• Corinna Lins

🍰 Recover deleted files from Teams

After you delete files in Microsoft Teams, you will not find any button or menu item to restore them in the user interface. At least not yet. But don't worry, they are not lost forever. 😊

The deleted files are stored in the corresponding SharePoint site's recycle bin 🗑 for 93 days - so you have plenty of time. All you need to do is go to the SharePoint site to the recycle bin and restore the document.

In the Files area of the team, you have to open the files in SharePoint. As mentioned in the overview post, all files in Teams are stored in SharePoint (Online).


As soon as you are on the SharePoint site, you cannot overlook the recycle bin on the left navigation. This is the place where you can find the deleted documents. You can also see who deleted them, and you can restore them to the initial location.

If the document was deleted more than 93 days ago, you could not restore it on your own - in this case; you have to ask the IT support team to recover your file.


You can find a detailed explanation of the recycle bin in SharePoint Maven's blog post

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