NetFort Tips & Tricks - How to find deleted files and folders

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A common use case we hear a lot about from our customers, touches on a file that goes missing, and how to find out WHO deleted a file or folder and WHEN.

"Our files are precious." – NetFort customer, US Defense contractor.

Use the LANGuardian Search page, and in the File Activity panel, type in the full or partial filename or directory name, and press Go.


To view more details about a file access, click on the number in the Total column. A detailed report on the file activity for the specified file is displayed. Drill down further to get a username and the date and time as well.


For information about how to use the search page and the File Activity panel, refer to the user guide.

If you have questions about Windows File Activity, or any aspect of using LANGuardian, please contact us on support@netfort.com any time.

We also really appreciate any feedback and comments you have on our LANGuardian. ALL senders of any feedback will be entered in a draw for a cycling shirt.

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