I posted a recent article on the website, one of the users logged in the admin panel logged in and tried to edit the article accidentally the article disappeared and I can't get it. I have searched under trashed, archived but I still can not find it. How do I find the article?
When you find the article in the DB using phpMyAdmin look in the column called 'access' in the '#__contents' and it will have a number. You take that number and look in table '#__viewlevels' for that number in the ID column and that will tell you what View Level of Access that you need to be able to see the article. Or change the value in 'access' in the '#__content' table to a '2' and it should be available to 'Registered' so you should be able to see it. However if you are not the 'Super User', you should be contacting the person that is for help and not bypass security as explained.