How to recover accidentally deleted files? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am syncing my KeePass folder to my SkyDrive through live sync. Recently, due to some problem with KeePass save action, the database file got accidentally deleted. The deletion way synced to the SkyDrive and the file was lost even from there.

    Is there a way to recover files from SkyDrive which gets deleted from a synced device?


    Monday, February 14, 2011 5:31 AM



    Since you are referring to Windows Live Mesh, not Live Mesh - www.mesh.com, you are in the wrong forum. Yes, the naming convention is confusing, though I like that they kept the Mesh name alive for the upgrade to Live Sync (formerly FolderShare).


    For discussion of the new Windows Live Mesh (formerly Sync), (as well as the released Live Sync version) go here:



    There is no Recycle Bin on SkyDrive.

    When a file is deleted from any device or SkyDrive, that file will go to the Recycle Bin on all other devices in the Mesh.

    So, if the file was deleted on the local PC and is not in the Recycle Bin, there is no easy way to recover it. You may want to look into a 3rd party undelete utility, but the longer the PC is used after the file is deleted, the less chance for recovery exists.




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    Monday, February 14, 2011 11:53 AM