OneDrive on Web Browser - Delete/Restore from the Recycle Bin


You may want to recover or permanently delete a file from your recycle bin on your OneDrive, this article will walk you through that process through a web browser.



  1. On the top right of the page, click the cogwheel icon
  2. Click “Site Settings” in the drop down menu
  3. Under the “Site Collection Administration” heading, click “Recycle Bin”
  4. Click the check box next to the file(s) you want to affect
  5. Click “Restore Selection” or “Delete Selection” 
  6. The different options work as follows:
    • The “Restore Selection” option will add the selected file(s) to OneDrive.
    • The “Delete Selection” option will permanently delete the selected file(s).
    • The “Empty Recycle Bin” option will permanently delete all files in the recycle bin, whether they are selected or not.

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.


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Tue 1/23/18 10:11 AM
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