SharePoint is a web-based collaboration and document management solution with over 200 million active monthly users. It is primarily used as a data storage location for the other Microsoft 365 apps and as a platform for communicating information and publishing files for everyone in the organization. With so many people using SharePoint to store their business data, SharePoint data loss due to user errors and other reasons has become inevitable.
Step 1: Open the site whose content has to be restored.
Step 2: Click on the‘ Recycle bin’ to view the recently deleted items.
Step 3: Once you find the document that has to be restored, click the "Restore” button
Limitations of recovering SharePoint files using Recycle Bin:
Note: Only a global administrator or a SharePoint administrator can restore deleted SharePoint files from the second-stage Recycle bin.
Step 1: Navigate to Recycle bin and click on the link ‘Second-stage recycle Bin’ at the bottom.
Step 2: Select the file and click on the ‘Restore’ button.
Limitations of recovering SharePoint files using second- stage Recycle Bin:
Learn more about Microsoft 365 eDiscovery features here.
Limitations of using eDiscovery to recover SharePoint files:
Why should you use third-party tools to recover permanently deleted SharePoint data?
Restore permanently deleted data: Restore specific or all sites back to the user account in just a few clicks without the trouble of importing and exporting.
Point-in-time restore: Directly restore data back to its previous location with all sharing permissions and folder structure still intact.
Cross-user restore: Restore data to another user’s account.
Self-user restore: Permit employees to restore their own files to facilitate faster recovery.
Usage reports: Receive regular reports on the status of your backup, restore, and usage reports.
Here is how you can recover deleted SharePoint files using SysCloud:
Step 1: Log in to the SysCloud backup application using your Microsoft 365 admin credentials.
Step 2: Navigate to the Backup option in the menu bar and click on “Archives and Restore" from the drop- down menu.
Step 3: Select SharePoint from the tab and select the site name and archive to be restored.
Step 4: Select the sites to be restored. From the Actions drop down, click on the Restore button.