Microsoft SharePoint 2013:Delete and restore list items and documents

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Deleting and restoring list items and library documents in SharePoint 2013

Sometimes you can accidentally delete the important document. This is a very common issue, especially when working with big amounts of documents. The good news are that when documents, list items, folders, or even entire lists are deleted, they are simply flagged as removed and moved to the recycle Bin (the same way as in Windows).


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Deleting and restoring list item

  1. Open your SharePoint list. In our example it is called "Sample List"
    Delete and restore list item-1.png
  2. Click on the list item (i.e "Sample" item), click delete, click Ok in the popup window
    Delete and restore list item-2.png
  3. The list item was removed from our list. To restore a list item you need to open site Recycle Bin. Go to the Settings -> Site Settings
    Delete and restore list item-3.png
  4. Under the Site Collection Administration click "Go to top level site settings"
    Delete and restore list item-4.png
  5. Click Recycle Bin under Site Collection Administration
    Delete and restore list item-5.png
  6. Select the item that you want to restore, click restore, then click Ok
    Delete and restore list item-6.png
  7. Return to the SharePoint list. You can see that the item was returned to the list
    Delete and restore list item-7.png

Deleting and restoring Library document

  1. Open your SharePoint library. In our example it is called "Document Library - Sample"
    Delete and restore Library document-1.png
  2. Click on the document (i.e "Sample-1" document), click delete, click Ok in the popup window
    Delete and restore Library document-2.png
  3. The document was removed from our library. To restore a list item you need to open site Recycle Bin. Go to the Settings -> Site Settings
    Delete and restore Library document-3.png
  4. Under the Site Collection Administration click "Go to top level site settings"
    Delete and restore Library document-4.png
  5. Click Recycle Bin under Site Collection Administration
    Delete and restore Library document-5.png
  6. Select the document that you want to restore, click restore, then click Ok
    Delete and restore Library document-6.png
  7. Return to the SharePoint library. You can see that the item was returned to the library
    Delete and restore Library document-7.png