How to view and restore items in the recycle bin?
When a Vault Admin deletes folders or files, the items are moved to the Recycle bin. Vault Admins are the only users who can view and navigate through the Recycle bin. Visit Restore deleted items to learn how you can perform this action.
How to navigate in the recycle bin
The deleted items are sorted by the deleted date. When a single item is selected in the recycle bin, Vault Admins can see in the details' pane when the item was deleted. More extensive information about the deletion is displayed in the Document activity by user report. In the manage pane, the item can be restored or permanently deleted.
Permanent deletion after 90 days automatically
After 90 days in the recycle bin, files are permanently deleted. When a file is permanently deleted, it cannot be restored anymore.
Empty recycle bin manually
Vault Admins can choose to empty the recycle bin manually or select a single file or selection of files to delete these items permanently. When a file is permanently deleted, it cannot be restored anymore.
When the folder or file is a reference in Q&A, the reference will remain, and the word deleted is added to the reference. When the reference is a document, this cannot be viewed anymore.
Reports and audits remain displayed
When a file is deleted, the activities of all users in the Vault on the deleted item will remain displayed in the activity reports and audit logs.