Microsoft adds file restore to OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business will get a handy update rather soon: a file restore function that lets its users restore files in case of malware infection, corruption, or deletion.

Microsoft Office 365 users will receive the new patch in late January, while other eligible users are going to have to wait until February.

The file restore function was designed to be a saving grace when files get corrupted, deleted, or data is lost due to other disastrous reasons.

Those who have been paying attention to what Microsoft is up to will remember that the company announced the new feature last year. The original release date was scheduled for December 2017, however, that plan did not come to fruition.

Unfortunately, the file restore functionality is intended for business users exclusively. At this point, there is no mention of regular consumers and when they’re going to be able to access it, if at all.

Even so, the new file restore feature is a bit limited in the scope of what it can do. While it does act as a versioning system of sorts, users will only be able to restore file versions less than 30 days old. In fact, the feature is complementary to the Version History for OneDrive files released by Microsoft during summer 2017.

On the bright side, if something happens to the user’s entire OneDrive, that user will be able to restore every file at the click of a button, no need to go at it file by file.

Additional information regarding the new update is available on Microsoft’s official website.