Onedrive deleted my computer files

Tammy Lim 16 Reputation points
2021-03-02T01:16:17.513+00:00

Hi! I accidentally synced my onedrive to my computer and it automatically uploaded all my computer files up to my onedrive. In a panic, I cancelled the upload midway and deleted the uploaded computer files on onedrive. After an hour I noticed that Onedrive deleted all my computer files saved on my computer. Help! I've already checked recycle bin of my computer, as well as the recycle bin of one drive. Nothing on my computer recycle bin and for the recycle bin in one drive, all I keep getting are my folders but none of my files. I've also done restore drive in one drive but still the same. Is there still a way for me to get all my files?

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  1. Erin Ding-MSFT 4,456 Reputation points
    2021-03-02T10:33:02.003+00:00

    @Tammy Lim

    Did you follow the steps in "Restore deleted files or folders in OneDrive"?
    As a tip said in it, "As an Microsoft 365 subscriber, you can even restore your entire OneDrive if something goes wrong."
    So if you are an Microsoft 365 subscriber, maybe you could try to restore OneDrive to see if you could see the deleted files.

    Generally, as I know, on the PC side, local files and cloud files are highly unified.
    Take Word documents, Excel workbooks and PowerPoint presentations for example, if you delete them on the local PC, they will also be deleted in the cloud.
    On the other hand, if you delete these files in the cloud, the files on the local PC will also be deleted.

    Hope the information could be helpful to you.


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