Solved

Recover data deleted by batch file

Posted on 2015-02-09
6
235 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-10
We had an admin run a batch file they were not supposed to.  That batch deleted the entire directory including the file itself, where we kept other batch files to run.  I have tried several 3rd party tools (recuva, undela, easeus, etc...) to recover the data but they just can not find the missing bat files.  The server does not have shadow copy activated or any other backups.  Is there anywhere else to turn?

We are on windows server 2008
0
Comment
Question by:thomashospital
6 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
NVIT earned 500 total points
ID: 40599016
If it has been awhile since deleted, and server is writing other data to same disk, a backup may be your best hope.
0
 
LVL 68

Expert Comment

by:Qlemo
ID: 40599017
Of course you run those tools on the server hosting the files?
0
 

Author Comment

by:thomashospital
ID: 40599031
I installed those tools on a separate drive to minimize the impact of something getting over-written.
0
Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:NVIT
ID: 40599041
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:thomashospital
ID: 40600507
I believe the data on the disk must have been over-written.  No 3rd party programs were able to recover the disk.  We are just going to re-write the files we had in the folder to begin with, and make sure we have back ups turned on this server, to keep it from happening again.

Thanks for the comments!
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:Scobber
ID: 40601794
You should grab yourself the file scavenger trial and give it a quick go-over anyway

used File Scavenger for years and would never use another product
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Windows license in vsphere 5 35
SQL Server Reporting Services Service Start Timeout 4 47
ost file to pst 10 101
Can't install Citrix Receiver anymore 10 65
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Installation and configuration of the Data Protection Manager product. Note that this demonstration was prepared on the basis of Windows OS is 2008 R2 and DPM 2010. DATA PROTECTI…
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…

947 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now