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Restore deleted files in SharePoint and office 365

The SharePoint Recycle Bin provides a safety net when items (such as lists, libraries, folders, files, documents, and list items) are deleted from a SharePoint site.  The SharePoint Recycle Bin works in two stages

First Stage Recycle Bin

When users delete items from a SharePoint site, they are placed in the User Recycle Bin.  Items in the User Recycle Bin remain there until they are deleted or a set number of days have passed (30 days by default).  The User Recycle Bin only contains items that the user personally deleted.  To access the User Recycle Bin, from Settings (the gear in the upper right-hand corner) -> Site Contents, you should see the User Recycle Bin.  Clicking on the Recycle Bin link will take you to the User Recycle Bin, where you can restore or delete the items.

Second Stage Recycle Bin

When items are deleted from a site's Recycle Bin it goes to the Site Collection Recycle Bin and stays there until they are permanently deleted or a set number of days have passed (30 days by default).  The Site Collection Recycle Bin contains items that any user has deleted, but is only accessible by Site Collection Administrators. 

How to open documents in Explorer View in SharePoint 2010

To open a SharePoint 2010 Document Library in Explorer view, following these steps

  1. In the Ribbon area on top of document library page, click on the Library tab of Library Tools.
  2. Click Open with Explorer, a window explorer will pop up in which you can directly manage all documents.



  1. If you can’t see the Open with Explorer button, try maximize the browser window.

Enable SharePoint Designer on SharePoint 2010 Site Collection

To Enable SharePoint Designer on your SharePoint Site Collection

  1. Go to Site Settings > Site Collection Administration > SharePoint Designer Settings
  2. Select Enable SharePoint Designer
  3. Select Enable Detaching Pages from the Site Definition
  4. Select Enable Customizing Master Pages and Page Layouts
  5. Select Enable Managing of the Web Site URL Structure
  6. Click the OK button to save the changes.

Install Office Web Apps on SharePoint 2010

Run Office Web Apps setup

  1. From Office Web Apps CD, run Setup.exe
  2. On the Enter your Product Key page, enter your product key, and then click Continue
  3. Install Now to install to the default location
  4. When Setup finishes, a dialog box prompts you to complete the configuration of your server. Be sure that the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box is selected and then click Close to start PSConfig.
  5. If you left the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box selected in the previous step, on the PSconfig Welcome to SharePoint Products page, click Next
  6. In the dialog box that notifies you that some services might have to be restarted or reset during configuration, click Yes.
  7. On the Configuration Successful page, click Finish. Your new SharePoint site opens Continue reading

How to Get Office Web Apps

What are Office Web Apps?

Microsoft Office Web Apps are Microsoft Office Live products that exceed Office product experience to web browsers. Office Web Apps allow you access, edit or share Office documents from anywhere thru internet.

How can I get Office Web Apps?

For personal use, Office Web Apps are free for personal use ( with ADs). All web documents are stored in Windows Live SkyDrive. You will have a Windows Live ID in order to access your web documents. Checkout my previous post on how to Save OneNote directly to SkyDrive.

For business use, Office Web Apps can be deployed to SharePoint server 2010 sites. Detail installation guide can be download from Microsoft Microsoft Download Center

Which browsers are supported for Office Web apps?

  • Internet Explorer 7 and 8
  • Firefox 3.5
  • Safari 4

Windows Server Features or Role Services required by this product are not enabled


When you install Office Web Apps on windows 7 that has Sharepoint 2010, you will see following error message

Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s):
Windows Server Features or Role Services required by this product are not enabled.
For a complete list, refer to the link below. For the list of pre-requisites needed to install the product please refer to:
Correct the issue(s) listed above and re-run setup.
You can install all required prerequisites for this product by selecting the ‘Install software prerequisites’ option in the splash screen. See Help for more information.


This is because Office Web Apps can only be installed on a server operation system.  Office Web Apps can only be installed on Windows 2008 Server x64 SP2 or R2 now. Also keep in mind Office Web App can only be installed after SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint server 2010 is installed.