Accidental overwrite of file

I had a file, File1.zip, which I renamed to MyNewZip.zip in OneDrive (not synced to any computer).  I then accidentally uploaded another, older version, of MyNewZip.zip and rewrote the one in my OneDrive account! 

  • File1.zip had been in my account for several weeks
  • Right-clicking on MyNewZip.zip and clicking "Version history" doesn't show any history for the file
  • Using the search for "File1.zip" just redirects to "MyNewZip.zip"
  • File1.zip isn't in my Recycle Bin

Is there a way to recover File1.zip?

Hey there, woodcc

Welcome to the Microsoft Community forums.

Unfortunetly no. Once you choose to overwrite a file on OneDrive, it sync to all the other devices.

If the file was on a Computer or device then you could google search (Or Bing, Yahoo etc...) File Recovery tools and use that to get to deleted or overwritten files. However, these tools may claim to work, and may charge you. I can't link one, as majority of them require payment, so it would go against our Code of Conduct for this community.

Another method is if you have a device that has not been used in a while and has your OneDrive docs synced. Then this will still have the old version on it. Thus, if it wasn't connected to the internet, may be able to retrieve the old version that way.

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Ah. Seems a slight bug that once a file is renamed, the Version History is no longer available. Can we report this formally?

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Hey there, woodcc

You can report bugs and suggestions here: https://onedrive.uservoice.com

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Last updated July 11, 2018 Views 78 Applies to: