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archive/files/restore/{fileid} (POST)


Restores a deleted file back to its page

  • REST Method: POST
  • Method Access: public

Uri Parameters

Name Type Description
fileid int identifies a file by ID

Query Parameters

Name Type Description
to string? Optional restore-to page to override a removed file's original parent id
authenticate bool? Force authentication for request (default: false)

Return Codes

Name Value Description
OK 200 The request completed successfully
Bad Request 400 Invalid input parameter or request body
Forbidden 403 Administrator access is required
Not Found 404 Requested file could not be found in the archive

Implementation Notes

Use GET:archive/files to retrieve a list of files currently in the archive.

When a file is restored, it is moved from the file archive to the destination page.  If the caller does not specify a destination page, the file is restored to its original page.  A placeholder page will be created if the original page no longer exists.

C# Code Sample: Restore a File

The following code example restores file with ID 456 to the home page:

Sample Code

Plug p = Plug.New("http://deki-hayes/@api/deki");
p.At("users", "authenticate").WithCredentials("admin", "password").Get();
p.At("archive", "files", "restore", "456").With("to", "home").Post();

Curl Code Sample: Restore a File

This following command restores file with archive.fileID = 1 to its original page.

Sample Code

curl -u admin:password -H "Content-Type: text/plain" -d "" -i http://mindtouch.address/@api/deki/archive/files/restore/1

Implementation notes 

curl flags

Basic HTTP authentication. Sends a username and password to server so it can verify whether a user is of privilege to perform specific operation.
Specifies a POST request. The quotations ("") are used to imply no data is to be sent.
Replaces or appends an HTTP header. The "Content-Type" header specifies the MIME type of the value attached to the property. In this case, it does not really matter, but use text/plain as a precaution.
Includes the HTTP response header in the output. Useful for debugging.


ADMIN permission is required to execute above command. Otherwise, a 403 HTTP response (Forbidden) will be returned.



File with file.archive ID = 66 was accidently deleted and needs to be restored. The following command accomplishes that:

curl -u admin:password -H "Content-Type: text/plain" -d "" -i

HTTP Response Headers

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 01:28:47 GMT
Server: Dream-HTTPAPI/ Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0
Content-Length: 0
X-Data-Stats: request-time-ms=247; mysql-queries=15; mysql-time-ms=85;
X-Deki-Site: id="default"
Via: 1.1 dekiwiki
Content-Type: text/plain



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