How to: Recover a Deleted Item
When you use the Delete command to delete a file or project from a database, the deleted items are removed from Visual SourceSafe Explorer. If the deleted item is a project, all its subprojects are also deleted. However, Visual SourceSafe continues to store the deleted items, so that it can rebuild old versions of a project that requires them.
The Recover command on the Deleted Items tab restores deleted items, including all subprojects if the deleted item is a project. After an item has been recovered, it is once again part of its parent project.
To recover a deleted file or project:
In Visual SourceSafe Explorer, on the File menu, click Properties.
Click the Deleted Items tab.
Select the file(s) or project that you want to recover.