Office 365, SharePoint, SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online – Restoring a Deleted Site Collection

When a site collection has been deleted either via the GUI or via PowerShell the Site Collection is then stored for 90
days in A recycle Bin giving an opportunity for Site collection restoration.

So what does this look like, where can I find it and how do I restore a once deleted site collection

  1. Log in to your tenants Admin Center (
  2. On the SharePoint Ribbon Click Recycle Bin

  1. You will see a list of all the Site Collections that can be restored , select the site collection you would like to restore and click Restore Deleted Items

  2. You will receive a confirmation dialog to confirm the restore, click Restore

The Site collection will now begin to restore you will be redirected back to the Admin Centre – Site Collection page and will notice the site collection in question will be back available – it will be greyed out until it has been provisioned once more.



Once the Site Collection is active you can continue using the Site Collection as you once did!


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