Office 365 (Outlook on the web) - Restoring a previous OneDrive document version

Each time you save a document in OneDrive, a version is saved to your version history. You can restore a document to any one of these versions at any time. The steps below explain how a user can restore/recover a previous version of a OneDrive document.

  1. Access OneDrive by first logging into Outlook on the web with your NetID and password and selecting your desired account from the linked account login page.
  2. On the Outlook on the web homepage, left-click the OneDrive option in the top right of the screen.
  3. With OneDrive open, find the document you wish to restore to a previous version and open the menu dialog by pressing the button pictured as three consecutive dots.

    onedrive select menu - three dots

  4. On the following pop-up window, once again select the menu dialog menu by pressing the button pictured as three consecutive dots.

    three dot menu

  5. On the following drop-down menu, select version history.

    dropdown menu options

  6. A pop-up menu titled "Version History" should appear. Here you should see the different versions of your document that have been saved over time with a date and time next to each version. Hover your mouse over the version you want to restore to, left-click on the down arrow that appears and then restore
  7. A warning will appear asking whether you want to restore the document to this older version. If this is what you'd like, press ok

    Note: The 'current' version of the document when you restore becomes a previous version. This means that if you did not mean to restore a previous version, you can undo the mistake.

  8. Click the X in the top right of the two menu windows and then open up the document to verify that the proper version was restored.

Keywords:microsoft office365 o365 onedrive versioning restore recover previous versions earlier file files cloud storage   Doc ID:46445
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2015-01-26 14:17 CDTUpdated:2016-05-04 15:53 CDT
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