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Performing a granular-level restore for Microsoft OneDrive for Business

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Within Microsoft OneDrive for Business, you can restore granular-level items, such as individual folders or files, for a list or library. You can also restore OneNote notebooks or groups.

By default, only the most recent backup is available for restore. You can update your backup settings to maintain a specified number of backed-up versions of individual files. If you have more versions of a file than you have specified for backup, only the number of versions that you have specified is available for restore.

Restore OneDrive files and folders

Steps
  1. From the Dashboard, click the number above PROTECTED in the OneDrive box.

  2. Click the MySite for which you need to perform the restore.

  3. Select the group of files.

    Note: If you want to restore individual folders or files within a group, click on the group of files. To restore an entire folder, select the folder. To restore individual files within a folder, select the folder containing the files, and then select the individual files.

  4. Click Restore.

  5. Select a restore option:

    • Restore to the same MySite

      If you are restoring individual files to the same MySite, by default, a restore folder with the current date and time stamp is created in the original content location containing the backup copy. If you select Replace the existing content, then your current data is completely replaced by the backup.

    • Restore to another MySite

      If you restore to another MySite, you must enter the destination MySite in the search field. You can type in a portion of the destination MySite in the search field to initiate an automatic search for matching destination MySites.

  6. Click Confirm.

  7. Click View the job progress to monitor the progress of the restore.

Restore OneNote notebooks and groups for OneDrive

Steps
  1. From the Dashboard, click the number above PROTECTED in the OneDrive box.

  2. Click the MySite for which you need to perform the restore.

  3. Click on the group of files.

  4. Select the notebooks you want to restore.

    Note: If you want to restore a specific section within the notebook, click on the notebook and select the sections.

  5. Click Restore.

  6. Select a restore option:

    • Restore to the same MySite

      If you restore to the same MySite a restore folder with the current date and time stamp is created in the original content location containing the backup copy. If you select Replace the existing content, then your current data is completely replaced by the backup.

    • Restore to another MySite

      If you restore to another MySite, you must enter the destination MySite in the search field. You can type in a portion of the destination MySite in the search field to initiate an automatic search for matching destination MySites. A restore folder named CC_username_timestamp is created containing the backup copy.