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Microsoft reveals the workings of OneDrive Files Restore feature

Last week we reported that OneDrive would get a new Files Restore feature. As first noted by MSPoweruser, Microsoft has finally revealed the workings of this feature, showing users how they can recover files accidentally deleted or compromised by malware infection.

OneDrive Files Restore is currently only for OneDrive for Business customers, and it’s not made clear if it will also be rolling out to general OneDrive users. Anyway, the feature is pretty straightforward and Microsoft calls it a “complete self-service recovery solution,” allowing users to restore files from the last 30 days.

Restoring OneDrive

To get started with Files Restore, users only need to head into OneDrive Settings and then choose to Restore OneDrive. There is then a  histogram showing file activity over the last 30 days, and a slider to “rewind” any changes. Users can easily select a file and restore it from a specific point in time. There even is a date range option as well as options for the number of files to restore.

The Files Restore capability is rolling out today, and more OneDrive for Business users will be receiving it over the next few weeks. Feel free to check out this documentation for more tips and tricks on how to use the Files Restore feature.

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