Restoring a SharePoint Online Document to Its Original Location (In Place)


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You can restore SharePoint Online documents to their original location.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Office 365.

    The Office 365 apps page appears.

  2. Click the app that contains the documents to restore.

    The app page appears.

  3. On the Sites tab, select the sites that contain the documents to restore.

  4. Click Restore, and then click Restore documents.

  5. Select the documents to restore.

    You can also search for a document from the Search box.

  6. Click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears, with options for restoring to the original location already selected.

  7. Enter the Azure storage account details.

  8. Under File options, specify what to do with existing items:

    • To overwrite existing items, select Unconditional overwrite.

    • To not overwrite existing items, select Skip.

  9. Under Advanced options, do the following:

    • To restore the ACLs, select the Restore ACLs only check box.

    • To restore the workflow definitions and alerts, select the Restore workflow definition and alerts only check box.

    • To restore only the latest version, select the Restore latest version only check box.

  10. Click Restore.

Tip: To search for data to restore, use the search box in the upper-right area of the page. When you click the search box, more search capabilities appear.