How Do I Find Who Deleted A Specific File Or Folder?

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A common use case we hear a lot about from our customers is to track down a missing file or folder, who deleted it and when?

The File Activity panel allows you to view recent file activity for a specified IP address, user, or file name.

For example - To find who deleted a file or folder?

1. Click on search on the top menu bar to go to the LANGuardian search page. For information about how to use the search page see section 3.2.1 of the user guide - Performing a search. 
2. Click on file name in the File Activity search panel.
3. Enter the missing file name or folder. Full name not required.
4. Click the Go button. 
Use the filters to select the required time period, display usernames or click on the number under the Total to drill down and display more detail on the actions performed.

In this tip sheet you will find a collection of the most common search pages and report commands that you’re likely to use on a regular basis.
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