How To Restore Previous Version In Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams acts like a superhero for group projects, keeping everyone connected without a hitch. But oops! Sometimes, files or documents go poof and disappear. Not to worry, though! Microsoft Teams comes with a magic trick that lets you bring back older versions of files and documents.

Step 1: Open the File Explorer

To begin restoring previous versions of files in Microsoft Teams, open the File Explorer. You can do this by clicking on the “File Explorer” icon on your desktop or by pressing the Windows key + E on your keyboard.

Step 2: Navigate to the Folder Containing the File

Once you have opened the File Explorer, navigate to the folder that contains the file or document you want to restore. You can do this by clicking on the “This PC” icon and then navigating through the folders until you find the one containing the file.

Step 3: Right-Click on the File

Once you have located the file or document, right-click on it. This will bring up a menu of options. From this menu, select “Properties” to open the file’s properties window.

Step 4: Click on the “Previous Versions” Tab

In the file’s properties window, click on the “Previous Versions” tab. This will display a list of all previous versions of the file that have been saved.

Step 5: Select the Previous Version You Want to Restore

From the list of previous versions, select the one you want to restore. Once you have selected it, click on the “Restore” button to restore the file or document to its previous state.

Step 6: Confirm the Restoration

After clicking on the “Restore” button, a confirmation window will appear. Click on “Yes” to confirm that you want to restore the file or document to its previous version.

Step 7: Wait for the Restoration Process to Complete

Once you have confirmed the restoration process, wait for it to complete. This may take a few seconds or minutes depending on the size of the file and your computer’s processing power.

Step 8: Verify that the File has been Restored

After the restoration process is complete, verify that the file or document has been restored to its previous version. You can do this by opening the file and checking for any changes or differences.


Restoring previous versions of files in Microsoft Teams is a simple process that can be done using the File Explorer. By following these steps, you can quickly restore accidentally deleted or overwritten files and documents to their previous state.