Delete and Restore Files

If you have an item you no longer need in OneDrive for Business, delete it. Deleted files can be restored if you change your mind later.

Delete an Item

  1. Select the file you want to delete.
  2. Click the Delete button on the toolbar.
    Delete and Restore Files

    A dialog box appears asking you if you’re sure you want to delete the item.

  3. Click Delete in the confirmation dialog box.
  4. Delete and Restore Files

It may take a few seconds, but the file is transferred to the Recycle bin.

Restore an Item

If you have deleted an item and later realize that deleting that item was a mistake, you can retrieve it from the Recycle bin.

  1. If necessary, click the button in the upper-left to display the Navigation Pane.
  2. Click the Recycle bin.
  3. Delete and Restore Files
  4. Select the file you want to restore and click the Restore button.

The file is restored to the Documents library.

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