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    Recycle bin for network drives?

    I want the same protection on my network drives as I have on my hard disk C: -If I delete a file, and then realize that was in error, to have an option to get it back from the recyle bin. But I can't find any information on how to create one, or to allow a deleted network drive file to end up in the C: recyle bin. We are using Windows NT. Thanks.

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    Re: Recycle bin for network drives?

    Files on network drives get deleted, not moved to a recyle bin, and I don't think there's any way to change that. Think about the storage issues involved if you had to maintain a recycle bin on a server. [img]/w3timages/icons/sick.gif[/img] And maintaining it on a different drive would eliminate the possibility of restore.
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    Re: Recycle bin for network drives?

    There are various utilities available for undeleting files on networks including Undelete (from the makers of Diskeeper).
    A quick search for 'undelete' with Google throws up a quite a few alternatives - unfortunately I can't do in-depth browsing at the moment - for some reasons this Forum is one of the few sites I can reach at the moment [img]/w3timages/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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    Re: Recycle bin for network drives?

    Just a second to Leif's comment - Network Undelete from Executive Software is an excellent product. It also allows you to recover files deleted from the command line, from uninstall programs for software, and allows for centralized administration. Very much worth the investment.
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    Re: Recycle bin for network drives?

    Nt is funny with the Network drives. There is a recycle bin but it doesn't always work. I've seen it work once, but its quirky. You'll need a third party solution.
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    Re: Recycle bin for network drives?

    Yeah, a third party program is the way to go, but the recycle bin is no substitute for a good backup policy.

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