How to Find Lost Files in OneDrive or OneDrive for Business

Sometimes, cloud files do go missing, especially if you are using a client. When a file goes missing, it doesn’t mean that it got lost completely. In most cases, users delete their files accidentally without even realizing they did it. All missing files in OneDrive or OneDrive for Business can easily be found with a little bit of inspection. Read through the rest of this article to find out how to locate and restore lost OneDrive files.

  • Step 1: Log in to Your OneDrive Account

As said earlier, people who use OneDrive desktop clients are highly likely to encounter the missing files problem. The next step from here is logging in to the web OneDrive via a browser.

  • Step 2: Go to OneDrive

Once logged into Office, go to click on the OneDrive icon and that takes you to OneDrive.

  • Step 3: Search for Missing Files

If you remember the name of the file, enter the file name in the browser and search for it. This will locate if the file was accidentally misplaced in some other folder.

  • Step 4: Explore Recycle Bin

Click on the Recycle Bin and to check if you accidentally deleted the file. All deleted files will be shown in the recycle bin.

  • Step 5: Click on the File to Be Restored

Select the file that you want it back and click on the Restore button. The file will be restored back to its original location.

  • Step 6: File Has Been Restored

The selected file has been restored.

We hope you found this article on OneDrive helpful.

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