Undelete Files from Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 is a powerful operating system designed by Microsoft, which is mainly used to handle internet hosting, corporate networking, database, enterprise messaging and many other functions. However important files are deleted even from these powerful Server machines. Hence having backups is extremely essential. In case any files are erased from your Windows Server 2003 system without backup, then follow the below techniques to get them back.

Navigate to your network drive where the deleted files were located -> Right click on any open area and choose properties from the explorer menu -> A window pops up displaying properties of the folder, click on “Previous Versions” tab -> Then, it displays a list of previous version of files and folder from that drive -> Pick the most recent version and copy and paste the files to your desired location.

However previous versions will only appear on file and folders and is not applicable for libraries or physical drives. So in case this method doesn’t help you in your recovery process, then you need to use file recovery software like Yodot File Recovery to recover your deleted files back.

Yodot File Recovery is an amazing tool, which helps you to rescue the data from Windows Server 2003 system. It deeply scans the selected storage media to find and extract all types of files like MS Office files, songs, videos, movies, text files, etc. It has ability to get back deleted, lost or missing files and folders from Windows Server 2003 hard drive and other storage media including external hard drives, flash drives, memory cards and FireWire Drives. Other than Windows 2003, Yodot File Recovery software runs compatibly on Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The application also supports files deleted due to below scenarios:

  • Shift deleted files from computer hard drive or files deleted from Command Prompt
  • Files removed by harmful virus or computer worms
  • Files erased by antivirus program while scanning your system
  • Items emptied from Windows Recycle Bin without verifying its contents
  • Application malfunction, software failure and many other reasons

Deleted File Recovery from Windows Server 2003:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery and install the software to your Windows Server system
  • Run the software and follow the on screen procedure
  • “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery” options will be displayed on the main screen
  • Use “Delete File Recovery” option to restore your deleted files from Windows Server 2003
  • The tool scans and shows all the drives present on the computer
  • Choose the drive from where data is to be restored and click on “Next” button
  • The application repeats the scanning process and shows all the deleted files from the selected drive
  • Select the deleted files and folders that you want to recover back
  • The tool also helps you preview the file before saving them
  • At last, browse for the destination location to save your rescued files


  • Don’t save rescued files back to the same hard drive from where files were recovered
  • Regularly backup your important files on more than one storage device
  • Remove dangerous viruses by making use of a powerful antivirus program

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