If you want to restore the entire OneDrive of a user, or the OneDrives of more than one user at a time, use the Restore Wizard.

If you want to restore one OneDrive file, use the Item Restore

To restore OneDrive data:

1. To open the Restore Wizard, to the right of your connector select the Restore icon.

2. Select Restore, and then select Next.

3. Select a snapshot from the time you want to restore, and then select Next.

4. Select OneDrive, and then Next.

5. Select users you want to restore, and then select Next.

6. Select where to restore the data.

7. If you selected In-place, select how to handle duplicate items:

Skip duplicate items: Modified items (same item but with different timestamps) will be skipped.
Rename duplicate items: Modified items (same item but with different timestamps) will be added and renamed. The suffix "(1)" will be added to the filename.
Overwrite existing items Modified items (same item but with different timestamps) will be overwritten.

8. Select how to handle versions, and then select Next.

If you selected in-place:

  • Restore only last Microsoft file version: The most recent version of each file will be restored as a new file version.
  • Restore all Microsoft files versions: All existing versions of each file will be overwritten and restored versions will receive new modified dates.

If you selected to new folder:

  • Restore last Microsoft file version: The most recent version of each file will be restored.
  • Restore all Microsoft file versions: All versions of all files will be restored.

9. Review the summary, and then select Restore.

Important: Items present in OneDrive but not in the snapshot will be deleted.

Restored OneDrive versions will retain their original owners, editors, and modified dates.