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SharePoint Online is a cloud service like OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business, Exchange Online, Delve, Microsoft Teams, Office Online, etc., and is available as stand-alone subscription or as a part of Office 365.
SharePoint architecture comprises of sites, site collections, lists/libraries, etc. In organizations, the overall size of data is quite large in general. Many times, the user may delete any data unintentionally from any site or list, which is quite vital for the business. It is very important to recover the data as soon as possible because of the maximum retention period of a deleted site is 93 days in SharePoint Online.
There are two recycle bins in the SharePoint Online. When an item is deleted from a site, it reaches the site Recycle Bin (first-stage Recycle Bin). When you delete an item from the site Recycle Bin, then it reaches the site collection Recycle Bin (second-stage Recycle Bin). When the retention period of 93 days expires, the item gets deleted permanently from the Recycle Bin automatically.
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Here is the process to restore a deleted item from the site collection Recycle Bin
If you do not find the recycle bin on the Admin page, then you can use the following method:
If you have deleted the complete site and want to restore them, then you can complete the process at SharePoint Admin Center. Here is the process –
If you are not aware of the deletion of data and are unable to find the data, then there is another way to retrieve the data.
There are multiple methods to recover the data from the SharePoint Online, and you can use these methods quite easily. However, it is always safe to have a backup for SharePoint data in case you are not able to recover the deleted data. You can use SharePoint Migration tool to back up your SharePoint Online data securely.
I had lost my SharePoint data while updating and I used the method of site collection Recycle Bin from this blog. Great info with quick and easy steps. Also used the SharePoint Migration tool on your recommendation. Awesome tool.