Get deleted item (directory object)

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Retrieve the properties of a recently deleted application, group, servicePrincipal, administrative unit, or user object from deleted items.

Note: Deleted security groups are deleted permanently and can't be retrieved through this API.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

Global service US Government L4 US Government L5 (DOD) China operated by 21Vianet


The following table shows the least privileged permission or permissions required to call this API on each supported resource type. Follow best practices to request least privileged permissions. For details about delegated and application permissions, see Permission types. To learn more about these permissions, see the permissions reference.

Supported resource Delegated (work or school account) Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Application
administrativeUnit AdministrativeUnit.Read.All Not supported. AdministrativeUnit.Read.All
application Application.Read.All Not supported. Application.Read.All
group Group.Read.All Not supported. Group.Read.All
servicePrincipal Application.Read.All Not supported. Application.Read.All
user User.Read.All Not supported. User.Read.All

HTTP request

GET /directory/deletedItems/{object-id}

Optional query parameters

This method supports the OData Query Parameters to help customize the response.

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.
Accept application/json

Request body

Don't supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and a directoryObject object in the response body.



The following example shows a request.



The following example shows the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json