Recover a deleted file in Google Drive

Important: Permanently deleted files from Gmail, Google Photos, or Whatsapp backups can’t be recovered. Learn how to recover emails from Gmail.

Restore a file from Google Drive Trash 

If you deleted something recently using Google Drive or the Google Drive desktop app, you might be able to restore the file yourself.

Restore from your Trash

  1. Open your Google Drive App.
  2.  Next to the file you want to recover, tap Menu More
  3. Tap Restore.

Recover a permanently deleted file

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