Restore OneDrive to Previous Backup


How do I restore my OneDrive to a previous state?

Prerequisites before the solution

Before restoring, there is several things to be aware of:

  1. If it is a shared drive, the owner of the drive must perform the restore.
  2. A restore can only be done up to 30 days from the current date. Anything past the 30 day mark cannot be restored.
  3. ANY changes in the users OneDrive will be rolled back. Even if you just want to restore a single file or folder, every other file and folder will be restored to the selected time.


  1. Go to the UO Office 365 portal at and log in with your full UO email address ( and corresponding password.  
  2. Click the OneDrive icon.
    Office 365 home page with One Drive option highlighted
  3. In the top right, click the Gear icon.
    One Drive home screen with Options icon highlighted
  4. Click on the Restore your OneDrive option.
    Settings drop menu showing the "Restore your OneDrive" option
  5. Select a range of time to revert back to, or specify a specific day and time.
    Restore options regarding specific range of dates to restore to
    Restore options regarding choosing a specific day and time to restore to
  6. Click the Restore button and wait for the process to complete.
    Confirmation box asking if you are sure that you want to restore your OneDrive
  7. Click Return to my OneDrive once the process is 100% complete.
  8. A log will be created and saved to your OneDrive to document the restoration process.OneDrive files screen with log created to document restoration process


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