Recover a site deleted by mistake

Hello, I mistakenly deleted the site I have been working on for many hours
I found the file in the trash of my computer, put in .ZIP to reintegrate it on Local however I have an error message is displayed “Please try again with a compatible ZIP file”.
What should I do to make it work and reinstall my version of the site?

Hi @Ods44015

You could attempt a more manual import. The steps would look like this:

  • Unzip the file in a common location, like the desktop
  • Create a new, blank site in Local. Use whatever username/password you like since you’ll overwrite the DB with this site archive’s dump.
  • Copy the wp-content folder from the unzipped location to this newly created site’s location
  • Copy the correct SQL dump to the site root.
  • Within Local, open the site shell
  • Import the dump with wp db import <dumpfile>
  • If that works, now Search and replace the domains. wp search-replace ' ' 'http:mylocalsite.local'

For future work in Local, we recommend using the Cloud Backups add on to save and back up your work: Cloud Backups

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