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On this page, users can ask for a deleted page or file (hereafter, "file") to be restored. Users can comment on requests by leaving remarks such as keep deleted or undelete along with their reasoning.

This page is not part of Wikipedia. This page is about the content of Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free media files used by Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia Commons does not host encyclopedia articles. To request undeletion of an article or other content which was deleted from the English Wikipedia edition, see the deletion review page on that project.

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First, check the deletion log and find out why the file was deleted. Also use the What links here feature to see if there are any discussions linking to the deleted file. If you uploaded the file, see if there are any messages on your user talk page explaining the deletion. Secondly, please read the deletion policy, the project scope policy, and the licensing policy again to find out why the file might not be allowed on Commons.

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If you believe the file in question was neither a copyright violation nor outside the current project scope:

  • You may want to discuss with the administrator who deleted the file. You can ask the administrator for a detailed explanation or show evidence to support undeletion.
  • If you do not wish to contact anyone directly, or if an individual administrator has declined undeletion, or if you want an opportunity for more people to participate in the discussion, you can request undeletion on this page.
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Temporary undeletion

Files may be temporarily undeleted either to assist an undeletion discussion of that file or to allow transfer to a project that permits fair use. Use the template {{Request temporary undeletion}} in the relevant undeletion request, and provide an explanation.

  1. if the temporary undeletion is to assist discussion, explain why it would be useful for the discussion to undelete the file temporarily, or
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To assist discussion

Files may be temporarily undeleted to assist discussion if it is difficult for users to decide on whether an undeletion request should be granted without having access to the file. Where a description of the file or quotation from the file description page is sufficient, an administrator may provide this instead of granting the temporary undeletion request. Requests may be rejected if it is felt that the usefulness to the discussion is outweighed by other factors (such as restoring, even temporarily, files where there are substantial concerns relating to Commons:Photographs of identifiable people). Files temporarily undeleted to assist discussion will be deleted again after thirty days, or when the undeletion request is closed (whichever is sooner).

To allow transfer of fair use content to another project

Unlike English Wikipedia and a few other Wikimedia projects, Commons does not accept non-free content with reference to fair use provisions. If a deleted file meets the fair use requirements of another Wikimedia project, users can request temporary undeletion in order to transfer the file there. These requests can usually be handled speedily (without discussion). Files temporarily undeleted for transfer purposes will be deleted again after two days. When requesting temporary undeletion, please state which project you intend to transfer the file to and link to the project's fair use statement.

Adding a request

First, ensure that you have attempted to find out why the file was deleted. Next, please read these instructions for how to write the request before proceeding to add it:

  • In the Subject/headline: field, enter an appropriate subject. If you are requesting undeletion of a single file, a heading like [[:Image:DeletedFile.jpg]] is advisable. (Remember the initial colon in the link.)
  • Identify the file(s) for which you are requesting undeletion and provide image links (see above). If you don't know the exact name, give as much information as you can. Requests that fail to provide information about what is to be undeleted may be archived without further notice.
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File:Reganosa.jpg

Motivo para la solicitud:

Esta imagen se encuentra publicada por Reganosa en su propia página web: http://www.reganosa.com/web/index.php?verFicheiro=090507-noc2.jpg&&tipo=jpg&&idioma=es&&seccion=491&&desglose=90

Y concede todos los derechos a utilizar su contenido y compartirlo de forma pública según espeficifa: http://www.reganosa.com/web/index.php?idioma=es&seccion=340&desglose=340

--Alvaro Freijo (talk) 09:09, 28 August 2014 (UTC)Alvaro Freijo

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. First their permission regarding the press materials that you linked (here in English) relates only to the text and the company visual identity (logo). It does not say anything about arbitrary images from that company's website. I even think they only mean the text of their press releases, not of their website in general. Second, the image in question is not part of their press photo collection. Their general terms of use state: "REGANOSA website – including all its contents, the website programming and its design – is completely protected by copyright. It is expressly forbidden to reproduce, communicate, distribute or transform any of these protected elements unless REGANOSA explicitly allows it.". Therefore we would need an explicit release through OTRS from Reganosa for this picture. Lupo 10:54, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Missing evidence of permission from the copyright holder which must be submitted via COM:OTRS -FASTILY 02:44, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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File:Ulla Lovisa Bjerne(-Biaudet).png

Should be "Template:PD-Sweden-photo" but was missing licence. /Hangsna (talk) 10:30, 28 August 2014 (UTC)


You may re-upload the file, but please include that license tag -FASTILY 02:44, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Undeleted the file since the licensing tagg was included in the first place. Natuur12 (talk) 10:12, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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File:Harpreet_Sandhu.jpg

Hello, This is my own work and it is distributed over the internet by me. Please reinstate my work. Thanks!


Please send an email to OTRS and explain your situation to them. If all is found to be in order, they will restore the file for you -FASTILY 02:44, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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File:Diana Vishneva in 2011.jpg

I hold the copyright to this image.


Please send an email to OTRS and explain your situation to them. If all is found to be in order, they will restore the file for you -FASTILY 02:44, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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File:Instant racing.jpg

My upload came from WallpapersLibrary.com, which states "Wallpapers Library contains a huge collection of free desktop wallpapers, all wallpapers can by downloaded very quickly and are completely free". I uploaded the file as "fair use" and would like it restored. An editor tagged many of my uploads so far as no permission. If needed, I can resubmit and assert "fair use" (I may not have done it right :x) because my uploads were indicated on the websites as such. Thanks! Hippophiliamelia (talk) 17:54, 28 August 2014 (UTC)


 Not done Fair use is forbidden on Commons. See COM:NETCOPYRIGHT -FASTILY 02:45, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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File:T farmiga.png

My file was deleted on suspicion that I had stolen the photo from website http://vk.com/taissafarmiga when in fact, it was that very website that stole my photo off of my blog, http://peterquill.co. The photo is my own work; I created it from a photo that I personally took and would very much appreciate its restoration. Thank you. --Ahsaddict (talk) 21:00, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

This is a rights-managed Getty Images photo by Allen Berezovsky. It is Getty ID #454192844. Are you Allen Berezovsky? —RP88 (talk) 01:05, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

 Not done If you own the right of this picture, please send a permission using the procedure at COM:OTRS. Regards, Yann (talk) 02:40, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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Ayurveda

this image is my own work and it has been deleted without any intimation, i want it back on wiki — Preceding unsigned comment added by DarrenCrissUSA (talk • contribs) 22:42, 28 August 2014 (UTC)


 Not done Please read COM:L. Yann (talk) 02:38, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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Health Benefits of Turmeric

this is my own work for public.. i am the creator of this work .. plss undelete it — Preceding unsigned comment added by DarrenCrissUSA (talk • contribs) 22:45, 28 August 2014 (UTC)


 Not done Please read COM:SCOPE. Yann (talk) 02:36, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Centro MAKTUB.png

The very same day I received the message, the owner of the copyrights sent the email releasing the image from all rights. I ask for this image to be undeleted. The email has already been sent to OTRS. Thanks --FMateos (talk) 08:07, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Paco con Adolescentes.png

The very same day I received the message, the owner of the copyrights sent the email releasing the image from all rights. I ask for this image to be undeleted. The email has already been sent to OTRS. Thanks --FMateos (talk) 08:07, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Swini_Khara.jpg

This file was released in the public domain on a website and to the best of my knowledge I don't think it is a copyright violation.