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Can we recover documents lost after wrong value was set in readers field?

A user wants to know if there is a way to recover documents that were lost after the wrong value was accidentally set in a readers field.

I accidentally set the wrong value in a readers field and lost several documents. Is there any way to recover them?

Unless you have an ID or are part of a group listed in the readers field, you don't have access to the record. As a safety/rescue precaution, we have a special group that contains our production servers and Notes Administrators, which is included on any document with a readers or authors name field. This ensures that the servers have access to the documents and at least the administrators can get to a document in an emergency.

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I thing that Mr. Mahoney is wrong. On the server you can assign "Full Access Administrator". People in this field can always read all documents.

—Michal P.

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