Office 365 Tip #21: Recover Files in OneDrive

OneDrive has a Recycle bin as well as a Second stage recycle bin, allowing you to recover files you’ve deleted  up to 180 days after you’ve deleted them.

Items in the Recycle bin will be automatically moved to the Second-stage recycle bin after 90 days, where it will be recoverable for an additional 90 days. After files are removed from the Second-stage recycle bin, they are completely deleted and cannot be recovered.

Step 1: Go to the OneDrive Recycle bin

OneDrive Recycle Bin

Step 2: Select the file you wish to restore and click Restore.

If you’ve deleted it from the Recycle bin, or if it was deleted and more than 90 days has passed, click the Second-stage recycle bin link and use the same method. This restores the item to the Files folder.