Files Restore, as we reported recently, is a great recovery tool that would be making its way to OneDrive soon. This will allow you to restore the files at any point and it can even help you to restore any data that you lost accidentally.
It looks like this feature was actually announced by Microsoft in September last at the company’s Ignite 2017 conference. Along with many other new features, Microsoft also announced Files Restore. “Files Restore – will enable self-service recovery from disastrous events such as mass deletes, corruption, and other data loss scenarios,” the company said. Stephen Rose, Senior Product Manager for OneDrive For Business had confirmed a while ago that users will be able to recover files with one top. While initially, the company decided to keep the files for up to 90 days, it appears that the company has shortened down the number of days to just 30.
As the image suggests, the feature would probably come with a history of the files activity. It is basically a timeline showcasing who deleted, uploaded, renamed or edited the file. It could also be useful in keeping a track of any suspicious activity going on with the files.
Microsoft initially planned to launch this feature in Q4 of 2017 but it seems that the company has delayed Files Restore feature. Microsoft will be rolling out the Files Restore features to OneDrive later this month. It’s worth noting that the Windows 10 users with Office 365 subscriptions are being already greeted with the message regarding the feature, this once again confirms that the feature will be launched later this month.
With that being said, at this point, it is still unclear whether or not this feature will be exclusive to OneDrive Business users. The feature should make its way to other users too as it will be a great addition to the OneDrive system.