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OneDrive - Restore Deleted Files

When you delete a file or folder, it goes into the Recycle bin, where you have a chance to restore it.

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Delete files

  1. Select the file or files you want to delete.

  2. Select Delete. The files move to the Recycle bin.

Restore files

Select the Recycle bin.

  • If you want all of your files back, select Restore all items

  • Or, select only the files you want and click Restore

The file is returned to its original location.

Note: If you're signed into OneDrive with a Microsoft account, items in the recycle bin are automatically deleted 30 days after they're put there. If your recycle bin is full, the oldest items will be automatically deleted after three days. If you're signed in with a work or school account, items in the recycle bin are automatically deleted after 93 days, unless the administrator has changed the setting. See more information about how long deleted items are kept for work or school accounts.

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Keywords:onedrive one drive files folders restore delete deleted   Doc ID:79313
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-01-16 13:04 MDTUpdated:2018-05-24 12:01 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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