Restore content with the Recycle Bin

Did you delete something from your website, and then find out you need it? Don’t worry, it happens. That’s why your SharePoint site has a Recycle Bin.

Screenshot of the top bar of a Team Site on SharePoint Online. This shows the Settings and Recycle Bin links.

To restore a deleted item

  1. Go to the site that contained the item you want to recover.
  2. In the Quick Launch, select Site Contents.
  3. On the top bar, choose Recycle Bin.
  4. Select the checkbox next to the item that you want to restore, and then choose Restore selection.

Screenshot of the Recycle Bin on a SharePoint Online Team site. This shows a deleted document that can be restored.

  1. Select the OK button to confirm that you want to restore the item.
  2. To find the restored item, go to its original location, or type the name of the item in the Search box.

Learn more

See Public Website help for Office 365.

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Applies to:
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