How to Recover Deleted Files from OneDrive

Last updated on March 25, 2020 by Trafalgar Law

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How to Recover Deleted Files from OneDrive

OneDrive is the online storage service of Microsoft Windows 10. Aside from being a file storage service, OneDrive also works as a file sharing application for a group. Initially, OneDrive have a free 5 Gigabytes of storage space. With this amount of space, what you can store will be limited to small sized files. If you are about to reach the limit of the storage space, the next thing you have to do is to delete some unused files on OneDrive. But most people have experienced deleting a file from OneDrive that they think they don’t need anymore, and turns out that they need it again. Faced with such a situation, many people will look for ways to recover deleted files from OneDrive. Here we have listed 3 ways to recover files from OneDrive. You can just apply any one to get back the files.

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AceThinker Disk Recovery – Powerful OneDrive Data Recovery

Another option to restore deleted files from OneDrive, is to use a recovery tool. Acethinker Disk Recovery is a handy tool that can restore files from OneDrive in a short amount of time. It can even restore files that were deleted for more than 30 days. So not only recently deleted files, but even files that were deleted long ago can be restored. Here are the steps on to use Acethinker Disk Recovery to recover permanently deleted files from OneDrive.

Step1 Download and Set Up the Installer

Click the button below to download and install the right version of Disk Recovery on your computer and launch the program once it has been installed successfully.

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Step2 Execute the Program

Launch the program after installation. On the interface, select the correct type of file you want to restore and click “Next”.

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Step3 Select the Scan location

Choose the storage drive where the OneDrive file folder is located. Click “Next” to start the scan for the deleted files. Once the scan is finished, select the right file from the list and click “Restore” to save the file.

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Use the Built-in OneDrive File Recovery Tool

OneDrive has a recovery tool that is built-in to the system, in anticipation to people wanting to recover their deleted files. But OneDrive only allows recovery of files that were deleted no more than 30 days ago. After the files exceeds 30 days upon deletion, it will be automatically deleted from the cloud. Here are the steps on how to use the built-in tool to restore deleted files from OneDrive Recycle Bin.

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User guide

  • Open a web browser and go to the official website of OneDrive. Log in to your Microsoft account.
  • On the OneDrive homepage, you can see the different option on the left-hand side of the screen, click “Recycle Bin.”
  • Next, click the checkbox of the file/s that you want to recover and click “Restore.”
Use EaseUs Data Recovery

Another tool to recover deleted OneDrive files is EaseUs Data Recovery. It’s one of the popular choices among recovery tools that can recover files that were deleted for more than 30 days on OneDrive. The tool itself is easy to use, but may cause confusion at first. But that is the only drawback since it can do the job pretty well. That is why many people use it and it gained popularity among users over the years. Here are the steps on how to use EaseUs Disk Recovery.

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User guide

  • Download EaseUs Data Recovery on its official website and Install on the PC device.
  • After installation, run the program and start by doing a scan on the selected storage drive where the OneDrive folder is located.
  • After the scan on the drive which will start with a quick scan followed by a deep scan, the list of deleted files on that drive will appear. Select the file you need and click “Recover” and save the file. It is advisable to create a new folder for recovered files.


Losing files is hard, that is why there are cloud storage that provides a safe place for your files. But there is a limit to what the cloud service can handle, unless you avail the premium plan it is all, that you can get. OneDrive is the same, with its limit of 5 Gigabytes for the free version. Whenever we delete files from OneDrive, it is first stored on the recycle bin for 30 days upon deletion before being deleted permanently. For cases where you want to restore files deleted for more than 30 days, its good to know that there are ways on how to recover permanently deleted files in OneDrive. You can use powerful recovery tools like Acethinker Disk Recovery.

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