how to track past 1 week changes to a OneDrive folder?

Thanh Bui 21 Reputation points


The changes appear in the information tab on the side will cut off after certain incidents. Is there a way to view activities log on a files, folder, or a user (OneDrive business) on a share folder?

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  1. Andrew Geddes 741 Reputation points

    @Thanh Bui here's my preferred method, via OneDrive Restore, it gives a detailed condensed view. Worth giving it a click and seeing if that's the right level of detail before having to system-hop


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  1. Xuyan Ding - MSFT 7,561 Reputation points

    Hi @Thanh Bui ,

    Viewing file activity logs in OneDrive and SharePoint Online is similar.
    Click the button in the upper right corner to open the details pane, it will display the activities of the entire folder, and select a file to display the activities of the corresponding file.


    Go to the audit log to view.
    The specific audit location is in the Compliance of the M365 admin center. You could select the specific activity of the folder, search the site folder to get the audit log, and finally export it.

    It is worth noting that the search on the audit side is sometimes not comprehensive. Searching a certain location by site location or file name may result in some discrepancies. It is necessary to search multiple times to determine the way to get the most results.
    If you find it convenient or useful to export, I suggest you try it, but I still recommend opening the details pane via the button to display it by week, because there will be no omissions.


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  2. Thanh Bui 21 Reputation points

    Hi @Andrew Geddes ,

    Can you advise on how to get to OneDrive restore page?

  3. Thanh Bui 21 Reputation points

    @Andrew Geddes
    thank you

    I have an additional question, can we apply the same thing for a SharePoint folder?

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