How to recover the contents of a personal site of a deleted user account, which was also deleted.


Issue Description:

In SharePoint Online:

  • After deleting the user account, the personal site corresponding to it was also deleted;
  • You would like to recover the contents from it.

Solution:

  • The behavior as described here:

How user profiles are deleted in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business  

  • We restored the site using the commands described below:

Connect to SharePoint Online PowerShell

Get-SPODeletedSite
Get-SPODeletedSite -Identity https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/arecycledsite

Restore-SPODeletedSite 
Restore-SPODeletedSite -Identity https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/arecycledsite

Additional info:

  • After copying the content to the new site, you may delete it by adding the following to the URL:

“/_layouts/15/deleteweb.aspx”

Ex:

https://<Domain>-my.sharepoint.com/personal/<username>_<domain>/_layouts/15/deleteweb.aspx

I hope this helps (HTH).

Have  a nice and productive day !

Helio de Andrade

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