Restore a previous version of a DriveItem

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Restore a previous version of a DriveItem to be the current version. This will create a new version with the contents of the previous version, but preserves all existing versions of the file.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

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


Choose the permission or permissions marked as least privileged for this API. Use a higher privileged permission or permissions only if your app requires it. For details about delegated and application permissions, see Permission types. To learn more about these permissions, see the permissions reference.

Permission type Least privileged permissions Higher privileged permissions
Delegated (work or school account) Files.ReadWrite Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Files.ReadWrite Files.ReadWrite.All
Application Files.ReadWrite.All Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

POST /drives/{driveId}/items/{itemId}/versions/{version-id}/restoreVersion
POST /groups/{groupId}/drive/items/{itemId}/versions/{version-id}/restoreVersion
POST /me/drive/items/{item-id}/versions/{version-id}/restoreVersion
POST /sites/{siteId}/drive/items/{itemId}/versions/{version-id}/restoreVersion
POST /users/{userId}/drive/items/{itemId}/versions/{version-id}/restoreVersion

Request headers

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

Request body

No request body is required.


This example restores a version of a file identified by {item-id} and {version-id}.



If successful, the API call returns a 204 No Content.

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content