OU Campus Content Management System
Recycle & Restore
Moving a file to the recycle bin effectively removes the content from being accessible
for use. When a file is moved to the recycle bin, derivatives on the production server
or any publish targets are subsequently permanently deleted. If content is restored
from the recycle bin, it must be republished to make the content available on the
web site again.
Moving a File to the Recycle Bin
- From the Content > Pages view, hover over the menu bar for a file and from the File menu choose Move to Recycle Bin.
- Alternatively, one or more files can be selected by clicking the adjacent checkbox,
and Move to Recycle Bin is made available.
- The resulting dialog warns that the selected file and any derivatives on production
will be deleted. Also, if the content to be deleted is linked to from another page,
then a warning is provided about the broken link and the page it will be on is noted.
Likewise, a file can also be solely deleted from the production server or other publish
target by navigating to the Production button or selecting a publish target, and deleting
it. The recycle bin functionality does not extend to these servers. Once a file is
deleted from the production server or publish target, it cannot be restored. It can
be re-published from the main file on the staging server with any routine form of
publishing, such as publish, site publish, directory publish, or scheduled publish.
- Click Move to Recycle Bin. The files are moved to the trash.
Multiple files can be recycled with the same action by selecting the the checkbox
in the header row of a list or each checkbox adjacent to the file name and clicking
Move to Recycle Bin. Note that when performing a multi-object selection that includes
directories, only Delete is available as directories cannot be recycled. Using a multifile
section can be useful to simulate a directory recycle, as in this manner, all files
within a directory can be selected for moving to the recycle bin, which will then
allow the files to be restored, if necessary.
Note when selecting multiple files and a page or file checked out to another user
or that has been scheduled for an action by another is included in the selection,
Move to Recycle Bin is not available as it is not possible to recycle those pages.
The resulting dialog enumerates how many files will be moved to the trash and warns
that derivative files on production will be deleted.
Directories cannot be recycled on staging or on a production server. Directories that
are deleted are permanently deleted. The multiple file recycle function can be used
to simulate a directory recycle. Select all files within a directory with the checkbox
located above the view of the folder structure and click the recycle bin icon in the
same area to recycle the files. Then the directory can be deleted. Recycling files
within a directory in this method allows the files to be individually restored if
To delete the directory from the Content > Pages view, hover over the menu bar for
the directory and from the File menu choose Delete. NOTE: Only Level 9 and 10 administrators can delete directories.
Alternatively, a directory can be selected by clicking the adjacent checkbox, and
Delete is made available.
Restoring Files from the Recycle Bin
Restoring a file from the recycle bin can be done by simply going to Content>>Recycle
Bin, hovering beside the file that you wish to restore, and choosing Restore. Multiple
files can be restored by checking the checkbox beside each file and then selecting
Restore on the top banner.
- Navigate to the Recycle Bin.
- Select File(s) to restore.
- Select Restore from the dialog box.
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