Make it easier to search for files in the recycle bin. Right now there is no way to search the recycle bin other than scrolling down.
There is currently no way to efficiently search the recycle bin. The only option is to just scroll down. If you have a large amount of files in the recycle bin like I do, it is sometimes next to impossible to restore the file I am looking for. Another thing is you cannot open folders that are in the recycle bin. So if I am looking for a file in a folder I have to restore the whole folder to get to the file.
We’re thinking about this for our future planning but don’t have specifics to share yet.
John Anderson commented
Even if the recycle bin was arranged in files in directories rather than every single file in the same incredible large 100s of pages recycle bin.
This is so important, and the lack of any search tools for the recycle bin is infuriating. Can you think of a more important directory to be able to search?
Mauricio JM commented
Please, it's a BASIC function!
Please fix all the search related issues raised in this User Forum. OD search needs a complete overhaul.
Search option in recycle bin! please!!!
Search option in recycle bin!
Restore feature on onedrive should also have this feature. I want to find something from a specific time on a day when lots of files were deleted. instead I have to scroll through thousands of files from 'now' until the date-time of deletion, impossible.
the simplest thing would be to do what Dropbox and every other cloud system does. Allow people to view deleted files in the folders themselves. Meaning, I'm in the folder, and in DB I right click and am able to view previously deleted files. That way they're right there in the location that I last remember seeing them. Now, as others have mentioned, you have to scroll through an interminable number of files to find what you're looking for.
In the classic view there is a search tool. This can help only if you know exactly the name of the document/folder that was deleted.
It would be great to have a couple of filters set up (i.e. deletion date, library, etc.).
The current recycle bin is simplified to the point of uselessness. Like many office users I generate and manage hundreds of files. If something gets accidentally deleted its not easy to find and restore it. I need a search by filename, file type,etc and an option to restore to a different location than the one deleted from. Thanks
Aaron Nguyen commented
Just had the pleasure of scrolling through months worth of data to find the file i wanted to restore.. Please get this working
Micah Rairdon commented
How is this not implemented yet?
This is a vital tool, especially when working on shared folders with a team. Recent issues with files going missing on transfer have casued huge disruption and an inability to search the recycle bin is costing a massive amount of time and money. Equally, can the recycle bin not be made available on the OneDrive desktop app??
Can, why is that? how do you expect people to use the recycle bin and recover data correctly? Data is organized in Folders and subfolders, etc...
We need to see the data in the same way the file system organizes it to just put it all in a big long list without previews makes it useless.
if you have no plans to address this are you saying Microsoft WANTS the recycle bin to be useless?
if so why does it even exist?
We need to see folders and subfolders, files in those folders, preview of files and then a date filter so we can see snapshots based on as of when. For example show me the recycle bin as of Monday or Friday or Today, etc..
Otherwise it does not help in data recovery and isnt that the whole point???
Or do you just like not getting the job done well?
hugo perez commented
I deleted a complete cellphones backup from onedrive and tried to recover a file deleted before this backup.
Believe me it takes years to get to letter A when you have 50k + files that start with a 0 haha
It would also be great to be able to sort the delete items in recycle bin via file type
I'm a complete novice, but I search the recycle bin by "Date Deleted" and have never failed to find the file I want. Just make sure you have the "Date Deleted" column showing and click on the small down arrow to the right of the Date Deleted title, and a calendar drop-down window will appear allowing you to search deleted files and folders by date.
Not only recycle bins, also any folder to search is a painful affair. Even not able to reach to file name starting alphabet available. Please add
Absolutely! This is pathetically slow.
It is very painful to find a file in the recycle bin. Ideally, we should be able to search by name (partial or full) or date range, at least. Then be able to recover from the search results. I just spent about 30 minutes looking for a file, scrolling until I finally found it.