Restore content with the Recycle Bin

You can restore content that you deleted, either on purpose or by accident, using the SharePoint Recycle Bin. These steps will quickly walk you through restoring content that you've recently deleted.

Deleted items will eventually be removed from the Recycle Bin, and length of time items are kept is configured by your site administrator. If you clear your Recycle Bin, the deleted items will go to a second-level Recycle Bin which can only be seen by your site administrator. If you later want to restore an item, contact your site administrator.

Restore a deleted item from the Recycle Bin

To restore a deleted item follow these steps.

  1. Go to the site that contained the item you want to recover.

  2. Click Recycle Bin in the Quick Launch bar on the left of the screen.

    Choose Recycle Bin on left navigation.

    If you don't see the Recycle Bin on the Quick Launch bar, follow these steps:

    • Click Settings Office 365 Settings button , and then click Site Content.

    • The Recycle Bin is in the top right portion of the Site Content page.

      View of recycle bin button inside Site Contents.
  3. On the Recycle Bin page, select the checkbox next to the items to restore, and then click Restore selection.

    Restore a selection from Recycle Bin.

  4. Click OK to confirm that you want to restore the item.

  5. To find the restored item, go to its original location, or type the name of the item in the Search box.

See Also

Manage the Recycle Bin of a SharePoint Online site collection

Public Website help for Office 365

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