Question about lyr file that has missing a shapefile

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02-11-2015 05:52 PM
PROBERT68
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Somebody in the office deleted a point shapefile that has a lyr file as well. How can I recovery it ? Scripts ? Thanks

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JayantaPoddar
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Hi Robert,

The layer file (.lyr) only stores only the link to the shapefile/feature class along-with symbology.

Unless you have a backup data, you could you could retrieve the deleted files using third-party data recovery software. There is no tool to retrieve the deleted shapefile.

18 Free Data Recovery Software Tools (February 2015)

Regards,

Jay



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JayantaPoddar
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Hi Robert,

The layer file (.lyr) only stores only the link to the shapefile/feature class along-with symbology.

Unless you have a backup data, you could you could retrieve the deleted files using third-party data recovery software. There is no tool to retrieve the deleted shapefile.

18 Free Data Recovery Software Tools (February 2015)

Regards,

Jay



Think Location
PROBERT68
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Thank you.

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PROBERT68
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While this is a good tempting to use it on your personal computer it is a good to have; however my computer is under the Government so we are not allowed to download these programs on them.

We were able to recovery it by requesting our IT department to restore it.