I deleted a file on a network drive. Is it possible to get it back? It is not in my recycle bin, and it is not in the recycle bin on the server to which I have a network drive too.
Unless the server has some kind of "network recycle bin" (like the QNAP NAS for instance), you're out of luck, the file is gone.
When you're deleting a file stored on a network drive, you're just sending a command to the server to delete the file. Network delete orders are not using the recycle bin, unless some third party tools are installed to provide such a functionnality.
There is a workaround, not 100% foolproof, explained here:
It won't help of course with a file already deleted. If you have access to the server, you could try with an undelete utility, but little chances of success.
The ability to recover your file or not depends on the Server configuration. In order to recover the file the administrator must have enabled Shadow Copy beforehand. If so, on the Server machine navigate to the folder that used to contain the file, right click on the folder and select Previos Version.
More information here:
Good luck with the recovery!
It is possible, but if this is busy File Server, the possibility decreases exponentionally with every minute the disk is in operation.
Shut down the network drive immediatelly. If this is a NAS unit, remove the disk from the case and plug it in a computer. Then use one of the free or commercial programs for file recovery.
Testdisk, Autopsy Forensic Browser come to mind. There are number of live CD's out there that include file recovery software.
The most important thing now is to stop writing on the disk in question.