How to recover files from OneDrive

If you accidentally delete files from Microsoft OneDrive, there is a built-in recycle bin which will hold deleted files for up to 93 days – after this time they are permanently deleted.

If you accidently delete multiple files or all your files in OneDrive, you have the option to restore your entire OneDrive back to a specific point in time. Using this feature will restore ALL files so you will lose any changes made to your files. /br>
Both options are available on the OneDrive web portal.

Recover files from the OneDrive Recycle Bin

1. In a web browser, go to

2. Log in with your Microsoft 365 credentials

3. Click on the ‘OneDrive’ icon


4. Click on the Recycle Bin option from the left-hand side:


5. You will see a list of files that have been recently deleted. Select the file(s) you wish to restore and then click the Restore button:


6. The files will be restored to their original location

Restore your entire OneDrive

1. Whilst logged into the OneDrive portal, click on the Settings icon and then select ‘Restore your OneDrive:


2. You now select how far back you want to restore your OneDrive to. You can select a specific date or, at the bottom of the screen, you can see all changes that have occurred and choose how far back to restore whilst seeing which files will be affected:


3. Once you are happy with your selection, you can click the Restore button. All of the files will be restored back to their original location.