Microsoft 365 Object Recovery Wizard: Options

On the Options page, specify the location to which the items will be restored and overwrite behavior for folders. Proceed as described in the sections below:

Recovering to the Original Location

To recover Microsoft 365 items to the original location, take the following steps:

 

Note

  • Group mailboxes can only be recovered to the original location or other group mailbox types.

  • User mailboxes can be recovered to the original location or other group mailbox types and cannot be recovered to the group mailbox type.

  • Personal site non-personal site items can be recovered to group site type and vice versa.

 

  1. Select Recover to original location from the Recovery type drop-down list. All selected items will be recovered to their original locations within the Microsoft 365 account. This option is disabled if a mailbox, OneDrive, or site no longer exists (deleted from the product, for example) or if you have selected a recovery account on the Recovery Account page of the wizard that is different from the original account.

  2. Choose the naming convention for the recovered items by selecting one of the following Overwrite behavior options:

    • Rename recovered item if such item exists

    • Skip recovered item if such item exists

    • Overwrite the original item if such item exists

  3. Click Recover.


Recovering to Mailbox or to Group

If you want to recover items to a group or to a specific mailbox, take the following steps:

  1. Select Recover to mailbox from the Recovery type drop-down list. Note that Recover to group is displayed if group mailbox items were selected.

  2. Select the required mailbox from the Mailbox drop-down list. You may also search for the required mailbox by typing its name or part of its name into the search bar. Note that Group is displayed if group mailbox items were selected.

  3. Choose the overwrite behavior for the recovered items by selecting one of the following Overwrite behavior options:

    • Rename recovered item if such item exists

    • Skip recovered item if such item exists

    • Overwrite the original item if such item exists

  4. Click Recover.


Recovering to OneDrive

To recover OneDrive items to a specific OneDrive account, take the following steps:

  1. Select Recover to OneDrive from the Recovery type drop-down list.

  2. Select the required OneDrive from the OneDrive drop-down list. You may also search for the required OneDrive by typing its name or part of its name into the search bar.

  3. Choose the overwrite behavior for the recovered items by selecting one of the following Overwrite behavior options:

    • Rename recovered item if such item exists

    • Skip recovered item if such item exists

    • Overwrite the original item if such item exists

  4. Click Recover.


Recovering to Site

To recover SharePoint objects to a specific site, take the following steps:

  1. Select Recover to site from the Recovery type drop-down list.

  2. Select the required site from the Site drop-down list. You may also search for the required site by typing its name or part of its name into the search bar.

  3. Choose the overwrite behavior for the recovered items by selecting one of the following Overwrite behavior options:

    • Rename recovered item if such item exists

    • Skip recovered item if such item exists

    • Overwrite the original item if such item exists

  4. Click Recover.


When the recovery process is completed, the Finish page is displayed. You cannot return to the previous pages at this point; however, you can check the progress of the job by clicking the Activities link.