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Can't restore contents of OneDrive Recycle Bin (which comprise most of my data of last 3 decades, now gone from PC).


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I've had little to do with OneDrive, but decided to do a Windows Backup as a first step before doing a 'proper' backup to an external hard drive. Something's gone wrong. I've ended up with most of my data of the last 30 years gone from my PC, and it appears it has ended up in the online OneDrive Recycle Bin. I panicked and tried 2 or 3 times to restore OneDrive, which made things worse, adding many duplicate and some triplicate items to the online OD Recycle Bin. All the yellow folders are showing 0Mb volume. Only items not in a folder like Excel and Word files are showing any volume. My PC hard drive (1Tb) was pretty full, and I'm now worried that there is over 1Tb of items in OneDrive. But my main concern is restoring the items in the Recycle Bin so I can them try to get them back on my PC hard drive.

I have tried restoring the online OneDrive Recycle Bin data and the whole page just disappeared. I could find no trace of the data in other OneDrive places like My Files of Documents.

So, I tried to restore OneDrive again, firstly to the most recent of my previous restore dates, then to the second-most recent restore date. Both failed, with the restore hanging part way through. The second one I left on all night and in the morning it had progressed no further, so I closed the page.

Does anyone have any idea what is going on here, and how I can get my data back, firstly to OneDrive, and ultimately to my PC hard drive? I'm panic stricken at the prospect of losing all my data, and my partner's. 

Edited by rossnroller55
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