Emergency Undelete utility for NT

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

www.execsoft.com has released Emergency Undelete which you can use to undelete NT files which were accidently deleted in NT. This is the freeware version of their commercial product. As in all such situations, time is your enemy. Once the clusters freed up by the deletion are re-allocated to other files, recovery at the file level can not occur. See their readme.txt for more details. Very useful utility for the administrators toolbox.

Of great utility to NT administrators is the commercial undelete utility for file servers. Undelete replaces the recycle bin on your server with a Recovery Bin that catches all deletions, including those done by remotely connected users. You can configure the Recovery Bin to include or exclude only the files, file types, folders or directory trees you're interested in protecting and you can set the size of the bin which can thereafter auto-purge the oldest files when it gets full. Once installed and tweaked, you can forget about it until you need it. And when its needed, System Admins or help desk staff with admin privileges can connect to the Recovery Bin on a server from their desk, view the files in the Recovery Bin and restore deleted files with a couple of mouse clicks. It takes only seconds instead of hours, plus the all the work done since the last backup is not lost.

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