05-21-2018 08:16 AM
05-21-2018 08:16 AM
I wanted to delete a blank new page in the wiki, instead, I ended up deleting an entire page (with all its sections) full with content. How can I restore the deleted content?
05-21-2018 11:39 AM
05-21-2018 11:41 AM
05-21-2018 11:48 AM
You can restore it, give me a few mins to finish writing up how, it's not supported and far from simple but we can get here.
05-21-2018 12:00 PM - edited 05-21-2018 12:00 PM
This some kind of SPD magic or something? I was poking around at it but got off on a tangent working on something else! Guessing the pages never get deleted just meta data changed to delete?
Actually, just wait I'll read your post :)
05-21-2018 12:02 PMSolution
So this is far from simple to achieve, I'm sure that Microsoft will bring a easy interface at some point but in the meantime you can dig around in SharePoint to find the data and restore it.
If it was the page you deleted then this should be it, the sections don't seem to be changed to deleted but you could always repeat the process.
Good Luck! I'm sure this isn't supported, and you probably could do all kinds of damage to your wiki from the list, so be super careful.
09-18-2018 10:31 AM
It is kind of stupid to not have any version protection so users can roll-back in case they accidentally blow stuff away, or what to revert to a different historical point in time.
10-30-2018 10:23 AM
Agreed, COMPLETELY baffled why there isn't even simple shadow copy/previous version support since all these tabs and susch are just files. It's extremely disappointing.
We were starting to invest heavily into this platform to streamline some business process using Forms, Wiki's, & Flow. But with this absurd inability to monitor/restore your own site files, this is simply a deal breaker. We can't do any further development due to lack of data integrity and complete joke of Admin support.
11-14-2018 06:41 AM
I have this problem too. If you delete the Wiki tab it deletes the web page. It does not show in the recycle bin!
I'm having to direct users to NOT USE WIKI!!!
Why is there an UNUSUABLE PRODUCT there? Ugh.
11-14-2018 07:45 AM
By this time I figure Microsoft would add some comments about what they're going to do to address these short-comings. Failing all this I may well just build my own feature rich Wiki using some open source tool kit and application.
12-08-2018 07:08 AM
I made this mistake under the Wiki personal app, found my deleted items in OneNote - Site Settings - recent. Note that I couldn't view the page or selection details to remove the check on the wikiDeleted setting until I clicked "Return to classic SharePoint".
03-07-2019 02:35 PM
Anyone have any alternative suggestions to Wiki? Just discovered this shortcoming with not being able to recover, and we have some Wiki's with a lot of information in them that would bad to lose. I keep suggesting OneNote but I keep getting complaints about how slow the interface is through Teams...
03-08-2019 06:01 AM
I so much wish this issue was addressed seriously. I really love the idea of the Wiki tab. It's just horribly implemented. I mean horrible because if you don't know you can loose all your data. That really sucks.
So far the only thing that has worked is recovery from deleting a section of a Wiki but not when removing the whole tab.
I guess the best thing to do would be to not use Wiki in its current form. Maybe just use SharePoint Wiki and the Website app to display it.
03-08-2019 06:15 AM
I'm sorry to hear you lost your data. The wiki also isn't searchable, which seems crazy to me. OneNote may be a viable replacement, as it's flexible and has it's own versioning and recycle bin. Good luck!
05-07-2019 08:05 AM - edited 05-07-2019 08:06 AM
@Steven Collier Seems like this only works when the tab hasn't been removed, i.e. basically the whole wiki except for some changes in pages/sections. It's stored in a MHT file which doesn't show up in the Recycle Bin. Or in that Recent list.
I know it's not the same situation as TO had, but still might be relevant to others.