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not able to find deleted entire directory in recycle bin in moss 2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    In MOSS 2007, I am trying to locate entire  deleted directory (http://...../LicenseCompliance/Templates%20and%20Guides/Forms/AllItems.aspx) that used to live.I’ve checked the recycle bin at all level, and the site collection level and am not seeing anything deleted from this location by that person.

    could anyone let me know why i am not able to get into recycle bin.

    thanks


    Me




    Saturday, June 16, 2012 9:34 AM

Answers

  • The file, "AllItems.aspx", sounds like the default view that is created whenever a list or library is created. So, my guess is that only the view was deleted somehow and you can always create a new view using your browser.

    Also, I believe when something is deleted, it'll be in the recycle bin of the user who had deleted that item. So, you won't see it in recycle bin when you access the site. Did you get a chance to check the recycle bin while the browsing the site as that particular user who had deleted it?


    Pman
    http://www.pmansLab.com/

    • Marked as answer by Keepenjoying Saturday, June 16, 2012 4:16 PM
    Saturday, June 16, 2012 3:48 PM

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  • Hi,

    You can track it through the database as well. Login into your content database.

    You can query recyclebin table over there to get more information


    Thanks, Rahul Rashu

    Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:09 PM
  • First of all, do not attempt to query your SharePoint databases for that item. In a production environment, even read-only queries directly against SharePoint's databases are unsupported. This is because any sort of query can lock up some or all of the rows within a database and lead to degraded performance for end users and/or data corruption for your SharePoint environment. This is why Microsoft does not support direct access of SharePoint's SQL databases and requires that you access that information via a SharePoint web site, the SharePoint Object Model, SharePoint's Web Services, or STSADM.

    Can you clarify something for me? From looking at the path you posted, it looks like you could have deleted one of two items in that path, and it is important to understand which one you deleted and what type of SharePoint object that item was. Did you delete the entire LicenseCompliance container or did you delete the Templates and Guides container? And is the item you deleted a subsite, a library, or a folder within a document library? This is important, because if you deleted an entire subsite, SharePoint 2007 does not capture their deletion in a recycle bin, so the only way you're going to be able to retrieve it is if you have a backup of the site collection, content database, or farm that the site resides in that you can export it from and import it back into your farm. (there is a free site recycle bin you can add on to SharePoint 2007 at https://governance.codeplex.com/ but that's not going to help you with this issue)

    If its not a subsite, when did you delete it? If it a while ago, the object may have been moved to the site collection's second stage recycle bin (I believe the default in SharePoint 2007 is either 14 or 30 days for this, can't remember), so you should ask your site collection admin to check there and see if its in it. If its not there, a backup is going to be your only possible option.

    John


    MCITP and MCTS: SharePoint, Virtualization, Project Server 2007
    My books on Amazon: The SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Guide and The SharePoint 2007 Disaster Recovery Guide.
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    Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:45 PM
  • Thanks John,

    Let me clarify you, user has deleted the entire directory from the document templates and guides on sharepoint site .http://...../LicenseCompliance/Templates%20and%20Guides/Forms/AllItems.aspx. Templates and guides containing folder which got deleted by user.

    It was deleted on 4th june, checked all the stages but did not find anywhere.I am the site collection admin and we have set the default for 30 days.)


    Me




    Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:03 PM
  • The file, "AllItems.aspx", sounds like the default view that is created whenever a list or library is created. So, my guess is that only the view was deleted somehow and you can always create a new view using your browser.

    Also, I believe when something is deleted, it'll be in the recycle bin of the user who had deleted that item. So, you won't see it in recycle bin when you access the site. Did you get a chance to check the recycle bin while the browsing the site as that particular user who had deleted it?


    Pman
    http://www.pmansLab.com/

    • Marked as answer by Keepenjoying Saturday, June 16, 2012 4:16 PM
    Saturday, June 16, 2012 3:48 PM
  • Thanks Parvez:)

    Saturday, June 16, 2012 4:01 PM