driveItem: restore

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Restore a driveItem that has been deleted and is currently in the recycle bin. NOTE: This functionality is currently only available for OneDrive Personal.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Not supported.
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Files.ReadWrite.All
Application Files.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

POST /me/drive/items/{item-id}/restore

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

In the request body, provide a JSON object with the following parameters.

Parameter Type Description
parentReference ItemReference Optional. Reference to the parent item the deleted item will be restored to.
name String Optional. The new name for the restored item. If this isn't provided, the same name will be used as the original.


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


The following example shows how to call this API.


The following is an example of the request.

Content-type: application/json

  "parentReference": {
    "id": "String",
  "name": "String"


The following is an example of the response.

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

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

  "id": "1312abc!1231",
  "name": "new-restored-item-name.txt",
  "size": 19121,
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "2017-12-12T10:40:59Z"