How to Undelete Shared Files Deleted From a Remote Computer
By Ruri Ranbe
Windows 8 File History backs up the data found on both the Desktop and in shared libraries. Whenever a user makes a change to a file contained in the Desktop, Documents, Photos, Videos or Music folders, File History writes a copy of the data to a network location or external drive. If you or someone else accidentally deleted important files in a shared library, you can use File History to find previous versions of the files and restore them.
Sign on to the computer sharing the files, press "Windows-E" to open File Manager and then browse to the shared folder.
Select "History" from the Open group on the Home tab to open File History. Click the back button on the bottom of the window to see previous versions of the folder's contents.
Select a deleted file and then click the "Restore" button (the blue orb) to recover the data to the shared folder.
File History must be enabled to retrieve deleted files from the folder.
Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since 2008. She received an A.A. in English literature from Valencia College and is completing a B.S. in computer science at the University of Central Florida. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design.