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The ability to have FileCloud place files deleted on S3 Storage into a recycle bin and use the recycle bin functionality is available on FileCloud Server version 18.2 and later.

This action:

  • Is recorded in the Audit log as: "Action performed by ADMIN"
  • CANNOT be undone



As an administrator, you can delete a user's files and folders.

(lightbulb) After you delete files and folders, they are normally placed in the user's Recycle Bin, which you can also manage. 

  • If you have a policy that stores deleted files, they are saved in the Recycle Bin
  • This means that they can be recovered if deleted by mistake or are needed again at a later time
  • You can also set the Recycle Bin to automatically delete through a policy

  Manage the Recycle Bin Using a Policy

 Go the the recycle bin

In the Admin portal, go to the Users page, select a user, and click the edit icon. In the User Details dialog box, click Manage Files.

Click Deleted Files to view the contents of the recycle bin:

 


 Clear a recycle bin smaller than 16 MB

If you are sure the user no longer needs the files in the recycle bin, they can be cleared.

To clear a user's recycle bin:

  1. Follow the steps above in Go the the recycle bin to open the recycle bin.
  2. Click the Clear all Deleted Files icon .
  3. On the Confirm dialog box, click OK.

(lightbulb) If you have a folder with a large number of files, more than 16 MB, and you delete this folder, it is moved to recycle bin.

  • When you try to delete the folder or empty recycle bin, the request will fail
  • A new utility has been added to help an administrator empty the recycle bin when it contains a large folder that won't delete
  • See the next topic, Run a tool to clear a recycle bin larger than 16 MB for more information
 Run a tool to clear a recycle bin larger than 16 MB

If you have a folder with a large number of files, more than 16 MB, and you delete this folder, it is moved to recycle bin.

  • When you try to delete the folder or empty recycle bin, the request will fail

A new utility has been added to help an administrator empty the recycle bin when it contains a large folder that won't delete.

  • The utility is at WWWROOT/fileutils/rmutil.php
  • (warning) This tool can be used not only for emptying recycle bin, but also any folder path. Please use it with caution.
  • Usage: 
          [Required] -h <host> Site host name or 'default' for default site
          [Required] -u user account whose files are being removed from the recycle bin
          [Required] -p path to the user's recycle bin which you want to delete
          [Optional] -r remove files in the destination (For a test run, do not specify this option.)

To run the utility:

  1. Open a command line prompt.
  2. Use the following code to navigate to the directory containing the utility

cd C:\xampp\htdocs\resources\tools\fileutils

3.  Use the following command to delete files and folders under the path /user1/recyclebin/ (replace the sample parameters with your own data)

C:\xampp\php\php.exe rmutil.php -h default -u jdoe -p /jdoe/recyclebin/ -r





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