Microsoft 365 Object Recovery Wizard: Objects

On the Objects page, the following items can be selected for recovery:

  • Mailboxes, folders, contacts, calendar events, files, OneNote items, and emails

  • Drives, folders, and files

  • Sites, subsites, document libraries, lists, list items, individual files, and folders.

  • Notes

    • Linked contacts are displayed as separate contact items.

    • The lookup data of SharePoint Online lists displayed in the recovery wizard is inaccurate, and this data can't be recovered.

    • Read-only calendars and calendars added from the directory can't be recovered.

    • Refer to the Microsoft 365 Platform Limitations of the latest Release Notes for the full list of Microsoft 365 items that are not supported.

The Objects page contains:

  • Navigation: Use the Navigation pane on the left to locate the items you need to restore. Selecting the container in the Navigation pane loads the container contents in the right pane. If a container has sub-folders, they are also displayed in the right pane.

  • Search: The search box allows you to search for the objects that you want to recover. The search is performed within:

    • Mailboxes, folders, contacts, calendar items, files, OneNote items, and emails;

    • Drives, folders, and individual files;

    • Sites, document libraries, folders, files, lists, and list items.

    Enter the word or a part of the word into the search box and hit Enter on the keyboard. All items matching the criteria will be displayed in the Contents pane on the right.

When recovering emails, contacts, or calendar events, you can also preview the contents of these items by clicking the item name in the right pane. To close the email message, contact, or calendar event preview, click the “Close” button at the bottom or click the ”X” button above the item body.

After locating the items you need to recover, select the checkboxes next to their names. You can select different object types for recovery at the same time. The number of items selected for recovery is displayed at the bottom of the wizard page. You can also:

  • Click show to view the list of all items selected for recovery.

  • Click clear selection to clear the list of items selected for recovery.

  • Click hide to hide the list of items selected for recovery.

Click Next to proceed to the next page of the wizard.