New plugin – Restore deleted files by using Recycle Bin plugin

This has been requested many times on Moodle forums and Moodle tracker to have the ability of restoring the deleted files aka “Recycle Bin”. Now, Skylar Kelty has developed the recycle bin plugin which adds a “recycle bin” for course modules to Moodle.

Acc. to the plugin description:

This plugin adds a “recycle bin” for course modules to Moodle. It requires a core hack as there is no pre-cm-deleted event, you will need to add a line to ‘/course/lib.php’

Please note that this plugin will store a backup of user data in Moodle’s dataroot and results in overusage of diskspace in some cases.


You can download the Recycle Bin plugin from


Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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