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Restore Deleted Items

The Sitecore Recycle Bin works just like your computer's recycle bin. Any item deleted, be it a folder, page, image, or document file, will be moved to this area indefinitely. Items will not be deleted from the Recycle Bin unless a System Administrator manually deletes the items.

NOTE: The Recycle Bin is global, meaning that every deleted item from all Agencies in Sitecore will be displayed.
To retrieve deleted items, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Sitecore Sitecore Platform icon icon at the top left of the screen.
    • You will be directed to the Sitecore Dashboard with multiple icons.
  2. Select the Recycle Bin Recycle Bin Launch Icon icon from the options.
    • The Recycle Bin screen appears with the following functions:
      Recycle Bin Ribbon Functions
      • Restore: Restores the item(s) to it’s original location in Sitecore
      • Delete: Deletes item(s) from the Recycle Bin permanently. NOTE: Take caution when perform this function. There is no easy way to recover items once they’ve been permanently deleted from Sitecore’s Recycle Bin.
      • Empty: Deletes every item listed NOTE: Do NOT perform this function!
      • Refresh: Refreshes the list of items
      • Show Versions: Displays the versions of the selected item(s) below the list.

    • Below that is a list of deleted items with a Search bar to the right.
      Recycle Bin Page
  3. Locate the file(s) you wish to restore to it’s original location. This can be done multiple ways.
    • Scroll through the list of items
      • Select the pagination arrows at the bottom of the screen to jump to different pages.
      • Select the column titles to order the list items by that column
    • Search for a specific item
      • Name: File name
      • Original Location: File Location
      • Date: Date deleted
      • By: System Administrator user name
  4. Select the item(s).
    • Selected items will be highlighted in blue.
  5. Select the Restore Recycle Bin icon  icon from the Sitecore Ribbon.
    • A dialog box will appear asking if you want to restore the item.
  6. Select OK.

The file is now restored in the same location as where it was originally deleted.