared drive on a server, if someone connects to that shard drive from their PC and deletes a file, it doesn't go to the Recycle Bin on the workstation or the server.  

You may be able to use a program like PC INspector, but there is no guarantee it will be able to find and restore the file:
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,23069-order,1/description.html
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