Use the Recycle bin

PREREQUISITES: Before you can use the Recycle bin, you must have activated it. For more information, see Administration: Activate and configure the Recycle bin.

To open the Recycle bin, in Sitefinity's backend navigate the Dashboard and in the upper-right corner, click Recycle Bin. You can also access the Recycle Bin on each content module page. The link is located in the right pane.

The grid of the Recycle bin page lists items that are not permanently deleted. Administrators can see deleted items from all users, the other users see only items deleted by them.

Delete items permanently

When you delete items from the Recycle bin, the items are permanently deleted. You can do this in one of the following ways:

  • Select one or more items and click Delete Selected button in the toolbar.
  • Click the Actions link of the respective item.
     From the dropdown menu, select Delete forever.
  • To delete all items from the Recycle bin, click Empty Recycle bin button in the toolbar.

Restore deleted items

With the Recycle bin, you can restore items, which are deleted by mistake. You can do this in one of the following ways:

  • Select one or more items and click Restore Selected button in the toolbar.
  • Click the Actions link of the respective item.
     From the dropdown menu, select Restore.

Find deleted items

The Recycle bin has a few options for sorting and filtering the listed items:

  • To display only items of a specific type, under Filter items in Recycle bin,
    click one of the filters.
  • To sort the displayed items, in the Sort by dropdown in the toolbar, select one of the sort options.
  • To search by an item's title, click the Search... button in the toolbar and enter the item title to search for.

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