How to Recover Missing One Drive Files in Windows 10

Recover One Drive files

One Drive is a file hosting service by Microsoft that allows you to store files on the cloud. But even though you store files on the cloud using OneDrive, there are certain situations when One Drive files can go missing. If you have lost One Drive files or folders from your Windows 10 computer, this article will help you with some valuable tips to find such files. To find missing One Drive files, the first and easiest solution is to log in to

  1. Check the Recycle Bin

Usually, when you delete a One Drive file in one device, it is usually stored in the recycle bin until 30 days. So, if it’s not been 30 days since the file deletion, you can restore it by following the steps below:

  • In the left menu in One Drive, click Recycle Bin
  • If you are able to see the file you are looking for, then click Restore to restore the file
  1. Make sure you are using the right Microsoft Account

There is a possibility that you are not using the correct Microsoft Account. In that case, log out and then log in to the correct account. Now check if you are able to find the files

  1. Sync One Drive files

If the above solutions don’t help you find the missing files, it is possible that the file is not synced. Generally, files on Office 2016 first upload to One Drive and then get synced to your PC. However, if you’re having trouble syncing these files, follow the instructions below.

  • Click the Start menu and type ‘Select with icons’ to show the notification settings icon
  • Then click Microsoft OneDrive
  • If the OneDrive icon doesn’t appear, One Drive may not be open. In that case, click the Start menu and select One Drive
  • If you see a red circle and white cross, click on it and select View Sync problems
  • If you don’t see a read circle, select the OneDrive icon
  • If you don’t see the OneDrive icon, you may need to reinstall the latest version of OneDrive and sign in to your account to see the files
  1. Recover One Drive files using Yodot data recovery software

If you are not able to find One Drive files using any of the above methods, you can use data recovery tools such as Yodot to your rescue. Yodot data recovery software is specialized in recovering lost or deleted files from your system. The advantage of using this tool is that all your data will be recovered in original form and structure without any changes to the original files.

No matter on which device your One Drive files are stored, Yodot is capable of recovering it. It can recover files from USB flash drives, external hard drives, and other storage devices. Once files are recovered, you can save the files to any desired location on your computer or other external devices.