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My client accidently deleted a folder under a Server 2008 shared folder which permanently deleted it.

Does Windows offer some sort of restore for deleted files/folders? Or is there a good reliable program available?

Unfortunately the client's backup failed last night.

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Do you have Volume Shadow Copy running on this volume? – jscott Jun 8 '12 at 2:17
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If Volume Shadow Copy is running, open explorer and navigate to the parent folder for the deleted item
- Right click & select properties
- Select the previous versions tab
- dbl click on the version just prior to the deletion
- when the explorer window opens with the old data, copy the deleted folder to the original explorer window

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I wish VSS was enabled! – Ash Jun 8 '12 at 3:57
hmmm, no backup, no shadow copy. No nets left I'm afraid – uSlackr Jun 8 '12 at 18:30

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