Recycle Bins

Out of interest, we have a typical setup whereby each user has access to shared departmental shares, and also a private "home drive" on a windows 2003 server, for example \\fileserver\username$

When I delete some confidential document from my username$ share I cant see where it goes (as oppsoed to a desktop session when I'll see it in my recycle bin), and have some fears that there may be a recycle bin that may be accessible to other users in the domain? How can I check where the deleted document goes? Is it typical for such servers to have a monster recycle bin for every users home drive, where everything and anything goes? Or do home drive servers typically have no such thing and when you delete the document it is gone for good?
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
If you delete document from network folder it is deleted permanently :) It is not stored in any Recycle Bin.


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If you delete something off of a network share it will not go into a recycle bin. The files are deelted. the only way to get them back is with some file recovery software. There are program that will allow for a recycle bin for network files. One I have used before is undelete.
systechSenior Technical LeadCommented:
Shift+Del - is a good practice for deleting a folder or file.

I tried this and it worked a treat... thought you may find it useful...

*** I tested it on my system first before deploying it to a customers system ***
*** Be aware it will not work if the Mapped network drive is not available ***
*** Also, be carefull on remote Laptops connected via VPN's to the Office, large files will gewt pulled down the VPN to the laptop's Recycle Bin...! ***

Tested with:
SBS2003/SBS2011 with XP Pro PC and Win 7 Laptop.

You could also try online (offsite) backup... 

Have a Safe Surfing New Year in 2012... :)
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