How To Restore Onedrive Desktop

OneDrive offers a cloud storage solution enabling you to save and retrieve your files from any location. Nevertheless, there could be instances where issues arise, necessitating a restoration of your OneDrive desktop. This guide will walk you through the steps needed to restore your OneDrive desktop.

Step 1: Open File Explorer

To begin with, open File Explorer on your computer. You can do this by clicking on the File Explorer icon on your taskbar or by pressing the Windows key + E on your keyboard.

Step 2: Navigate to OneDrive Folder

Once you have opened File Explorer, navigate to the OneDrive folder. This is usually located in the root of your C drive (C:\OneDrive). If you are unsure where it is located, you can search for “OneDrive” in the search bar at the top of File Explorer.

Step 3: Right-click on OneDrive Folder

Once you have located the OneDrive folder, right-click on it and select “Properties” from the context menu. This will open a dialog box with various properties of the OneDrive folder.

Step 4: Click on Restore Previous Versions

In the Properties dialog box, click on the “Previous Versions” tab. You should see a list of previous versions of the OneDrive folder. If you have never restored the OneDrive folder before, there may not be any previous versions listed.

Step 5: Select Previous Version and Restore

If there are previous versions listed, select the one that you want to restore. You can do this by clicking on it once with your mouse. Once you have selected the previous version, click on “Restore” in the bottom right corner of the dialog box. This will restore the OneDrive folder to its previous state.

Step 6: Close File Explorer and Restart Computer

Once you have restored the OneDrive folder, close File Explorer and restart your computer. This will ensure that all changes are applied and the OneDrive desktop is fully restored.


Restoring OneDrive desktop can be a simple process if you follow these steps. By following this guide, you should be able to restore your OneDrive desktop with ease. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to ask in the comments section below.