OneDrive is a widely used cloud storage service provided by Microsoft. It allows users to store and access their files from any device with an internet connection. However, there may be instances where you accidentally delete or lose files stored on OneDrive. The good news is that OneDrive offers a simple and effective method to recover these files. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of recovering files from OneDrive.
Accessing the OneDrive Website
To begin the file recovery process, you need to access the OneDrive website through your preferred web browser. Open your browser and go to www.onedrive.com. If you are not already signed in, enter your Microsoft account credentials to log in.
Navigating to the Recycle Bin
Once you are logged in to your OneDrive account, locate the left-hand sidebar and click on “Recycle bin.” This will take you to a page displaying all the deleted files and folders from your OneDrive storage.
Selecting and Restoring Files
On the Recycle Bin page, you will see a list of deleted items sorted by date deleted. You can scroll through this list or use the search bar at the top to find specific files or folders you wish to recover. Once you have located the desired file or folder, select it by clicking on its checkbox.
If you want to restore multiple items at once, use Ctrl+click (or Command+click for Mac users) to select multiple files or folders simultaneously. Alternatively, if you want to restore all deleted items in one go, click on “Restore all items” located at the top of the page.
After selecting the desired files or folders for recovery, click on “Restore” located at the top of the page. A confirmation message will appear asking if you want to restore the selected items. Click “Restore” again to initiate the restoration process.
Verifying Restored Files
Once you have restored the deleted files, it is essential to verify their successful recovery. Navigate back to your OneDrive main page and check if the restored files or folders are visible and accessible. You can also use the search bar at the top of the page to quickly find specific items.
If you encounter any issues during the recovery process, such as missing files or error messages, it is recommended to reach out to OneDrive support for further assistance. They can provide guidance on troubleshooting steps or escalate the issue if necessary.
In conclusion, recovering files from OneDrive is a straightforward process that can be done through the OneDrive website. By following these step-by-step instructions, you can quickly restore your deleted files and prevent any potential data loss. Remember to regularly back up your important files and folders to ensure their safety and minimize the need for file recovery in the future.
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