Retrieving files deleted from server

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by popcorn303, May 28, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2009
    Found this forum today while trying to find a way to undelete files, deleted straight from the network/server.

    Today at work I accidently deleted some images from the server/network and they are not in my trash and i can't find them anywhere, does anybody know how to undelete files that were deleted straight from the server?

    Help will be greatly appreciated.
  2. macrumors G4


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Unfortunately, files deleted from a network share, such as a server, do NOT go to the Trash, but are instead removed immediately. Thus, there is no simple way to recover them. You can use a data rescue program, which might work, if the part of the drive the deleted files were on hasn't been reused yet.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2001
    Philadelphia, PA
    You should be able to contact your network administrator and have him restore them from one of the backups that they should have. Hope that helps.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2009
    yh, we didnt have what i need backed up.
    We tried a recovery freeware programme, but it hasnt worked.

    Thanks for your help!

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